Dark Circles

Dark Circle Treatment in Bangalore

Dark circles and tired looking eyes?

Make them look more alert and rejuvenated with the best dark circles treatments in Bangalore at DNA Skin Clinic.

Dark circles are one of the beauty bugbears that are most frequently talked about by people to their dermatologists or aestheticians. These can be the result of long-haul flights, sleepless nights, a stressful week with excessive eye-straining, an allergic response, a natural aging process, poor diet, sun exposure, or fatigue/extreme tiredness. Depending upon the skin color, the dark circles may appear purple or blue in fair-skinned individuals and dark-brown or black for darker skin tone. Most often eye puffiness also accompanies dark circles.

Dark circle is not a harmful skin condition or a medical concern rather it is considered an aesthetic skin issue. Some people think of hiding or treating it but it’s not possible that it gets eliminated.

Many people seek expert advice on how to lighten up the under-eye area permanently. Dr. Priyanka Reddy at DNA Skin Clinic offers the most advanced dark circle treatment in Bangalore for managing dark circles and help one achieve a more rejuvenated under-eye appearance.

Causes of under-eye dark circles:

  • Old age- Natural aging process results in loss of collagen leading to thinner skin. Moreover, there could also be reduced levels of fatty tissues under the eyes. This could make the blood vessels underlying the skin more visible, thereby making the under-eye area appear darker.
  • Unnecessary rubbing of the eye area- If there is any allergic reaction, histamine is released that could cause the eyes to itch and in turn can urge the patient to frequently rub or scratch around the eyes. Further, this could result in inflammation of the under-eye skin or lead to breakage of blood vessels lying underneath the skin, thereby causing dark circles.
  • Allergies- Allergy to any foreign material like pet dander, dust, pollen, or others results in the release of a body chemical called histamine. This can cause the blood vessels to dilate under the eyes, thereby making them more noticeable and causing darker skin.
  • Family history- In some cases, the person may have a genetic predisposition to have hyperpigmentation under the eyes, thereby causing dark circles.
  • Trauma or Accidental injury- If the eye is directly hit by any object or the eye has been punched during any physical fight, it can result in bruising in the under-eye area (commonly known as black eyes). This is also possible in case of any severe sinus infection or as an effect of any dental or cosmetic facial surgery. At DNA Skin Clinic, Dr. Priyanka Reddy offers treatment for all types of dark circles and helps one achieve an alert look using the best non-surgical approach.
  • Dehydration- The skin must be kept well-hydrated to achieve glowing plumpness to the face. When a person does not have an adequate intake of water daily, then the eyes can look hollow or sunken because of the proximity of eyes to an underlying orbital bone, thereby causing dark circles to appear.
  • Fatigue- When a person fails to have adequate sleep, the skin looks dull or pale, thereby causing the underlying blood vessels and darker skin tissues to become more visible. This could result in under-eye bags that cause dark shadows under the eyes, thereby giving an illusion of dark circles.
  • Hyperpigmentation- This is a skin color disorder wherein patches of skin look darker in contrast to the normal skin color. It can be caused due to sun damage, genetics, hormones, or injury. When it occurs beneath the eyes, it is known as dark circles.
  • Smoking- As per the various studies conducted on smokers and non-smokers, it has been seen that smokers often feel unrested even after having a night’s sleep as they do not go into a deep sleep like non-smokers. This causes extreme tiredness which results in under-eye bags and dark circles.
  • Iron deficiency- Anemia patients who lack iron in their blood cannot also circulate oxygen throughout the body. When there is less oxygen supply in the tissues under the eyes, dark circles may appear.
  • Other possible causes- Include excessive alcohol consumption, poor diet, fluid retention, contact or atopic dermatitis, nasal congestion, certain thyroid conditions, and eye drops used to treat glaucoma.

Dark circles tend to appear more often in people with darker skin tones than light-complexioned individuals. This risk factor is attributed to changes in skin pigmentation.

The best dark circles treatments at DNA Skin Clinic

Only an expert skin doctor can accurately identify the main reason behind the development of under-eye dark circles and help one choose the best-suited treatment option accordingly. Dermatologist suggested medical treatments include-

  • Topical creams: 

    These might include hydr-oq-ui-none, tre-ti-noin, or both to help reduce hyperpigmentation under the skin. Hydroquinone must be used consistently at least for 3 months to see the desired effect. Other products that can treat dark circles include azelaic acid, kojic acid, and Vitamin C which can increase collagen production under the eyes and reduce blood stasis that can cause discoloration.

  • Fillers: 

    These include injectable substances like a hyaluronic acid gel (dermal filler) or Growth factor (P-R-P). Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that has a water-retaining property. It can help plump the under-eye area and restore the skin volume by increasing hydration of the skin. The growth factor is an autologous blood component composed of natural growth factors and repair proteins that can accelerate the healing of the under-eye area by promoting collagen synthesis and improving blood flow in the treated area. Both of these fillers can help get rid of dark circles caused by loss of collagen and thinning of skin in the lower eyelid.

  • Chemical peels:

    These include using strong acids which when applied on the skin surface or under the eye area can help lighten and tighten the skin. The peels work by exfoliating the skin i.e. removal of the dead skin cells from the affected skin, thereby revealing the new, healthy skin. Simultaneously, it can encourage collagen remodeling. For better results, this can be used in combination with other treatments.

  • Laser therapy: 

    The laser treatment makes use of concentrated light beams that generate heat and target the melanin of the skin. It can help gently exfoliate the skin and reduce the spread of fluid due to broken capillaries, thereby decreasing the darkness in the overall treatment site. Simultaneously, it can induce collagen synthesis and remodeling which treat skin laxity under the eyes and show a visible improvement of dark circles.

  • Microneedling: 

    This treatment involves the puncturing of the skin in the under-eye area with tiny needles. It results in the creation of micro-injuries which prompt a natural healing response of the body to produce collagen and improve blood circulation in the area, thereby reducing dark circles.

The cost of dark circles treatment depends on several factors like the type of treatment opted, patient age, and experience of the doctor.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q.1 What are the home remedies that help manage dark circles?

Ans.

  • Take a long nap at night- Adults are recommended to get 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
  • Drinking a sufficient amount of water daily.
  • Apply cold compresses under the eyes to reduce the bagginess of the eyes by constricting the blood vessels in that area.
  • Wear broad-spectrum sunscreen daily and wear sunglasses as well as a hat while stepping out on a sunny afternoon.
  • Keeping the head elevated while sleeping- This prevents fluid accumulation under the eyes that could make the eyes look puffy and cast under eye shadows that resemble dark circles.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Get facials to improve blood circulation under the eyes.
  • Eat iron-rich food.
  • Reduce the intake of high-sodium in food and alcohol.
  • Use skincare products rich in antioxidants like Vitamin E and C.
  • Apply tea bags and cucumber slices on eyes. The tea has caffeine that can constrict blood vessels while cucumber acts as a cold compress.
  • Concealing it with makeup.

Q.2 Are dark circles under the eyes a sign of illness?

Ans. Yes, under-eye dark circles can be a sign of fluid retention, and this fluid retention can be a symptom of serious kidney, heart, or liver disease. One must consult a medical expert to rule out the root cause of the concern.

Q.3 Are dark circles hereditary?

Ans. Yes, family history can play a major part in developing dark circles under the eyes. It can be an inherited trait seen early in childhood and can get worse with increasing age.

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