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Dark Circles FAQs

Noticing discoloration and damage under your eyes? You might be developing dark circles that are only getting worse as you get older. Instead of having to deal with the oncoming signs of aging, you can keep your skin and your appearance healthy by investing in proper eyelid treatment. You might not understand exactly what causes these sunken or puffy spots under your eyes, but the below dark circles FAQs can give you all the clarity you need to reach out to us with confidence. Read what our plastic surgery experts say about the cause, prevention, and treatment of dark under-eye circles.

Dark Circles FAQs

What Are Dark Circles?

Dark circles can develop under the eyes as a result of aging, disease, or physical injury. While they often do not carry any serious medical dangers, they can drastically change your appearance and cause you to lose confidence in yourself. Not to mention, saggy or puffy eyelid skin can lead to other issues.

Understanding the main causes of dark circles, as well as the best strategies for treatment and prevention can help you effectively manage dark under-eye spots.

What Causes Dark Under-Eye Circles?

The first step in treating your under-eye circles is to schedule a consultation so we can diagnose the underlying cause. There might be a variety of reasons why your skin is starting to show these signs of damage. Some of the most important factors include:

  • Genetics: Some people are genetically predisposed to this skin condition. It may make the condition more difficult to treat, though different lifestyle factors can help reduce its appearance.
  • Aging: Usually the most common cause of developing bags and circles under the eyelids, aging takes a toll on the body in many different ways. Aging makes the skin thinner and more brittle. As the skin stops naturally producing collagen, it will increase the appearance of dark circles underneath.
  • Stress and Fatigue: If you are having a hard time at work and you are constantly stressed, you need to change your lifestyle right away. Lack of sleep and other life stressors can put your body into survival mode, reducing nutrients in your skin.

Other factors may be present as well. For example, you might be dealing with severe seasonal allergies or congestion. This can cause your face to swell up, leaving your skin thin and irritated. You might rub your eyes often, which can further lead to the appearance of sunken and puffy eyes.

How Can Dark Circles Be Treated?

Leyngold Plastic Surgery offers a few solutions to help patients treat their symptoms in a way that best aligns with their health and well-being. Dark circles caused by aging can be treated with topical or surgical procedures that replenish the skin with all the nutrients it needs to get healthy again. In the case of excess or sagging skin, a lower eyelid procedure can also help to maintain a beautiful aesthetic appearance.

Other dark circle treatments might be prescribed to relieve immediate symptoms. Topical ointments can hydrate the skin and add nutrients like collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Your doctor may also recommend dermal fillers to hide your dark circles, plump up your skin, and flood your body with good health.

How Can I Avoid Developing Dark Circles?

If dark circles are already starting to form, you might not be able to get rid of them completely. However, there are a few lifestyle changes and daily activities you can try to reduce their appearance and keep your skin as healthy as possible:

  • Maintain a great daily skincare routine by applying ointments and protective balms on your skin.
  • Get medical help for any severe allergies you might have. Your allergy symptoms could be causing your dark under-eye circles.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking water throughout the day. Dehydration can prevent your body from healing and dry out your skin in the process.
  • Protect your skin by using SPF products while out in the sun.
  • Get plenty of sleep, as fatigue and stress can have poor physical and cosmetic effects on your appearance.

If the idea of starting a daily facial care routine is daunting, you do not have to start by yourself. Consult with your doctor and our friendly surgery team for a customized treatment plan. We will help you find a solution that works with your natural habits, rather than against them.

Where Can I Get Dark Circle Treatment?

Leyngold Plastic Surgery offers top-notch dark circles removal with customized surgical options for all of our patients. Whether your skin is starting to blemish because of aging, an injury, or even a genetic predisposition, we can help you restore confidence in your aesthetic appearance. Get in touch with our experts today to find out more about protecting your skin for a lifetime of good health.