Dark Circles

about Dark circles under the lower eyelids are common in men and women. Often accompanied by bags, dark circles can make you appear older than you are. To make matters worse, they can be difficult to get rid of.

While fatigue may seem like the most logical explanation for this condition, there are several factors that can contribute to dark circles under the eyes. In most cases, they are no cause for concern and do not require medical attention.

There are a number of contributing factors for dark circles. Some common causes of include:

Fatigue - Oversleeping, lack of sleep, extreme fatigue, or just staying up a few hours past your normal bedtime can cause dark circles to form under your eyes. Sleep deprivation can cause your skin to become dull and pale, allowing for dark tissues and blood vessels beneath your skin to show.

Age - Natural aging is another common cause of those dark circles beneath your eyes. As you get older, your skin becomes thinner. You also lose the fat and collagen needed to maintain your skin’s elasticity. As this occurs, the dark blood vessels beneath your skin become more visible causing the area below your eyes to darken.

Eye Strain - Staring at your television or computer screen can cause significant strain on your eyes. This strain can cause blood vessels around your eyes to enlarge. As a result, the skin surrounding your eyes can darken.

Allergies - Allergic reactions and eye dryness can trigger dark circles. When you have an allergic reaction, your body release histamines as a response to harmful bacteria. Other than causing uncomfortable symptoms including itchiness, redness, and puffy eyes, histamines also cause your blood vessels to dilate and become more visible beneath your skin.

Dehydration - Dehydration is a common cause of dark circles under your eyes. When your body is not receiving the proper amount of water, the skin beneath your eyes begins to look dull and your eyes look sunken. This is due to their close proximity to the underlying bone.

Sun Overexposure - Overexposure to the sun can cause your body to produce an excess of melanin, the pigment that provides your skin with color. Too much sun, particularly for your eyes can cause pigmentation in the surrounding skin to darken.

Genetics - Family history also plays a part in developing dark circles under your eyes. It can be an inherited trait seen early in childhood, and may worsen as you age or slowly disappear. Predispositions to other medical conditions such as thyroid disease can also result in dark circles beneath your eyes.

At-home treatment

Treatment for dark eye circles depends on the underlying cause. However, there are some medical-grade products that can help manage this condition. Recommended Products: ZO Brightening Eye Cream

In-Clinic Treatments

For a more effective and permanent solution, some medical treatments are available to reduce the appearance of dark circles.

Before booking your treatment, it’s always best to consult with one of our skin specialists who understands and treats the condition. Your results depend on the skill and experience of the person who performs the treatment. At Century Derma Lounge can help you decide which treatment may be most effective for you and answer your questions.

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