Dark Circles Under Eyes
Eye bags are commonplace, and usually are not reflective to your present health. However, if you notice that the bags look suddenly more prominent and you are not affected by allergies, cold, or sinus infection then it would be a smart move to see your physician. Kidney & thyroid problems can cause an increase in under-eye fluid retention.
Some of the fast, short acting remedies such as the new advertized Plexaderm are based on silicates that are in clay and others starch like. As these dry they can tighten skin as the product dries. This is only a very temporary fix. When oils are produced from your skin it goes right back to where it was or if you use any moisturizer or make-up that has oil in it, it will not work. One of the other treatments many heard about are the use of Preparation H. The ingredient that helped temporarily helped with bags under eyes was BioDyne which was removed from the formulation in 1995.
It would be best to invest your money into the only true fix which is with dermal fillers and fractional skin resurfacing.
Luckily, there are solutions available at Blue Star Dermatology! Read below to find more about how you can both prevent and proactively treat those dark circles.
CAUSES & CONCERNS
Under Eye Bags & Asthma/Allergies
The skin around the eyelids is subject to darkening if a patient with asthma or allergies constantly itches or scratches the area, causing irritation and slight bruising in the capillaries surrounding the eyes, thus contributing to the underlying problem.
The appearance of dark circles around eyes become increasingly noticable and permanent as age increases. As people get older, their skin loses collagen, (the magic ingredient your skin needs to appear youthful) thus becoming thinner & more stretched out.
Heredity & Dark Eye Circles
With many patients, the dark circles under the eyes are tiny blood vessels that are visible through the skin. In fact, the periorbital skin (around the eyelids) is the thinnest skin on our bodies. Just like spider veins, dark eye circles are a hereditary trait, passed down from generation to generation. The more transparent the dermis, the more noticeable dark circles under the eyes will appear.
Fatigue & Under Eye Bags
Sleep deprivation can cause paleness of the dermis, making the blood in the underlying tissues of the skin to appear more noticeable giving it a blue or darker tint than the surrounding areas.
Fillers for Dark Bags Under Eyes
In most cases, patients opt to receive hyaluronic acid gel dermal fillers, such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm or Radiesse injected under their eyes.
Fillers can help recreate the youthful appearance by correcting the depressions of the eye socket.
When choosing a physician to perform this procedure, you really need someone who knows what they’re doing. Dr. Caglia has been called the “Da Vinci” of dermal fillers by his patients who’ve had these treatments done.
Injecting dermal fillers into the skin is nothing short of an art that Dr. Caglia has perfected after more than a decade of using dermal fillers.
Results from using fillers to combat dark eye circles can last up to 8 months.
Other treatments in conjunction with injectable dermal fillers that may be used depending upon the condition is CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing.