Dark circles under the eyes is a common condition that can affect both men and women.
They can often develop alongside eyebags and can make someone look tired and older than they are. Although anyone can be affected by dark circles, which has a variety of causes, people who possess a darker skin tone can be more prone.
Ageing is a common contributor to the development of dark circles. As we get older the skin becomes thinner and levels of collagen and natural fat start to decrease. This causes a loss of volume and hydration to the area around the eyes, resulting in the blood vessels beneath the skin becoming more visible and creating a darkened effect under the eyes.
The blood vessels can also become more visible and develop a similar effect when lack of sleep causes the skin to become dull and pale. Fluid can also build up in the eyes’ lower lids when we are tired. This can lead to puffy eyes that can cast a shadow and produce the illusion of a dark circle.
A person’s genetics can be one factor that determines the likelihood of developing dark circles and whether they will continue into adulthood or not. Other factors can include: eye strain, allergies, dehydration, sun exposure and certain medical conditions.
Dr Nandi will carry out an assessment of the eyes when you visit The Bloom Clinic. This will determine the cause of your dark circles and enable a suitable treatment to be recommended for you.
The appearance of dark circles under the eyes can be reduced and youthful alertness can be restored; whether that be through medical grade skincare, skin boosters or a bespoke facial, Dr Nandi will advise the right solution for you.Book a Consultation