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Dark circles under the eyes tend to age your appearance and make you look tired. Luckily, there are a number of treatment options available for those who want to say goodbye to panda eyes.


What Causes Dark Eye Circles ?

Skin around the eyelids is the thinnest in the body. Underlying blood vessels can be seen through the thin skin and produce a bluish tint. Certain conditions can cause dark eye circles to appear more obvious :

• Lack of sleep
• Hereditary – it is possible to inherit very thin or fair eyelid skin that easily shows the pooling of blood that causes dark eye circles.
• Aging – as we get older, we lose subcutaneous fat, which used to mask the bluish tint caused by underlying blood vessels. The skin also loses collagen, thus appear thinner and more translucent.
• Allergies or Eczema – any condition that causes the eyes to itch can contribute to dark eye circles due to constant rubbing or scratching of the eyelid skin.
• Facial structure – in people with deep-set eyes or tear troughs, the shadow of the hollows can also contribute to a darker shade of color under the eyes.

What can be Done to Improve Dark Eye Circles ?

If you are tired of hiding dark eye circles with concealers, do consider these treatment options :

• Topical eye creams – choose collagen building eye creams with retinol if thin eyelid skin is a contributing factor for dark eye circles. Ingredients such as caffeine also helps to constrict blood vessels while green tea extract strengthens capillary walls.
• Laser rejuvenation – Anti-pigment lasers such as Fotona QX MAX can effectively break down excessive pigmentation and rejuvenate eyelid skin without any recovery time needed.
• Filler injection – hyaluronic acid fillers, with its potent hydrating effect may help cover up blood vessels that peak through the skin or correct any hollowness underneath the eyes.