Best Treatments for Dark Circles Under Eyes

Best Treatments for Dark Circles Under Eyes

Dark circles beneath the eyes are a prevalent issue that can affect individuals of all ages. Dark circles can leave you appearing weary and older than your actual age and are often difficult to treat. At BalaBala Laser Clinic, we offer a few different treatments for under eye dark circles, depending on the type and cause of your dark circles. For effective treatment of dark circles, it is important to choose the appropriate treatment for your personal concerns.

Dark Circles: What Are They and Why Do They Occur?

Dark circles refer to the conspicuous discolouration or shadows that frequently manifest under our eyes. When treating dark circles, it is important to identify the root causes to determine the most appropriate treatment. Here are some common causes of dark circles:
1. Genetics: Certain individuals inherit a predisposition to dark circles due to their family lineage.
2. Ageing: As the years progress, our skin undergoes a reduction in collagen and elasticity, making blood vessels more noticeable and leading to dark circles.
3. Seasonal Allergies: Allergic reactions can result in puffiness beneath the eyes and darkening of the skin.
4. Hyperpigmentation: Overproduction of melanin can contribute to pigmented dark circles.
5. Volume Loss: The hollowing of the under-eye region can cast shadows resembling dark circles.
Fotona Smooth Eye

Treatments for Dark Circles Under Eyes

At BalaBala Laser Clinic, there are two main treatments that we use to treat dark circles. This will depend on what is causing your dark circles. 

Dermal Filler (Tear Trough Filler)

Dermal fillers, or more specifically Tear Trough Filler, is a solution specifically designed to address the issue of volume loss under the eyes. As we age, the natural fat pads beneath our eyes can diminish, and the skin in this area may lose elasticity. 
This can result in the formation of hollows or depressions, which cast shadows, making dark circles more pronounced. Tear trough filler involves the skillful injection of a hyaluronic acid-based filler into these hollows.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that attracts and retains moisture. When injected under the eyes, it helps plump up the area and reduce the appearance of shadows which can cause dark circles. This dermal filler not only restores lost volume but also hydrates the skin, improving its texture and overall appearance.
The results of tear trough filler treatment are often immediate, providing a smoother and refreshed look to the under-eye area. Patients typically experience minimal downtime, and any temporary swelling or bruising usually resolves within a few days.
Teosyal Redensity 2 dark circle treatment

Fotona Smooth Eye Laser

Fotona Smooth Eye Laser is a highly versatile non-invasive treatment option for treating dark circles. I can effectively address both pigmentation-related and vascular dark circles.
Beyond its effectiveness in reducing dark circles, the Fotona Smooth Eye Laser offers additional benefits, including overall skin rejuvenation. The laser promotes the growth of new, healthy skin cells, leading to improved skin texture and a more youthful eye appearance. Moreover, it contributes to enhanced blood circulation in the treated area, further assisting in the reduction of dark circles.
Similar to the Tear Trough Filler, the Fotona Smooth Eye Laser typically involves minimal downtime. Patients can usually return to their regular activities shortly after the procedure. Any mild redness or swelling that may occur generally subsides within a short period, allowing individuals to enjoy the benefits of this treatment with little to no downtime. Fotona Smooth Eye Laser is an excellent option for those wanting to refresh the appearance of their eye area.
Fotona Smooth Eye Laser Before and After

How to Prevent Dark Circles?

While treatments can substantially reduce the appearance of dark circles, it is important to take note of lifestyle changes that we can make to maintain results.
- Sunscreen: Safeguard your skin from harmful UV rays by applying sunscreen daily, paying extra attention to the eye area.
- Sunglasses: wear sunglasses equipped with UV protection to shield your eyes from the harsh rays of the sun.
- Quit Smoking: Smoking can speed up the ageing process, resulting in under-eye wrinkles and dark circles.
- Prioritise Sleep: Sufficient, high-quality sleep is crucial to maintain a refreshed and youthful looking eye area.
- Limit Screen Time: Mitigate eye strain by taking periodic breaks from screens, which can exacerbate dark circles.
- Maintain a Healthy Diet: Consume a well-balanced diet rich in vitamins and antioxidants to bolster skin health.
- Reduce Stress: Cultivate stress management techniques such as meditation or yoga to mitigate stress-related dark circles.
- Avoid Rubbing the Eye Area: Excessive rubbing and irritation of the under eye can exacerbate dark circles.

Start Your Skin Journey Today

At BalaBala Laser Clinic, we understand that everyone's skin is unique. Our approach to skincare starts with a complimentary 30 minute consultation. During your first visit, we will have a conversation about your skin, any concerns that you have and your desired results. This helps us to create a personalised treatment plan that considers your treatment preferences, budget and desired results. Our ultimate goal is for your to feel comfortable and confident with your decisions.
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Frequently Asked Questions - Dark Circle Treatments

Can dark circles return after treatment?
Although our treatments can deliver long-lasting results, factors such as genetics and lifestyle may influence their recurrence. Our staff can give you guidance on how to maintain your results after your treatment. 
How long do the effects of dark circle treatments usually persist?
The longevity of your treatment results will depend on your current skin condition, skin maintenance and other lifestyle factors mentioned above. Tear trough filler is usually quite long lasting and can last for up to nine months, sometimes longer in some individuals. After a full treatment course of Fotona Smooth Eye laser, results can last up to twelve months, after which maintenance treatments can be done to prolong your results. Again, everyone's skin is different and results will vary between individuals.