Dark Circle Treatment: Plump-Up Skin
One issue that creates the look of dark circles is thinning under eye skin. When the skin becomes thin, then you can start to see the blood vessels and other skin elements under there that are darker purple. This is often a normal part of aging, but some people may experience this sooner in life, or find that the blue tones are more pronounced. If so, Fillers injected superficially can help cover it up.
Dark Circle Treatment: Replace Volume
For dark circles we usually recommend a multi-modality treatment. From the inside, you want to replace the volume that you lose with aging. If you notice a hollow-looking “trough” underneath your eyes, you’ve probably had some volume loss, and that’s what’s causing a dark, sunken appearance. The solution? A hyaluronic acid filler, such as Redensity II, will be able to fill in the area so that it becomes even with the surrounding areas of skin again. When injected professionally will gently replenish lost fluid in this area and will brighten this area normally within a weeks time. Getting rid of dark circles under your eyes is a great solution to looking well rested, energized, and beautiful.
Dermal Fillers are typically the treatment of choice for eliminating eye bags without surgery. Dermal fillers are gels composed of a substance called hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the body that can restore lost volume (or add new volume) to facial soft tissue. For clients whose eye bags are caused by cheek deflation, dermal fillers can restore the smooth transition from the under-eye area to the cheeks, thereby eliminating the appearance of bags and circles under the eyes. Some patients with excess fat under the eyes can benefit from this treatment as well, depending on their facial anatomy.
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Platelet-rich plasma and Mesotherapy (PRP) are popular treatment options too. PRP uses the patient’s blood platelets to generate new cells. The platelet concentration is up to five times higher than the plasma concentration and once activated, they secrete at least seven protein growth factors. PRP can promote wound healing and increase collagen bundle thickness, helping to improve lower lid fine lines and increase skin thickness. This is especially important for patients with thin crepey skin. We usually recommend three treatments four weeks apart with monthly maintenance treatments.
Platelet Rich Fibrin is also an option to help replenish under eye hollows. PRF Treatment
Collagen stimulation – multi modality approach
For collagen stimulation, the EndyMed 3DEEP heats the deep layers of the skin using advanced radiofrequency energy. The heat causes the existing collagen to contract and tighten, and after the treatment, the skin starts to produce new collagen and skin’s elasticity. By helping tighten the loose skin under the eyes can help diminish the appearance of dark under eye circles. Eye tightening would be an adjunct to other services and as maintenance.
Dark Circle Treatment: Skin-Refining Lasers
If your dark circles aren’t caused by hollow under-eye areas or thin skin, you may simply need to correct the tone and texture of your skin. Laser and chemical peels can help with that. If the darkness is from pigmentation on the skin, then the PicoWay laser is very good option. PicoWay is a revolutionary laser treatment designed to harness the body’s natural healing processes to restore youthful skin while lightening and treating dark under eye circles. This cutting-edge technology delivers rapid energy (trillionths of a second) to the skin that the tiny particles making up pigment shatter without harming the surrounding tissue.