Why do I have dark circles?
It is very well known that the skin around the eye is the most delicate area of the face and unfortunately, it generally shows the first signs of ageing. There is a suggestion that the skin under the eyes is 10 times thinner than the rest of the skin on the face.
Facial fat plays a vital role in the appearance of the face, making it deflated and concave with age. The area under the eyes suffer most. Being so delicate, thin and having less fat than the rest of the face it appears hollow and darker with age. Losing the fat pads under the eyes promote the veins to supply blood to the ocular area, showing more through the skin, contributing to the appearance of dark shadows.
Our customers usually comment on tired or drained look and believe that by improving those circles they would not only look younger but also have other facial features improved as a reflection of the treatment. This is not always achievable.
There are many reasons why someone will have dark circles under their eyes.
We can state that from our experience and observation there are two main reasons for the dark circles appearance;
- Heredetery hiperpigmented skin which is usually noticed in darker skin types people
- the natural ageing process which leads to thinning of the skin and the fat loss making your blood vessels show through more.
This process may start during the mid-30s and by early-40s the appearance of a dark circle worsens due to volume loss under the eye, loss of skin elasticity and facial bones ageing process.
Hyperpigmentation occurs when the cells that contain melanin are damaged or over-stimulated forcing them to produce more melanin than necessary. Normally, these people would very rarely burn when exposed to sun and therefore are not bothered about sun avoidance or protection, subsequently leading to excessive darkening of the skin.
Can I avoid having dark circles?
It is very difficult to prevent the appearance of shadows under the eyes and it also can be a reflection of general health conditions such as circulation problems, diabetes or vitamin deficiency. But you can avoid its early development by leading a healthy life style, avoiding poor diet, eye rubbing, dehydration and late nights.
What treatments are available?
This method is the cheapest option. Application of Skin Camouflage involves 2 products; the skin matching cream and the setting powder.
If someone has hyperpigmentation we can create a camouflage effect, where we match the appropriate colour to their skin and teach them how to apply it correctly. The technique will allow you to wear the Skin Camoflage for a few days and you will be able to swim with it on.
Next and more advanced treatment option for this area is to use stem cells to regenerate the skin in the form of platelet rich plasma (PRP).
We offer PRP therapy in conjunction with Dermapen (microneedling) and have consistently seeing good results from this combination.
Dermapen is a controlled skin damage treatment. It is the best method of Mesotherapy because it addresses both issues; delivering the product into the skin and triggering collagen re-modelling process.
The depth of the treatment is precise and shallow because skin around the eyes is very delicate and requires gentle handling. After the treatment, the skin will look intense pink and will be slightly swollen but this subsides within 24-72 hours and from our customers’ experience, it does not cause any discomfort. The difference within the skin can be seen fairly quickly. It not only makes the skin glow, but also delivers natural plumpness and radiance.
The plasma uses your own body’s growth factors. It is 100% safe and very effective. Improvement in skin texture, hydration, skin elasticity, volume of fat and general rejuvenation effect can be seen when it’s used under the eyes.
Additionally to PRP therapy, Dermapen causes micro-trauma which stimulates collagen and tightens the skin.
Normally it would take about six weeks to see the best results; it is not a treatment that works instantly but it works beautifully, you just need to be patient.
The only complication with PRP therapy is bruising, but it is usually very insignificant and disappears within 3-4 days.
Bio-revitalisation is an injectable method allowing to see the skin improve quickly, especially its hydration. The product is injected in the top layer of the skin leaving a bubble effect on it for a few hours.
The injection of hyaluronic acid triggers the stimulation of collagen regeneration and skin moisturising. In addition, the production of own hyaluronic acid is stimulated. Thus, the skin is not only moisturised, but also their properties are restored and strong lifting is obtained due to newly formed derma fibres. Therefore, by performing bio-revitalisation with hyaluronic acid preparations, after the minimum number of procedures (3 procedures with the pause of 3-4 weeks) it is possible to receive long-term and yet improved skin appearance (due to induced collagen synthesis). Patients reviews of bio-revitalisation procedure are only positive.
Unfortunately, the signs of aging are inevitable, no matter how well you take care of yourself. It is the loss of fat, colla
gen and skin elasticity cause lines and wrinkles to become more apparent. They are, however, treatable and can be improved. We can restore what the aging process has taken away safely and efficiently.
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