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Dark Circle Clinic - Clear Skin London

Dark circles under the eyes are something common in both men and women. They are usually accompanied by bags that make you look older than your actual age. It can be quite difficult to get rid of them.

Dark circles can affect anyone but they are mostly seen in people who:

  • Are elderly.
  • Are from non-white ethnic groups.
  • Have a genetic predisposition to this condition.

Causes for dark circles:

  • Fatigue – If you oversleep or stay awake for a few hours than your normal bedtime, then this can be the reason for dark circles under the eyes. Sleep deprivation makes your skin appear pale and dull thus, enabling blood vessels and dark tissues to show beneath your skin.
  • Age – Age is another factor for the formation of dark circles. Your skin becomes thin due to age and you lose collagen and fat required for maintaining the elasticity. Thus, dark blood vessels seem to become visible thus, making the area beneath the eyes appear dark.
  • Eye strain – When you stare at the computer or television for a long time, it causes strain to the eyes. This may cause the blood vessels to expand around the eyes. Due to this, the skin that surrounds your eyes may become dark.
  • Allergies – Eye dryness and allergic reactions may trigger those dark circles. When there is an allergic reaction, the body produces histamines as a response for harmful bacteria. Other than uncomfortable symptoms such as redness, itchiness, and puffy eyes, these histamines may cause blood vessels to get dilated and become visible beneath the skin.
  • Dehydration – This is another cause for dark circles below your eyes. When the body fails to get sufficient water, the skin under the eyes looks dull and pale. This happens due to close proximity with the underlying bone.
  • Sun overexposure – When there is overexposure to the sun, it causes your body to produce excess melanin and pigment. Too much sun exposure for your eyes may cause pigmentation in the surrounding skin that makes it appear dark.
  • Genetics – Your family background plays an important role in developing dark circles. It may be an inherited feature possibly seen in childhood days and become worse with age or disappear slowly.

Treatment for dark circles:

  • Apply a cold compress to lessen swelling and dilated blood vessels.
  • Sleep for at least seven to eight hours and get complete rest.
  • Raise your head with a few pillows to avoid fluid from pooling beneath the eyes.
  • Use chemical peels to decrease the skin pigmentation.
  • Laser surgery for skin tightening and resurfacing.
  • Medical tattoos to inject the pigment into the thin areas of skin.
  • Tissue fillers for concealing melanin and blood vessels that causes skin discolouration.

Worried about those dark circles beneath your skin?

Contact our specialist at the dark circle clinic to overcome this problem!

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