Dark eye circles are the bane of many men & women.
Not only do dark eye circles make one look tired, it also makes one look much older than they really are.
Dark eye circles can be caused by skin pigmentation, thin skin, loss of volume and eye bags.
Fortunately for each cause, there are effective therapies to counter them.
In the rest of the article, we will talk about various causes of dark eye circles and address each one individually.
We all have fine blood vessels called capillaries underneath our skin. These capillaries supply oxygen and nutrients to muscles and tissue.
Sometimes, red blood cells leak out of these capillaries and the hemoglobin in these cells upon being broken down by enzymes in our body, stain the skin dark blue-black.
Thin skin under the eye exposes bone structures and tiny veins that lie just below the skin.
The bluish-green color of these veins gives rise to the bluish-green discoloration that can occur below our eye.
This is how our eye bags form: As we age, skin and supporting structures below our eye become lax, allowing fats to migrate downwards and forwards towards the skin.
Consequently, tiny blood vessels underneath the skin also gets pushed closer to the skin surface, giving rise to dark eye circles. Those bulging eye bags also cast a shadow on the underside of the eye bags, giving rise to the illusion of dark eye circles.
Another cause of dark eye circles is sunken eyes.
As mentioned above, as we age, fats around our eye migrate downwards and forwards. This loss of fat reduces the volume just below our eye. As the skin retract backwards, tiny blood vessels underneath the skin become much closer to the surface of the skin, giving rise to dark eye circles.
Fillers is an ideal option to treat loss of volume. It is injected under the skin to reverse the volume loss and also hide eye bags by smoothing out the bulges under our eyes.
Consult your doctor to get a diagnosis and recommendation of appropriate treatments.