The skin around the eyes is particularly delicate and needs specific care to combat the effects of the passage of time. With age, the formation of wrinkles and the loss of volume in the furrow of the under-eye circles make the eyes appear more sunken and the look more dull.
Of the many imperfections we can have on our facial skin, dark circles under the eyes are one of the most worrying for both men and women. The area around the eyes is particularly delicate. This is not only because it is one of the areas that ages fastest, but also because it is one of the areas that most clearly shows the signs of lack of rest and stress.
The treatment of dark circles without surgery is one of the best alternatives for eliminating this problem at its root. This intervention attacks not only the symptoms but also many of the causes of this situation, thus providing long-lasting, high-quality results.
The appearance of dark circles is usually due to a combination of several factors. Generally, the main one is usually a hereditary or constitutional predisposition to develop them more easily than other people. This may be due to thinner skin, which allows the dark colour of the blood vessels that run deeper.
Other factors that facilitate their appearance are stress or tiredness, which favour dehydration of the tissues surrounding the eye and dilation of the blood vessels. In many cases, this is what gives dark circles under the eyes an even more pronounced appearance.
The skin around the eyes is not only extremely sensitive, but also quite thin and delicate compared to other parts of the body. That is why changes that occur in the deeper layers of the skin quickly begin to be reflected on the outer surface.
However, it is not impossible to treat this area, however delicate it may be. The non-surgical treatment for dark circles under the eyes can quickly improve the appearance of the eyes without the need for surgery.
At Clínica Rigo we generally use a hyaluronic acid treatment to eliminate dark circles.
This treatment is suitable for any type of dark circles under the eyes, with the most beneficial ones being those that appear in patients who do not have bags under their eyes. Normally, this type of dark circles under the eyes are mainly due to sagging at the periorbital level; and sometimes also to darkening due to the thinness of the skin in this area.
The treatment of dark circles consists of injecting a hyaluronic acid-based filler into the area. This fills the sagging that usually appears in the eye contour area, as well as inducing the synthesis of collagen to improve the density of the tissues.
On the other hand, hyaluronic acid also covers the vessels that run through the area more adequately. This reduces the darkening that can occur in patients with extremely thin skin.
In the following, we will look at the steps involved in this treatment.
Application of hyaluronic acid specially designed for dark circles and to conceal bags (REDENSITY Eyes - Teosyal). This method is painless, quick and with visible results from the first consultation.
A muscle relaxant is applied to eliminate expression wrinkles, resulting in increased vascularisation of the area and minimising static wrinkles. This improves the appearance, colour and hydration of the periocular area.
Eye Revitalizer Peptides & Flavonoids chemical peel. For a visible improvement of hyperpigmentation in the periorbital area and a rejuvenation of the area, a special type of peel designed for this delicate area is used. This is a specific cosmetic intervention for the periorbicular contour of the eye, which uses a corrector rich in vitamin A.
The best candidates for the treatment of dark circles are men and women who have a naturally pronounced tear trough and whose dark circles are not related to their lifestyle habits.
This procedure is also appropriate for people who have experienced a loss of volume and a bulging of the fat pads under the eyes as a result of ageing.
Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally by the body as a lubricating cushion in the joints and skin. As we age, our skin produces less hyaluronic acid, which means less plump skin and more dryness, fine lines, wrinkles and sagging.
Hyaluronic acid has an incredible water-binding capacity. So it hydrates from the outside in, drawing moisture from the air to add to the skin.
In addition, hyaluronic acid plumps the skin, giving it a radiant, youthful appearance by slowing the loss of water from the epidermis. This loss is usually associated with age, sun exposure, winter dryness or flaking. This is why the treatment also helps prevent dryness, fine lines and wrinkles, and dark circles under the eyes.
Consequently, the treatment of dark circles under the eyes helps to improve the following problems:
The results of the treatment of dark circles under the eyes are most noticeable from the seventh day after the procedure.
The result depends on the extent of the dark circles at the time of the initial treatment. Dark circles that are less noticeable will almost completely disappear, while those that are more noticeable may require an additional session to achieve the desired effect.
The results of the treatment of dark circles under the eyes last for approximately 8 months to a year. Later on, if necessary, another procedure can be performed to further improve the patient’s appearance.
The treatment is almost painless and is performed with small injections through the skin. As for marks, as this is a highly vascularised area, it is not unusual to see the appearance of small bruises, which can be easily concealed with make-up and which disappear after 5 to 7 days.
The treatment can be carried out without any problem throughout the year, as long as the specialist’s recommendations are followed. It is essential to moisturise the area and, prior to the treatment, to apply local cold for the first few hours after the procedure and to avoid exposure to the sun until any signs disappear.
It is possible to combine different techniques such as the application of a muscle relaxant, tensor threads and facial mesotherapy. Combining techniques is highly recommended to maintain the previous results and improve the quality of the skin in the area.
Not all dark circles under the eyes are the same and, therefore, the treatment is personalised for each patient and the cost will vary according to each patient’s needs.
At Clínica Rigo in Tarragona, we have been applying this technique for some time with notable success among our patients. For this purpose, we have the latest technology in our centre, which we combine with the best materials and top-quality hyaluronic acid specifically for the treatment of dark circles under the eyes.
Contact us and we will give you a personalised diagnosis.
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