Do you have dark circles? How to treat them?


Deep marks in the eye region with brown or purplish coloration, formed by the high concentration of blood vessels, by the increase in melanin in the skin of the region, by the bone and fat anatomy of the patient’s face or by the presence of fat pockets. The main causes of the appearance of dark circles are: fatigue, sleep deprivation, stress, anemia, genetics and aging.

Dark circles treatment

The treatment of dark circles usually includes a combination of lifestyle changes – sleep well, balanced diet, physical activity – and aesthetic treatments. At home, cold compresses can be used when an immediate effect is desired, despite being temporary.

Haline Meneses, dermatologista particular, can indicate different and combined facial treatments to dark circles. Treatments that include laser therapy, intense pulsed light, botulinum toxin (Botox), Peelings and fillers.

“The main objective of these treatments is to estimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, as well as increase blood circulation”, explains the dermatologist in São Paulo, Brazil.

In some cases, surgery may be indicated to treat dark circles. This procedure is called blepharoplasty and involves removing excess skin and fat in the area. The patient can go home the same day and recovery takes an average of seven days. “This procedure has good results, but is indicated only in extreme cases”, says Dermatologist Haline Meneses.

Does facial filler lighten dark circles?

Patients who have edema due to physiological changes, fat pockets, fine wrinkles or a deeper dark circle, can benefit from facial filling. Giving volume to the eye area and helping with hydration.

The Preenchimento de Olheira São Paulo procedure is performed in the Paraíso neighborhood, in São Paulo, Brazil.

The main substance used is hyaluronic acid, applied in a very fine point injection and local topical anesthetic. Filling is a painless procedure.

The product used was tested and approved by ANVISA (Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency). This guarantees your safety in the procedure. Filling is a very safe technique, with rare side effects.

After filling in the dark circles, the patient may have small marks that disappear in a few days. The final result is achieved approximately 15 days after the procedure.

So… are dark circles treatments worth it?

The short answer is: it depends.

If your dark circles are due to genetics or sleep deprivation, cosmetic treatments are likely to only offer a temporary solution. In these cases, the best way to treat dark circles is to focus on preventive measures such as getting enough sleep and using a good eye cream – recommended by the dermatologist.

On the other hand, if your dark circles are caused by excess skin or loss of volume in the eye area, treatments can be a great option to help improve your appearance.

If you are thinking of looking for a treatment for your dark circles, it is important to consult a dermatologist who can evaluate your case and recommend the best one.

There are many treatments available, and not all of them will be right for you. By talking to an experienced professional, you can be confident that you are making the best decision for your individual needs. Have you ever consulted a dermatologist about your dark circles?

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