Treating Dark Circles Under Eyes in Midlands With Dr. Sagoo

Life is stressful and tiring enough without our bodies showing every little sign of it. People don’t hesitate to point it out either. You’ll hear, “you look tired,” from friends and strangers alike. Often times when they make this comment, they’re referring to your eyes. Puffy and dark circles under eyes can show signs of stress, exhaustion, and age. For some individuals, this occurs even when the aforementioned characteristics are not present.

Dark under eye circles can occur for a number of reasons. It is true that exhaustion and stress can cause these circles, but in this case they typically diminish once the cause has dissipated. Environmental issues like allergies can swell the blood vessels around the eyes, making the area more prominent. Individuals who rub their eyes may stimulate the production of melanin-producing cells, known as melanocytes. Additionally, blocked nasal passages can cause veins to darken and dilate.

Other behavior such as smoking or your diet can also cause under eye circles. Excessive consumption of caffeine, sugar, and nicotine can affect the adrenal gland, which causes the discoloration and puffiness. Diets that lack vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K will also show signs of discoloration. Individuals who do not consume enough water will also experience adverse physical effects. Alcohol and caffeine are both diuretics, which naturally dehydrate the body. They also disrupt sleep, which also causes under eye circles.

A surge of hormonal fluctuations, particularly around the monthly cycle, pregnancy, and menopause, can cause water retention and make blood vessels swell. Skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis or eczema, can also make the discoloration more prominent. Individuals with anaemia may also have dark circles. A tear trough deformity would cause a hollowing in the area under the eyes, casting stronger shadows and making dark circles very prevalent.

Some individuals are simply genetically predisposed to dark circles under eyes in Birmingham. This is caused by an increase in melanin production and typically occurs in Asian and black people. Individuals with puffy eyelids and high cheekbones may have features that naturally create shadows, causing the area below the eye to appear darker.

Fortunately, there are various solutions for the numerous causes of dark circles under eyes. When you come to Solihull Medical Cosmetic Clinic, Dr. Victor Sagoo can address your individual case to determine which solution or combination of solutions may be best for you. Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments may improve hyperpigmentation with focused light in three to four sessions. Laser resurfacing uses CO2 lasers to peel skin, which may also improve wrinkles. The PEARL semi ablative laser has similar effects with less downtime.

Similarly, medical microdermabrasion and glycolic peels may resurface the area as well. Carboxytherapy is the method of injecting small amounts of CO2 into the veins, which may improve color, blood flow, and promotes collagen production. Individuals with tear trough deformity can use filler product to plump the area. Dr. Sagoo also caries a line of skin care products at the clinic, which may help with skin lightening and improved collagen production.

If you are interested in addressing the dark circles under your eyes, call Solihull Medical Cosmetic Clinic today. We can schedule a consultation so that your individuals needs and concerns can be addressed. Contact us today at 03300 417 494.