Whether due to insomnia, stress or genetics, dark circles under your eyes can take a negative toll on your appearance and are sometimes considered to be unhealthy.
Regardless of your age, skin tone or type, no one is immune to dark shadows underneath the eyes. While we are all prone to dark discolorations under the eye from time to time, some may feel that the occurrence of these shadows are permanent.
Luckily there are ways to rid your eyes of those pesky dark circles, but first it's important to understand exactly what causes the discoloration in order to properly get rid of them.
What Are Under Eye Dark Circles and What Causes Them?
Dark circles are simply a matter of increased visibility of the blood vessels and blood they contain beneath the skin’s surface around the eyes. When these vessels are seen more clearly in one area in comparison to anywhere else on the body, the result is a darker shadowing.
There are a variety of factors that may be contributing to the dark circles under your eyes, the most common of those being:
- Medications that cause blood vessels to dilate
- Genetic predisposition to thinner skin around the eyes and/or a more dense supply of blood vessels below the eye
- Hyperpigmentation or increased melanin production around the eyes
How To Get Rid of Dark Circles Under the Eyes
Dark circles can develop at any age, luckily they are something that you can minimize the appearance of and in some cases completely get rid of. Since the skin underneath the eyes do not have oil glands to help keep the area moisturized, it requires additional care.
For those who already have dark under eye circles, the following medical treatments may help to combat dark circles by reducing or fully eliminating their appearance:
Lifestyle, heredity, and aging all play a large role in the appearance of your skin. If you have tried different methods to combat your dark circles to no avail, the experienced clinicians at Facial Aesthetics are happy to work with you and discuss what options you may have available in achieving your desired results.
If you would like to learn more about facial skin treatment and treatment options for dark circles, Facial Aesthetics offers patients two convenient locations. To schedule your free skin analysis consultation, contact our Denver office at 303-377-2868 or call us at 303-791-1820 to reach our Greenwood Village location. We proudly serve patients residing in the areas of Denver, Castle Rock, Aurora, and throughout Colorado.