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Dark Circles / Tired Eyes

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Dark Circles / Tired Eyes

Many people that visit us may not know the treatment they require, but they do understand that when they look in the mirror they have a tired appearance. The eyes are one of the most important features of the face, not only used for seeing, but also communicating, and they can tell others a lot about our lifestyle and even our mood.

When we look tired around the eyes, and particularly when the appearance of dark circles is present, we can start to look older than our years.

Dark Circles / Tired Eyes in more detail

So why do we get dark circles around the eyes? This could be due to a number of reasons. Firstly our lifestyle; lack of sleep, smoking, stress, poor diet and lack of adequate hydration can all take their toll on the area around and under the eyes. Genetics can also play a role, and those of us with a darker skin tone may be more at risk of the development of dark circles.

The skin beneath the eyes is thinner than that of the rest of the face, and therefore the tiny veins in the hollows of the eyes can be more visible causing the area to appear darker than the skin which surrounds it. As we mature and the production of collagen and elastin begins to slow, the quality of the skin becomes impaired and this contributes to a number of ageing related concerns.

Couple dark circles with a loss of volume in this area, and shadows may be cast that make the appearance of dark circles seem more exaggerated. Over time, it is perfectly normal to expect repeated actions such as smiling, laughing and talking to contribute to the development of wrinkles around the eyes as crevices form in the supporting muscles that the skin settles in and presents as a wrinkle. 

When other ageing related concerns affect the area around the eyes, such as; puffiness, eye bags, drooping lids and crow’s feet, when seen in combination these issues can add literally years to our appearance. Through the application of tear trough fillers, we can replace lost volume in the area beneath the eye (the tear trough) and help eradicate or at least lessen the appearance of dark circles. We may also be able to help address other eye related conditions with the use of Botulinum Toxin (such as crow’s feet) and lift drooping lids with Toxin / Dermal Fillers.

 

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