The Dark Side of Beauty: Causes and Aesthetic Treatments of What Causes Dark Circles

Dark circles under the eyes are a common beauty concern for many women. The appearance of dark circles can make you look tired and older than you really are. It can be difficult to feel confident and attractive when dealing with dark circles. So, what causes dark circles and what aesthetic treatments are available to help reduce their appearance? 

What causes dark circles?

There are several causes of dark circles, and the one most relevant to you will depend on your individual circumstances. 

Common causes of dark circles include:
Volume Loss As we age, the skin around our eyes tends to lose volume, creating a hollowed out appearance. This can make the area around our eyes look darker than the surrounding skin.
Skin Laxity Over time, our skin can become less firm and less elastic, leading to sagging skin around our eyes. This can also cause dark circles to appear.
Periorbital Swelling Swelling of the skin around our eyes can be caused by allergies, lack of sleep, or other medical conditions. This can also contribute to the appearance of dark circles.
Superficial Vasculature Our skin is composed of a network of blood vessels. When these vessels are more visible, they can create a dark shadow around our eyes.
Hyperpigmentation Hyperpigmentation is an excess of melanin in the skin, which can lead to dark spots and patches, including around our eyes.


Aesthetic Treatments for Dark Circles

Fortunately, there are several aesthetic treatments available to help reduce the appearance of dark circles. Here are some of the most common treatments used to reduce the appearance of dark circles: 

 Dermal Fillers – Dermal fillers are a popular treatment for volume loss around the eyes. They are injected into the skin to fill in lines, wrinkles, and hollowed areas, creating a more youthful appearance.
 Microneedling – Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses tiny needles to stimulate collagen production. This can help improve the texture and appearance of the skin around the eyes, reducing the appearance of dark circles. You can combine this with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to create a stronger collagen boosting effect.
Massage and Antihistamines Massage and antihistamines can help reduce periorbital swelling. Regular massage around the eyes can help reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Collagen Boosting Collagen boosting treatments such as skin boosters e.g. Sunekos and chemical peels can help improve the appearance of dark circles. These treatments can help to stimulate collagen production, which can help reduce the appearance of dark circles.
• Skincare and Chemical Peels – Skincare and chemical peels can help to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Chemical peels can help to exfoliate the skin, while skincare products such as serums and creams can help to reduce the appearance of dark spots.



Dark circles can be a frustrating beauty concern for many women. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments available to help reduce their appearance. Depending on the cause of your dark circles, you may be able to benefit from dermal fillers, microneedling, massage and antihistamines, collagen boosting, and skincare and chemical peels. If youre concerned about the appearance of dark circles, contact the clinic to find out which treatment is right for you.

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