Dark circles under the eyes

Do you suffer from dark circles under your eyes. A blue-gray glow from the inside of your eye box and wonder what this is? Do you think these are bags? Dark circles under the eyes are often associated with fatigue. What causes dark circles under the eyes varies – from sleepless nights to heredity to old age. We understand that if this bothers you, it can be very annoying. Therefore, in this article, plastic surgeon Andrzej Piatkowski de Grzymala and cosmetic doctor Rachel Dijkstra explain what causes dark circles under your eyes, but of course also how to remove dark circles under your eyes.

Difference between puffiness and dark circles under the eyes

Many people suffer from a tired look. This may be due to dark circles or bags under the eyes. Puffiness and dark circles are often confused. Puffiness and dark circles are quite different from each other. It is therefore good to know exactly what the difference is. Also because you treat dark circles and puffiness differently.

Bags look like moisture cushions and are actually a thickening of sagging skin under the eyelids. While dark circles are more like dark furrows under the eyes. The dark color may be hereditary, or it may develop over the years. Your skin then becomes thinner. Near your eyes, this skin is very thin anyway. You can then see through the skin the blue vessels or the gray bony membrane of your skull. This is what we call tear ducts.

How do you get it?

As mentioned earlier, there can be multiple causes for dark circles under the eyes such as stress, smoking, lack of moisture or fatigue. In this case, the dark circles usually disappear on their own. Dark circles under the eyes occur mainly due to volume loss as you age or are naturally present.

In fact, as you age, skin aging occurs. You make less collagen and elastin. Your temples deepen as a result, and the connective tissue layer under the eyes weakens. As a result, the tissue under your eyes may move and droop. This deepens the hollow under your eye and creates more shadowing, leading to the dark circles, or tear gutters.

Another reason for dark circles is hereditary. This means you have a natural predisposition to developing volume loss and thinner and more translucent skin under the eyes.

What can you do about it?

You can, of course, pay attention to a healthy lifestyle and try to sleep well and quit smoking. Of course, you can also try to get rid of dark circles with makeup or try an eye cream for a while. But when your dark circles are caused by predisposition or age, cosmetic surgery will really combat the loss of volume.

With a tear duct filler, we can easily counteract that loss of volume so that the tear duct becomes less visible. For this we use a hyaluronic acid filler. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in our skin and is also slowly broken down for these reasons. Fillers with hyaluronic acid are most commonly used in cosmetic surgery, and the effect of the filler also disappears after several months.

Teardrop filler

In tear duct treatment, hyaluronic acid filler is injected at the site of the tear duct. You will feel a little that this is happening however it is not painful. This is because the filler also contains some anesthetic. The treatment itself takes about 10 minutes. There is a chance of a bruise but usually this does not happen. You see results immediately but the best results are visible after 2 weeks. The effect remains for about a year to a year and a half.

Injecting with your own fat – Lipofilling

In addition to the use of hyaluronic acid fillers, another solution is available. Namely, injecting your own fat. Using special cannulas, we then suck the fat from the donor area. Next, the body fat is purified. The fluid, blood and oil are filtered out so that only the good and healthy fat cells remain. This pure fat is then reabsorbed and infused into the skin with multiple injections. There is no more natural filler.

This treatment, unlike a hyaluronic acid filler treatment, will be permanent.

Please note that we do lipofilling of the face primarily as a full-face treatment. Multiple wrinkles and areas of volume loss are then filled. Otherwise, this treatment is too costly compared to a traditional filler treatment.

If you have any questions after reading this article or are considering a treatment for your dark circles? Then contact us for a no-obligation intake interview.

Feel MOOI,
Andrzej and Rachel