Are people always telling you that you look tired, even when you have had a full night’s rest? Dark circles and puffy eyes are extremely common in both men and women. They can make us appear to others as stressed out and exhausted, which can in turn dampen our self-confidence. Dark circles are also a leading cause to making you appear older than you actually are.
While many individuals think that dark circles are just due to sleep deprivation, there are many other conditions that can cause dark circles, such as aging, eye strain, and genetics. They are also more common for people who have darker skin tones (medium to deep skin tones), because darker skin tones are prone to hyperpigmentation under the eyes.
Because the skin under the eye is so thin, the blood vessels under the skin can become more visible—these dark blood vessels are what cause the dark circles. Also, if you suffer from puffy eyes or eye bags, the shadows cast from these can make the under-eye area appear darker, causing hyperpigmentation. As we age, our skin loses fat and collagen, which makes the area under the eye become even more hollow and sunken, which can make dark circles appear even worse. While getting more sleep or drinking more water can help some, most people are still left with dark circles no matter how rested or hydrated they are.
Solution to Treat Dark Circles:
If you feel self-conscious about your under-eye area, we are here to help. At Canada MedLaser in Toronto we can use dermal fillers to reduce dark circles with a very subtle and natural effect. The procedure is quick, non-surgical and non-invasive, and results are visible instantly. The dermal fillers that Canada MedLaser uses are hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, like Restylane, Stylage, Juvaderm and Revanesse. The dermal fillers used at Canada MedLaser are all FDA and Health Canada approved.
They can be used in the face to plump and restore volume to areas and fill fine lines. These are the best fillers available on the market because they are both safe and highly effective. Results with hyaluronic acid fillers last typically around 6 months but can even last over a year to 18 months, depending on how your body metabolizes the acid.
Side effects are temporary and minimal, including redness, bruising, pain and swelling at the injection site.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally within our bodies and attracts water molecules, making skin more hydrated, and therefore more plumped and smoothed. In order to effectively treat dark circles, Hyaluronic acid cannot just be used in a serum or moisturizer, it has to go deep into the skin. When dermal fillers are used to treat this condition, hyaluronic acid is carefully injected underneath the eye. This fills out the area and makes it smoother. As the delicate skin of the under-eye is lifted up and away, this will decrease the appearance of the blood vessels and melanin and reduce the look of shadows. The result is that you will look more awake and well rested. When dark circles are gone it can make you look years younger, feel good and restore your confidence!
Have more questions? Contact us at Canada MedLaser today for a complementary consultation.