How to improve the aspect of dark circles under the eyes?
The presence of circles under our eyes is undesirable, it makes us look tired and as if we hadn't slept enough. There are various reasons for those circles to appear both in young people, which is generally due to genetics, and in older people. When we examine patients, we find circles with a colour alteration, either pigmented or purple, caused by the sinking of the lacrimal wrinkle, which alters the anatomy of the lower socket and/or various causes. Depending on the type of circles and their cause, various treatments are suggested, which are all very accessible and provide satisfying results. For pigmented circles, we can use treatments such as chemical peels, microneedling-mesotherapy with bio-revitalisation, as well as pulsed-light or CO2 laser. For circles caused by sinking, the lacrimal area can be treated with low-density hyaluronic acid, to soften the area and make it look younger, between the eyelid and the cheek, also illuminating that area. When there are deposits of fat around the lower eyelid, those methods cannot always be used, and the required treatment, in that case, would be blepharoplasty. In addition to what we described earlier, the treatment can also be complemented with the application of hydrating creams, creams to reduce hyperpigmentation or vitamin K, depending on the type of circles that are to be treated.