Dark circles under the eyes may look just like a change of colors, but it is more than that. The skin surrounding the eyes is thinner than the rest of the face and becomes thinner over time, making it more sensitive over the years.
Other factors like stress, alcohol, fatigue, and genetics can help exacerbate them; therefore, we need to learn what type of dark circles you have to fight them.
Here we will go through the types of dark circles, their causes, and treatment:
- Vascular: Are generally blue-violet, more frequent in fair-skinned people. They are caused by dilated vessels or thinner skin that allows them to show through. They are accentuated by fatigue and alcohol.
- How to treat them? Products with caffeine, laser, hyaluronic acid fillers, vitamin C, E, K.
- Pigmented: Are caused by increased production of melanin. They can be genetics or caused by chronic inflammation of the area like dermatitis or any other allergy. Hormonal changes during menopause or pregnancy can also influence it, making it visible in darker skin.
- How to treat them? Mesotherapy, peelings, retinol.
- Hollow circles: Are known as “false dark circles,” caused by loss of volume creates a shadow that makes the illusion of dark circles, but actually is just a loss of volume.
- How to treat them? Hyaluronic acid fillers.
Dr. Angelica Parra is a Licensed Medical Doctor from Venezuela and is currently taking a Master’s degree in Dermatology. She specialized in Aesthetic Medicine and completed Advanced Training in Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation in Miami, Florida. She has specialized in applying Botox, dermal fillers, skin tightening treatments, and since then, she has worked on cruise ships as an Aesthetic Doctor.