Dark circles under the lower eyelids are common in men and women. Often accompanied by bags, dark circles can make you appear older than you are. To make the matter worse, they can be difficult to get rid of.
Though they can affect anyone, dark circles are most common in people who:
– are elderly.
– have a genetic predisposition to this condition.
– are from non-white ethnic groups (darker skin tones are more prone to hyperpigmentation around the eye area).
While fatigue may seem like the most logical explanation for this condition, there are a number of factors that can contribute to dark circles under the eyes. In most cases, there are no causes for concern and do not require medical attention.
What causes dark circles?
Fatigue – Oversleeping, extreme fatigue, or just staying up a few hours past your normal bedtime can cause dark circles to form under your eyes.
Age – Natural aging is another common cause of those dark circles beneath your eyes. As you get older, your skin becomes thinner.
Eye strain – Staring at your television or computer screen can cause significant strain on your eyes. This strain can cause blood vessels around your eyes to enlarge. As a result, the skin surrounding your eyes can darken.
Allergies – Allergic reactions and eye dryness can trigger dark circles. When you have an allergic reaction, your body releases histamines as a response to harmful bacteria
Dehydration – Dehydration is a common cause of dark circles under your eyes. When your body is not receiving the proper amount of water, the skin beneath your eyes begins to look dull and your eyes look sunken.
Sun overexposure – Overexposure to the sun can cause your body to produce an excess of melanin, the pigment that provides your skin with color. Too much sun, particularly for your eyes can cause pigmentation in the surrounding skin to darken.
Genetics – Family history also plays a part in developing dark circles under your eyes. It can be an inherited trait seen early in childhood and may worsen as you age or slowly disappear.
For a more effective and permanent solution, some medical treatments are available to reduce the appearance of dark circles. Some of the more common methods include:
1. Chemical peels to reduce pigmentation.
2. Laser surgery to resurface the skin and enhance skin tightening.
3. Medical tattoos to inject pigment into thin skin areas.
4. Tissue fillers to conceal blood vessels and melanin that are causing skin discoloration beneath your eyes.
5. Fat removal to remove excess fat and skin, revealing a smoother and more even surface.
6. Surgical implants of fat or synthetic products.
Before deciding on any cosmetic procedure, discuss your options with a doctor. Invasive medical treatments can be expensive, painful, and often require long recovery time.
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