Dark Circles, Tear Troughs, and How to Get Rid of Them

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The eyes are the windows to the soul, or so it is said. They certainly do contribute to a person’s appearance, as bright, beautiful eyes can help you look more attractive, while tired, saggy, old eyes portray a dull, bored, and exhausted personality. It is important, therefore, to look after your eyes, for they can help you both look and feel younger.

The most common conditions which take away from the appearance of the eyes include periorbital dark circles and tear trough deformities. So, what exactly are these conditions, and how can they be treated?

Periorbital Eye Circles

The universal perception about dark eye circles is that they appear as a result of staying up late most nights, working too hard, or being tired and not receiving enough rest on a daily basis. While all these factors do play a role, one of the biggest contributing reasons towards dark eye circles are your genes.

So, how exactly are dark eye circles formed around or under your eyes? In a nutshell, they form when the thin layer of skin just below and around your eyes begins to show the blood vessels, and the blood within them, more clearly than any other area of your body. The dark bluish circles appear when the light is reflected off the blood vessel just below the skin around your eyes.

Tear Trough Deformity

The major concern for most people who seek periorbital rejuvenation is tear trough deformity. These deformities lend the patient an exhausted, fatigued appearance – as if they are constantly tired, and never get enough rest. It is not hard to imagine how that may begin to appear unattractive. The more prominent tear trough deformities are characterised by the sunken appearance of a globe which results in a dark shadow being cast over the lower eyelid.

The Treatment Options

Tear trough deformities and periorbital eye circles can be treated through dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid Teosyal and Redensity II. These dermal fillers are special designed, and are used to treat the sensitive and delicate areas around the eye by plumping the defects.

Dermal fillers used to treat these conditions contain a local anaesthetic, and are injected at various depths above the bone. You may experience mild discomfort, but the area which is treated will be massaged gently after the procedure. These fillers last for up to one year, but are not usually recommended for people who have under-eye bags, as surgery is generally the better option for them.

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