24 Feb How to Get Rid of Undereye Circles
There’s not just one possible cause of undereye circles, which is why it’s always best to work with a dermatologist to pinpoint the cause before starting any treatment. Undereye circles can happen to anyone of any age, although it becomes more common as we get older, but RefinedMD has treatments for every cause and every client. Dark circles under the eyes can make you look older and more tired than you are (or reveal just how little sleep you’ve really been getting!). Since the undereye area has skin that’s only 0.5 mm thick on average and doesn’t have many oil glands (read: always dehydrated), it’s no wonder this area is troublesome.
Treatments For Undereye Circles
Fortunately, there are many treatments for undereye circles depending on the cause. One of the best “treatments” is to take better care of yourself. Getting enough sleep is critical, and if you’re a smoker that’s just adding to the undereye darkness. Alcohol is dehydrating, so it can also worsen those dark circles. Make sure you liberally apply, and reapply, sunscreen to this area. It’s an easy place to miss since you’re likely being careful to keep sunscreen out of your eyes.
However, when these lifestyle changes don’t do the trick, you still have options.
Treat Undereye Circles with Skin Care Products
Most people aren’t using the absolute best skin care products for their needs. We’ll work with you to determine the best skin care products to minimize undereye circles and to address any other concern you may have. One of the three most popular lines is DefenAge, which has a master patent for anti-aging skin care products that work from the inside out. The “Stem Cell Stimulating Compositions” patent help dormant cells wake up so that skin doesn’t just look younger, it actually acts younger.
Alastin is a line with no parabens, no gluten, and it’s cruelty-free. It has quickly become one of the most popular lines in the nation, and every product in this line is backed by research. Sente is a line that uses nanotechnology, working at the molecular level and measuring your skin’s “Daltons” to ensure the product penetrates the skin layers optimally. There’s no residue left on the skin, which means you benefit from every drop of Sente product.
Thermage and Dermal Fillers for Undereye Circles
Thermage is a revolutionary treatment that tackles the bags under the eyes. A lot of the time, those dark circles are actually shadows caused by lax skin. Thermage is non-invasive and uses radiofrequency to tighten the skin below the eyes, delivering heat to the deepest layers. This makes the body produce collagen, improving the texture and laxity of this delicate tissue. Most clients will see a gradual improvement after their treatment, with full results three to six months after the treatment. Thermage results can last for up to two years.
Dermal fillers can be an excellent solution for undereye circles, especially if the circles are caused by blood vessels showing through the skin. Fillers are also an excellent solution for dark circles caused by shadows due to hollowness—and not necessarily sagging skin. Fillers replace the “good fat” you’ve lost (or never had) below the eyes. This lack of fat can be due to genetics, aging, or simply tissue structure. Hyaluronic fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are great options for undereye circles, instantly increasing volume and restoring the under-eye structure.
Microneedling and Laser Therapy
If your dark circles are caused by lines and wrinkles, microneedling is a fast, non-surgical option that kickstarts collagen production. Microneedling works by creating tiny micro-injuries to the skin. Don’t worry, it doesn’t hurt and there are no open wounds. However, your body responds by rushing blood (with its platelets and growth factors) to the site while simultaneously encouraging collagen production for firmer, more youthful skin.
Laser treatments can also be highly effective to treat loose, lax skin or hyperpigmentation in the skin itself. HALO is a hybrid fractional laser that uses both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths for maximum results and minimal downtime. However, the right laser for you will be based on your skin and goals. To find out more about every option for undereye circles, call RefinedMD today at (408) 688-2082 and schedule your complimentary consultation.