TREATMENTS FOR DARK CIRCLES & EYE BAGS
DARK CIRCLES & EYE BAGS LONDON
“No matter how much I sleep, people still comment that I look tired!”
Does that sound familiar? Are you fed up with this type of comment? Are you looking to tackle eye-bags or dark circles? You are not alone! This is a prominent issue for many people (men & women alike) as eye-bags and dark circles make us look tired and older!
In fact, the undereye area is one of the major complaints of the patients I see. That is why I am reaching out to you today to tell you about some of the best treatments we offer at Nar London to tackle some under-eye issues! This is a very difficult area to treat but new innovative treatments make wonders.
Discover the benefits of Nucleofill, PRF, Me Line, Mesotherapy, and more. Continue reading to better understand under-eye issues and the treatments that can truly be life-changing. Look and feel radiant!
Periorbital: a delicate area
The fact is that the undereye area is one the most delicate area on our face. This is because the skin is thinner under the eyes and wrinkles appear early in life and worsen as we age. In addition, the rich blood supply can cause bluish discoloration commonly seen in dark eye circles. Most under-eye issues are not a medical concern but a cosmetic one that impacts the quality of life of way too many people.
What Are “Eyebags”?
Commonly, people blame eyebags on the lack of sleep, lack of hydration however the causes are principally based on three dimensions: time, genetics, and gravity.
The passing of Time is ineluctable and as we age, the skin and muscles under the eyes become inevitably weaker. Eventually, the fat starts to herniate or protrude outwards. In conjunction, fat deposition tends to increase under the eyes. The combination of both phenomena leads to the “eyebags” as we commonly know it.
Well, the eye bag issue goes beyond just the fat under the eyes. With older age and gravity, the fat in our cheeks tends to sag downwards, causing a hollow in the mid-cheek area. As a result, the protrusion of orbital fat, coupled with the loss of cheek fat, gives rise to the infamous “tired appearance” which affects so many of us, starting from as early as the late twenties.
Yes, you can blame your parents as genetics can play a part.
Eye bags are generally more noticeable in people who have thin or very pale skin. That’s because a fair complexion does little to hide what’s going on behind the scenes of the face. When people are tired or stressed, blood circulation in the eye area tends to slow, allowing blood to pool there, The Capillaries (thin blood vessels) stretch and leak, leading to puffy, dark eye circles. Paler skin complexion tends to have a blueish discoloration under the eyes.
Dark circles tend to affect more people with darker skin complexion (particularly South-East Asian women) mainly due to hyperpigmentation. Often a hereditary issue, some people form darker skin underneath the eyes that often has to do with excessive melanin production.
In other cases, some environmental factors cause puffy eye bags:
- For instance, seasonal allergies because the release of histamines can cause blood vessels in and around the eyes to swell. Also, excessive pigmentation is more common in patients with allergic conditions such as atopic dermatitis or allergic contact dermatitis
- Another reason is excessive sun Too much of it can damage the skin and can accentuate dark circles.
- Furthermore, eating salty foods can indeed cause the body to retain more water, hence exacerbating eye bags.
Dark circles refer to visible darkness of the infra-orbital areas. For the majority of people, this is not an aesthetic attribute they particularly like on them.
Potential factors that contribute to dark circles include but are not limited to:
- excessive pigmentation,
- shadowing due to tear troughs & infra-orbital fat herniation,
- shadowing due to infraorbital laxity & wrinkles,
- thin, translucent skin overlying the orbicularis oculi muscle.
Since there are different possible causes for dark circles, I, therefore, tailor therapeutic modalities for each patient. In other words because various factors cause dark circles, it is useful to identify the underlying causes in order to select the appropriate treatment. You can book a free consultation (in-clinic or virtual) should you need help with choosing the appropriate treatment for the under-eye.
Now, let’s have a look at the treatments that can truly help in tackling dark circles and eye bags!
WHAT UNDER-EYE TREATMENTS CAN HELP?
Nucleofill is a new injectable biorevitalisation treatment composed of polynucleotides to deeply hydrate, promote collagen stimulation, firm and tighten the skin. Moreover, the polynucleotides work to moisturise, reduce free radical damage and boost collagen production.
Nucleofill Soft Eyes is an alternative to tear trough filler and helps decrease lower eyelid puffiness, fine lines, wrinkles and volume loss.
Nucleofill Eyes is specifically designed to improve:
- Puffiness / Bags under eyes
- Periocular wrinkles
- Regenerate the skin in the Periocular area
- Bio-restructuration of deep tissues
- Improvement of superficial wrinkles without the use of fillers
- Pre and post-surgical treatment (such as Blepharoplasty, surgical eye lift, laser).
ME LINE DARK CIRCLES
ME LINE is probably the best brand for skin pigmentations of all types. This treatment helps improve and attenuates dark circles as well as reduces melanin deposits and melano-hematic pigmentations.
In addition, this treatment helps in reducing visible signs of photoaging, reduces the appearance of crow’s feet & increases the firmness of the delicate skin around the eyes.
The protocol includes in-clinic treatment in combination with professional home-use products.
This is a great treatment to tackle hyper-pigmentation but also helps against puffiness and dilated capillaries. Suitable for all skin complexions.
PLATELET-RICH FIBRIN (PRF)
PRF is an autologous blood concentrate and therefore 100% natural, free of additives and chemicals. PRF is packed with powerful cells to help fight the sign of ageing, improve dark circles and under-eye hollows.
The Platelet Rich Fibrin contains very high concentrations of platelets, cytokines, white blood cells, fibrin, and a small number of stem cells. Once introduced under the eyes, the cascade of healing and periorbital rejuvenation begins.
PRF for Under Eye can help in:
- Improving the hollowness under the eye
- Tightening loose skin under the eye
- Reducing dark circles
- Tackling puffiness
- Invigorating Skin’s natural repair processes
- Temporarily restoring volume
Mesotherapy for the under-eyes contains a cocktail comprising hyaluronic acid + 53 active ingredients including vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, and more. This treatment helps to rejuvenate and tighten the skin. Moreover, it is a suitable treatment for dark circles and reduces excessive pigmentation.
All in all, mesotherapy is a treatment that ensures that your skin gets the nutrition it needs. This delicate area is often forgotten and yet it is an important part of our face that requires care.
BOOK YOUR FREE CONSULTATION OR TREATMENT OF YOUR CHOICE
All the treatments mentioned above are available at Nar London. If you or someone you know experiences issues with dark circles or under-eye bags do not hesitate to reach out. You can either book a free consultation if you are not sure which treatment would be good for you or alternatively book the treatment of your choice.
This said, not every case of eyebags is suitable for these treatments. More severe cases of orbital fat protrusion might still require surgery to remove and reposition the excess fat, and more severe cases of cheek sagging may also require surgery. In those cases, Surgeon Roberto Viel from LCAS can help. LCAS is also located at 15 Harley Street.
I look forward to welcoming you at Nar London, Harley Street.