Dark circles are the bane of the existence for most people. Blame them on lack of sleep, stress, poor diet, and the like, but sometimes, they just don’t budge no matter what you do. There are countless DIY remedies to fall back on, and you can always use concealer to hide them, but if you’re looking for cosmetic procedures to get rid of dark circles, there are many options available now.
Dr Janet Alexander Castelino, Founder of DermaZeal clinic, says, “The hollow region between the lower eyelids and the cheeks is called the tear trough. In some people, this area is deeper and more noticeable, either due to natural structure or because of ageing. Due to a shadow created on the tear trough, it might look darker than the surrounding skin, which is commonly perceived as dark circles.”
Dr Janet shares two procedures that work well for reducing dark circles.
“People with undereye dark circles due to a tear trough benefit the most from undereye fillers. It involves injecting hyaluronic acid fillers into the tear trough, which provides volume and fills in hollowness, eliminating dark circles,” explains Dr Janet.
The procedure is carried out by a dermatologist after the application of numbing cream. The filler is injected and placed into the tear trough using a needle or cannula. “Although these fillers are known for having little downtime, minor bruising is possible, which will go away in a few days. Tear trough fillers can last anywhere from six to twelve months before needing to be repeated,” adds Dr Janet.
It’s important to remember that undereye fillers can eliminate the hollowness of the tear trough, which can be evident with age and lead to the appearance of dark circles. Other causes of dark circles, such as atopic dermatitis, dehydration, lack of sleep, or refractive errors of the eye, must be investigated and treated as needed.
Dr Janet says, “This is a new cosmetic trend that all skincare enthusiasts would be aware of. In this, less of an ingredient is applied to the skin than the recommended dosage. Certain skincare actives, botox, and fillers are all examples.”
Microdosing is often referred to as ‘Baby Botox’, when Botox is being used. “In this procedure, minimal units of Botox are used superficially, with shorter-lasting effects. When it comes to tear trough fillers, microdosing can be used to generate a refreshed look for milder indications such as mild dark circles or a relatively shallow tear trough.”
This procedure has its advantages in that it is less expensive for the patient as fewer units are required. Also, microdosing can be used for minor wrinkles and volume loss. However, effects are limited and results are less noticeable in more significant indications.
Before you opt for any such procedures, do your due diligence and really think about whether you need them.
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