“Are you tired?” Anyone with chronic dark circles under their eyes hears this question regularly. No matter how many home remedies you try, over-the-counter serums you use, and brightening products you apply, nothing seems to do the trick. That is because dark circles under the eyes are often more than skin-deep, so topical solutions may have limited benefits.
The Causes of Dark Under-Eye Circles
There are many causes for dark circles to form under the eyes. They can be genetic but may also naturally occur as you age. After all, your skin thins over time, which can cause under-eye hollows and blood vessels to become more visible.
Other potential causes of dark circles under your eyes include:
- Sun damage
- Contact dermatitis
- Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
- Genetics affecting pigmentation
- Edema (swelling)
- Volume loss (tear trough deformity)
Most patients find that over-the-counter treatments aren’t enough to fade dark circles. Some can offer temporary results, but dramatic rejuvenation is best achieved through injectables, atleast when the cause is undereye hollowing.
How Do You Get Rid of Dark Circles Under Eyes?
The best way to address the problem is to have a cosmetic specialist evaluate your skin. They can determine the likely cause of your under-eye darkness and recommend the best solution for noticeable results.
The good news is that this is a highly common concern we help patients resolve. Dr. Shaun Patel is one of the most experienced injectors in Miami. He is known for helping patients achieve the most natural-looking results without the need for surgery. He may recommend dermal fillers alone or in combination with other treatment modalities.
One of the best under-eye fillers is Restylane®, a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that can add volume and plump the under-eye region without causing puffiness. This is an in-office treatment that takes less than 40 minutes to perform, and the results can last for up to 12 to 16 months.
Schedule a Skin Consultation With Dr. Patel
Contact us at Miami Skin & Vein to arrange a consultation with Dr. Patel. An experienced injector, he would be happy to discuss your dark under-eye circles and help you find the perfect treatment — possibly on the same day!
Please request an appointment online, or call our Coral Gables, FL, clinic at 786-618-5039.