While the dark circles under your eyes may seem like they’re permanent, several different methods exist to help you significantly improve their appearance. To a certain degree, it’s also possible to prevent them from appearing in the first place by adopting healthy habits.

So whether through makeup, cosmetic surgery or changes in lifestyle, how can you eliminate those dark circles? Let’s take a closer look.

Dark circles and bags: two distinct problems

What exactly are we referring to when we talk about dark circles, hollows or bags?

Dark circles, which are certainly the most widespread of the three, can appear very early in life. Because the skin around the eyes is very thin, the underlying capillaries and Orbicularis Oculi muscle can show through.

Hollows, on the other hand, are an effect of aging, although heredity can also play a role. A reduction in the amount of fat between the skin and the orbital bone are at the root of this problem, which creates an impression of sunken eyes.

Finally, those detested under-eye bags are a consequence of a weakened orbital septum membrane resulting in displacement of the fat beneath the lower eyelid. Unlike the temporary puffiness that sometimes occurs under your eyes in the morning because of water retention, these fatty deposits are permanent. The only treatment for them is surgery.

Preventing the appearance of dark circles

Although it may seem like you have minimal control over the emergence of circles or bags under your eyes, you should be aware that your day-to-day life is full of things that can accelerate their onset or worsen their appearance. These factors include fatigue; allergies; dehydration; stress; lack of sleep; overexposure to the sun; computer, phone and TV screens; and the use of tobacco and alcohol. Other possible causes are constipation, hormonal changes and medical conditions affecting the bile ducts or liver. In short, every little health problem and bad habit can leave its mark on your face!

When it comes to good lifestyle choices, certain changes in your pace of life, your nutrition and your beauty routine can have a beneficial effect on the appearance of your dark circles or bags. From a purely cosmetic standpoint, you can also turn to injections for dark circles or other minor procedures to enhance your looks and make you feel more comfortable in your own skin.

Cosmetic medicine solutions for getting rid of dark circles under your eyes

Hyaluronic acid to the rescue!

Hyaluronic acid is the magical dermal filler commonly used in treatments aimed at reducing the appearance of dark circles and hollows under the eyes.

In the case of dark circles, hyaluronic acid injections can lighten their color, instantly giving your face a more rejuvenated look. It’s also highly recommendable for getting rid of hollows, as the filler compensates for the loss of fat.

Solutions for bags under your eyes

In the case of under-eye bags, specialists often opt for a blepharoplasty of the lower lid. This surgical procedure aims to improve the appearance of the lower eyelids by reducing the amount of excess skin, eliminating the underlying fat deposits and smoothing out the fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

However, certain clinics also offer a cosmetic medicine treatment known as Venus Legacy, a technique utilizing multi-polar radio frequency and pulsed magnetic fields to stimulate the production of collagen, promote tightening of the skin and target undesirable fatty deposits, thereby improving the texture of the face.

What about the price?

When it comes to the cost of these solutions, you can expect a price tag ranging from $375 to $675 for a hyaluronic acid injection and around $275 for the Venus Legacy treatment.

Do you suffer from dark circles or bags under your eyes?

Besides eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, reducing your levels of stress, staying well hydrated and protecting yourself from the sun, you can make an appointment with the Dr. Mario F. Bernier Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine Clinic. You’ll get all the information you need and more to reassure you before you embark on a new life, full of renewed confidence!