Dark Circles & Eye Puffiness

Dark circles under the eyes

Dark circles are a common occurrence both in men and women. Often accompanied by bags, dark circles can make you look older than you are. To make matters worse, they can be difficult to get rid of.

What causes Dark circles?

There are a number of factors causing dark circles. Some common causes of include:

• Fatigue

• Aging

• Eye strain

• Allergies

• Dehydration

• Sun overexposure

• Genetics

What Causes Puffiness?

• The technical term for puffiness around the eyes is “periorbital puffiness,” and is different than the sagging skin and build up of the padding of fat that naturally occurs in the aging process.

• It is due to the buildup of fluids in the cells in this area.

• The causes of this puffiness are many, and include: illness such as mononucleosis, sleep deprivation, drinking alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use.

• Other causes are eating too much salt which leads to water retention, crying (tears are salt water and add to the water retention), and allergies.

• If the puffiness around your eyes is sudden and extreme, seek medical attention.

Medical treatments

For a more effective and permanent solution, Cosmotree Clinic offers some best dark circles treatment to reduce the appearance of dark circles and eye puffiness. Some of the more common methods include:

Chemical Peels to reduce pigmentation

Laser Treatment to resurface the skin and cause skin tightening

Tissue fillers to conceal blood vessels and melanin that are causing skin discoloration beneath your eyes.

• Fat removal to remove excess fat and skin, revealing a smoother and more even surface

• Eyelid surgery:

Depending on what’s causing bags under the eyes, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) may be a treatment option.

• During blepharoplasty , the doctor removes excess fat through an incision in the natural crease of the upper eyelid or inside the lower lid.

• Stitch back the skin with tiny dissolving stitches. The procedure is usually done as an outpatient procedure.

Blepharoplasty can also treat:

• Baggy or puffy upper eyelids

• Excess skin of the upper eyelid that disturbs your vision

• Droopy lower eyelids, which may cause white to show below the iris — the colored part of the eye

• Excess skin on lower eyelids

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