Dark Eye

Circle Correction

The tear troughs are the crease between the lower eyelid and the cheeks. A deep tear trough can create a dark shadow under the eyes. These dark circles can be unsightly and make you look and feel older than you really are. If you are still using heavy makeup to conceal the darkness under your eyes, we have several treatment options for you to effectively reduce the shadowy appearance.

What Causes

Dark Eye Circles?

There are actually a number of different causes of dark under-eye circles, including:

  • Lack of sleep
  • Thin under-eye skin
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Anemia
  • Aging
  • Smoking
  • Genetics
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Thyroid Conditions

People at increased risk are those who are older, individuals of non-white ethnicity, and those with a family history of dark circles.

Treatment Options

for Dark Eye Circle Correction

If cold cucumber slices under-your eyes just aren’t cutting it, you’ll be pleased to know we have a number of options for treating your dark circles here at Essential Aesthetics. In fact, we have four great dark circle treatment options including IPL, Botox, dermal fillers, and chemical peels.

IPL for

Dark Eye Circles

Under-eye circles caused by excessive melanin or prominent blood capillaries can be treated with IPL or Intense Pulsed Light. During IPL treatment, multiple different wavelengths of light are used on the skin, causing capillaries to go away entirely or diminish in size. IPL also breaks down melanin beneath the skin into tiny particles. These particles naturally get carried away by the body’s lymphatic system, making IPL an effective treatment for dark circles in light-skinned patients.

During IPL, Clinical Director, Dr. Ellie Zarnegar will first apply a special gel beneath your eyes to regulate your skin’s temperature. Then, she’ll guide light energy into your under-eye area, using an IPL handpiece. Although the experience isn’t painful, you may feel a mild stinging. The entire IPL session can be completed in just 15-20 minutes. Afterward, you’ll experience no downtime and can resume normal activities immediately.

In the days to follow, the skin may appear red or swollen. This is a normal part of the healing process. Afterward, your dark circles will have diminished, although you may require 1-3 treatments to achieve the results you want.

Botox for

Dark Eye Circles

At Essential Aesthetics, Botox can be used to make the lower eyelid appear plumper and fuller. As a  result, light hits the under-eye area differently, minimizing the appearance of dark circles. During your Botox appointment, Dr. Ellie will cleanse your skin before making injections in the affected area. The procedure is a fast, painless one. You’ll notice full results within two weeks. You can expect those results to last between 3-4 months.

Botox for Dark Eye Circles

Chemical Peels

for Dark Eye Circles

A chemical peel might be just what the doctor ordered to treat your under-eye circles. During a peel, Dr. Ellie will prepare the peel, before gently brushing it over your skin in layers. Afterward, she’ll start the process of removing the peel. If you opt for a lighter peel, you’ll notice improvement immediately. With stronger peels, you can expect the skin to slough off for a few days before you achieve your desired results.

Dermal Fillers for

Dark Eye Circles

Thinner fat pads beneath the eyes can make the under-eye area appear dark. With dermal fillers, we can “plump up” this area, minimizing the appearance of dark circles. During your dermal filler appointment, Dr. Ellie will inject a dilution of Juvéderm Volbella or Restylane beneath your eyes, adding volume to the under-eye area with a gel-based hyaluronic acid filler. You’ll notice an improvement in the area immediately. Typically, results last between 9-12 months.

Dermal Fillers for Dark Eye Circles

Am I A Candidate

for Dark Eye Circle Treatment?

Both men and women make good candidates for the treatment of dark under-eye circles. We regularly treat both in our office. The best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for our various treatment options is to schedule a consultation. During your appointment, we’ll determine the cause of your dark circles and review your medical history, so we can recommend the best treatment option for you.

How Can I

Schedule a Consultation for Dark Circles Treatment at Essential Aesthetics?

If you’d like to be evaluated for dark under-eye circle treatment, it’s easy to request a consultation with Essential Aesthetics. Simply call us at 925.855.1773 or submit your request online. We’re pleased to offer early evening appointments.

Our Danville medical spa is conveniently located just a few blocks from I-680 and offers ample free parking.