Under Eye Dark Circle

Under Eye Dark Circle

What Is Under Eye Dark Circle?

Under-eye dark circles are a common cosmetic concern for many people. These dark circles can make you look tired, old, and unhealthy, and can be difficult to conceal with makeup. In this article, we will discuss the causes of under-eye dark circles and the various treatment options available.

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Common causes of Under Eye Dark Circle

  1. Genetics: Some people are more prone to under-eye dark circles due to genetics.
  2. Age: As we age, the skin under our eyes becomes thinner and more transparent, which can make the blood vessels beneath more visible.
  3. Sleep deprivation: Lack of sleep can cause the skin to appear pale, making the blood vessels beneath more visible.
  4. Allergies: Allergies can cause inflammation and swelling, which can lead to under-eye dark circles.
  5. Lifestyle factors: Factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and poor nutrition can contribute to the appearance of under-eye dark circles.

Treatments available

  1. Dermal fillers or tear trough fillers are commonly used to reduce the appearance of under-eye dark circles by filling in the hollows and smoothing the skin.
  2. Chemical peels can help reduce under-eye dark circles by removing the outer layer of skin and promoting the growth of new, healthy skin cells.
  3. Laser therapy can target the pigmentation and blood vessels in the under-eye area, reducing the appearance of dark circles.
  4. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture, reducing the appearance of under-eye dark circles.
  5. Microneedling can also stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture, resulting in a reduction in under-eye dark circles. 

Treatment Steps

Consultation: The first step is to schedule a consultation with an aesthetic specialist who will assess your under eye area and suggest the most suitable treatment for you.

Preparation: Before the treatment, the specialist will clean the area and may apply a numbing cream to minimize any discomfort.

Injection: The specialist will inject a filler, such as hyaluronic acid, into the under eye area to add volume and reduce the appearance of dark circles.

Post-treatment care: After the injection, the specialist will provide post-treatment instructions, such as avoiding strenuous activity and applying ice to the area to reduce swelling.

Follow-up: The specialist may schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure that the treatment has achieved the desired results and to make any necessary adjustments.

Session : 3 to 4 sessions depends on the severity of the condition and the type of treatment used.  

Duration:  30-60 minutes per session.  


  1. Reduced appearance of dark circles and bags under the eyes
  2. Improved skin texture and tone around the eye area
  3. Rejuvenated and refreshed appearance
  4. Increased self-confidence and improved overall appearance
  5. Non-invasive and safe procedure with minimal downtime and side effects. 


If you are struggling with under-eye dark circles, it is important to consult with a qualified medical professional to determine the best treatment option for you. With the right treatment, you can achieve a brighter, more youthful appearance and feel more confident in your skin.

What are the types of Acne Scarring?

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Ice pick acne scars are typically thin, yet they dig deep, generally going beyond the skin’s surface. Along with Boxed scarring, this is one of the most frequent kinds of scarring.

The skin has an undulating look due to rolling scars. This is caused by injury beneath the surface of the skin. Rolling scars are generally shallow, although they can be rather broad.

These scars are similar to ice pick scarring in that they are widespread, but they are broader and have well-defined edges.

Raised, and firm to touch, hypertrophic scarring is most commonly seen on the back and chest. However, it can also be found on the face and neck. Keloid scars are a form of hypertrophic scarring, and they can both get smaller over time.

What treatments are available for Acne?

For a variety of acne problems, Este Medical offers a selection of expert-quality, proven acne treatments. These are some of them:

You know how difficult it is to get rid of active acne if you have it. You think you’ve finally gotten rid of one outbreak when another emerges out of nowhere. It’s frustrating, and it appears to be a never-ending loop. Dermalux Light Therapy is now available.


Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT) is the basis for this acne therapy, which targets the bacteria that causes acne outbreaks. Your skin is given a chance to clean and repair when the bacteria that causes acne is killed, and the cycle of acne outbreaks is broken.

Skin peels are useful in the treatment of both acne and acne scars, and Este Medical offers a variety of skin peels to suit different skin types, tones, and conditions. Skin peels are used to resurface the skin and stimulate cell regeneration in a safe manner. Skin peels are beneficial for both mild and moderate acne, as well as long-term acne scars.

Consider pixel laser resurfacing if you want an acne treatment that focuses just on the acne scars. This therapy is great for acne scars because it encourages the development of collagen beneath the skin, which helps to fill in any depressions created by acne scarring. It just affects the acne scars and leaves the surrounding skin unaffected.

Your Este Medical skincare professional can help you determine which acne treatment is right for you. We realize that acne is frequently more than simply a physical condition, as the psychological aspects that come into play when a person is suffering with acne can sometimes become just as significant – if not more so – than the acne itself. Este Medical’s Director, Sam, has been through it and understands how depressed it may make you feel. If you’re ready to make a difference and receive assistance with your acne or acne scars, contact us now to start your skin and confidence journey.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Acne can be caused by a number of factors. Acne can be hereditary, it can be hormonal, and it can be caused by a testosterone increase during puberty. It is also possible for acne to be caused by certain medications, some makeup products, and even wearing items of clothing or accessories that place pressure on a specific area of the skin – wearing a headband for instance.

Smoking is also said to cause acne in older people. Whatever the underlying reasons as to why you have acne, it all results in one thing – hair follicles becoming blocked by sebum from surrounding sebaceous glands, and dead skin cells. These plugged hair follicles can either turn into whiteheads or blackheads, and if the (usually) harmless bacteria that lives on our skin then infects the follicles, you can even experience cysts, papules, nodules or pustules. None of which are any fun for the person having to deal with them.

Our skincare experts take time to get to know and understand your acne concerns and issues, and only then will they make an informed decision as to which acne treatment is the best for you. That could be:

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You do not need to stop wearing makeup if you have acne. However, you should wear makeup that is non-comedogenic. This means that it doesn’t block the pores.

Not necessarily. As mentioned above, acne can be caused by a number of triggers, and however much you clean your face it’s not going to affect how crazy your hormones are being. Sometimes, cleaning your face too much can even contribute to acne as it can aggravate spots.

Furthermore, using alcohol-based cleansers can dry your skin out and this isn’t a good thing as far as acne is concerned. Despite what you may think, and even if you feel like you have excessively oily skin, it’s still important to use a moisturiser – just make sure you opt for a non-comedogenic one.

Everyone is different, but acne – more often than not – does eventually go away. For many, it’s puberty that can kick things off and acne often settles down when puberty does. However, acne can sometimes persist into your adult years. That said, our skincare specialists have worked with many clients who wanted their acne to disappear and felt like they had tried everything. As you will see from our success stories and testimonials, we have had hugely positive and effective results.

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