Under Eye Problems
At Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin we believe the eyes are the windows of the soul and it’s unfortunate when they’re adorned with uneven eyelids, or when age or the wear and tear of life has caused puffiness and bags around them. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with that sleepy, tired look. Explore the alternative of eyelid surgery – a safe, easy and effective way to make your eyes appear more youthful, rested and alert.
Dark circles under your eyes can make you look tired and haggard. But are under eye dark circles inevitable given today’s 24/7, fast-paced, snooze-and-you-lose world — or can they be treated? This Dublin based clinic offers a solution:
The first step toward getting rid of your dark under eye circles is to figure out what is causing them. Dark circles under the eyes may be caused by:
Iron or vitamin deficiency
Lack of sleep or too much sleep
Hyperpigmentation (uneven, dark skin patches)
Side Effect of Medications
Visible blood vessels due to thin, aging skin
Fat loss that causes a sunken look
Concealers and Other Cosmetics
At Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin, we see concealers come in liquid, stick and pancake-type creams. These products can be applied and reapplied throughout the day, and can help cover your dark circles regardless of their cause. Their manufacturers also claim that they do anything from de-puffing your under-eye area to moisturizing the skin in this area and lightening under eye circles.
Many of today’s products contain ingredients thought to reduce wrinkles or puffiness such as caffeine, retinoic acid, copper peptides, alpha hydroxyl acids and vitamin C. Our advice? Don’t break the bank trying a shelf full of products. That said, a little trial-and-error never hurt anyone, so experiment with some of the skincare creams that fall within your budget and see if you like the results. If not, speak to us at Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin 15 about the next step in getting rid of your dark circles.
Under Eye Dark Circle | Hyperpigmentation
If your under eye dark circles are caused by hyperpigmentation, topical bleaching agents such as hydroquinone can help. Laser Skin Rejuvenation, Broad Band Laser or Chemical Peels may also be options. Dr Hazem Kahlout, medical director at the Dublin based clinic will go over the benefits, risks and costs of each of these hyperpigmentation removal procedures to help you make your decision on how to best eradicate under-eye circles.
Under Eye Dark Circle | Visible Blood Vessels
If superficial vascularization (visible blood vessels) under your eye is the culprit, vascular laser treatments or IPL can help. These treatments must be done carefully to avoid harming other vessels in the eye area.
Under Eye Dark Circle | Fat Loss
If your dark under eye circles are caused by fat loss that creates hollows and shadows, fat grafting lipofilling or certain soft tissue fillers such as Restylane-SubQ or Juvéderm Voluma may do the trick in the ever so popular Softlift procedure.
Under Eye Circle | Skin Laxity
If the undereye circle is caused by lax skin, AntiLax Skin Tightening is an ideal non-invasive remedy. 3 to 5 sessions of this powerful infrared laser and radiofrequency electromagnatic energy will usually tighten the skin for a long time to come. A quicker but more down timing approach is also considered with the fractional CO2-Laser
The price for treating dark under eye circles varies a great deal based on the technique used.
Laser Photofacial €200
CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing €1250
Skin Tightening €350
Fat Grafting €2950
3D Volume Restoration €1200
Before & After Photos