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August 7, 2019

One Of The Best Treatment for Dark Eye Circles

Dark eye circles or panda eyes, is a very common phenomena faced by people of all ages especially in high-tempo, stressful countries like Singapore where people stay up late to do work or study. While dark eye circles do not pose any actual health risks, they can however cause people to look lethargic and even older, giving them a very dull appearance. Worse of all, dark eye circles are very hard to get rid of for good. While there are many home remedies created and spread over the years among tired, desperate people who would do anything to get rid of these dark eye circles, in many cases, it takes medical procedures to actually do the job. The use of fillers has become increasingly popular and some even dub this as the best treatment for dark eye circles.

Image 1.1: Dark Eye Circles
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What Causes Dark Eye Circles?

There are many reasons why dark eye circles form. Some common reasons are listed below.


Extreme fatigue, burning the midnight oil, sleeping later than usual can cause dark eye circles to form. Lack of sleep can cause your skin to become dull and pale, causing dark tissues and blood vessels under your skin to become obvious. Sleep deprivation also causes high inflammation levels in the blood vessels, resulting in blood from under your eyes to be transported away slower.



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As you age, your skin becomes thinner and you also lose the fat and collagen needed to maintain your skin’s elasticity. Hence, the dark blood vessels under your skin become more obvious, which in turn cause the area below your eyes to darken.

Eye strain

Constant staring at your computer or phone screen can cause serious strain on your eyes. This leads to dark blood vessels around your eyes enlarging, and becoming more obvious.


Image 2.1: Eye strain caused by long hours of staring at the computer
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When you suffer from an allergic reaction, your body release histamines as a response to harmful bacteria. Histamines causes your blood vessels to expand and become more obvious under your skin.

Overexposure to the sun

Long periods of exposure to the sun can cause your body to produce an excess of melanin, the pigment responsible for the colour on your skin. With an excess of melanin, pigmentation form in areas such as under the sky, darkening that area of the skin.


Dark eye circles may also be inherited, and may worsen or be out grown as you grow up. If the area under your eyes is always especially brown, it could be hyperpigmentation caused by heredity, sun overexposure, or trauma to the eye area.

Current Treatments For Immediate Results

To achieve a more effective and permanent result, medical treatments can be considered. These includes the following:

  • Laser skin rejuvenation treatment to resurface the skin as well as tighten the skin.
  • chemical peels to reduce pigmentation in the skin under the eye
  • Dermal fillers to conceal blood vessels and destroy melanin that causes skin discoloration beneath your eyes.

Dermal Fillers

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are used to reduce the traces of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging on the face such as dark eye circles.


Image : Dermal Fillers injected into the under eyes
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Types of Dermal fillers and how do they work

Dermal fillers usually contain hyaluronic acid, a substance that is produced naturally in the skin to keep the skin hydrated. Hyaluronic acid help to hydrate the skin, and replace lost volume in the skin, making the dark eye circles less obvious. The boost of fillers lifts the delicate skin under the eyes up and away from the blood vessels.

The newest form of dermal fillers- Ellansé, also does the same job, but simultaneously stimulate the production of collagen in the body. This effectively targets the underlying causes of facial aging- the lack of collagen. Hence, not only will the dark eye circles be covered, the area around your eyes will also look much fresher and rejuvenated. The stimulated production of collagen also sees the effects of Ellansé fillers lasting longer than other fillers.


Image: Ellansé fillers
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Why are Dermal Fillers the best method to deal with Dark Eye Circles?


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Fillers are much more effective than other methods as they are only short-term solutions that work externally. Dark eye circles on certain people, especially those who have them due to hereditary, can also be way harder to remove, and these methods may prove ineffective.

The effects of fillers on the other hand work for almost anyone, and that is not the best part yet! Certain fillers such as Ellansé can last up to 4 years, dealing with the problem of dark eye circle in the best possible way.

What to expect during Dermal Filler treatments?

The procedure is generally painless and can be completed within 20-30 minutes. After a detailed examination and marking out of the area to be treated, the area is thoroughly cleansed to reduce the risk of infections. If deemed necessary, topical numbing agent can be applied at the treatment area to minimise pain. Dermal fillers are then injected through a very small needle into under the skin. The treated area is then softly massaged to smooth out the fillers to reduce textural irregularities on the surface.

What to expect after Dermal Filler treatments?

After the treatment, some people may experience mild redness or swelling, but they should be dissipated within a few hours. There should be no problems with returning to normal day to day activities immediately after the treatment, although high intensity workouts should be avoided for the next 24 hours.

Follow-up reviews and treatments should also be adhered to as suggested by your doctors in order to ensure that you can reap the maximum benefits of the treatment.


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