Eye bags and dark circles may occur for a number of reasons which can be attributed to sleep, diet and lifestyle, smoking, genetics or frequently ageing.
We often have patients who are suffering with dark circles or eye bags and describe their appearance as ‘tired looking’.
As we age, the tissues and muscles that support the eyelids (upper and lower) become compromised and this can cause the normal fat that supports the eyes to begin to hang, hence the term ‘bags’. Fluid can also begin to accumulate in the area below the lower lid, enhancing the appearance of the eye bag.
Where dark circles are a contributing factor to a tired or aged look, this can be a natural concern from ageing. We know that as we mature, the youthful qualities within our skin begin to diminish. These include essential collagen, fat and elastin – all of which are essential to maintaining plump tight skin. When these fats and proteins start to decline, the skin beneath our eyes can begin to thin, leaving the many blood vessels beneath the skin more visible and this results in the appearance of dark circles. We also know that maintaining a great level of hydration will certainly help your plight against dark circles.
Genetics can also play a huge role in the appearance of both eye bags and dark circles, and those with darker skin tones can find that dark circles around the eyes can be more naturally apparent – either increasing or decreasing with age.
At Paradise Aesthetic Clinic, our expert specialists are able to conduct a thorough consultation and assess the likely cause of your tired looking eyes, and will recommend a treatment that is suitable for your skin type and lifestyle. This may range from: chemical peels to help reduce pigmentation, laser skin rejuvenation to resurface, lift and tighten the skin and dermal fillers to rehydrate and plump the skin surrounding the eyes, giving you back the more youthful and alert glow that you once enjoyed.