Dark Eye Circles

Dark circles under the eyes are a common skin complaint in adult men and women. It can make you look older, tired, or stressed. While lack of sleep can cause dark eye circles, a lot of other factors can also be at play, such as genetics, poor blood flow, and allergies.

Getting rid of dark eye circles can considerably enhance your eyes and overall aura. Fortunately, several non-surgical skin treatments are now available to effectively remove dark eye circles and give you that fresh, revitalized look.

What are dark eye circles?

Dark eye circles, also known commonly as “panda eyes”, are dark patches found under the lower eyelids. These dark circles usually do not suggest any serious health concern but they can make you look older or listless.

Dark eye circles are the result of hyperpigmentation, accumulation of capillaries, and thinning of the skin around the eyes. These phenomena give rise 4 types of dark circles:


Poor circulation of blood and lymph around the eyes can cause a bluish or purplish discoloration. The dark circles may be also due to the blood vessels that become more apparent because of the thinning of the skin.


Hyperpigmentation due to increased production and deposition of melanin pigments around the eyes can cause dark eye circles.


Congestion of the blood vessels or accumulation of lymphatic fluid can cause swelling around the eye area, which could then lead to the appearance of dark eye circles.


Dark eye circles can also be due to shadows formed because of grooves or “eye bags” under the eyes. Loss of fat can also make your facial bone structure more apparent, causing a shadowing effect that appears as dark eye circles.

What are dark eye circles?

Most people think that dark eye circles are solely due to fatigue or lack of sleep. The truth is, different factors other than fatigue can cause or worsen it. These include natural aging, genetics, poor blood circulation, and lifestyle routines.


Natural aging is associated with structural and molecular changes in the face and skin, such as loss of collagen, volume loss, and thinning out of the skin. These changes create a hollow, sunken eye appearance.


Dark eye circles may already be in your genes. Your genetic makeup determines the thickness and pigmentation of your skin. If your relatives have dark eye circles, it is highly likely that you will have it too.

Poor blood circulation

Blockage of the blood vessels, insufficient blood flow, and inadequate drainage of toxins may cause a bluish or purplish discoloration around the eyes.


Environmental factors and lifestyle habits may cause the skin cells to produce more melanin, resulting in hyperpigmentation under the eye.


Fatigue and lack of sleep can cause the skin to become thin and pale, causing the veins under the skin to become more visible.


People with allergies tend to rub their eyes constantly, causing friction which darkens the skin and causes the formation of prominent lines under the eyes. Allergies are also associated with congestion of blood vessels, which may worsen the discoloration of the skin.

Poor lifestyle habits

Excessive exposure to the sun, lack of sleep, and cigarette smoking can worsen collagen loss and can accelerate melanin production, resulting in the formation and worsening of dark eye circles.

Treatments for Dark Eye Circles

Non-surgical skin treatments are now available to effectively remove dark eye circles and revitalize your overall look. These treatments are safe, minimally invasive, and have no downtime.

Rejuran I

Rejuran I is an anti-aging injectable skin booster that contains highly purified concentrations of polynucleotides derived from wild salmon. Rejuran I is specifically formulated as an eye rejuvenation treatment that is safe and suitable for the thin skin around the eyes.

The polynucleotide formulation of the Rejuran I effectively targets dark eye circles, fine lines, and crow’s feet by stimulating collagen and elastin production, cell and tissue repair, and hydration. The result is the removal of dark eye circles for a fresh, younger-looking appearance.

Pico Laser

Pico Laser is the most advanced type of laser technology designed to treat skin pigmentation, including dark eye circles. The Pico Laser emits specialized wavelength of energy to break down the chunks of melanin that cause the dark eye circles. The broken fragments are then metabolized and flushed out naturally by the body’s excretory system.

Aside from targeting dark eye circles, the Pico Laser can also efficiently target and treat fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin texture. The result is a healthy, young-looking, glowing skin.


HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, which is a safe, non-invasive face lifting technique that uses ultrasound energy to induce collagen and elastin production, resulting in a natural tightening and revitalizing effect on the skin around the eyes.

Under Eye Filler

Loss of volume and fat around the eye area and on the cheeks may cause a shadowing effect that appears as dark eye circles. Injecting fillers into the sunken areas replaces the lost volume, hence restoring your natural facial structure.

Fillers contain high amounts of hyaluronic acid, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which then rejuvenates the integrity of the skin.

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