Dark circles are blue/green/brown areas under the eyes. While dark circles do not pose any serious health threats, they may affect one's self-image and cause unwanted judgement from others.
Dark circles can make one look:
DARK CIRCLE CAUSES
Lack of Sleep
When we do not get enough sleep, our bodies are not able to remove excess fluids. Overtime, these fluids begin to build up in the tissues under the eyes, resulting in eye bags and dark circles.
As we age, our skin loses fat and collagen. This makes the skin under the eyes even thinner, making blood vessels appear more obvious. In addition, the skin around the eyes can begin to sag with age, resulting in the formation of eye bags and dark circles.
Pigmentation & Sun Exposure
Hyperpigmentation from sun exposure, aging, or genetics may cause dark circles.
Genetics & Medical Conditions
Certain people may be predisposed to having dark circles. Medical conditions may also contribute to the formation of dark circles.
When the skin under the eye is thin, the underlying blood vessels become more visible and cause a blueish/greenish appearence. Individuals with thinner skin under their eyes are likely to have more prominent dark circles.
Smoking has many side effects on health - it accelerates the aging process and damages the skin. causes thinner skin and more obvious dark circles. Premature aging may also result in the formation of deeper eye bags, which may cast shadows to form dark circles.
Allergies cause the body to release chemicals called histamines, which cause fluid build-up. This makes the blood vessels around the eyes and nose swell, creating areas that are darker in colour.
Determining the cause of dark circles allows for targeted treatment. Consult with our doctors.
Fotona StarWalker Laser
Safe & Effective
Fotona’s latest StarWalker laser combines Qswitch and Pico second technology to effectively break down pigment molecules around the eyes. This technology is more effective and safer compared to traditional pigment lasers in the market. Learn more about Fotona StarWalker >>
Targets the Root Cause
The Fotona StarWalker laser's VERSA3 mode, which has a long pulse laser technology, addresses the vascular component that contributes to the underlying cause of dark eye circles in some individuals.
Minimal Discomfort, Fast Recovery
There is minimal discomfort and downtime for the procedure. Most patients are able to resume daily activity after the procedure.
The recommended interval between each session is around 2 to 3 weeks. The total number of sessions depends on individual condition. We encourage you to come down for a thorough assessment by our friendly healthcare aesthetic doctor.