Treating Dark Circles under the Eyes
If you occasionally or regularly have dark circles under your eyes, it's a sure bet you have tried various remedies. After all, there's almost nothing that makes a person look more fatigued and unwell than eyes that look "sunken," underscored with deep, dark rings. What's interesting is the processes that cause dark circles often have nothing to do with how rested you are.
We all have little blood vessels under the skin beneath our eyes. They trigger the appearance of dark circles either when they swell beyond their normal size and/or when surface skin doesn't conceal them well. One common cause of swollen vessels is nasal congestion. The blood vessels beneath your eyes drain into nasal blood vessels, so when you have a cold or active allergies they become blocked and swollen. Excess salt in your diet and smoking can also lead to fluid retention and swelling in these vessels.
Thinning surface skin happens to all of us as we age. If you're noticing dark circles under your eyes most of the time, the passing years may be to blame. Thin skin can't hide blood vessels, and the loss of a firm foundation beneath the surface layers can create crevices that cast shadows and create that sunken look. Vitamin deficiencies can also play a role in weakening skin structures. Lack of sleep can contribute, if your skin appears more pale than usual some mornings. Genetics can also be a factor; some families, particularly those with fair skin, are just prone to dark circles.
According to the Mayo Clinic, almost everyone gets circles under their eyes on occasion, and they're not usually a cause for medical concern. But if you often have dark circles, you're probably concerned about their impact on your looks. If so, set up a visit to Rejuvenate! today. We understand how you feel and we can help.
No More Dark Circles
At Rejuvenate!, we'll get to the bottom of what's causing your dark circles and design a treatment plan to refresh and renew the bright, youthful skin under your eyes.
- Our skin care experts and compounding pharmacist will develop a regimen of vitamins and topical antioxidants just for you. These will help ensure you are getting all the nutrients your skin needs to retain youthful thickness and elasticity.
- To reduce the prominence of small vessels under your skin, the next step is intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment. You'll wear eye protection while we gently deliver pulses of bright light to shrink the capillaries causing your dark circles. Just a few non-invasive treatments will yield noticeable results with little down time.
- A tissue filler will eliminate hollows you may have beneath your eyes and bring your eyes back from the depths. Introduced under the skin with very fine needles, gel fillers like Restylane® re-create the plump, firm foundation your delicate under eye skin had years ago. At Rejuvenate! we'll choose a safe and effective filler that will give you the results you're looking for.
- jane iredale makeup is our choice for our Denver clients' skin care needs. With its unique blend of minerals, pigments, and other natural ingredients, these products are actually good for your face. For camouflaging any remaining traces of dark circles, we'll recommend the Active Light™ concealer containing vitamins, nourishing oils and natural extracts.
Set up your visit to Rejuvenate! today. Give us a call at 303.279.6100 (Golden) or 303.951.2100 (Cherry Creek) and plan to come visit our two offices conveniently located to serve the entire Denver metro area. One is located just outside of Denver in lovely Golden, Colorado immediately off of I-70 and the other is located downtown in Cherry Creek, Denver.
We will be pleased to work with you to make the most of your beautiful eyes. We pledge to be open and honest about results you can expect from any of our treatments. Should you decide you'd like to learn about surgical procedures, such as Colorado eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), for more dramatic rejuvenation, we'll be happy to arrange a consultation with one of our board certified plastic surgeons.
We want to be a long-term partner in your mission to look and feel your best.