Unless you are planning to look like Dracula, you can’t appreciate the dark puffy bags under your eyes. Simple tips like sleeping well, rubbing cucumber or potato, placing chilled spoon or tea bag, or avoiding alcohol and drugs can be effective but might not work if some genetics is behind those circles or if your facial bone structure causes them appear so. Aging might also circle your eyes as the skin underneath the eyes loses volume with age. So here are some cosmetic remedies for your dark circles that will give notable and long-lasting effects.
Vitamin Creams and Serums
Dark circles often occur due to the deficiency of antioxidants and vitamins, particularly vitamin K. There are lots of dark circle creams and serums in the market containing vitamin K and retinol that can fill up this deficiency and give back the normal colors to the skin below your eyes. All you have to do is to do a little research on the creams and serums available, choose the one with good reviews, hit up the department store and, most important of all, use it on regular basis. In case you are not sure which cream or serum to use, it’s best to consult a dermatologist.
Mostly, these dark circles are caused by loss of volume. Dermal fillers can fill up the area with collagen or hyaluronic acid that’ll remove these dark circles for months or even a year. Use of these dermal fillers below the eyes is not a child’s play, though. These fillers are injected deep under the eye muscles and not all dermal fillers can work in this delicate area. So only a professional cosmetologist should perform dermal filler therapy for your eye bags.
Chemical peels can help in reducing dark circles under your eyes by solving the pigmentation problem. However, not all chemical peels can work for your dark circles. Use only TCA and Glycolic acid chemical peels. Also, chemical peels can only lighten the pigmentation and are not effective in solving the root cause of the problem – loss of collagen or thinness of skin or accumulation of multiple blood vessels below the eyes. So, it’s good to use them in combination with other remedies.
Those who can afford the costly treatment can go for laser therapy. Three types of laser therapies are usually used for solving under-eye pigmentation issues:
Fractional Ablative Laser therapy
Intense Pulsed Light therapy
There is a surgical solution to eye bags problem, too. By surgically smoothing the skin around your eyes, a cosmetic surgeon can remove dark circles for a much longer period. However, this is an invasive treatment and professionals only suggest it if there are other problems along with dark circles, like crow’s feet, loose skin around the eyes etc.