What causes dark circles under the eyes?

The skin under the eyes is the thinnest and most sensitive on the entire face. There are various reasons for the appearance of dark circles, it can be due to genetic factors, loss of fatty tissue under the eye or due to thinning of the skin and increased pigmentation.

Dark circles under eyes are commonly caused by tear-trough deformity. The tear trough deformity is a depression under the eyes caused by volume loss including the loss of fatty tissue. The tear trough will deflect light, thereby creating a shadow and an apparent increase of dark circles under the eye.

The nature of the tear trough deformity is very complex and often has multiple factors at play, such as genetics, ageing skin, and the unique anatomy of the area under the eye.

Treatment for dark circles under the eyes caused by tear trough deformity or loss of volume:

Recent advancements in minimally invasive aesthetic procedures have made it possible to reduce dark under-eye circles caused by the tear trough deformity. Here at MKSkin clinic, Milton Keynes, we offer under eye fillers or tear trough fillers, to help improve the appearance of under eye hollowness or tear troughs caused by the loss of fatty tissue. Here at MKSkin clinic in Milton keynes, we use high quality dermal fillers suitable for treatment of this delicate area.

Treatment of under eye dark circles caused by thinning skin and hyperpigmentation:

Polynucleotide skin booster is a type of injectable treatment derived from salmon DNA. It contains a chain of nucleotides, the building blocks of DNA, which plays a crucial role in cell growth and repair. When polynucleotides are injected into the skin, they interact with the skin cells, resulting in the activation of fibroblasts, the cells responsible for producing collagen and elastin, which are essential proteins for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness.

Polynucleotides work by repairing the aged and damaged skin. Polynucleotide skin boosters also help reduce the pigmentation and discoloration that contribute to the appearance of under eye dark circles. When injected under the eyes, polynucleotides promote greater skin elasticity.

Polynucleotides have hydrating properties, attracting moisture to the treated area. This results in improved skin hydration, which is essential for restoring a more youthful and supple appearance to the under-eye area. Polynucleotide also have potent anti-oxidant properties, guarding your skin against environmental damage and oxidative stress.

Polynucleotide injections have minimal downtime compared to more invasive procedures. Most individuals can resume their daily activities immediately after the treatment, with only mild redness or swelling that subsides quickly.

Here at MKSkin clinic in Milton keynes, we offer polynucleotide skin boosters. Depending on your needs you will require 2-3 treatment sessions, 3 to 4 weeks apart. Followed by maintenance treatment, one session every 6-9 months, to maintain the results.

We also offer other treatments like platelet rich plasma treatment for under eye skin rejuvenation.