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, due to increased pigmentation or loss of fatty tissue under the eye.

Dark circles under eyes are commonly caused by tear-trough deformity. The tear trough deformity is a depression under the eyes which is often mistakenly perceived as just skin discolouration. In reality, the dark colour of the circles is often greatly exaggerated by a pronounced tear trough under the eye. The tear trough will deflect light, thereby creating a shadow and an apparent increase of dark circles under-eye and discolouration.

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:

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 dark circles caused by tear trough deformity.

If the under eye dark circles are due to hyperpigmentation, we offer chemical peels specific for this sensitive area at MKSkin clinic, Milton Keynes. We also offer treatments like mesotherapy and platelet rich plasma treatment for under eye skin rejuvenation.