Dark eye circle
Dark eye circles are a common complaint. They can be caused by skin pigmentary issues, and also by allergies . Conditions like nasal allergies make the vessels under the eye more congested and prominent, leading to dark eye circles.
However, the main cause is actually the loss of volume around the eye due to ageing. This creates a hollow trough that creates the illusion of darkening under the eyes.
Treatment options include lasers to lighten the skin tone, hyaluronic acid fillers to restore the loss of volume around the eyes and medication to control the allergies.
An effective procedure for pigmentation and facial rejuvenation. It also helps to minimize pores and decrease the appearance of fine lines. Its beam is also applicable for the removal of unwanted tattoos.
- Pore related problems
- Mole removal
- Tattoo removal
The Treatment Melanin is present in everyone and is what gives our skin its colour. Whether we are fair or dark complexioned depends on the amount of melanin in our body. The concern however is when melanin is abnormally concentrated in one area, giving rise to what is commonly known as pigmentation. Just about everyone, at a certain point in their lives, has brown spots on their skin e.g. birthmarks, freckles, age spots, etc.
There are various reasons why pigmentation occur. Some are present at birth or with age but most times, it is a result of overexposure to the sun’s damaging UV rays. Depending on your skin type, there are different types of treatments you can consider, one being laser.
Laser removes pigmented lesions with the energy of very short-pulsed light. Pigmentation is reduced or removed when the laser light is absorbed by the excessive amount of melanin under the skin. Hence, you will achieve a fair and even skin tone. The laser beam also stimulates new collagen growth in the deeper layer of the skin. Thus, it rejuvenates and tightens the skin.
How many sessions will it take?
Majority of the pigmented lesions can be removed with less than 3 sessions. A consultation with our doctors will be able to help assess your condition.
What can it be used for?
It can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as: age spots, freckles, “liver” spots, and various types of birthmarks, and loose skin.
Will pigmentation return?
Usually not, unless there is constant sun exposure. Though some birthmarks may return after a period of several months to a year, the procedure can be repeated with similar results.
Is the process painful?
The sensation is akin to the snap of a thin rubber band. After the procedure, the treated area feels similar to slight sunburn. Any discomfort usually goes away within a few days.
How about post treatment care?
Redness may be experienced for a short period following the procedure. After the redness subsides, the skin will return to its natural colour and texture. Occasionally, there may be pinpoint bleeding associated with the treatment. Affected area should be kept clean and scrubbing avoided. You will be given an antibacterial ointment to apply.
Dermal Fillers also known as Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers offer patients a chance to restore their youthful appearance. These fillers are injected into tissues under the skin and will last from 4 to 24 months. HA Fillers can also be reversed with a solvent in case you do change your mind.
Common uses by patients who use Dermal Fillers are to augment the shape of some facial features such as the nose, chin, lips, or cheekbones. They also help to restore volume in the cheeks, temple, under the eyes, hands, and the Marionette. Dermal fillers can also be used to soften static wrinkles.
As we age, dark eye circles become more common, along with droopy eyes and eye bags. Dark eye circles alter our appearance and make us seem as if we are more tired than we actually are. These mild inconveniences often pile on to any body image issues we may already have and might impact our confidence dramatically.
Some resort to eye creams while others choose to go with collagen threadlifts. Collagen threadlifts for the eyes is a procedure that requires threads to be inserted under the eyes which tightens the skin almost immediately. These threads help improve collagen and elastin regeneration. This restores our under eyes to their original state.
This recontouring of the eyes and smoothening of the wrinkles and depression makes us look and feel young again on the inside and out.
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