Treatment Of Dark Under-eye Circles in Dallas and Southlake
Treatment Of Under-eye Hollows In Dallas and Southlake
For treatment of skin around the eye area for dark under-eye circles, wrinkles and loose skin or under eye hollows in our Dallas and Southlake offices, we recommend a combination treatment plan for best results.
Depending on individual presentation, and predominance of under-eye symptoms; pigmentation, thinning skin, or loss of volume below the skin, we use Platelet Rich Plasma-PRP injections in the skin around the eye area with Microneedling, CO2 fractional laser, Microneedle fractional radiofrequency or a small amount of carefully placed HA dermal filler to address your individual concerns. We usually combine any of the above treatments with a topical prescription skin lightening product for further reduction of under eye dark pigmentation and continued improvement of skin texture and fine lines in this area.
The use of Platelet-Rich Plasma in medicine has become increasingly popular during the last 10 years. Most studies on the effectiveness of PRP in wound healing are carried out in areas such as orthopedics, sports medicine, and odontology. Only recently studies relating to the use of PRP in dermatology have started to be published. Cosmetic PRP has been used to improve many different skin disorders, texture, scars, wrinkles, laxity, stretch marks have all been treated with successful outcome with use of PRP injections and in combination with other skin resurfacing treatments such as microneedling & lasers and skin tightening treatments such as radiofrequency. Some of the commonly known applications of PRP in cosmetic dermatology include: PRP treatment of hair loss in men and women, PRP for accelerated wound healing, PRP with ablative fractional laser resurfacing, PRP injections for skin rejuvenation, and for acne scars and stretch marks
Periorbital hyperpigmentation, commonly known as dark eye circles, refers to conditions that present with relative darkness of the upper and lower eyelids. Cosmetically, it may age the person suffering from it and makes an individual appear tired or ill. It is more common in individuals with darker skin and we have many patients who seek treatment for under-eye dark circles in Dallas and Southlake offices. It affects men and women equally, it gets worse with aging due to loss of skin thickness and elasticity.
What Causes Under-eye Dark Circles?
Dark under-eye circles occur due to multifactorial causes:
- Genetics- If your mom, or dad have dark under eye circles, you will likely have them too.
- Lifestyle- Excessive sun exposure, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, chronic sleep deprivation can make under eye circles worse.
- PIP or post-inflammatory pigmentation following skin irritation conditions such as eczema, injury, atopic and contact dermatitis
- Medications such as oral contraceptives, chemotherapy, many antipsychotic drugs and and some types of eye drops can lead to pigmentation in this area
Is There a Difference in Type Of Under-eye Dark Circles?
The two types of pigments involved in the apperance of dark under eye circles are:
- Melanin- Derived from melanocytes
- Hemosiderin- Derived from blood vessels
Melanic hyperpigmentation is more common in dark hair, dark skin adults and gets worse with sun exposure due to excessive melanocyte activity and loss of skin thickness and elasticity.
Hemosiderotic pigmentation is more common in people with history of allergies regardless of skin color. This type of pigmentation presents in childhood, there is usually little to no change in melanin deposits in the skin; instead the under-eye area appears darker due to dilatation of the blood vessels which are more visible in this area due to presence of thinner skin in the under eye area. This type pf dark under eye circles gets worse with conditions that lead to increase in dilation of blood vessels in this area; such as exacerbation of seasonal allergies, lack of sleep, fatigue, oral breathing etc.
What Is the Best Treatment For Dark Under-eye Circles?
The best treatment for your dark under eye circles depends on the type of under eye circles you have and the extent of your condition.
- For melanin deposit with relatively little loss of skin laxity and under skin volume:
- For melanin deposit with skin laxity, thinning of skin and wrinkles
- For melanin deposit and loss of volume Below the skin