Under Eye Dark Circles

The delicate skin below our eyes is thin and is not as well endowed with oil glands as the rest of the body and is a constant reminder of the speed at which we age.

The delicate skin below our eyes is thin and is not as well endowed with oil glands as the rest of the body and is a constant reminder of the speed at which we age.

This sensitive area requires very specific treatments that can powerfully re-model the elasticity and collagen strength of the skin by replacing the fat padding under the thin skin. Consequently as we age, the skin gets dry and wrinkled and the veins in the lower eye area appear more prominent. The padding over the orbital bone is reduced and the lower eyelid skin lies pressed on the orbital bone giving the appearance of dark circles. Other causes are lack of sleep, nasal congestion, chronic sinusitis, allergies, hormonal changes or certain drugs.

Previously there were no treatments for this shadowing under the eye apart from home products and eye creams that improved the condition minimally. Now with the advent of Carboxytherapy and certain dermal fillers such as Restylane and Perlane, dark circle rejuvenation is possible. After 4 or 6 treatments of Carboxytherapy to the lower eyelids, there is marked improvement in eyelid texture, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, vascular pooling, fatty prolapse and tissue luminosity. The theory behind this treatment is that by mildly insufflating the lower eyelids with carbon dioxide, blood flow to the area is increased and oxygenation improved leading to improvements in the skin texture and colour. The results appear to be accumulative with each treatment and permanent and touch ups can be done 3 to 6 months later to maintain results.

Take a good look at your under eye circles - is there a hollow trough between the base of the puff and the top of your cheek? Surgery to address tear trough hollows is not always appropriate but tear-trough rejuvenation with dermal fillers brings back youthful volume and contours the lower eyelids in a safe and minimally invasive way. You'll have a series of micro-injections along the line of the hollow using ONLY the following dermal fillers Restylane or Perlane - hyaluronic gel fillers - followed by a little gentle massage to distribute the gel evenly. There is only minimal discomfort and the procedure only takes about 10 mins. There could be a little swelling and a 10% chance of bruising around the eyes but they soon settle if the treatment has been done correctly . You'll see the results instantly and a follow up dermal filler treatment 4 weeks later to fine tune the area can be expected. The eyelid area is very unforgiving, and if the correct dermal filler is NOT placed correctly, continued puffiness and discoloration can be expected months later. After the final treatment, the effects can last around 2 to 5 years. As the result is very injector dependent it's best to seek out an EXPERIENCED to doctor to carry out the treatment.

The new improved micro / skin needling treatment called Dermapen is a great way to rejuvenate the eyelid area. A series of 4 treatments done 6 weeks apart is done to improve crows feet, collagen and elasticity in the area. Minimal redness for 24 hours can be expected.

At Skin Renewal we offer traditional topical therapy (home prescriptives) that include AHA's, PHA's, Retinol, Apple stem cells, Peptides and Growth Factors that improve the quality of the skin in this area) as well as recent advances in office treatments such as Carboxytherapy, Mesotherapy, dermal fillers and 3D Skin Rejuvenation™ and Fractional/ Fusion to treat under eye bags and skin laxity. As each patient's case is different; we will tailor a treatment program specifically for you and your circumstances. A highly professional team led by a medical doctor assesses every patient and an appropriate combination treatment together with long term maintenance program is recommended. The sooner these procedures are started to improve collagen levels and reduce the fat bags in the problem areas, the better the long term outcome of orbital rejuvenation will be.

Skin Renewal Tip

Asian skin is prone to excessive freckling, hyper-pigmentation and uneven skin tone. Dark patches around the eyes, caused by hormonal fluctuations, are also a serious problem for Asian women. As this condition is worsened by UV exposure, proper sun protection is essential. The Neostrata and Skin Ceuticals eye range can be safely used around the eye area and together with Carboxytherapy treatments, promises new possibilities for treating the dark patches in a previously impossible area to treat.


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*Please note results may vary by individuals.
Review -Excellent communication!
Reviewed on 11 February 2016 by Jenna Heale

Beverley was excellent at communicating the various treatments to me, what to be expected during the treatments as well as afterwards at home. This was my first treatment and I look forward to seeing the results!

Review -Results are what I wanted!
Reviewed on 10 February 2016 by T.A from Skin Renewal Fourways

I have been very happy with the treatments I have chosen, my results are what I wanted. My therapist, Liezel, is awesome to work with and is very professional. I am very happy to continue with my therapy with this salon in the future.

Review -Absolute great results - everyone can notice it!
Reviewed on 10 February 2016 by Rene Nolte

The results I am currently getting with the chemical peel, I'm very happy with! Absolute great results - everyone can notice it. My skin is smooth and bright - seems so refreshed! And I enjoy coming for my treatments on a regular basis with Liezel. She is very humble and always friendly. She always makes sure that I'm comfortable and happy. She explains to me every time what she is doing! It is like a facial with the treatment - very relaxing!

Review -Professionally treated!
Reviewed on 9 February 2016 by A.M from Fourways

From reception to treatment, professionally treated. Everyone friendly. Clean and relaxing atmosphere. Consultants very informative on treatment given.

Review -Satisfied!
Reviewed on 13 November 2015 by Ria Alberts

Charleen is very professional! I'm satisfied with her work, she is friendly and I will tell my friends to come. Thanks a lot!

Review -Always feel special!
Reviewed on 15 September 2014 by Sharon Law
Love coming to Bedfordview. I always get the best treatment, beautiful smiley ladies and always making me feel special.