Dark Circles

Whether present at a young age or settling in over time, dark circles can weigh down your eyes and make your face look constantly tired . It is essential to understand that several types of dark circles exist and that each type corresponds to a specific treatment.

Our dermatologists receive you in Paris and accompany you from diagnosis to treatment. The injection of hyaluronic acid into the hollow ring is an ideal solution to find a rejuvenated and sparkling look.

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What are dark circles?

It is possible to define dark circles as a change in the color of the skin under the lower eyelid, at the level of the jugo-palpebral furrow . The eye area being very fragile and thin, it is particularly prone to skin aging and external aggressions. The bony contours of the orbit become visible over time.

Different types of dark circles can be found.

The different types of dark circles

  • Dark circles are one of the consequences of skin aging: the melting of subcutaneous fat will cause the digging of the furrow and a progressive skeletonization of the look. Dark circles form a valley that will gradually descend towards the cheekbones: this is the valley of tears that often accentuates the tired look.
  • Dark circles follow localized hyperpigmentation (caused by excessive production of melanin , the coloring pigment of the skin) and the dark circle takes on a brown or maroon color.
  • Dark circles are mostly of hereditary origin and are caused by increased transparency of the skin. The palpebral membranes being very thin, the numerous blood vessels which are located just below are particularly visible and the outline of the eye is dark.

Be careful not to confuse dark circles and bags under the eyes , they are indeed two distinct entities. Puffiness, sometimes referred to as “ full circles ”, is caused by a combination of heredity, the melting of fat around the eye , the slackening of the skin at this level and the phenomenon of gravity.

Why dark circles appear under our eyes?

The appearance of dark circles under the eyes is the consequence of a multifactorial process. Dark circles are most often found in people with a genetic predisposition, especially in individuals with dark skin .

The aging of the skin will be at the origin of muscle wasting associated with a displacement of subcutaneous fat: the hollow ring is accentuated and an orbitalization of the eyes is set up.

In addition, lifestyle plays a very important role in the daily appearance of dark circles. Indeed, a lack of sleep , an unbalanced diet, insufficient hydration , smoking or unprotected sun exposure are factors that accentuate the appearance of dark circles.

How to erase dark circles at Skin Marceau?

The loss of volume can be compensated by a filler. It is in this context that our team of dermatologists at Skin Marceau performs injections of hyaluronic acid in the dark circle. This natural and resorbable molecule is very well tolerated and gives satisfactory results. Injections of hyaluronic acid take place on an outpatient basis and last a few minutes, the consequences are mild and no social eviction is necessary.

At Skin Marceau, we use hyaluronic acid for dark circles that is not very hydrophilic, and very little cross-linked , so it does not volumize. This allows us to avoid a reaction swelling of the thin skin of the eye. We work with the Juvéderm range from Allergan laboratories , the world leader in medical aesthetics.

Our dermatologists are trained in the MD Codes technique and can offer you, if the indication is present, comprehensive care of your face for a harmonious effect. For example, the attenuation of a hollow ring is ideally associated with a filling of the valley of tears for an overall rejuvenation of the look .

If crow’s feet wrinkles are installed and weigh down your eyes, it is possible to use botulinum toxin to fade them.

Do not hesitate to let us know of any need or problem , we take the time to communicate to you all the solutions available to you.

The expected results after a treatment against dark circles

Hyaluronic acid has the advantage of being a gentle, non-invasive gesture. The results are quickly visible after the treatment and can last up to 12 months, and this depending on the person (generally between 8 and 12 months for most patients).

The suborbital hollow is filled, the skin is deeply hydrated