How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Under Eyes?
Everyone can have dark circles under their eyes from time to time when they do not get enough rest. The thin skin under the eyes can show the engorged blood vessels, creating the dark circles that make you look tired or older. However, some people have perpetual dark circles under the eyes even though they are well rested. Dr. John Anastasatos at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery knows how to get rid of dark circles under the eyes using specialized eyelid surgery techniques.
What Causes Dark Circles Under the Eyes?
The first concern when addressing dark circles is the cause. There are several factors that can contribute to permanent dark circles. These include loss of fat or volume under the eyes, causing deepened tear troughs and shadows. Sagging skin can also create bags and dark circles. Even in younger patients, dark circles can appear due to a genetic disposition to this condition.
Some dark circles are caused by the many tiny blood vessels that exist right under the eyelid skin. Most of these blood vessels carry venous blood, which is darker in color than arterial blood. Arterial blood is bright red. Venous blood is dark red. The eyelid skin is very thin, the thinnest skin in the body, so the blood vessels right under can be seen since they are so close to the surface, creating the appearance of dark circles.
Treatment for Dark Circles
Blepharoplasty for the lower eyelid can remove excess skin and tighten the area under the eyes. Some patients may need volume added with a fat transfer or grafting to fill in tear troughs or hollows. With some dark circle eyelid surgeries, detaching most of the blood vessels from the eyelid skin can help the skin become lighter and lose its dark red/violet hue.
If you want to know how to get rid of dark circles under your eyes, come visit us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery. Contact our clinic in Beverly Hills to schedule an eyelid surgery consultation with Dr. Anastasatos.