Dark rings under the eyes create a noticeable dividing line between the lower eyelid and the tear trough.
When the dark circles are more marked, tiredness is often thought to be the cause. However, dark circles are not necessarily connected with a lack of sleep, and their origins can vary greatly depending on what they look like.
These are the types of dark circles we usually talk about:
In aesthetic medicine, only dark circles without eye bags can be treated using filler products. We use a hyaluronic acid specially designed for this area because it is only weakly hydrophilic, so it does not lead to the formation of an eye bag over the long term. The effects last, on average, about a year.
If there is a visible eye bag below or above the dark circles (even if they are hollow), hyaluronic acid injections are not recommended, regardless of the technique used, because over the long term it could increase the volume of pre-existing eye bags.
In such cases, we must guide patients towards a surgical treatment such as a blepharoplasty and/or fat injections into the undereye hollows (lipofilling).
Furthermore, no medical or surgical treatments have, to date, proven effective for erasing the colour of undereye circles (brown or blueish).
We can simply note a slight fading of this colour after injections, since the hollowness is reduced, and the same goes for dark shadows.
Finally, when the eye area is marked by these hollows and/or eye bags, a complementary treatment to support this area might be suggested into the cheekbones and, above all, the tear trough.
The fee charged for treating dark circles starts 350 euros.