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redirected Dark Circles Under Eyes, 3 Causes & Treatment

Dark circles under the eyes are very common. There are three main causes and help is available for each.

Dark Circles – 3 Main Causes

dark circles under eyes
The first two are caused from loss of volume under the eye area. Naturally over time the collagen decreases in your skin. At the same time fat pads in your face lessen and move down.

1. Tear Troughs & Under Eye Hollows

The fat pad under your eyes moves downwards. This causes a hollow or tear trough to form. The dark appearance is from a shadow in the area of the tear trough. Under eyes puffiness or bags develop from weakness to the muscles under the eye area.

Under eye filler treatment can lessen the shadow appearance of dark circles.
Generally filler will improve the cosmetic appearance of puffiness or ‘under eye bags’.

  • Filler can be placed in the cheek area or directly in the tear trough.
  • It can help lessen the appearance of dark circles and under eye bags.


2. Blue To Purple Discolouration.

Because of thinning of the skin blue to purple blood vessels can be seen through your skin.

Lack of sleep makes this discolouration worse as they cause the vessels to dilate. Sometimes pigment ‘hemosiderin’ from the blood vessels seeps into the skin.

Treatment Of Bluish Discolouration

First up, make sure you get enough sleep. Using cold tea bags or cucumbers can help by shrinking the blood vessels. If this does not work, concealer will disguise this. Vitamin K cream can also help break down the pigment.

Vascular lasers can also help and once again dermal fillers can help lessen the appearance by giving the skin more volume.

3. Brown Discolouration From Sun

This is caused from your skin cells producing to much melanin.
You skin naturally produces melanin when exposed to sun. Especially in climates like Brisbane with sun most days of the year it is important to wear sunscreen. If your eye area is exposed some people have genetic predisposition to darking around the eyes from melanin.

The important factor in decreasing these dark circles is wearing concealer, sunscreen, hats and sun protection. It is important to get a non chemical sunscreen as these irritate eyes.

Your first step is assessment.

We diagnose what is causing the dark circles and then can advise which treatments are best

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redirected Melasma

Melasma is a particularly difficult pigmentation to treat and can never be ‘cured’, but there are treatment options that can lighten it to a cosmetically acceptable level. Correct diagnosis of melasma as well as the depth in the skin is essential before treatment can be planned.

Melasma Quick Facts

  • Melasma appears as map like brown patches most common on upper lip, cheeks and the forehead.
  • Melasma is caused from sun exposure + oestrogen which is why it occurs in women and more common while on the oral contraceptive pill.
  • Sunscreen is the most important treatment measure you can take.
  • A combination of superficial peels and prescription lightening agents are effective in fading melasma in a high percentage of women.
  • IPL and other inappropriate treatments can worsen melasma.
  • Newer Fractional lasers can be used but are not recommended as first line treatment.

Skin Revision Treatment of Melasma

We have found that compounded creams containing vitamin A, vitamin C and hydroquinone combined with a series of peels can be effective in achieving lightening of melasma in the majority of women.

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redirected Tear Trough Fillers

Tear troughs or dark circles under the eye are grooves that lie beneath the lower eyelids. Sometimes the tear trough is exacerbated by a puffy lower eyelid.

Bagginess under the eye cannot be removed without surgery. Filling the tear trough can sometimes reduce the dark circles and improve the cosmetic appearance.

Treatment Of Midface Frame Impacts On Under Eye Area

Sometimes treatment of volume loss in the midface area improves the appearance of dark circles without treating tear trough area. Without assessing your face we cannot give an opinion on what will help with specific cosmetic concerns.

Dermal filler injections to treat dark circles under the eye.

Not everyone is suitable for tear trough fillers and you will need to assessed by one of our Doctors to determine if your concern can be helped.

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redirected Chemical peels: to improve skin colour, texture and quality.

A chemical peel removes surface layers of skin cells to bring about rejuvenation.

What is a chemical peel?

Vitamin A Peel
A chemical peel involves applying a solution to the skin to peel outer layers. This refreshes the skin to remove rough patches, reduce pigmentation, settle acne and improve skin texture.

Superficial peels include AHA (glycolic and lactic acid), BHA (salicylic acid), vitamin C and Vitamin A peels. Medium level peels include TCA peel. These cosmetic acids are used in varying strengths to rejuvenate sun damaged skin and pigmentation as well as clear acne.

Free Assessment With Our Team

We offer an obligation free consultation with our Doctors, Nurses and Therapist for you to discuss which treatments will help with your concerns. We assess your suitability for the treatment as well as give you information on what is involved before, during and after treatment.

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redirected Treatment of Jowls, Dermal Fillers, Facial Threads & Facelifting to Lift Jowl

‘Jowls’ is a common term used to describe changes to the jawline area that develop from changes to the face naturally over time with volume loss.   Both non-surgical and surgical approaches can be used, depending on the desired outcome.

Dermal fillers can address many areas of concern to restore more youthful jawline definition, however, if more advanced facial tightening, facial threads or facelifting are required to obtain significant outcomes.

What Does The Term Jowls Mean?

‘Jowls’ is a common term used to describe changes to the jawline area that develop as facial fat pads are pulled down with gravity. Traditionally surgery was the only option to improve jawline definition. Sometimes surgery is still required, depending on how advanced. There are now some non-surgical options that contribute to enhancing jawline definition.

Treatment Of The Jowl Area

1. Treatment of Jowls with Dermal fillers: Fillers can is used judiciously to plump marionette lines and restore jawline definition. Excessive filler in this area, or inappropriately place filler can cause added heaviness.

2. Non-surgical lower face volumising with ePrime radiofrequency is another non-surgical approach to returning more definition to your jawline and neck.

3. Thread lifts can help ease jowls and increase jawline definition by lifting the lower face. This can be used in combination with a neck lift, midface or forehead lift to successfully rejuvenate your appearance.

4. Facelifts are the ultimate for advanced jawline disruption.  There are cost and downtime involved with this approach, but when jowls are advanced non-surgical procedures will not provide the suitable rejuvenation.

Are you concerned with jowls?

We offer you a free assessment with our Cosmetic Doctors to assess which treatment approach can help with your concern. There is no obligation with this evaluation.


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