The focal point
Every face has to suffer the bane of one or the other skin problem. In this series of articles written by experts, we get you the right answers to relieve you of your skin snags. This month’s focus is on under-eye dark circles.
Cut the circle
U nder-eye dark circles are a misery not only for the person who has them but for the doctors, too! Since the under-eye skin is delicate and thin, it’s not easy to remove the pigment from there. Before you invest in expensive under-eye creams, you need to understand the cause behind your condition. Here is a list of causes for under-eye dark circles that primarily indicate if they can be treated or not.
If either of your parents is suffering from dark circles and you have inherited it as a type of increased pigment around eyes, it is not treatable.
Poor night rest:
This is most common cause, especially amongst the computerdriven youths. Always remember that 6-7 hours of good sleep daily is mandatory for healthy skin and body. Hence, this cause is completely treatable.
Given the Indian bone structure, many of us have sunken eyes, wherein there is a shadow effect around the eyes. If you have this problem, it’s best to skip cover-the-counter creams and consult a dermatologist for a dermal filler injection. This condition can also be treated with certain home remedies.
This is another common cause for under-eye dark circles. The body levels of haemoglobin aren’t sufficient to confirm this deficiency and hence S-Ferritin and S-TIBC levels should be checked, before consulting an expert. The medical treatments that I practice for under-eye dark circles are dermal filler injections with Restylane or Juvederm to tackle the shadow effect; and chemical peels such as lactic and mandelic agents to treat chronic eye circles. I also recommend supplementing iron intake, good sleep, increased water consumption and regular use of sunscreen.