Dark Circles Around the eyes.

Dark circles are a common skin issue that arises as a result of aging, tiredness, or a poor diet.

At FTT Skin Clinics, we offer a wide range of both clinical, and at home solutions to tackle dark under eye circles and improve skin elasticity.

Why do we have Darks Circles?

  • Increased pigmentation (melanin).
  • Loss of fatty tissue in the eyelid or around the eye.
  • Bulging fat and muscle loss.
  • Puffy eyelids.
  • Thin, translucent skin.
  • Shadowing due to anatomic shape of the orbit.

Those prone to dark circles under the eyes include:

  • The elderly (but they are also a common complaint in adolescents).
  • People of non-white ethnic background.
  • People with a genetic predisposition to dark circles under the eyes.

Dark circles can be attributed to by volume loss under the eyes. As you age, your skin naturally loses its elasticity and becomes more fragile due to loss of fat in the fat pads under your eyes. Volume loss can also occur prematurely in young people due to high UV exposure, poor diet and lifestyle, lack of sleep, or due to inherited traits.

The second leading cause of dark circles are allergies. Congestion in your sinuses leads to congestion in the small veins under your eyes. The blood pools under your eyes and these swollen veins dilate and darken, creating dark circles and puffiness.

Another cause of dark circles can be atopic dermatitis, commonly known as eczema. When flare ups of itchy inflamed skin occurs under the eyes, damage can result from scratching and irritating the delicate skin tissue, results in dark patches under the eyes, in combination with pigmentation and natural thinning of the skin as you age.

What can we do to help?

Correct diagnosis of dark Circles

  • Persnal, Medical & Family History
  • Physical Examination
  • Wood Lamp Evaluation – Allows our clinicians to assess the depth of skin concern

In Clinic Treatments

 Combine our Iridium Eye Contour Mask into your FTT Bespoke Facial. Pressotheraphy, otherwise known as Lymphatic Drainage, is a non-invasive treatment to enhance the flow of your Lymphatics system around the eye area. This amazing treatment massages out any excess puffiness around your eyes as well as increasing the energy flow to give a brighter and less tired look.

Tear Trough Filler treatment will restore loss of volume, reduce dark circles as well as smoothing out any fat or tissue splits under the eye area. This treatment using minimal Dermal Filler will give you natural looking results with a fresher, less tired – looking appearance. Tear Trough filler treatment will last up to 12 months.

  • Exilis Eyes – Radio Frequency

Radio Frequency a clinical treatment around the eyes using Exilis Exite heats the skin to cause collagenases to tighten and add volume back to under eye hollows. This non-invasive treatment helps get rid of any under eye crepe or crow’s feet lines. For your treatment plan we advise 4 sessions every 2 weeks to kick start your results.

At Home Product Plan

 At FTT we offer a number of skin care products to help tackle dark circles and under eye concerns to combine with your in clinic treatment plan.

Topical Creams – Using twice a day AM & PM both from the FTT Skin Range and Obagi UK.

Vitamin Based Creams – Vitamin A, E, K & C are all important to in cooperate into your skin care routine and all play an important role in repairing and improving your skin’s health. Vitamins and retinols will cause repair and rejuvenation of the skin.

 Collagen Stimulation Products – Using collagen and elastin stimulation products around the eyes will improve any snap reflex – where the skin pings back.