Dark eye circles under the eyelids are a common presenting complaint in many. However, some may confuse the presence of an eye bag with dark eye circles. That is not to say that a patient may present with both eye bag and dark eye circles, compounding the problem. The degree of discolouration in dark eye circles may look purple, blue, dark brown, or black depending on skin colour and also lighting. Though they do not indicate serious health problems, people wish to get rid of them because dark eye circles make people feel they look older, tired, and sickly.
Hyperpigmentation caused by increased production of melanin in the eyelids is one of the causes that may lead to darkening of the lower eyelids. Though it can happen to anyone, there are some risk factors for having dark circles under the eyes such as:
Oversleeping, extreme fatigue, or always staying up past your normal bedtime can cause your skin to become dull and pale. This is a hormonal reaction to stress on the body when the adrenal gland copes by secreting corticosteroids. This may stimulate the melanocytes to make excess pigmentation that pigment the eyelid skin leading to dark eye rings.
Staring at your computer screens, televisions, and mobile devices can cause significant strain in the eyes.
When the body does not have a proper amount of water, the skin beneath the eyes look dull and the eyes appear to sunken because of the close proximity of the underlying bone. This resulting light shadowing may give the impression of dark eye rings.
This can trigger the body to produce melanin, the pigment that gives colour to the skin. Too much sun exposure can cause dark, especially around the eye area.
Rejuran® I (Eye) consists of Polynucleotides (PN), a newer and more concentrated type of PDRN, with anti-inflammatory and tissue repair-stimulating agents, and DNA Polymers for long-lasting skin healing and collagen stimulation.
Rejuran® I is a smoother formula compared to the Rejuran Skinboosters, and is specially formulated for the thinner delicate skin around the eyes.
Prior to the procedure, topical numbing cream will be applied to make the process comfortable and painless. Rejuran® I will then be delivered into the undereye via precise micro injections.
This has anti-inflammatory effects through the clearing of free radicals and blockage of inflammatory cytokines in the body which reduces puffiness in the eyes and improves the appearance of dark circles.
Minimal pain and minimal discomfort
No downtime but the patient may experience slight swelling for the first 24 hours
For dark eye circles with eyebags:
In the pursuit of addressing this concern, many methods - both natural and medically prescribed- are being tried by people. One popular procedure for dark eye circle removal is being done at Cambridge Medical Group. Dr Lee Mun Heng’s signature service is the non-surgical eye bag removal treatment called EYE REVO.
EYE REVO™ originated in Korea and has now been widely used in Singapore. This method is efficient in reducing eye wrinkles and dark eye circles - with the advantage of not undergoing any surgery. This procedure is considered “scarless” since it has no risk of leaving scars behind.
EYE REVO™ is administered only with the use of topical anaesthesia which is applied before the procedure is performed. EYE REVO™ makes use of a “micro-needle” best described to be as fine as mosquito sting. This micro-needle emits a radiofrequency that can precisely target the fats needed to be removed between the skin of the under-eye lid. The procedure can be done in under 20 minutes.
EYE REVO™ is by far proven to improve the appearance of dark eye circles and also eliminates wrinkles. The best features that this procedure has are as follows:
In addition to dark eye circles removal, EYE REVO™ also promotes the production of collagen, an essential protein in the body particularly in the skin during the procedure. Collagen regeneration results to firmer and tightened skin in the eyes, removing the dark circles around your eyes. After the treatment, the eyes will appear refreshed and radiant.
No pain and minimal discomfort
The PICO Laser is a ultra-fast (450 picoseconds) high energy laser. This works by directing laser energy into the skin which is absorbed by the pigments. It effectively shatters the pigments into smaller more manageable fragments. This damage to the pigmentation triggers the body's immune response and begins the removal of these broken pigments. This will help reduce the intensity of dark circles.
The Pico laser used emits the shots of lasers at the targeted area. This is done at a significantly faster pace generating a photoacoustic shock wave that will shatter pigments into minute fragments with expert precision. This will help reduce the intensity of dark circles.
FDA cleared for pigmentation removal and skin rejuvenation
Dr Lee Mun Heng is the key opinion leader and regional trainer for the Picocare 450 Pico Laser in Singapore as recognised by Wontech Korea, the manufacturer of Picocare 450.
5 - 7 minutes
Painless and comfortable
With more than 10 years of medical aesthetics experience and a graduate of the world-renowned University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, Dr Lee aims to draw out one’s natural beauty through the application of safe, minimally invasive and holistic procedures. He is also a key opinion leader in the realm of aesthetic technology, often travelling the world to seek out the latest and most effective treatments.