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What is eye bags and dark circles?

Eye bags and dark circles are the darkening of the skin or purple spot that is created around or under the eyes. They provide an appearance of tired and/or sick face and usually attribute to the person years of more.

Dark circles may or may not be accompanied by excess liquid and/or fat under the skin, known the eye bags.

Who does it affect?

The younger people do not have or do not usually present “bags”, that is to say they usually show flat or slightly sunken dark circles. On the other hand, people between the ages of 50 and 60 usually have eye bags.

Eye bags and dark circles causes

They can have their origin in several causes. Usually, the most common reason is that there is accumulated tiredness that worsens the lymphatic and/or vascular drainage of the area and causes darkening due to lack of blood supply.

Eye bags can be caused by:

  • Fluid retention
  • Inadequate feeding
  • Lack of hydration
  • Hereditary factors

Eye bags and dark circles treatment

It’s not strictly necessary to treat dark circles as they don’t have a medical importance except when they appear in very young people as they are quite related to respiratory allergic type problems.

Most of the patients want to eliminate these imperfections because they contribute an aspect of fatigue and years of more.

What does it consist of?

The best treatment to treat dark circles is to improve the area by making small infiltrations of hyaluronic acid just below the lower eyelid to produce a lifting and stretching of the skin, favoring the vascularization of the area. The filling effect manages to give volume, giving to the skin more hydration and consequently a better appearance.

All cosmetic treatments such as anti-scabies, serums and creams improve the texture and surface of the skin but do not change the general aspects of the area.

It’s painful?

It’s a painless treatment. The product itself carries lidocaine, a local anesthetic that decreases the sensation of pain when injecting the product.

How many sessions are needed?

As a general rule, with a single session the desired results can be obtained, however, each case should be analyzed to plan a possible revision or retouch.

When are the results visible?

In the event that the patient doesn’t produce a hematoma, the results are visible practically 2-3 days after the treatment, once the natural inflammation has decreased as a result of the injection.

How long does the treatment last?

There are several factors that must be taken into account to determine the estimate of the duration of treatment, such as previous status, skin type and care of the area. Usually, it lasts between a year and a year and a half.

What types of defects can we deal with with hyaluronic acid?

  • Dark circles under the eyes.
  • Violet marks around the eyes.
  • Correction of facial asymmetries (facial oval) and nasal nystectomy.

What types of defects can we NOT treat with hyaluronic acid?

  • Grease bags under the eyes.
  • Obscured dark circles as a consequence of a genetic component (present a dark brown or black color).
  • Flaccidity of upper and/or lower eyelids: in these cases the filling of hyaluronic acid doesn’t solve the flaccidity, and usually requires a surgical-plastic intervention.

It should be noted that in the case of that dark circles are accompanied by a bag, the solution with hyaluronic acid isn’t feasible and it’s generally recommended to perform a surgical procedure with a specialist.

Pre-treatment advice

  • Evitar la exposición solar prolongada durante los 7 días previos al tratamiento.
  • No estar bronceado/a.
  • No tener heridas o cicatrices recientes.
  • No tomar antiinflamatorios 7 días antes.
  • Si la persona tiene una predisposición genética a crear hematomas, se recomienda usar crema de árnica la semana de antes.
  • No tener herpes.

Post-treatment advice

  • In case of bruises, use natural creams such as arnica.
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure for 7 days afterwards.
  • Avoid saunas and/or similar
  • Avoid massaging the area vigorously.
  • Use sunscreen.
  • Don’t perform sessions of UVA rays.
  • Avoid treatments that erode the skin or scaly it.