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INTRODUCTION

Dark Eye Circles Removal in Singapore

Dark eye circles or eye bags is a common concern, even for the young.

In general, dark eye circles or dark eye bags aren’t a scary health concern, but the appearance of dark circles around the eye can make someone look perpetually tired and worn-out.

The worst part about dark eye circles is their persistence – they don’t simply go away by themselves.

Contrary to popular belief, the most common cause of dark eye circles is NOT pigmentation. People also often think dark eyes are solely due to lack of sleep.

CAUSES

What Causes Dark Eye Circles?

Up to 80% of dark eye circles actually have a combination of contributing causes: vascular congestion, pigmentation and sunken shadowing appearance. Of these, vascular congestion is the most common, which explains why dark eye circles worsen when you have a late night or a blocked nose.

Other reasons why dark eye circles might develop:

1. Sun exposure
Directly exposing yourself to the sun causes the production of melanin. Melanin is a pigment that directly affects your skin tone and color (it’s the reason why we get tans). Due to our genetics, Asians also tend to develop pigmentation issues around the eye area, resulting in the appearance of dark eye circles around the eyes.

2. Aging
Skin aging reduces the amount of collagen and elastin in your skin, causing it to lose its firmness and healthy look. When this happens around our eyes, the fat and bony loss will make the area around the eyes look hollow and sunken. The already thin skin will also start to show the blood vessels underneath, giving your eyes a hollow and dark look which leads to dark eye circles.

3. Tiredness
When we sleep, our body rejuvenates itself and repairs any damage we sustained during the day. If we don’t sleep enough, the circulation of blood to the skin will be affected, causing blood vessels under the eye to dilate. This reduces oxygen flow to the skin, making the skin look tired, shadowed and dull which results in dark eye circles.

EVIDENCE-BASED METHODS

Dark Eye Circles Removal Treatments

Laser dark eye circles treatment from Fotona BrightEye combination lasers can help with both pigmentation as well as vascular congestion from the dark eye circles. In this clinical study, all its participants rated this laser dark eyes circles treatment (the Starwalker PICO, VERSA3 and VERDE) with 100% satisfaction for their vascular congested dark eye circles with no side effects. This is more effective than simply using a single wavelength laser, because different wavelengths are needed for this complex dark eye circles problem.

Do take note that not all vascular lasers work for dark circles – we see many patients who have failed treatments elsewhere the wrong wavelength was used.

PCL collagen stimulator has the unique ability to stimulate our own body’s production of collagen. For sunken undereyes caused by collagen loss of fats and bone mass, it restores volume naturally to remove dark circles and eye bags with immediate results that lasts over 2 years.

Skinboosters such as Rejuran i can combat thinning skin under the eyes with Polynucleotides (PN) derived from Salmon DNA. The high concentration of Polynucleotides in Rejuran i can stimulate collagen and elastin production under the eyes, resulting in thicker and healthier skin under the eyes, concealing any blood vessels from showing through.

Botulinum toxins should be prescribed if there is a bulky under eye muscle that is casting a shadow, resulting in dark eye circles. As a bonus, you also get to treat fine lines!

Certain hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers can be used for the undereye area. However, they run the risk of looking puffy as HA absorbs water, or causing a tyndall effect.

Why Combination Treatment for Dark Eye Circles?

Again, our team’s commitment to combination treatments also reflect our experience and versatility with various products in the aesthetic field. Dark circles in eyes has many contributing causes and an individualised removal solution is needed for everyone with this problem.

Our team’s extensive knowledge and experience in aesthetic medicine enables us to find the most optimal individualised solution to your personal concern. We are heavy on dark eyes combination treatment removal as it is obvious that correcting only one aspect of multifactorial problems do not give optimal results. By doing so, we have and continuously hope to give the best value for the time our patients set aside for us.

FAQ

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Are lasers safe for treatment around the eyes?

OUR DOCTORS

Dr Chua Cheng Yu

  • 10+ years of medical experience
  • 10,000+ cases of aesthetic treatments
  • Known for unique treatment protocols from years of experience
  • Speaker and Trainer at American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
  • Regional Trainer for Ultraformer 3 HIFU, ProYellow Laser, Ellansé, AGNES RF, etc
  • The only official trainer for Fotona Lasers in Singapore

Dr Lena Fan

  • 10+ years of medical experience
  • 10,000+ cases of aesthetic treatments
  • Known for specialised treatments that cater towards feminine health
  • Trainer for non-invasive Vaginal Laxity & Urinary Incontinence treatments
  • KOL for fat loss and body sculpting treatments
  • Combined background in Aesthetic Medicine & Family Medicine

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Singapore 178905

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