Effective Dark Eye Treatment As Advised By Doctor

by Andy Cheng Director

Dark eye circles are the bane of many people’s existence, and they are often very difficult to treat. Lightening the dark area under the eyes is not simply a matter of clocking more hours of sleep as many of us would already know.

To help you understand better about dark eye circles and some effective treatment methods, we speak to one of the most brilliant aesthetic doctors in Singapore, Dr. Siew Tuck Wah.

Common Contributing Factors of Dark Eye Circles

POOR BLOOD CIRCULATION If the dark circles around your eyes look as if someone punched you in your eyes, it is probably because they have sluggish skin microcirculation. The condition can be made worse by keeping late nights, smoking regularly, and maintaining other unhealthy lifestyle habits. 

Dark circles can be more visible in some people because the skin around the eyes are extremely thin. People who genetically have fairer skin are more susceptible to obvious dark eye circles. 

SUNKEN EYES OR TEAR TROUGH Aging is usually one of the most common reasons for complaints of dark eye circles. Aging causes undereye hollows to form over time. Deflation of well-padded eyes and sagging of the cheeks contribute to the formation of an indelible mark on the skin.

According to Dr. Siew, he says that many people often confuse tear trough with dark eye circles.  One simple test is to put some pressure on the dark circles for a couple of minutes. If they lighten before returning to the usual color, they’re likely caused by blood vessels showing through the skin. If you pull your skin or push the fat upwards and the dark eye circles seem to lighten, then it could be a tear trough.

PIGMENTATION Sometimes called periorbital hyperpigmentation, it is a case where there is more melanin produced around the eyes, giving them a darker color as compared to other areas. Several factors such as skin allergies, sun exposure, rubbing of eyes, and genetics play a part in causing hyperpigmentation on the face, especially around the eyes. 

MEDICATION Some medications that lead to dilation of blood vessels can cause formation of dark eye circles. With increased blood flow, they may become more obvious around the eyes. When the pale, translucent skin contrast with the increased blood flow around the eyes, they tend to look bluish or purplish. 

Home Remedies for Dark Eye Circles

KEEP A HEALTHY DIET Although keeping a healthy diet does not play a direct role in improving your dark eye circles, some foods are known to be beneficial for boosting skin health. For example, green tea has powerful anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits that can rejuvenate your skin and protect your cells. Salmon contains omega-3 and carotenoid that improve skin elasticity and keep your skin in tip-top condition so that they don’t become thin and pigments don’t form so easily.

Opt for foods that are in their natural state and avoid highly processed food and canned food.

CATCH UP ON BEAUTY SLEEP Get at least 8 hours of sleep no matter how busy you are. It helps to reduce redness in the eyes and the appearance of eye bags. With less strain on your eyes, they will appear brighter and look less tired.

POTATO SLICES Potatoes are packed with anti-oxidants and vitamin C. They also contain enzymes that acts as a bleaching agent that can help reduce the dark pigments in the skin. Place a slice over closed eye and leave it on for 20 minutes. 

Effective Medical Treatment for Dark Eye Circles

REFRESH DARK EYE CIRCLE LASER One of the most effective non-invasive treatments for dark eye circle, Dual Yellow Laser is a mild laser treatment specially designed to penetrate deep into the skin to break down the pigments without causing any collateral damage to the surrounding tissue. 

UNDEREYE DERMAL FILLER Assuming the reason for your tired-looking eyes is because of the loose skin and the undereye hollows, a non-surgical undereye treatment using dermal fillers to introduce some volume into the area can help to reduce the appearance of dark eye circles.

Combining the doctor’s skills and the right type of hyaluronic acid dermal filler, the deficient areas that used to cast dark shadows will achieve a smoother appearance, immediately rejuvenating the undereye areas.

RADIO FREQUENCY TREATMENT Very often, people mistake wrinkles and fine lines under the eyes as dark eye circles. They many look quite similar because of the dark shadow under the eyes. In the case of wrinkles and fine lines, they appear because of harsh environmental conditions or lack of proper care of the eyes.

Using AGNES, an advanced non-surgical under eye treatment, it uses a micro-insulated needle to deliver radiofrequency waves to stimulate collagen production and tighten loose skin under the eyes. Over time, the skin becomes firm and blends in nicely with the surrounding skin, removing any traces of aging from your eyes.

Dr. Siew is the Medical Director and co-founder of Radium Medical Aesthetics.

Radium Medical Aesthetics offers a wide range of customized medical treatments to enhance your anti-aging journey, making your skincare routine a sensorial ritual that you look forward to every day.

It is conveniently located at #03-326 Suntec City Mall, Tel: 6837 0507. For more information, visit

Sponsor Ads

About Andy Cheng Advanced   Director

29 connections, 0 recommendations, 120 honor points.
Joined APSense since, August 5th, 2017, From Singapore, Singapore.

Created on Feb 4th 2018 02:10. Viewed 301 times.


No comment, be the first to comment.
Please sign in before you comment.