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Dark Circles & Bags Under the Eyes

Permanent bags around the eyes occur when skin loses it’s laxity, becoming loose, or when fatty deposits build up in the lower eyelids as a result of ageing. Dark circles can be hereditary, or caused by the ageing process as the dermis becomes thinner due to a loss of collagen and elastin. This can cause the eye socket area to become quite hollow making the underlying blood vessels more obvious. Dark circles can also be caused by pigmentation and sun exposure producing more melanin in the area.

Bags under the eyes can be effectively reduced with NanoFractional RF and Sublative RF using the Venus Viva and Candela eTwo. Radio frequency energy penetrates deeply into the skin to tighten fibres and induce college production resulting in tightened and lifted skin as well reduced wrinkle depth.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can also help diminish dark circles when injected directly into the area. Treatments are only mildly uncomfortable. Numbing cream is applied to the area before a very fine needle is used to inject the PRP just beneath the surface of the skin. PRP is concentrated healing factors harvested from your own blood. These factors work within the skin to restore tissue and regenerate college and elastin. Afterwards, you can expect some bruising and swelling in the area which will last somewhere between a few days to a week. More than one treatment is usually required for best results.