What are dark circles?

What are dark circles?

Dark circles under the eyes are common in both men in women, and in this article, we will learn what they are exactly. Dark circles are among the top concerns and queries we get from our client in Montreal. The nature of the sensitive and thinner skin under the eyes makes it easy to spot imperfections and discolorations. The undereye area is heavily composed of blood vessels and tissue. Since blood is dark red, these colours can reflect through the thin overlying skin. Hence, when we get tired, lack vitamins and hydration or are under stress, the eyes’ indentations start to become visible.

What causes dark circles under the eyes:

  • Eye Strain
  • Fatigue 
  • Age
  • Dehydration
  • Genetics
  • Sun exposure
  • Hyperpigmentation

How to get rid of dark circles and bags under the eyes?

Bags under the eyes and dark circles are infamous skin conditions and hard to deal with. Most beauty clinics are not equipped with the skills or knowledge to treat them. Montreal’s beauty salons are also simply not qualified to apply specific treatments such as dermal fillers, lymphatic drainage, or micro-needling. Our skincare clinics in Montreal have helped people rid of their dark circles for years, and we are proud to promote less invasive and less expensive solutions to reduce dark circles and puffy eyes.

Dark circle treatments include:

  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Facial massage
  • Microneedling
  • Chemical peel
  • Dermal fillers
  • Led light therapy
  • Micropigmentation

Lymphatic drainage for dark circles

A lymphatic drainage is a form of massage that stimulates the delicate lymph glands along the face, head, and body structures. Working our way down from the forehead, manual hand massage techniques during a facial skin treatment will help release built-up lymph fluid and other toxins stuck in the face. These toxins and fluids will lead to blood vessels and puffiness in the face and eyes. Lymphatic facial massages can dramatically improve your look by decongesting the facial and relieve tension in the area.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers and injectable treatments that doctors, dermatologists, and supervised nurses can fill the void under your eyes cause dark circles. This method is temporary as the filler will be digested and eliminated from your body within a couple of months to a couple of years. Although this treatment provides instant and satisfactory results, it can be expensive and invasive as needles are used inside the skin.

Microneedling to treat dark circles and under-eye bags

Micro-needling is a collagen therapy that uses electric needle devices to repair the skin. This treatment can increase the skin’s thickness as micro-injuries from the needles are filled with collagen and fibre cells. The microscopic thickness added from micro-needling therapies is enough to reduce the visibility of undereye bags. Find out how micro-needling can improve your skin.

How to reduce dark circles naturally at home

If you have tried all the natural home solutions we are about to include below and still can’t remove your under eye circles, our professional estheticians will be happy to assist in answering all your skincare questions and recommend an advanced skin treatment for you. For now, let’s see how you can reduce remove dark circles with the following recommendations:

  • Sleep more: Sleep deprivation can cause you to look paler, increasing the visibility of blemishes.
  • Apply cold tea bags on your eyes: this relaxing option infuses antioxidants for tea and stimulates blood flow.
  • Apply a cold compress or ice on the eyes: this will reduce inflammation and visible blood vessels’ size.
  • Use mineral makeup to hide the dark areas under your eyes: this only temporary while working on the steps above.

We hope this article on dark circles and options to remove them has added value to your research. If you are looking for a skincare clinic in Montreal or Laval with high hygiene levels and a pleasant customer experience, contact us for an appointment. Our skincare treatments are highly rated because we can treat many skin concerns with fast results, a safe environment and with prices that will not break the bank for you. Book a free consultation.

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