Dark Circles


Like wrinkles and age spots, having dark circles under the eyes can be a source of discomfort and concern for some of us. Appearing tired or lethargic due to these circles can often give others a wrong impression of who we truly are. In some cases, many of us opt to try out different cosmetic brands in an effort to mask the issue, but these don’t always turn out to be effective. If you’re tired of dealing with dark circles, an aesthetic intervention may be necessary. Illuminate Plastic Surgery offers a range of treatments for tacking under eye dark circles at their source and restoring your youthful appearance.

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What Causes Dark Circles?

Though often seen as a sign of sleeplessness or fatigue, dark circles can actually appear for a variety of reasons. These reasons include allergies, hyperpigmentation, and the natural aging process, to name a few. Similarly, certain factors play a big role in the appearance of dark circles. Being older, having a darker skin tone, and having a genetic predisposition can all have an affect on the appearance of this issue. While lifestyle changes can aid in the improvement of this condition, sometimes medical intervention may be necessary to restore one’s youthful and energetic look.

Options for Treating Dark Circles

  • Eyelid Surgery – Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes.
  • Dermal Fillers – Dermal fillers are most often used to augment lips and cheeks, soften nasolabial folds and dark circles and balance asymmetry in the face.
  • Ultherapy® – During the Ultherapy treatment, ultrasound is used to visualize and precisely target the deep, foundational layer of tissue that is typically addressed during surgery.
  • Neurotoxins –  Neurotoxins are frequently used to treat fine lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows, on the forehead and around the eyes.
  • PicoSure® – PicoSure® rapidly delivers pressure to obliterate pigment into tiny particles that are then absorbed by the body.
  • Smartskin+ CO2 – If you are interested in improving the appearance of skin on your face, neck and chest and would like drastic results without surgery, look no further than the Smartskin+ CO2 laser.

Dark Circle Treatment Results

Results of our dark circle treatments are dependent on your particular skin condition and the option chosen. Typically, surgical and some non-surgical procedures provided at our center involve downtime. However, our specialists always aim to do everything possible to minimize any downtime and post-treatment discomfort for our patients. For specific information, we encourage you to visit our respective treatment pages or contact us directly.

Treating Dark Circles in Palo Alto, California

If you’re tired of looking tired and interested in treating your dark circles, it may be time to discuss your aesthetic procedure options. Illuminate Plastic Surgery is here to assess your condition and recommend the best treatments to get you the look you strive for. Make an appointment to discuss under eye dark circle treatment options today by calling 650.433.8621 or submitting your information via the form below.

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