Carboxytherapy Treatment For Dark Under Eye Circles

Carboxytherapy treatment for dark under eye circles uses Carbon Dioxide gas to increase blood flow in the delicate under-eye area.

Treatment with Carbon Dioxide has other applications too and although it is used in slightly different ways to the method employed in treating dark circles, it can be used as a treatment for stretch marks, scars and cellulite.

Carboxytherapy was first used in French Spas as long ago as the 1930s as it was discovered that the carbon dioxide rich mineral water in the spa pools speeded up healing of wounds.

carboxytherapy treatment for under eye circlesThe dark bluish-black circles below the lower eyelid can be caused because the blood circulation in the network of tiny blood vessels (called capillaries) in that area is not working as effectively as it should. This is due to an obstruction of the normal drainage of tears from the eyes into the nose which in turn causes the blood flow to pool in the area below the lower eyelid resulting in the bluish-black tinge that can be seen through the skin.

There are many causes for this poor drainage of tears, but usually, it is down to allergies such as hayfever, pet allergies or an injury such as a broken nose. The image above showing results from just one treatment comes from the website of Dr Michelle Michelle Zaniewski-Singh who has a clinic in Houston Texas.

Carboxytherapy treatment consists of injecting very small amounts of carbon dioxide into area around the eyes to be treated. This has the effect of getting the body to carry more oxygen to this area by transporting it in the blood and ‘mopping up’ this excess carbon dioxide.

Video on Carboxytherapy Treatment

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IPL Laser Treatment For Dark Circles Under Eyes

IPL Laser Treatment For Dark Circles Under Eyes is on option that some of the millions of people all over the world who are searching for a successful under eye circles treatment might consider.

Dark undereye rings are normally caused by broken capillaries (blood vessels) in the lower eyelid.

This causes a shadow, giving the skin below the eyes a dark appearance which no-one wants, because it makes the face look aged and tired.

These shadows may be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, exhaustion, vitamin deficiency, hyperpigmentation, an allergy and certain medical conditions. In many cases, they are simply an inevitable sign of aging. The delicate skin under the eyes becomes more transparent as people age, causing the blood vessels to become more noticeable.

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IPL laser treatment might be right for you if you have tried a range of dark circles under eyes treatment methods but have not found any of them to be successful. Perhaps it is time to consider a more powerful aesthetic remedy, such as laser treatments. Fraxel, Thermage, Blue Light Therapy and IPL Photofacial are some of the non-surgical procedures available to reduce the appearance of these shadows

Dermatologists agree that IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is the safest light-based treatment for this fragile part of the face. Intense pulsed light is used to increase collagen production in the skin area being treated. The light energy is converted to heat energy after it is absorbed into the skin cells. The process delivers several wavelengths within each pulse of light. Continue reading

Restylane Under Eyes for Dark Circles

If you are looking for a more permanent under eye circles treatment than the range of creams, serums and gels on the market, you may want to consider Restylane under eyes.

Restylane is a filler that is often used as an alternative to collagen to enhance other parts of the face, such as the lips and around the mouth.

A facial filler plumps up the part of the face it is injected into, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and leading to a more smooth, youthful appearance.

Restylane was approved by the FDA in 2003 as a facial treatment, and many doctors now offer it as an under eye circles treatment. It is made of a biodegradable hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance present in all living organisms. The clear gel substance is injected directly under the surface of the skin. Although this is a more permanent remedy compared to topical treatments, it is not completely permanent because it is slowly degraded by the body. This does not cause any harm to the individual, as it completely dissolves without any residue, however it does mean that the treatment needs to be carried out every six months or so. Results vary between individuals, and depend on the condition of the skin, the person’s lifestyle and the severity of the under eye circles.

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More Research Needed For Use Of Restylane Under Eyes

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It is generally agreed that more research needs to be carried out regarding the use of under eye Restylane to treat dark circles. However, this treatment is becoming increasingly popular because it plumps up the hollow area underneath the eye. The dark shadows are caused by the blood vessels under the skin, which become more obvious as a person ages and the skin under the eye grows thinner and loses elasticity. However many doctors will not recommend this treatment for use on the area beneath the eyes, so make sure you are aware of the potential risks before you proceed.

An alternative to treatment using Restylane under eyes is fat grafting. This involves removing intact pieces of fat from another part of the body, such as the buttocks or thighs, and placing them into an area under direct vision, via a small incision.

This should not be confused with fat injections, where a fat solution is injected with a needle directly under the surface of the skin. Again, this procedure involves fat loss from another area of the body.

Video Demonstration of Under Eye Treatment with Restylane

Under Eye Circles Treatment For Hyperpigmentation

A treatment for hyperpigmentation may not be the first thing that comes to mind when looking for a for a dark circles under eyes treatment, but if hyperpigmentation (uneven, dark skin patches) is the cause, topical bleaching agents such as hydroquinone may be the solution.

Some people are genetically prone to dark patches of skin under their eyes, or elsewhere on their face, while in other cases the hyperpigmentation may be excessive sun exposure, hormonal changes or age.

Hydroquinone creams (available as a 2% cream from the pharmacy and 4% cream from some doctors’ offices) are a suitable treatment for hyperpigmentation that is not caused by hormonal activity. They bleach the skin by decreasing the rate at which melanin is produced. Dark patches should fade gradually over a few weeks until they are far less noticeable. Because the skin under the eyes is so thin and delicate, it is important to apply the cream carefully. Most over the counter bleaching agents should not be used on this fragile part of the face. If hydroquinone does not have any bleaching effect on your under eye circles after three months, you should stop using it.< !– google_ad_section_end –>

Product to Try
Ambi Skincare Fade CreamAmbi Skincare Fade Cream gets very good customer reviews online and is a 2% hydroquinone cream that customers have found very effective on dark under eye circles and other spots of hyperpigmentation on the face. It is available in two formulations for normal or oily skin.

extract from customer review:-

“Been using Ambi for one month, three to four times per day…has faded my UNDER EYE DARK CIRCLES and huge dark spots on either side of my face by at least seventy five percent in this short amount of time. I am not doomed to wear makeup..HALLELUJAH!!Can u believe it…it works on dark circles.”

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Olay Regenerist Eye Serum

Olay Regenerist Eye Serum always performs well in consumer trials, and women all over the world rely on it to improve the appearance of the skin around their eyes.

As well as firming, smoothing and brightening the skin, Olay claims that this serum, made with the concentrated form of an exclusive amino-peptide complex, reduces the appearance of under eye circles, fine lines and wrinkles, helps restore an even skin color and tone, and helps to eliminate dry or flaky skin. Fans of this product would agree, and many users report a vast improvement to skin surrounding their eyes within a month of applying it every morning and night.

Olay Regenerist Eye SerumOlay Regenerist Eye Serum is suitable for all skin types: dry, normal, oily, combination and even sensitive (it is gentle, fragrance-free, and dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested).

It is easy to use; simply hold the top closure and turn it clockwise while pulling to open. Apply it to cleansed skin, before you apply make up. Only a small amount is required; using a clean fingertip, gently dab small dots around the entire eye area, including the outer corners, lids and underneath. Rub the serum in until it is completely absorbed; again, use a gentle touch on this very delicate skin.

Because this product is non-greasy, it won’t affect your foundation, just make sure it is thoroughly absorbed before putting your make up on.

Customer review:-

I didn’t expect much from this product. So what did I have to lose in trying it. I had bags and dark circles under my eyes and I could not stand it. After a week of using this product, my husband notice my eyes looked brighter and that was the dark coloring of my bags going away. Also my skin was tighter. Wow what a big difference. I love this product and will continue to use it.

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