There are two school of thoughts when it comes to the treatments of dark eye circles – the skin care junkie who believes in eye creams and the other who doesn’t quite believe it.
Some eye creams are highly raved and reviewed but can it solve ALL your dark eye circles problem? Now that’s a question to be pondered upon.
For me personally, I believe in eye creams for hydration of the skin and perhaps, to a certain extent of lightening pigments but when it comes to solving dark eye circles, I beg to differ. Creams can help but only in a certain extent.
When it comes to treatments, I always emphasized on treating the root cause.
Say, if you are having dark eye circles due to structural loss and aging, then of course, eye creams will not work! Ultimately, what works for you depends on the cause of the dark eye circles.
Here are my top 4 treatments recommended for dark eye circles!
- Pro Yellow Laser
If you are having dark eye circles due to congestion and also venous pooling, then of course we have to treat it using a vascular laser. Pro Yellow laser is the gold standard laser for vascular problems. With it’s unique wavelength of 577nm, it is easily absorbed by red pigments and this results in the breakdown of the pigments.
The process : Pro Yellow laser is a very gentle laser which can be tolerated by all. The sensation is like sun rays hitting on your face on a summer day, which in my opinion, is very soothing and relaxing!
2. PicoSure Laser
PicoSure laser, the gold standard for pigmentation is suitable if you have dark discolouration of the skin. With the wavelength of 755nm, it is able to target black pigments effectively and break it down, leaving your skin bright and clear. On top of that, with the special Focus lens, PicoSure is able to rejuvenate your skin. You can expect lesser fine lines after this treatment so this is definitely a bonus too!
The process : Before doing the laser, numb cream will be applied as there would be some tingling sensation when the laser beam hits the dark pigments. It is not painful but might be uncomfortable for some. But to be honest, nobody ran out from the room before so it’s all good !
If you are suffering from orbital hollowing, then this is definitely a winner! Fillers are made from hyaluronic acid , a hydrophilic ingredient and it has has gel like texture that can be injected to replace the fat pads at our tear trough areas. Hyaluronic acid is very safe as it is also found in our own skin and joints.
This is a procedure which requires expertise and knowledge. Fisrtly, choosing the right filler for such a delicate area is important! There are many kinds of fillers out there ranging from hard to soft fillers, cohesive fillers etc. Of course, its also important for the injector to know the anatomy of the face and place the fillers at the appropriate areas.
The process : Fillers will be injected into the sunken areas either using a needle or cannula ( long blunt needle like the one depicted above) . As scary as it sounds, it’s actually not at all painful as there is analgesic inside the filler. The whole process is very comfortable ! Also, the good thing about hyaluronic fillers is that if you don’t like it, you can actually dissolve it with an enzyme. The whole process is reversible if you don’t like the results. But I can assure you, once you done fillers for your dark eye circles, you will stick with it !
4. Rejuran I
Rejuran Healer is a revolutionary concept of skin rejuvenation by administrating salmon polynucleotide (PN) into the dermis to improve skin physiology by assisting with tissue repair and collagen stimulation. Rejuran i (eye) is a more liquid form of Rejuran Healer, which means that it can be used more safely in thin skin without causing lumps and bumps.
The process : It is injected in a similar fashion to skinboosters, with a series of precise micro injections into the skin around the eyes.
Cyspera’s active ingredient is cysteamine which is commonly found in breast milk and is a metabolite of L-cysteine. While cysteamine is known to have an unpleasant sulfur odor, manufactures have used new technology to help decrease this smell. It is a skin-lightening agent that is used to treat hyperpigmentation disorders, which includes melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and lentigines. This cream helps decrease melanin pigment within the skin. So if you’re suffering from dark eye circles because of hyperpigmentation, this home regime will be able to help. In fact, it also helps if you have dark upper eyelids !
If you don’t want to continue being a panda, kindly contact Kaiteki at 011-33017188/010-3681400 to schedule an appointment!
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Kaiteki Skin Aesthetic Laser, B-1-03, The Hub SS2, 19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
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Kaiteki Clinic, C-5-G, Jalil Link 2, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 1, 57000, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.
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