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Dark Circles Under Eyes

Eye bags are commonplace and usually are not reflective of your present health. However, if you notice that the bags look suddenly more prominent and you are not affected by allergies, cold, or sinus infection then it would be a smart move to see your physician. Kidney & thyroid problems can cause an increase in under-eye fluid retention.


Under Eye Bags & Asthma/Allergies

The skin around the eyelids is subject to darkening if a patient with asthma or allergies constantly itches or scratches the area, causing irritation and slight bruising in the capillaries surrounding the eyes, thus contributing to the underlying problem.



The appearance of dark circles around eyes becomes increasingly noticeable and permanent as age increases. As people get older, their skin loses collagen, (the magic ingredient your skin needs to appear youthful) thus becoming thinner & more stretched out.

Heredity & Dark Eye Circles

With many patients, the dark circles under the eyes are tiny blood vessels that are visible through the skin. In fact, the periorbital skin (around the eyelids) is the thinnest skin on our bodies. Just like spider veins, dark eye circles are a hereditary trait, passed down from generation to generation. The more transparent the dermis, the more noticeable dark circles under the eyes will appear.

Fatigue & Under Eye Bags

Sleep deprivation can cause paleness of the dermis, making the blood in the underlying tissues of the skin to appear more noticeable giving it a blue or darker tint than the surrounding areas.


Fillers for Dark Bags Under Eyes

In most cases, patients opt to receive hyaluronic acid gel dermal fillers, such as Restylane or Juvederm injected under their eyes.

Fillers can help recreate the youthful appearance by correcting the depressions of the eye socket.


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