Circles Under The Eyes

Circles Under The Eyes

For some, it’s gradual, while others see more rapid change. You might look in the mirror and think you look more tired than you ever have before. The eyes are often the feature which first succumbs to aging symptoms, especially the delicate skin around the eyes. If bags and dark circles are starting to interfere with your fresh, vibrant look, it might be time to consult with a cosmetic professional. Morpheus Medical Aesthetics has the treatments you need to rejuvenate your eyes and refresh your entire facial appearance.

When Your Eyes Look Tired

The skin around the eyes is thinner than the skin on the rest of the face, which is why you might notice changes in this area first. In the beginning, the dark circles might only make an appearance after a late night or two. However, the discoloration can become more prominent and permanent over time.

The same is true of bagginess under the eyes. You might see some puffiness begin to appear, which can evolve into sagging, baggy lids as time passes. Tea bags and cucumber slices that did the trick before won’t have the same effect now. That’s when it’s time to explore your many cosmetic treatment options. A simple procedure can give your tired eyes the boost they need to look their best so you feel your best.

Why Do I Have Bags and Circles?

The primary cause of changes to the lower eye is volume loss. Our bodies produce collagen and elastin in abundance when we are in our 20s, giving our skin a vibrant, supple appearance. Collagen levels begin to decrease as we near our 30s, with a gradual decline throughout our lifetime. Decreased collagen in the skin means less support in the dermal structure, which can lead to sagging skin, fine lines and the appearance of hollow, dark circles under the eyes.

In addition to the reduction of collagen, we also make less elastin which leads to skin laxity. At the same time, fat and collagen depletion further thins the skin underneath the eyes, making blood vessels in the area more prominent. Blood under the surface of the skin can cause the appearance of dark circles.

Treatment Options for Bags and Circles

While changes to the eyes can affect your entire facial appearance, refreshing the eye area can also have a significant rejuvenating effect on this key area. You can choose to treat bags and dark circles separately or simultaneously. Each concern will have specific procedures designed to address those precise symptoms for a comprehensive approach to eye rejuvenation.

Treatment for Eye Bags

When sagging skin is the issue, skin tightening procedures can help to restore the smoother contour underneath the eye. We like to use a non-surgical method of skin tightening known as Sublime for this purpose. Sublime harnesses the power of radiofrequency energy to deliver controlled heating to the lower dermal layers. The heat constricts the tissue while stimulating collagen production for enhancements now and later as the cellular processes continue over the following weeks.

Sublime does not require any preparation other than wearing a pair of goggles to protect your eyes during treatment. You will remain comfortable throughout your session and can even listen to music or a podcast during your session if you like. The handheld applicator is moved across the skin in the treatment area to tighten and refresh skin without damage to the dermis or surrounding tissue.

Another option for sagging skin underneath the eyes is a revolutionary microneedling device known as Profound. This treatment combines microneedling with RF heating to stimulate the natural healing processes even more efficiently. The result is skin that is not only firmer but softer and more youthful as well. This treatment is sometimes referred to as the non-surgical facelift due to its ability to reverse the effects of time on the skin.

Microneedling is performed using local anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable throughout your treatment. The device controls the depth of the needles as well as the amount of RF heat you receive, so you get just the precise amount of correction you need. Controlled settings are especially helpful for treating the delicate skin under the eyes, so we can get you the results you want without excessive trauma to the area.

Treatment for Dark Circles

Dark circles won’t be improved using skin tightening treatments, but there is another option to help minimize this concern. By injecting small doses of dermal filler into the tear trough area, we can restore subtle volume to minimize the appearance of discoloration. At the same time, this treatment effectively diminishes the appearance of fine lines that often accompany both the dark circles and bags.

All these treatments can be performed in our office in under an hour. You can opt to have the treatments in a single session or spread them out between different appointments. There is no downtime after any of these procedures and few side effects. Some patients may experience mild swelling or tenderness, but the symptoms are not usually apparent to others and never severe enough to keep you from your daily activities.

Refresh Your Eyes, Refresh Your Look

If you are noticing changes to your eyes that are making you look tired or older than you feel, it may be time to address those concerns and refresh your look. The staff at Morpheus Medical Aesthetics is ready to tailor a treatment plan to your precise needs for results that are natural, beautiful and distinctly you. Contact us today at our Santa Rosa location at (707) 921-7447 or Larkspur at (415) 924-1330.