If you have puffy bags or dark circles under your eyes, it really becomes taxing in the morning to try to cover them up in order to look your best. Cosmetic cover ups may work for a short while, but long-term solutions are the best remedies for dark circles. People generally try eye creams or other home remedies before turning to surgery as a treatment option. However, surgery for dark circles under the eyes is slowly becoming a popular option due to its affordability factor.
The primary cause behind this condition is hyper-pigmentation. Hyper-pigmentation refers to uneven skin patches resulting from sun damage. Lack of sleep, stress, and vitamin deficiencies can also contribute to dark circles. Some people have thin skin underneath the eyes and the blood vessels can be seen through it, giving off a darker appearance. In such cases, fat repositioning surgery is a feasible option.
One of the most popular laser surgery treatment procedures is the photo rejuvenation technique. In this treatment, an intense pulse light is bombarded on the skin under the eyes, to treat the pigmented area. The intense pulsed light induces controlled wounds on the skin stimulating it to heal, by creating new cells. The laser resurfacing method is one of the most efficient treatment options. The surgery is used for hyperpigmentation removal and it also stimulates the growth of collagen under the skin.
There are two types of microdermabrasion techniques, in one technique crystals are used and, in the other a diamond-tipped wand is used to remove pigmentation under the eyes. Abrasion is the basic principle of the technique, wherein a diamond-tipped wand is used to remove the dead skin and stimulate new skin growth. In crystal microdermabrasion, aluminum oxide crystals are used to treat pigmentation. Both these procedures are known to be highly effective.
The newest form of cosmetic surgery for dark circles is the fat repositioning technique. In this method, fat from the thighs is removed and placed under the eyes. It is a very effective treatment for people who have thin skin below the eyes. Fat repositioning is also the best tear trough treatment as the fat will help give your eye a healthier look.
Lack of sleep, or over sleeping, can also cause puffy eyes so make necessary lifestyle changes to avoid these symptoms. You can also consult your doctor about blepharoplasty, a surgical procedure for the eyelids done to counter the effects of eye bags and dark circles.
Surgery for dark circles is one of the last options that people tend to choose. But nowadays, statistics have indicated that the number of people opting for such surgeries is on the rise.
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