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All About Dark Eye Circles: Prevention, Causes and Treatments

Dark Eye Circle Singapore

We’ve all had days when we didn’t get enough sleep and woke up with dark eye circles under our eyes. For some people, dark eye circles, under-eye puffiness, and eye bags are temporary problems, while for others, dark eye circles, under-eye puffiness, and eye bags are a constant problem. Dark circles beneath the eyes can make patients feel as if they seem less vibrant, youthful, or radiant, regardless of whether they are a natural genetic trait or have been aggravated by the natural ageing process. That is why dark eye circle treatment in Singapore is highly recommended. Eeva is here to help, keep reading to find out all about dark eye circles. 

Dark Eye Circles – Explained

Dark eye circles are usually not a cause for concern. Of course, sometimes there are serious symptoms in which you should see the doctor immediately: 

  • Only 1 eye is constantly affected 
  • Eye pain 
  • Changes in vision 
  • Any new symptoms that appeared around the same time as dark eye circles. 

Apart from this, dark eye circles are usually a cosmetic issue. Common causes include fatigue, allergies, ageing, hypothyroidism, and periorbital hyperpigmentation. 

When blood vessels beneath the surface of your skin become more visible, you may appear tired and look older than you are. Lack of sleep, stress, long hours in front of the computer, dehydration, allergies, ageing, or even genetics can all contribute to dark shadows beneath the eyes.

Lack of sleep is the most prevalent culprit, and it can make your skin look dull and pale. As a result, dark tissues and blood vessels beneath your skin should be visible. Sleep deprivation can also cause fluid to accumulate behind your eyes, making them puffy.

Prevention of Dark Eye Circles

The first step in treating dark circles beneath your eyes is to understand why they exist. If you’re suffering from a lack of sleep, for example, try going to bed a little earlier so you can get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. If allergies are the source of your discomfort, consult your doctor about treatment options. If your skin is prone to hyperpigmentation due to your genetic makeup, a retinoid cream rich in vitamin A can help remove the dark melanin pigment and promote collagen, making your skin less translucent. Also, for overall health and hydration, remember to drink lots of water.

Using cold water, rinse your face. Hot water can exacerbate puffiness and make dark circles more noticeable. For natural remedy for dark eye circles, use a cool cucumber slice, tea bags, or a damp washcloth as a cold compress. Lay down for at least 10 minutes with the compress on your eyelids. 

Daily use of a moisturizer with SPF protection, especially on the face, is recommended. Dark circles beneath your eyes might become worsened and exaggerated as a result of sun damage. To avoid dryness, keep the thin, fragile skin around your eyes hydrated.

Finally, when it comes to makeup, apply concealer with a brush, a blending sponge, or your ring finger. Apply it in a downward pointing triangle to give the impression that your face is lifted. Because a little goes a long way, blend thoroughly to achieve the desired level of coverage.

Because tomatoes are abundant in lycopene, they aid in the development of softer, more supple skin. This might help to lessen the look of dark circles under the eyes. To help decrease dark circles and puffiness, leave the tomato slices on for about 10-15 minutes. Vitamin C is abundant in potatoes. As a result, it’s an excellent collagen synthesis for boosting younger-looking skin. To get rid of dark circles, grate some potatoes and place them underneath your eyes. Milk has a high quantity of retinoids, which are found in Vitamin A. These retinoids might help you maintain a youthful appearance. Soak a cotton pad in a bowl of milk for 10 minutes and place it under your eyelids.

What are the common causes of dark eye circles? 

1. Fatigue 

Excess fluid may accumulate under your eyes or the blood vessels behind your eyes may bulge when you’re particularly fatigued (or rubbing your eyes a lot). This can cause light to reflect off the area, giving the appearance of dark under-eye circles.

2. Allergies 

Seasonal allergies are widespread, and they can result in “allergic shiners,” dark circles beneath the eyes produced by swelling and dilated (enlarged) veins. Grass, pollen, and particular flowers are common triggers for causing sneezing, itchy eyes, and nasal congestion. If you have indoor allergy triggers like pet dander or dust, they can last all year. Symptoms include dark eye circles, itchy and watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion. 

3. Aging 

Your skin loses firmness, grows thinner, and begins to sag as you age and are exposed to the sun, notably under your eyes. Dark circles are more often caused by drooping or thinner skin than by a change in your skin’s pigment. It can alter how light reflects off your skin, giving it a darker appearance. Skin colour changes can also be caused by long-term sun exposure. Symptoms include eye bags, dark spots from sun exposure, and sagging skin. 

4. Hypothyroidism 

When your thyroid does not create enough thyroid hormone, you have hypothyroidism. It’s usually caused by an autoimmune disease in which your immune system attacks your thyroid gland. It can happen after thyroid surgery in some cases.

Women are twice more likely as males to suffer from hypothyroidism. Older age (60+), a family history of thyroid disease, and having been pregnant or delivered a baby in the previous 6 months are all risk factors. Symptoms include puffiness under the eyes, fatigue, hair loss, difficulty concentrating, constipation, and weight gain. 

5. Periorbital hyperpigmentation 

Dark-skinned people are more likely to have periorbital hyperpigmentation. An increase in melanin under your eyes causes dark eye circles. It can appear on or around one or both eyelids, as well as under the eyes. Periorbital hyperpigmentation can be caused by a variety of factors, including heredity and inflammation.

Aesthetic Treatments for Dark Eye Circles

Your doctor may offer in-clinic procedures or dark eye circle surgery to help decrease dark circles if you desire a stronger treatment than lotions, such as:

  • Fillers: Dermal fillers can be injected into the skin to add volume and hydration, reducing the appearance of dark eye circles. An undereye dermal filler will be able to fill up the hollow space and the irregular pigmentation of the skin.
  • Treatments with lasers: The skin is exposed to light radiation, which destroys the upper layer while stimulating the lower layer to generate collagen, resulting in increased skin fullness.
  • Plastic surgery: A doctor can conduct cosmetic surgery to lift sagging skin and reduce the look of dark circles.
  • Threadlift: Thread lift for eye bags entails the use of high-quality scaffold threads to assist restore radiance and youthfulness to tired eyes.
  • HIFU technology: This non-invasive treatment can aid in the production of collagen in your body. It uses ultrasound radiation to penetrate deep into the skin, penetrating through the epidermis, dermis, and fat/connective tissue.

Patients have a range of alternatives when it comes to dark eye circle treatment. Patients have a variety of choices for reducing the look of discolouration or sagging around the eyes, ranging from dermal fillers to mesopeels, lasers to topical therapies. There is no one “optimal” way to eliminate dark circles beneath the eyes, even if each method has its own set of advantages. To choose the best treatment choice for your black circle, you must first figure out what’s causing it.

At Eeva, we propose in-clinic solutions to address your eye troubles after a thorough consultation with our doctor, and we also show you how to maintain the outcomes at home so that your treatments may go the extra mile. We take a holistic approach to eye rejuvenation, addressing dark circles beneath the eyes, sunken tear troughs, crow’s feet, and drooping eyelids. The procedure gives you sparkling eyes, which dramatically improves your physical look. 

The cost-effective and results-oriented dark eye circle treatment options available at our clinic include Venus Legacy Eye Lift and Dark Eye Circle Treatment, Venus Viva Fractional RF Total Eye Rejuvenation, REJU PN Collagen Booster i. Each treatment is targeted at addressing unique concerns. 

To rejuvenate the entire eye area, holistic and personalized treatment is frequently recommended, thus it’s advisable to have full professional consultation on your unique circumstance.

Under-eye fillers can be a quick and easy way to improve the appearance of tired-looking under-eyes. It might assist to lighten and diffuse dark shadows by lifting up sunken and hollow under-eye areas. The eyes are a place where weariness and ageing can be seen. Dark eye circle treatment, tear trough hollowing, sunken eyes, eye wrinkles and fine lines, and crow feet are some of the most prevalent concerns we see in our clinic. The under-eye (tear trough) filler treatment is effective in helping the under-eye to look plumper and brighter. 

Who Should I Contact for Treatments?

It’s critical to find a doctor that has the necessary skills and can propose the best treatment alternatives for you. Here are some suggestions for finding the correct doctor:

  • Examine the doctor’s and clinic’s credentials to see if your doctor has the necessary skills and experience. 
  • Examine the outcomes of the doctor’s prior treatments to evaluate if they met your expectations. 
  • Get a second opinion from a doctor so you can make sure your doctor is giving you balanced advice and not pushing a specific treatment plan. 
  • To avoid getting startled by any hidden expenses, research the average pricing of your preferred treatment option.

You should select a doctor you can trust and talk to him or her about all of your treatment options. Dark eye circle treatment in Singapore should be cost-effective, results-oriented, and safe. 


Machines and procedures are merely tools in the complete care of our patients. You can rely on us to treat your problems with discretion and professionalism. We value each and every one of our patients. Hard-sell policies are not allowed at our aesthetic clinic. We’re down-to-earth, practical, and committed to delivering results. We also provide fair and well-researched recommendations to ensure that you receive the optimal treatment, taking into account your preferences, budget, schedule, and needs.

We understand our patients’ concerns about their physical and aesthetic well-being. Our patients’ issues and concerns are carefully considered and treated at Eeva. Our aesthetic clinic ensures that we adhere to our core values of honesty, ethics, and patient safety in all of our procedures. We put your mind at ease by ensuring that all of your concerns are comprehensively addressed and taken care of.  

Contact us now to book an appointment. We are here to help you. 

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