Dealing with Dark Under-Eye Circles

At Treiber Dermatology, Rye dermatologist, Dr. Eric Treiber deals with a wide variety of skincare issues on a daily basis – both general and cosmetic. And in recent months, the most common cosmetic issue amongst Rye patients has been by the presence of dark circles beneath the eyes, also known as periorbital hyperpigmentation. While there are a variety of possible causes, the most common is fatigue and the general lack of sleep. This is often very deceiving however, while some might assume this just means you need to get a few good nights of sleep, but it is rarely that easy. At Treiber Dermatology, Rye dermatologist, Dr. Eric Treiber and his team will use a specific, step-by-step protocol, as well as a number of special tips to help patients to alleviate these dark circles.

To begin the process, Rye dermatologist, Dr. Eric Treiber will first help patients to identify the problem and any specifics to their condition in order to find the right solution that will work for them. For the most part, these dark circles are caused by 3 main types of issues, environmental, physical and genetic factors. Within these three categories however, there are a number of specific causes, they include:

· Thinning Skin – Causing visible vein damage below the eyes.
· Inflammation
· Allergic Reactions
· Toxins and Free Radicals
· Genetic Eye Issues
· Stress
· Fatigue or Lack of Sleep
· Smoking
· Sun Exposure
· Hormonal Issues

With these causes, treatments methods can vary from certain topical creams or serums, to internal medication or lifestyle changes. Treatment methods are dependent on what you assume the cause to be, according to Rye dermatologist, Dr. Eric Treiber, they can include:

· Fatigue or Lack of Sleep

As the most common causes of these dark circles, lack of sleep can be a huge detriment to your overall health and wellness. To relieve these dark circles, the first thing to do is to start getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night and begin to eat a diet that is composed of anti-inflammatory foods. This will help to reduce the appearance of these dark circles.

· Inflammation, Toxins, or an Allergic Reaction

Generally, when these types of issues are the cause of the dark circles, it is often the result of the liver toxicity and therefore it requires you to take medication and certain compounds to help reduce the liver’s toxicity and help to prevent inflammation, allowing us to restore damaged cells from such environmental toxins, stress and alcohol. Other substances that will help include milk thistle, dandelion root to help detox and protect the body, as well as artichoke leaf to aid the body in flushing out unwanted toxins.

· Hyperpigmentation from Sun Exposure or Thin Skin

If dark circles are caused by thinning skin around the eyes, or even sun damage – Rye dermatologist, Dr. Eric Treiber recommends patients use dermal fillers, in order to help fill the depressions beneath the skin to bolster the area around the blood vessels to protect them. In addition, they often recommend the use of lightening agents, topical creams, and hydroquinone creams to alleviate the hyperpigmentation.

For more information on the treatment of dark circles, other skincare issues, or to schedule consultation, contact Treiber Dermatology today.