Under-eye dark circles are a common problem at any age. Under-eye dark circles can be caused by various factors including genetics, hollow tear troughs (the area between the cheek and lower eyelid), thin skin under the eyes, pigmentation and blood vessels. The appearance of dark circles can be exacerbated by lack of sleep, frequent travel, sun exposure, unhealthy lifestyle and age. Dark circles can give the appearance of fatigue, poor health and can be very difficult to conceal with makeup.
Dermal filler is a term used to describe a substance that is injected into the dermis of the skin in order to fill or plump the area. Hyaluronic acid dermal filler is injected into the tear trough to plump and smooth the skin. This is an effective and long-lasting treatment that does not require any down-time.
Hollow tear troughs
Polynucleotides are the building blocks of DNA and RNA – nucleic acids that give the instructions for cell function, regeneration and gene expression. As polynucleotides are broken down in our body, they promote DNA synthesis, increase collagen production and stimulate skin repair. Other benefits include increased hydration of the skin, and reduced oxidative damage, whilst improving blood circulation. Collectively these actions help improve dark and hollow under-eyes.
Biorevitalisation describes a treatment where light hyaluronic acid, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are injected under the skin surface to rehydrate, brighten and smooth the skin. This is a refreshing treatment for dark circles and lasts for approximately 6 months. For optimal results, you may benefit from a course of 2-4 treatments (1 per month) alongside Light Emitting Diode (LED) facials.
This minimally invasive procedure, involves tiny, targeted injections of vitamins, minerals, amino acids (including tranexamic acid), antioxidants and hyaluronic acid into the upper layers of the skin. This infusion of nourishing ingredients helps to rehydrate and reinvigorate the skin. It is used as a treatment for pigmentation (darkness), dull or dry skin and signs of ageing.
Best for: Pigmentation
Morpheus 8 is a device that combines microneedling with radiofrequency heat energy to smooth and firm the skin. As the small needles enter the skin, the tips of the needles heat up with radiofrequency energy. This sends controlled heat energy into the upper layers of the skin and stimulates collagen production, thus tightening, firming and smoothing the skin over several months after the treatment. Morpheus 8 is safe for any skin type and can be used alongside other treatments such as dermal fillers.
SecretRF is an evolution of microneedling with radiofrequency. This device works by precisely inserting small needles into the skin (at gradations of 0.1mm), creating microchannels, with the subsequent delivery of radiofrequency heat energy to stimulate the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. The motor mechanism of the SecretRF is extremely smooth and it’s needles particularly precise and well-insulated, resulting in minimal downtime and being suitable for all skin types.
This dynamic, non-ablative treatment, pairs RF microneedling with an erbium glass laser. The RF microneedles deliver heat to the deeper layers of the skin via precise needles, whilst the laser gently delivers powerful beams to the skin in microcolumns, creating bulk heating. This works to effectively target common signs of ageing and skin concerns in any skin type, with almost no downtime and an instant glass-like glow to the skin.
Exosomes are a topical gel applied to skin following microneedling, SecretRF, or CO2 laser treatments. The gel is made from billions of exosomes, micro-vesicles that contain thousands of growth factors, cytokines and nutrients that help to boost collagen, elastin and natural hydration. Exosomes work to regenerate skin cells, reduce inflammation and pigmentation, improve immune function and accelerate skin healing.
Periorbital veins are visible vessels of the upper and lower eyelids. They can be red, purple or blue in colour and they can contribute to the under-eye area looking dark. These vessels are present everywhere in the body but are particularly visible in the area around the eyes because the skin is thin and there is little subcutaneous fat. Periorbital veins can be quickly, safely and painlessly treated using the gold standard vascular laser, ExcelV+. This uses 532nm and 1064nm laser wavelengths to permanently close blood vessels for a brighter and smoother-looking eye area. Treating the periorbital veins does not have impact on the blood flow to your eye.
Targeting blood vessels.
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Unlike traditional lasers, which use nanosecond pulses, picosecond lasers deliver laser energy in extremely short picosecond pulses. This ultra-short pulse duration allows precise targeting of pigment particles with a photo-acoustic effect, working to shatter pigment particles with minimal heat and damage to the surrounding skin. This reduced heat generation helps minimise the risk of thermal damage to the surrounding skin and lowers the chance of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), a potential side effect of laser treatments in individuals with darker skin types.