Over time we’ve gotten the same questions about dark eye circles and eye bags asked from many people. So we thought that it would be a good idea to have a FAQ page about it where we can point people to instead of answering the same question over and over again. Hopefully, this is useful to our current and future readers and if you don’t see your question here, use the contact form so we can get back to you.
Let’s get to it, then. Here are your questions and our answers.
How to remove dark circles under eyes permanently?
Lower eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) and fat transfer are procedures that can eliminate your dark eye circles permanently. Lower eyelid surgery entails removing excess skin and repositioning excess fat below the eyes, giving you facial rejuvenation and making dark circles disappear.
If you have dark circles and under-eye hollowness then a fat grafting procedure might be a solution for you. This is an operation where a certain amount of fat is taken from an area of the body (it could be the abdomen, tights, arms, and so on) and injected into the area beneath the eyes. It replaces the lost volume in the lower eyelid and creates firmer and smoother contour. Fat grafting surgery gives permanent results.
How much does it cost to remove dark circles under eyes?
The cost will depend on the type of treatment method you choose. In Singapore, there are several options for removing dark circles and their price is different.
If you want to undergo eyelid surgery or so-called lower Blepharoplasty it will cost you anywhere between $5000 – $15000. The total price is usually formed by a number of factors such as the severity of your condition, the experience of the surgeon as well as the complexity of the procedure.
The cost of laser treatment in Singapore varies between $500 and $1500 and mainly depends on the type of device that is used. Fractional CO2 laser therapy is typically cheaper than treatment with Picolaser.
Injecting dermal fillers in Singapore will cost you around $500 and $1000 per syringe.
Does baking soda remove dark circles under eyes?
While many people claim that baking soda can get rid of dark circles and bags under their eyes, there is no scientific evidence proving that this is true. In addition, the use of this ingredient might be harmful to the sensitive skin around the eyes.
The alkaline properties of baking soda can cause the natural pH of healthy skin to become unbalanced. It can also destroy the protective layer of the surface of the skin and make it even more sensitive and prone to inflammations.
Dermatologists suggest not applying baking soda below your eyes as it is too abrasive. The regular use of the product may result in redness and irritation under the eyelids.
How to get rid of dark eye circles at home?
You might be not able to get rid of dark circles entirely by using at-home treatments. However, several methods can help reduce their appearance.
- Applying cold compresses. The cold temperature has the ability to constrict the blood vessels and lessen the pigmentation below the eyes.
- Using soak green tea bags. Green tea has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can minimize dark circles and eye bags.
- Sleep at least 8 hours. Your skin can appear paler due to sleep deprivation, making dark circles more noticeable. Take seven to eight hours’ rest each night to prevent dark circles from appearing.
What causes dark eye circles?
There are many factors that may contribute for developing dark eye circles. Here are some of the most common reasons for the darker skin tone below the eyes.
- Lack of sleep or bad sleeping habits
- Decreased levels of adipose tissue around the eyes
- Thinning of the skin under the eyes
- Iron-deficiency anaemia
- Excessive exposure to sunlight
- Frequent rubbing of the eyes
Sometimes the reason for the appearance of shadows under the eyes is genetic.
What is the best treatment for dark circles under the eyes?
One of the best ways to treat dark eye circles is through eyelid surgery called Blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty aims to rejuvenate and refresh the look of the face. During the procedure, excess skin, adipose tissue and in some cases muscle tissue from the eyelid area are removed. This improves the contour of the lower eyelids and makes dark circles disappear.
We’ve had more questions asked about eye bags and various treatments which we’ve answered here.