One of the most effective, immediate and lasting results for the treatment of dark circles is the filling of the cheekbones and tear canal.
Dark circles removal solution
The Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra development this treatment after proving that many of the patients who had dark circles consulted by lack of volume cheekbone or between the cheekbone and nose, known as the tear channel area.
The lack of volume of the cheekbone and / or the tear canal allows the skin of the eyelids to extend to the cheeks, this increase in the length of the eyelid and its dark color increases the dark circles.
The time of completion of the procedure 5 minutes, painless, great patient satisfaction, which immediately continues its normal life.
According to the histopathological studies, this alteration of the coloration of the skin of the eyes is due in most cases to an excessive production of melanin and to the dilation of the capillaries near the surface of the skin.
These alterations usually follow the anatomy of the orbicularis muscle of the eyes surrounding the orbit. We receive many young patients who report a great aesthetic concern about the dark color of their eyes. The color of the eyelids and the anatomical characteristics of the orbit gives these patients an aspect of tiredness, sadness and old age, despite the fact that most of them are very young.
- Hereditary dark circles, family history: dark circles have a genetic predisposition.
- Dark circles produced by repeated episodes of irritation.
- Dark circles in patients with diseases such as hyperthyroidism, heart, kidney, etc.
- Dark circles due to skin aging: excessive exposure to the sun increases the melanin of the eyelids.
- Dark circles produced by light effect in patients with prominent malar bones.
- Hormonal changes: they also influence the color of the skin of the eyelids, this is how dark circles are accentuated days before or during the menstrual period and during pregnancy.
Dark circles characteristics
- The color of the dark circles can be brown, violet or black.
- The brown and black color occurs mainly in patients with dark skin, while the violet color in patients with light skin.
- Dark circles can be presented as a single entity in very young patients or associated with fine wrinkles, deep grooves or skin festoons. At the same time it can occur without excess of eyelid bags or with protrusion of them.
Treatments available for dark circles
- Moisturizers and Antioxidants.
- Lymphatic drainage
- Peeling with different acids.
- Laser depigmenting Helios II.
- Radio frequency with micro needles (Scarlet).
- Erbium laser (Lotus II).
- Carbon Dioxide Laser ( Firexel ).
- Carbon dioxide laser assisted surgery.
- Stuffed with vololuma.
How to know which is the most appropriate treatment for you?
We have verified that the majority of patients suffering from dark circles have a lack of development of the malar bone, especially in its part closest to the nose. Until a while ago the correction of this anatomical situation was difficult given that we had to resort to surgery with prosthesis placement.
Today, thanks to the development of heavy chain hyaluronic acids such as Voluma, we can provide a very fast, very effective and satisfactory solution for the patient. The cheekbone filling procedure with Voluma takes 5 minutes , is painless and the patient can immediately check the result. The interesting thing about this treatment is that it not only improves the color of the eyecup, it also improves the overall aesthetic appearance of the patient.
Other treatments that we perform to improve the dark color of dark circles are with the Helios II depigmenting laser. This is done monthly or biweekly, does not cause irritation of the treated skin and you can continue immediately with your activity. From the third session you can see an improvement in skin color, texture and tonism.
The Laser Helios is completely painless, has no adverse effects, lightens skin color and removes dark spots. For more information, we invite you to visit dark spots on the skin .
If you are looking for a quick and effective result, the recommended treatment is peeling with the Fire-Xel carbon dioxide laser.
The Carbon Dioxide Laser is used in patients who have dark circles and wrinkles. For more information on this procedure we invite you to visit Peeling with Carbon Dioxide Laser .
As we see in this histopathological study, the melanocytes responsible for the dark color of the eyelid skin are located in the dermal epidermal junction.
How does the Carbon Dioxide Laser work?
The Fire-Xel carbon dioxide laser in addition to having a skin analyzer allows us to choose the depth of the ablation. For young patients, without wrinkles and in which there is only dark pigmentation of the eyelid skin, we use a 600 micron piece that allows us to exfoliate to the basement membrane.
The most compact and strongest tone tissue below the basement membrane is the thermal collagenizing effect at the dermal level .
This biopsy clearly shows how ablation occurs only in the most superficial layer of the skin, more specifically at the basement membrane level. These patients will have a very fast recovery because the thermal effect is superficial and the result will be excellent and lasting.
For those patients who in addition to the dark color have excess skin of the eyelids, the laser must be used with the 300 micron piece with which we can reach the deep collagen and contract the skin.
The tensor effect on the skin increases as the months go by and lasts for many years.
We invite you to watch the videos on our YouTube channel with the story of patients who have received this treatment.
Before and after
Facilities and procedural safety
In addition to having state-of-the-art medical equipment, we have a complete surgical unit and recovery and hospitalization rooms. The modern surgical room is equipped with high-level technology and assisted by nurses and instructors specialized in this type of intervention.
The clinic has the approval of the Secretary of Public Health .
Questions and queries
If you have any medical questions, send an email to [email protected] .
Telephone on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to the following telephone numbers.
- 0054 11 4 901 6690
- 0054 11 4 904 3434
- 0054 11 4 904 0880
Autonomous City of Buenos Aires:
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