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How do you treat dark circles under your eyes?

I often get asked about how I treat dark circles under your eyes. Many patients, particularly men, come and see me in with their dark circles. And they can get them quite young. And just it runs in their family, they’re not tired. They just have a hollowing around the tear through area and around the malar area. I’ll just show you where this is. This is the tear through and then that can continue all the way around. And this is because they’ve got a very strong demarcation between the eyelid and  the cheek. There is a little liquid in there which is quite strong in them and holds the tissue in.
So for dark circles we can do medical treatments to try to improve the reflection of the light there. Many people try various creams, various skin tightening procedures, non-surgical. But the main way of treating dark circles is with hyaluronic acid gel and using TearFill. That is a special technique of using a cannula, to achieve a very gentle fill just around the dark circles, so they are slightly more elevated beyond your normal tissue. But then the don’t look dark because they are not in a hollow. So they’re not looking like in a cave. They reflect the light much nicer and they bring back the proportion of the face so that part of your face around your eyes won’t look so tired afterwards.

More about Jane Olver

Ms Jane Olver is the founder of Clinica London and a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon. Her special expertise is in oculoplastic and cosmetic eye surgery including eyelids and lacrimal surgery. She is specialised in endoscopic lacrimal surgery for watering eyes in adults and children. She has over 20 years’ experience in treating people with eye problems just like you, and has published extensively in scientific journals about Ophthalmology and Lacrimal Surgery and is the author of the books “Ophthalmology at a Glance” and “Colour Atlas of Lacrimal Surgery”. At Clinica London, she is responsible for the Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery part, as well as patients with eye, eyelid and tear duct problems, and acute eye problems.


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