Under Eye Concerns

The under-eye area is particularly susceptible to cosmetic concerns due to factors such as thin skin, minimal fat padding, and a high concentration of blood vessels. This can present in a variety of ways including crêpey skin, fine lines, dark circles, dark hollows and eye bags, or just looking tired all the time.

Causes of Under Eye Concerns

  • Genetic Predisposition: Inherited traits, such as thin skin, poor lymphatic circulation or a tendency towards pigmentation, can contribute to under-eye concerns.

  • Ageing: The natural aging process leads to a reduction in collagen and elastin, resulting in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation: Lack of sleep and chronic fatigue can manifest as dark circles and puffiness under the eyes.

  • Sun Exposure: Prolonged exposure to UV rays can accelerate the breakdown of collagen and contribute to the development of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Dehydration: Inadequate hydration can accentuate the appearance of fine lines and contribute to a lacklustre under-eye area.

  • Allergies and Sinus Issues: Conditions that cause nasal congestion or allergies can lead to puffiness and dark circles.
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Effective Treatments for Under Eye Cosmetic Concerns

This can very much depend on the cause which in general can be divided into problems with:

👁 Tear trough 👁 Skin pigmentation 👁 Poor skin quality

Polynucleotides: At the forefront of regenerative medicine, this novel injectable contains fragments of DNA which act as messenger signals on skin to trigger cell regeneration. It harnesses the body’s own healing mechanisms to rejuvenate the skin and can help improve skin quality and laxity. This is now the injectable treatment of choice for most undereye concerns where swelling can be an issue.

Dermal Fillers: Injectable fillers, such as hyaluronic acid, can restore volume and reduce the appearance of hollows or bags under the eyes.

Medical Grade Skincare: A comprehensive skincare routine that includes a personalised programme of actives and sunscreen can help maintain skin health and prevent further wrinkle development. Dr Sarah can guide you to a wide variety of carefully curated skincare brands including Alumier, SkinBetter and Neostrata to get the best out of your skin.

Microneedling: Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, uses tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. This stimulates collagen production and can improve the texture and quality of the skin. This can further be enhanced using exosomes.

Skin booster: Dr Sarah offers Sunekos, which has a specific under eye protocol. Essentially and injectable moisturiser, it rejuvenates the skin and improves skin quality and laxity. It stimulates the body to produce more of its own collagen and elastin and can help with pigmentation issues.