Are dark, under-eye circles bothering you? Looking in the mirror can make you feel dismayed if all you notice are the dark shadows or bags under your eyes. To some degree, it is natural to develop dark under-eye circles as you age and your skin becomes thinner. But that does not mean you have to sit by and do nothing around them. If you'd like your dark under-eye circles to be less obvious, there are some treatments your local med spa is likely to offer.
Light Chemical Peels
A chemical peel basically involves the application of glycolic acid to your skin. The acid causes the outer layer of your skin to peel away, revealing healthier skin beneath it. In the days and weeks following a chemical peel, your skin will also produce more collagen, which makes it look thicker and more elastic. This benefit, in particular, can make your dark under-eye circles less obvious. A light chemical peel should only be administered by a medical professional since getting the chemicals in your eyes could be harmful. Professionals know how to apply glycolic acid safely.
Plasma-Rich Protein Injections
Plasma-rich protein, or PRP, is basically the plasma portion of your own blood, which your med spa practitioner injects into your skin. They'll start by extracting your blood and spinning it down to isolate the plasma. They'll then inject that plasma into the skin beneath your eyes. This plasma contains all sorts of proteins and other chemicals that nourish your skin and can cause it to grow thicker and more elastic in the coming weeks. Thicker, more elastic skin means less darkness beneath your eyes.
Hyaluronic Acid Injections
If the skin beneath your eyes is quite saggy and loose, then your med spa practitioner will likely recommend injections of hyaluronic acid in the area. The hyaluronic acid will make the skin tighter and tauter. The results should start to appear within days but will become more prominent in the weeks that follow. Skin naturally contains hyaluronic acid, but it becomes depleted as you age. So, you can think of these injections as simply replacing the hyaluronic acid you used to have.
You don't have to go on living with dark under-eye circles. Visit a local med spa, and talk to them about the treatments above. They can let you know which solution is most likely to work for you and can give you tips on how to improve your skin.