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“Hey, you look tired!” is a phrase you might hear often when you have dark circles under your eyes. Even if you feel full of energy, these semi-circles, often dark in colour, can send a completely different message to those around you. But is it possible to effectively treat dark circles that negatively affect your appearance?

What are dark circles and why do they appear?

Dark circles are caused by a disturbance in blood circulation. They also occur as a result of lymphatic tissue disruption. The lymph plays a major role in the appearance of dark circles, as it helps eliminate the pigments grouped under the skin. When lymphatic drainage is unsuccessful, subcutaneous pigments accumulate and colour the epidermis, which then takes on that famous bluish and brown hue that lends an aged and tired appearance to its wearer.

Effective natural treatments

Everyone wants effortless radiant skin. As a result, several natural treatments can temporarily reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. Among these, cold water compresses help reduce swelling. Applying ice cubes under the eyes also makes this possible. Chilled green tea infusions help eliminate toxins, because green tea, like chamomile, activates blood circulation when applied in a compress under the eyes. Cucumber and lemon are two other natural foods known to effectively treat highly pigmented dark circles.

Aesthetic treatments for dark circles

Natural treatments are useful, but often short-lived. Some other non-invasive aesthetic treatments have a much higher efficacy. Dermal filling is one of them. This treatment uses hyaluronic acid, a molecule naturally present in the body, to promote hydration and restore skin volume loss. As part of the normal aging process, the body secretes less and less hyaluronic acid. Dermal filler aims to compensate for this reduction using micro-injections.

The Fraxel Dual laser is another popular dark circle treatment. It combines the use of two lasers with different wavelengths. The first, Fraxel 1500, improves skin texture. The other, Fraxel 1927, focuses more on the superficial skin layers to treat pigmentary imperfections, including dark circles. The combination of these two lasers stimulates collagen production and effectively treats dark circles.

Prevention looks much better

The home remedies and aesthetic treatments mentioned above have all proven their effectiveness. However, when it comes to dark circles, prevention is key. To this end, here are some lifestyle tips. To keep dark circles at bay as much as possible, try to reduce your level of stress. Also try to get enough sleep and avoid smoking.

Treat your dark circles effectively with Univers NuFace

There are many aesthetic treatments that can effectively treat dark circles. If you would like to consult our experts or obtain more information on dark circle treatments, contact Univers NuFace.

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