After a solid eight hours of sleep, you look in the mirror and see dark circles looking back at you. Sound familiar? If so, you’re probably one of the many people who constantly look tired even after getting enough shut-eye.
The problem isn’t with the amount of sleep you’re getting, but rather your habits and genetics. In many cases, dark eye circles are hereditary, meaning if your mom had them you probably will too.
Dark circles can also become more visible as you get older as the skin under the eyes starts to get thinner. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to erase dark eye circles and restore a more restful appearance.
1. Maintain a Healthy Diet
Your diet plays a major role in how your skin looks on a daily basis. Eat a bunch of junk food and you’ll likely find your skin looking dull in the days to come.
Eat loads of fruits and veggies as well as drink plenty of water and your skin will likely be clearer and more vibrant. Take a close look at your diet to determine where you could make changes. You may also want to ensure that you’re not suffering from any nutrient deficiencies or have hidden food allergies.
2. Try Fillers
Dermal fillers have become increasingly popular in reducing the appearance of saggy skin and achieving an overall facial rejuvenation. Fillers have the ability to smoothen fine lines and wrinkles while restoring volume and fullness to the skin.
Dermal filler treatment can also be used on the eye area to help diminish the look of dark circles and lines under eyes. For some, adding fillers in the cheeks first will help lift and improve the eye area.
Most dermal fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid or calcium, substances that are also naturally present in our body. Juvederm and Radiesse are among the two FDA-cleared fillers that are commonly used in laser clinics because of their safety and effectiveness.
The procedure takes at least an hour or more depending on the number of syringes needed. Numbing creams will be applied on the treatment area before the procedure to make it more comfortable for patients.
It is very important to never rush a filler procedure. For most experienced aesthetic doctors in Singapore, a filler procedure is a work of art and it takes skills and technique to be able to properly treat the under eye area with very minimal bruising and natural-looking results.
3. Take in More Vitamin C
Feeling tired or under the weather? A healthy boost of vitamin C could help. First try consuming vitamin C through foods such as strawberries, kiwi fruit, oranges, broccoli, mango and even Brussels sprouts.
You can also apply an eye serum containing vitamin C to the area, such as Vitamin C 20% with Ferulic Acid by Dr. Sylvia Skin Care. Having sufficient amounts of vitamin C is an effective antioxidant and it can also lighten dark spots on the skin resulting in a more vibrant appearance.
4. Consider an Anti-Wrinkle Treatment
Do wrinkles around your eyes make you look tired? If your answer is yes, do not worry as there are many safe anti-wrinkle treatments available today that doesn’t involve surgery. For one, there is Botulinum Toxin (or more commonly known as Botox).
Contrary to Hollywood’s frozen look, a Botox procedure can safely soften wrinkles which can result in a natural and refreshed look ‘IF’ injected in the right area and with the ‘right dosage’.
This is why a consultation with an experienced aesthetic doctor is so important to give you an assurance that you will achieve a natural, ‘unfrozen’ look. The kind that everyone will notice how refreshed you looked but no one will know you ‘did’ anything.
Also, Botox has been US FDA-cleared for many years as a treatment for muscle spasms as well as a wrinkle treatment. It works by temporarily blocking the signal from a nerve to a muscle so that the wrinkles caused by muscle contraction relaxes and softens. It can safely treat the wrinkles in the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet) as well as horizontal forehead lines and the lines in between the eyebrows (11’s).
Botox treatment in Singapore takes at least 15 minutes if you already did it before but it may take longer for first timers. The full results will be seen two weeks after the procedure and results may last between three to six months. When that happens, another quick top up from a certified Botox clinic will ensure that these wrinkles will be smoothed out.
If you are keen to never look tired again through dermal fillers and Botox, please do not hesitate to contact Cutis Laser Clinic in Singapore to schedule a consultation with our aesthetic doctor, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, and to find out if you are a good candidate of these procedures.