Dark eye circles are the bane of one’s life. They usually appear under your eyes tend to give a person an older, haggard and tired appearance. It is common for people to have dark eye circles because they are usually visible and they affect both men and women alike.

Appearance of dark eye circles can range from mild to more severe cases. Underlying factors that cause formation of dark eye circles include heavy smoking, insufficient sleep, improper diet, excessive alcohol consumption, and hereditary factors.

Having to live with dark eye circles can be exasperating and embarrassing for many people because eyes are the first features of the face people notice when they look at you. It definitely does not make a good first impression if you have obvious dark eye circles.


Our skin around our eyes are relatively thin. When we age or abuse our eyes, dark eye circles and wrinkles show up very easily.

Some common causes of dark eye circles are:

ALLERGIES: Dark eye circles are often caused by serious allergies such as asthma and hay fever. Allergies often cause nasal congestions and restriction of blood flow around the eyes. When the blood circulation around the eyes is poor, it shows up very quickly as dark eye circles.

FATIGUE: Contrary to popular belief, lack of sleep does not directly result in dark eye circles. The truth is that your eyes lose moisture and elasticity due to premature aging when one is exhausted. Dark eye circles become more visible as a result of premature aging.

PUFFY EYES: While puffy eyes and dark eye circles are different, it may seem like you have dark eye circles because of the way light is reflected off the skin under the eyes.

HORMONAL CHANGES: Some pregnancy and birth control pills may cause fluctuation of hormones in the body. Pigmentation may also form on the face especially around the eyes. When pigmentations are found around the eyes, it may look like you have dark eye circles, when in fact, it could just be pigmentation.

HEREDITARY: Your genes form an important role to decide if you are lucky enough not to have dark eye circles. For the unfortunate few, dark eye circles can be severe despite living an exceptionally healthy lifestyle. You can probably reduce the appearance of dark eye circles but not totally eliminate them.


Fortunately for many of us, non-surgical dark eye circle treatments have become so easily available with minimal downtime.

At Radium Medical Aesthetics, there are 2 non-surgical treatments that are suitable for the busy men and women who want to rejuvenate the eyes without having to experience long downtime.

AGNES Dark Eye Circle Treatment (http://radium-aesthetics.com/treatment/dark-eye-circle-treatment-agnes/) uses an advanced Korean radiofrequency micro-insulated needles system to get rid of the loose skin under the eyes. The needles deliver targeted radiofrequency waves to heat the skin tissue and stimulate collagen production in the skin.

By doing so, AGNES Dark Circle Treatment does not only tighten loose skin under the eyes, it also reduces appearance of eye bags, rejuvenating and restoring vitality to the eyes.

One can expect a minimal downtime of about 3 days after the treatment. Some swelling and redness can be expected during the recovery period. It is advisable to reduce any social engagement for 3-4 days and get complete rest at home. Concealing any redness with make-up is also possible.

Everyone’s condition is different and people respond differently to AGNES Dark Eye Circle Treatment. The doctor has to advise if you require 1 session or up to 3 sessions over an interval of 3 to 4 weeks.

Under Eye Dermal Filler (http://radium-aesthetics.com/treatment/filler-under-eye-rejuvenation/) is another popular non-surgical treatment for dark eye circles and eye bags. By adding very little volume of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers, the under eyes can be rejuvenated effectively by replacing lost volume and plumping up the area to tighten loose skin.

Using a blunt tip needle, the hollows and imperfections under the eyes are filled to give a smooth, natural result by hydrating and stretching the skin so that the area does not appear sunken as compared to the rest of the face.

Some soreness and mild redness can be expected immediately after the treatment. However, it is perfectly normal and should resolve in a few hours. Avoid applying too much pressure on the area as the doctor would have moulded the HA fillers to give the under eye area the best possible outcome.

Radium Medical Aesthetics (http://radium-aesthetics.com/) offers both AGNES Dark Eye Circle Treatment at S$798 (before GST) per session. Under Eye Dermal Filler Treatment starts from S$898 (before GST). Arrange for a consult with Dr. Siew Tuck Wah (http://drsiew.com/about-drsiew/), Medical Director to understand more about dark eye circle treatment.

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