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Understanding the Causes of Dark Eye Circles and How to Treat Them

Have you ever told anyone they look tired? It’s probably because of the noticeable dark, shadow-like circles under their eyes.

Dark eye circles are dark or discolored, half-moon-shaped patches usually seen underneath the eyes. They should not be confused with eye bags, which are puffy or swollen skin below the lower eyelids.

Depending on your skin tone, under-eye circles may appear blue, purple, brown, or black. They are usually accompanied by wrinkles, a sign of premature aging, and are a source of frustration and concern for women and men alike. No wonder many are looking for effective dark eye circle treatments in Bangkok.

What Causes Dark Eye Circles?

Several factors may contribute to the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. Here are some common causes:

Sleep Deprivation and Eye Strain

When the eyes are tired, the blood vessels below the eyes tend to dilate, causing the area to darken.


Some people are also genetically predisposed to dark circles called periorbital hyperpigmentation.


Dark eye circles may appear naturally as people age since the skin becomes thinner and less elastic as it loses collagen, making the blood vessels more visible.


The eyes will appear sunken when the body lacks water; this makes the dark area around them more prominent.

Nutritional Deficiency

Conditions like anemia, which is caused by a lack of iron, may cause the skin to look pale, therefore making blood vessels look darker.

Treatments for Dark Eye Circles

There are several ways to address dark eye circles. The most obvious are lifestyle changes such as eating healthily, wearing sunscreen, and avoiding smoking, which help to slow down the signs of aging.

Non-invasive Treatments

Depending on the cause, under-eye circles may be temporary with simple solutions. Here are a few practical and easy home remedies you can try yourself:

Apply a cool (but not ice-cold!) compress on the eye area to help the blood vessels constrict and the discoloration subside.

Get adequate sleep in order to restore balance to your body and give your eyes enough rest. You can also sleep on your back and use an extra pillow to elevate your head and lessen the blood from pooling under your eyes.

Apply creams or serums with ingredients like vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, or retinol that help minimize the appearance of dark eye circles.

Use makeup concealer designed to color-correct spots and blemishes to quickly even out the color of your under-eyes.

Professional Treatments

If you’re looking for a more permanent solution for your dark eye circles, many skin rejuvenation treatments are available using the latest state-of-the-art technologies.

Make an appointment with the board-certified dermatologists and surgeons at Nirunda Clinic to determine the best treatment options to address your concerns and the underlying causes of dark eye circles.

Our eye rejuvenation treatments are designed to restore and revitalize the eye area effectively. We offer the most advanced treatments using non-invasive and surgical techniques.

Treatment options include laser therapy to promote skin resurfacing, chemical peels to reduce the pigmentation under the eyes, and PRF (platelet-rich-fibrin) injections to restore collagen around the eye area. A new technology called Rejuran, or polynucleotide injection, is now being used to rejuvenate the area around the eyes. Blepharoplasty is also available to surgically remove excess fat under the eyes, which also has the effect of removing dark circles.

Contact Nirunda Clinic to book an appointment and learn about our effective skin rejuvenation treatments for your eyes to regain their fresh and youthful look once more.