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Under Eye Circles, Puffiness, And Hollow Eye Syndrome

eye bag treatmentAre you one of those people who always look tired even when you’ve had plenty of sleep? Dark circles, puffy skin, and sunken patches can make you look perpetually stressed out and sleepy. It’s often assumed that dark circles, puffiness (or “bags under your eyes”), and Hollow Eye Syndrome are basically the same thing. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, if you have dark circles that are caused by Hollow Eye Syndrome, the treatment to lessen the discoloration can actually make your Hollow Eye Syndrome worse.

So What Is The Difference, Anyway?

You may be surprised to find out that the dark circles under your eyes can not be treated. If dark circles are caused by a natural discoloration in your skin, that cannot be changed. No miracle cream, surgical practice, or laser can correct this discoloration. On the other hand, you may find that the under eye circles you have are not discoloration at all. They may be shadows caused by Hollow Eye Syndrome. In this case, non-surgical treatment is available and very effective. If puffiness is the cause of your problem, this can be treated as well.

Dark Eyelid Color

If you have had dark circles for as long as you can remember, you probably have a condition known as Dark Eyelid Color. The skin on your lower eyelid is thinner than the rest of the skin on your face. For some people, you can see right through the skin. Since the veins and muscle that run beneath the lower eyelid skin are blue and purple, their color shows through your skin and looks like dark circles under your eyes. This is a natural occurrence, and cannot be treated. The only solution for this condition is to use a concealer.

Puffy Lower Eyelids

When you are younger, you may notice puffiness under your eyes after a late night out or too much studying and not enough rest. The condition usually fades as you get caught up on your sleep and become more refreshed. If you notice the puffy lower eyelids no matter how much rest you’ve gotten, your skin may have become less elastic and the fat under your lower eyelid is likely protruding and causing the “bags” you see under your eyes. This causes shadows to fall underneath the sagging skin and fat and results in dark circles.

Hollow Eye Syndrome

As you age, you may lose fatty tissue in certain areas of your face. This results in hollows underneath your skin. When you lose fatty tissue beneath your lower eyelid, a groove may form under your eye. Shadows fall into the depression, and you end up with darkened circles under your eyes.

Once you know the cause of your under eye circles, you can begin to treat them. You’ll look refreshed, rested, and more youthful for up to a year. Contact Beverly Hills Aesthetics for a consultation today and see how easy it can be to get rid of those pesky dark circles.

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