Dark Circles Under Eyes
Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Dark circles under the eyes stem from multiple factors, including thinning skin, hyperpigmentation, and dilated blood vessels. These circles can give the impression of fatigue or premature ageing, affecting an individual’s overall aesthetic. Dr Bravis offers advanced skin treatments and medical-grade skincare designed to reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.

Causes of dark circles under the eyes include:

  • Genetic predisposition may heighten susceptibility to dark circles.
  • Ageing leads to reduced skin thickness and increased vascular visibility.
  • Allergies can worsen dark circles due to nasal congestion.
  • Extended screen exposure strains ocular muscles, causing under-eye shadows.
  • Excessive melanin production can darken skin around the eyes.
  • Dehydration can lead to sallow, sunken skin under the eyes, accentuating dark circles.


Can dark circles under the eyes be prevented?
To mitigate and minimise dark circles under the eyes, individuals can adopt various preventive measures, including ensuring adequate sleep, maintaining hydration, safeguarding against sun damage, managing allergies effectively, and implementing stress-reduction techniques to support overall skin health.

How we treat dark circles in Thames Ditton

At Thames, we offer a range of treatments to address and reduce dark circles under the eyes:

  • Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty: Reduces under-eye bags and dark circles, rejuvenating the eye area for a more refreshed appearance.
  • Ultra Light Eyes: Brightens under-eye area, reduces pigmentation, and diminishes the appearance of dark circles effectively.
  • Tear Trough Fillers: Hyaluronic acid-based fillers are strategically injected beneath the lower eyelid to restore volume and diminish the appearance of dark circles.
  • Skin Peels: Chemical peels are utilised to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin, diminishing hyperpigmentation and stimulating collagen production for a brighter under-eye area.
  • Medical-grade skincare products: Improves under-eye skin texture, hydrates, and brightens the delicate eye area for a refreshed look.

When to seek treatment?

If dark circles persist or cause distress, it’s advisable to consult a skincare specialist. At Thames, we offer personalised anti-wrinkle treatments, including scientifically formulated skincare. With over 20 years experience, Dr Bravis provides tailored treatment plans to address your ageing concerns effectively.
Founder and Principal Dentist, Dr Theodora Bravis, smiling in her clinic room at Thames Dental & Skin, in Thames Ditton, Surrey

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