Dark Circles

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By the general term “dark circles“, we refer to the visible effect or the symptom of multiple conditions, affecting men and women of all ages. These conditions may be genetic, allergies, lack of sleep, deficiency of vitamins, internal diseases, etc. The skin in the area is particularly thin, so the problem easily shows, as a darker shade. Moreover, as we grow older, the fat pads under the eyes decrease in volume and the muscles around the eyes slacken, thus intensifying the problem.

In general, the causes of dark circles can be divided into three categories

Ageing of the face :

  • Loss of volume, as fat pads in the cheeks, decrease with age
  • Loss of fat pads, under the eyes
  • Loss of eyelid muscles elasticity and sagging
  • Thinning of the skin, as we age

Environment and lifestyle :

  • Caffeine consumption
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Smoking
  • Poor quality of sleep
  • Dehydration
  • Nutritional deficiency

Other internal factors :

  • Darker colour in the area, caused by melasma
  • Allergies
  • Nasal congestion and sinusitis
  • Medical conditions (eczema, thyroid problems, etc.)
  • Venous congestion of the blood vessels, under the eyes
  • Hereditary reasons
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Of course, they can, but in order to have the right treatment, we have to to identify first, the cause of the problem. For example, the treatment of dark circles caused by fat loss under the eyes, is different than the treatment of dark circles, caused by congested blood vessels or by allergies.

Treatments include a series of methods, such as specific medical eye creams prescribed by the doctors of the Clinic, hyaluronic acid fillers, minimally invasive treatments, such as skin rejuvenation by laser and more invasive methods, such as plastic surgery. In some cases, a combination of therapies may be more appropriate, especially if dark circles are caused by more than one factor, as it commonly happens.


Fractional Laser:
Laser Skin rejuvenation has great results in reducing dark circles, increasing collagen and elastin production, rejuvenating and improving the overall skin quality, but also the skin texture in the area. However, laser therapy can provide better and more long-lasting results, when it is combined with other treatments, to target the problem holistically.

Autologous Mesotherapy:
Autologous Mesotherapy is an innovative rejuvenating, anti-aging treatment, that uses proteins (growth factors), that can regenerate and repair tissue damage. These proteins are produced by activated blood cells, which are delivered from our own blood.

This treatment boosts the production of natural collagen, as well as the nourishment and oxygenation of the skin, which is necessary for the gradual discolouration of the dark area.

Chemical peeling:
It is used for rejuvenation of the eyelid skin, but also for discolouration of the area. Depending on the case, a light chemical peeling or a deeper one, with specific whitening ingredients, might be necessary for the treatment of dark circles.

This treatment uses the state-of-art genuine micro needling device, which activates collagen and elastin in the area, rejuvenating the skin and giving back its youthfulness, shine and firmness. Dermapen therapy is combined with a non-injectable form of mesotherapy, where discolouring ingredients are delivered deep under the skin, for more spectacular results.

Hyaluronic Acid:
This treatment includes implanting hyaluronic acid under the eyes, to correct the dark circles created by fat loss and loss of volume under the eyes, which happens over time. The results are immediately visible and in just a few minutes, the eyes obtain a healthier, refreshed and rested look. The effects of this treatment last for 1 – 1.5 years.

Lipofilling with Mesenchymal Cells:
It is known that natural fat pads in the upper cheek area (under eyes), decrease with age and the implantation of mesenchymal cells enriched fat, is the most modern and natural technique to restore lost volume in this area. But apart from that, the mesenchymal cells are rejuvenating the area in a unique way, that nothing else does.

The fat harvesting is easy and painless, using a minimum amount of fat, from another area of the body (e.g. the belly or the hips). After collecting the fat, mesenchymal cells are isolated from the fat cells, which are then injected, under the skin of the eyes, alongside with fat, to address also, the volume loss problem there.

Blepharoplasty is a surgical method, but it might be one of the most effective ways to get rid of dark circles, especially in those cases, where the problem is very intense and there are “bags” under the eyes, at the same time.

A successful surgery will make your face look younger and brighter and it will turn backwards, the ageing clock for you. Blepharoplasty in Derm & Plastic Surgery Clinic is done with the most modern methods of minimally invasive surgery, only under local anaesthesia and with absolute safety. The procedure, usually takes approximately an hour.


Treatments for dark circles start at 80 euros.

Call us, to find out the price of the treatment, you are interested in or our special prices for combined therapies.



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