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Dark Circles Treatment

Dark circles are a common cosmetic concern, affecting the facial appearance of people of all ages and genders. These under-eye circles can form for various reasons, ranging from genetics to allergies to lifestyle factors. These circles can contribute to a tired appearance and lower self-esteem.

The good news is that several treatments are available to lighten or diminish the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. At Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, our top-rated cosmeticians adhere to the best practices for effective dark circle removal, helping you restore your youthful appearance and regain confidence.

What Causes Dark Circles?

The most significant cause of dark circles is aging. With age, the skin under your eyes loosens, causing underlying blood vessels to become more visible. This leads to a prominent dark shade that eventually transforms into puffy, dark-colored bags under the eyes.

Other common reasons for dark under eyes include the following.

  • Genetics: According to research, the problem of dark under-eye circles may run through families.
  • Lack of sleep: Not having enough sleep can cause blood vessels to become more visible in the skin around the eyes, causing dark circles.
  • Dehydration: Insufficient water intake can cause the under-eye area to become dull and darkened.
  • Dermatitis: Contact dermatitis and eczema can cause blood vessels to dilate and become visible in the under-eye region.
  • Hyperpigmentation: Certain factors, e.g., excess sun exposure, can trigger extra production of melanin, the pigment that gives our skin its natural tone. This process can cause prominent dark circles under the eyes.
  • Lifestyle factors and choices: Stress, alcohol consumption, caffeine consumption, and smoking are some of the top reasons for dark under-eye circles.

Dark Circles Treatments

You can improve the appearance of dark circles with the following treatment options.

Topical Creams

Some topical creams can effectively reduce the appearance of dark circles. These creams contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid, retinol, caffeine, peptides, and vitamin C that help compress visible blood vessels and improve skin tone in the under-eye region.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels can treat dark circles that form due to hyperpigmentation. The most commonly used peeling solutions to lighten dark under-eye circles include glycolic acid and salicylic acid peels. These peeling solutions remove the top skin layer and invoke cell turnover, promoting a lighter-toned, more rejuvenated skin appearance.


Carboxytherapy is a minimally invasive treatment that involves injecting carbon dioxide under the skin to address various aesthetic issues, including dark circles. This treatment improves the flow of oxygenated blood in the treated region, promoting cell turnover. This helps lighten the treated area, reducing the appearance of dark circles.

PRP Injections

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatment can effectively reduce the appearance of dark circles caused by aging, hyperpigmentation, genetics, allergies, and several other reasons. It is an injectable treatment that uses growth factors from your own blood to promote tissue formation and help develop new blood vessels. PRP injections can improve the appearance of dark, sunken eyes, enhancing overall eye aesthetics.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid-based injections that may help reduce the appearance of dark circles caused by volume loss. When injected, these fillers quickly add volume to the hollow areas under the eyes, reducing the shadowed appearance.

The results of dermal fillers are not permanent. However, since the solution in these fillers comes in a gel form with slower absorbability, the treatment results may last six months to a year.


For dark circles caused by baggy eyelids, blepharoplasty is a minor surgery with a higher success rate. This procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the under-eye area. Sometimes, the excess fat is only repositioned to reduce the baggy appearance. The final result of this treatment is a reduced appearance of dark circles and a more rejuvenated facial appearance.


Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment that uses microinjections to deliver vitamins, minerals, and several rejuvenating ingredients to the middle skin layer (mesoderm). These injections can reduce the appearance of dark under-eye circles by supplying nurturing nutrients and enhancing hydration at the tissue level. Mesotherapy can treat dark circles caused by various issues, including hyperpigmentation and fatty deposits in the region below the eyes.

Laser Treatment

Laser therapy can effectively reduce dark pigmentation around the eyes by reducing the excess melanin or targeting dilated, visible blood vessels. Some laser types exfoliate the skin, promoting a fresher, more rejuvenated surface. Laser treatment also promotes cell turnover by stimulating collagen production in the under-eye region.

The most common types of lasers used for dark circle treatment include:

  • Pulsed-Dye Lasers (PDL)
  • PICO lasers
  • Nd: YAG lasers
  • CO2 lasers

Results of Dark Circle Treatment

The results of dark circle removal depend on the treatment option chosen. Some treatments immediately improve the appearance of dark under-eye areas, while others may take some time to come into effect. The longevity of results also varies depending on the treatment option.

Cost of Dark Circles Treatment

The average starting cost of Dark Circles Treatment in Dubai is around AED 1000. The exact price of the treatment may vary from person to person, depending on the following factors:

  • The treatment option selected
  • The severity of the problem
  • The practitioner’s expertise
  • The geographic location and reputation of the clinic or treatment facility

Our Doctors

Nicole Zysk
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