A woman using Dr Koo Skincare to get rid of dark circles under her eyes

The Ultimate Guide to Dark Under Eye Circles

Are you wondering how to get rid of dark circles under your eyes? Or, even more, are you wondering what causes dark circles under eyes in the first place? Dr. Koo has helped numerous patients with this specific concern and has 3 approaches for you to consider.

Are you troubled by persistent dark circles around your eyes and searching for effective ways to get rid of them? The pursuit of a solution may lead you to explore quick fixes like BOTOX or longer-term options such as skincare routines and even surgical interventions. Let's delve into the ultimate guide on combating those pesky dark circles under the eyes.

While botox is a quick fix, Dr. Koo's Eye Care Range is the enduring longer-term healthy, safe self-care fix. Fillers such as Juvederm, Volbella, or Voluma may also be an option before heading to the operating room. However, if the cause of your dark circles is too much fat, excess skin, or displaced cheek position, surgery may be the only fix for getting rid of the dark circles and hollows under your eyes. 

Some combination of the above at different times of your life may be required to address those Dark Circles Under your Eyes.

How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Under Eyes -- The Ultimate Guide

1. The Long Term Self Care Fix for Dark Under Eye Circles With Dr Koo's Eye Care Range

If you're wondering how to get rid of dark circles without surgery, the answer lies in a consistent daily routine and a combination of effective products. Enter Dr. Koo's Replenishing Eye Serum, a powerhouse in minimizing under-eye puffiness and darkness. Enriched with Eyelid Retinol and Vitamin K, this serum, complemented by green caffeine, works to shrink blood vessels and significantly reduce darkness.

Dr. Koo's specially formulated serum not only stimulates collagen production for firmness but also addresses the root cause of dark circles under the eyes. A daily regimen with Dr. Koo Skin Care Eye Serum and Anti-Oxidant Vitamin Serum for a minimum of 3 months is the key to improving the overall appearance of dark circles.

Consistent eyelid skincare with Dr. Koo's Eye Care Collection emerges as the most effective self-care strategy, minimizing the need for repeated BOTOX and potentially delaying or preventing cosmetic surgery. Nurture your skin before problems arise, and with the assistance of Dr. Koo Eye Serum and Anti-Oxidant Vitamin Serum, watch your eyes reclaim their brilliance.

Don't overlook lifestyle changes to diminish dark circles: prioritize ample sleep, use sunglasses, stay hydrated, and limit alcohol and salt intake.

2. The Quick Fix - BOTOX and Dermal Fillers (Voluma, Volbella, Juvederm)

For those looking to get rid of dark circles under their eyes quickly, here is the quick fix: BOTOX. My patients love the instant (or almost instant) fix of BOTOX to get rid of dark under eye circles or at least to lessen the crow's feet around the eyes which secondarily can accentuate dark eye circles. You will look smoother and more rested. If you maintain the BOTOX, you can keep the lines from getting deeper. They will become less noticeable even when you are not smiling. You will still be able to smile and animate but you won't create those deep crows feet that can add to the under eye puffiness.

There is no downtime, no evidence, and most importantly it only takes 20-30 minutes in the office. BOTOX can make your dark circles under your eyes appear less noticeable by relaxing the surrounding eye muscles. 

Dermal filler options of Voluma, Volbella, or Juvederm are used to fill the hollows surrounding the lower eyelid--tear trough deformity. The tear trough deformity appears as a hollow under the eyes at the lower orbital rim from the outside corner to the inside corner of the lower eyelid. This is a touchy area that only a doctor should fill. Very little fill at a time to fill the dark hollows is the safest approach. 

You can expect the hollows to fill in and the entire cheek area smoothed between the lower eyelid and cheek. There is also SCULPTRA which is more permanent lasting up to 2 -3 years as you build your own collagen. The other fillers will last approximately 12-18 months. 

3. The Surgical Fix for Dark Eyelid Circles -- LOWER EYELID BLEPHAROPLASTY

The definitive remedy for dark circles and hollows under the eyes, however, is surgical intervention IF fat protrusion and excess skin is the cause. If you are truly ready to kiss those dark circles around eyes goodbye, a combination of skin care, fillers/BOTOX and surgery will be the true home run.

Surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, removes the excess fat and skin which may  cause the dark circles under the eyes. Before and after surgery, skin care with Dr. Koo Eye Serum and Anti-Oxidant Vitamin Serum will prepare your eyelid skin to optimize the results. This two pronged approach will result in the best outcome for removing the lower eyelid dark circles.

The Take Away

A healthy lifestyle using sunscreen and sunglasses is always the first start for getting rid of your dark circles. Hydration, sleep, decrease in salt and alcohol are good habits to maintain to decrease puffiness. Controlling issues such as hypertension, thyroid conditions, and smoking cessation are next on the list of to do's for dark under-eye circles. Daily consistent eyelid skin care is the best option to improve skin quality and remove the darkness from the delicate eyelid skin.  One cannot expect a single surgery or intervention to cure multiple decades of skin damage or heredity. Dr. Koo Skin Care daily maintenance will minimize ongoing environmental and aging damage. It's the ultimate solution to getting rid of dark eye circles.