There is a number of causes of dark circles, including, but not limited to

  • Allergies, eczema and astma or conditions where the itching and irritation may lead to rubbing or scratching the skin around the eyes
  • Anemia of any cause
  • Hyperpigmentation in the skin
  • Age

If, during the consultation, a treatable underlying condition is identified then this would need to be corrected before we proceed to any treatment.

Treatment options for dark circles vary from patient to patient and may include one of the following or a combination of the following treatments:

Carboxy Therapy (= Carbon Dioxide Therapy)

Microneedling

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Procedure for Carboxy Therapy for Dark Circles

Usually a numbing cream is not required. The skin is thoroughly cleaned before Carbon Dioxide is injected into the lower and upper eyelids. The eyelids swell quite literally like a balloon seconds as the carbon dioxide enters the skin. You may feel a little discomfort while the gas is injected. The whole process takes around 10 minutes.

Each cases is different and we may recommend a course of 12-15 weekly treatments. Usually results will start to show after 5-6 treatments.

Depending on the severity of your conditions maintenance treatment may be required after 6-12 months.

Complications and downtime after Carboxy Therapy

Usually there is no downtime after Carboxy Therapy for dark circles and you should be able to go back to social and professional life right away. 

However, during the procedure a very small superficial blood vessel in the eyelid may accidentally be penetrated causing bruising that will be visible after the treatment.