Carboxy Therapy for Dark Circles

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

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

During consultation, an underlying condition may be identified, which will have to be corrected prior to procedure. 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)


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Procedure for Carboxy Therapy for Dark Circles

Carbon dioxide is injected in the upper and lower eyelids. Numbing cream is optional and paid for separately. Each case is different and we may recommend a course of 12-15 weekly treatments. Results mostly 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.