Dark circles are relatively common in both men and women, though they can also appear in children or young adults, especially if the condition is genetic.

As we age, collagen is lost and the skin becomes thin. This can cause blood vessels under the eyes, to become more visible. Stress and fatigue may also worsen dark circles.

Other causes of dark circles include, but are not limited to, allergies, fatigue, rubbing or scratching the eyes, contact dermatitis and sunlight exposure.

Dark circles can be a source of great distress. As the eyes are a vital part of our identity and frontal looks – or what defines “the outer self” they can become quite bothersome.

Treatment options for dark circles


Carboxy Therapy for dark circles

Generally, we recommend injecting Carbon Dioxide gas into the skin. This triggers the repair process and damage control in the skin with increased production of collagen.

We recommend 10-12 weekly treatments, but visual effect usually starts showing earlier in the course.

Follow-up or maintenance treatments may be needed.

Carboxy Therapy can be combined with one or all of the following treatments.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP stimulates the repair and healing processes of the skin and body. It increases the production of collagen and connective tissue and improves dark circles.


Controlled micro-trauma through Microneedling activates the body’s own repair and healing mechanisms resulting in more production of elastin and collagen.

Dark circles are not sorted out as a quick fix. It requires a number of treatments and may also require maintenance treatment after 6-12 months. 

What to do next?

Naturally, there will be many questions and uncertainties. It’s also vital that your expectations match what can realistically be expect from the various procedures.

In our experience, lack of proper information and communication is a major factor for patients to lose trust in certain treatments, that may actually have benefitted them had they continued the treatment. We are not trying to make you rush into one treatment or the other.

Dial 0317 55 55 930 or 0317 55 55 920 to set up a consultation.