Laser Treatments for Dark Circles

Laser Treatment for Dark Circles

The lifestyle of today’s generation has changed drastically and their health concern has taken the backseat amidst everything. Exertion due to long hours on the laptop, late-night parties and infinite movie hauls make the dark circles under eyes even bigger and worse. The skin under the eyes is quite thin and delicate, hence it gets damaged if not well taken care of.

Dark circles, technically known as periorbital hyperpigmentation, may turn as blue, black, purple or brown, depending on the natural skin tone of the person. This may lead to reddish-blue tint, black pigmentation, light brown pigmentation and dark brown pigmentation around the eyes. These dark circles are not a matter of medical concern but give you a tired look and an unhealthy appearance. These periorbital dark circles make you look older than your actual age and a little unappealing.

The dark circles can be treated in a number of ways these days, the most popular one being the laser treatment.

What are dark circles?

Dark circles are nothing but around-the-eye skin discoloration which is unpleasant to look at. It can happen to anyone at any age. It gives even young people an older appearance, hence it requires dermatologist advice for the treatment. This happens due to melanin accumulation under the eyes that makes the skin darker than the normal skin tone. There are various treatments and home remedies for improving the look whether it’s light brown pigmentation, dark brown pigmentation, black pigmentation or reddish-blue tint, which, of course, depends on individual skin type.

Causes of Dark Circles

There are infinite reasons for dark circles, the most prominent ones are mentioned below.


Aging is the most common reason for getting dark circles under the eyes. Aging reduces the fat, skin elasticity and collagen which further reduces the skin’s elasticity.

The reduced fatty tissue around the eyes and thinning skin under the eyes make the blood vessels under the skin look visible, hence darkening the area.

Poor Sleeping Habits

Fatigue, lack of sleep or oversleeping, all affect our skin. Some fluid gets built up beneath the eyes due to deprived sleep making the eyes look puffy, thereby darkening the under eyes even more.

Allergic reactions

Allergies (including hay fever) make the body release histamines to fight the outside elements. This makes the eyes red, itchy and puffy. Also, rubbing the itchy skin causes swelling and breaking of blood vessels further leading to post-inflammatory pigmentation.

Eye-specific drugs

Glaucoma Eye Drop Treatment (bimatoprost and latanoprost) also causes hyperpigmentation that leads to darkening of under-eye skin. This generally develops between 3 to 6 months of the beginning of bimatoprost treatment.


When our body is dehydrated, our skin becomes dull and worse happens with the skin around our eyes being highly sensitive and super close to the bone beneath them.

Overexposure to Sunlight

Exposing yourself to the Sun for a long time causes hyperpigmentation and dark circles. Excessive Sunlight produces excess melanin that darkens the skin around the eyes too.

Screen Time

Screen Time over the years has been skyrocketing for all the possible reasons, whether it’s work life or online social websites. Longer screen time without any break strains the eyes, enlarges the blood vessels around them and darkens the skin around them.


Just like any other health concern, periorbital hyperpigmentation is also impacted by genes. At times, such people may get dark circles in their childhood which may lighten or darken gradually.

Iron deficiency Anemia

Anemia is a condition wherein our body has a lower count of red blood cells than the normal one. Most people with anemia are seen having dark circles too. When anemia is treated, they are observed with lighter dark circles.


An unhealthy lifestyle is a very challenging factor in deepening the dark circles. Smoking, drinking alcohol and caffeinated drinks, excessive workload and stress are worsening the conditions.

Other reasons/habits

Some diseases like thyroid conditions, psoriasis and dermatitis and habits like frequent eye rubbing cause the occurrence of dark circles and worsen the existing ones.

Best Laser Treatments for dark circles

Fractional CO2 Laser

A fractional CO2 laser treatment involves the passing of microscopic energy into the deep layers of skin that boosts collagen and elasticity. It increases volume under the eyes and reduces hyperpigmentation and dark circles effectively.

Q-switched Nd Yag laser

The Q-Switched Nd: YAG laser uses two frequencies of energy- 1064 nm and 532 nm. The first one targets the deeper layers of skin and the latter one treats hyperpigmentation.

Erbium YAG Laser

The Erbium YAG laser works by emitting light energy that benefits the skin in two ways- skin resurfacing (working on the topmost layer) and thermal energy boosts collagen production in the deeper layer.

Is laser treatment safe for dark circles?

Laser treatment for dark circles is generally safe for the patients if performed by an experienced and skilled professional, there are certain risks associated though. The person may feel some redness, itchiness, swelling or bruising which vanish after some days. It’s of utmost importance to contact a certified healthcare provider for the best treatment.

How can you prevent dark circles?

Dark circles can be prevented if certain things are considered.

Balanced diet

Balanced diet helps in preventing a lot of health issues and dark circles under eyes is one of them. Fresh fruits and vegetables should form a strong part of your diet.

Stay hydrated

Drinking water is the best way to remove the dullness in the skin. Hence, staying hydrated keeps the dark circles away to a major extent.

Sleeping pattern

A sound sleep, maintaining sleep hygiene, raising the head with the pillow while sleeping, everything contributes to reducing the puffiness around the eyes.

Sunscreen Use

Sun damage protection is of utmost importance in preventing dark circles around the eyes and hyperpigmentation. One should always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or more and reapply it every two hours.

Treating the related medical condition

If dark circles are happening due to some medical issue, treating that medical condition would treat the dark circles. For example, dark circles caused by anemia would be treated by proper iron intake.

Changing Lifestyle

Avoiding excessive alcohol and smoking certainly helps in treating those eyebags and deep dark circles. Also, be gentle on the skin using mindful products.

Before And After results of dark circle treatment at Sakhiya Skin Clinic

Here are a few pictures showing you the results of the dark circles treatment at our clinic.

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Home Remedies for treating dark circles

There are certain home remedies as well for treating dark circles, the most followed ones are mentioned below.

Cold thing

Putting anything cold on the undereye area would reduce the visibility of blood vessels there. Keeping a cold teaspoon or a cold and wet cloth would do the job.

Potato or cucumber slices

Placing thin slices of potato or cold slices of cucumber on closed eyes for 10-15 minutes can work like magic.

Rose water

Dipping the cotton ball in rose water and placing it on closed eyes for 10-15 minutes also calms the eyes and reduces the visibility of dark circles under the eyes.

Dark circles under eyes are the most common concerns faced by people these days. These can be prevented by following a mindful pattern and treated using the best laser treatments in the country. The different types of laser treatments sort the different skin types and concerns.

Dark circle treatment is done at Sakhiya Skin Clinic using the best and latest technology. Our skilled and trained doctors examine your skin deeply and suggest the treatment best suited to your skin. They also do the proper follow-up timely.

Sakhiya Skin Clinic has branches in Surat, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Mumbai, Anand, Ankleshwar, Bharuch, Bardoli, Valsad, Vapi, Navsari, Nandurbar, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot and Delhi. To get the best treatment for your dark circles, book an appointment at your nearest location soonest.