As a person ages the skin covering your eyelids thins out, which may cause the blood vessels to become more apparent. This gives the lower eyelids a darker appearance. It’s also possible that thin eyelids can be inherited. Dark eyelids can also be caused from swelling in your lower eyelids. When you’re lying down, gravity causes fluid to collect in your lower eyelids, which may create shadows below your eyes.
Dark Circles Under the Eyes are treated using Thermacool (Thermage), Photorejuvenation, Laser Resurfacing, or utilization of a vascular laser. There can be one to multiple treatments for this condition in order to optimize results.
Dr. Kovak is a leading cosmetic physician in the Chicago area, and has been helping patients look their best for over 10 years. To learn more about eliminating dark under-eye circles, schedule a consultation today.