Dark circles under the eyes can be caused by pigmentation problems or natural contouring and shadowing. The former can be combated with medical peel treatment. This is a superficial cosmetic procedure that we perform for our clients. Chemical peels are very safe when applied topically. Unlike deeper peel treatments, surface peels remove aging, damaged skin. The new skin growth is healthier, the result being visibly diminished signs of darkened circles.
About Dark Pigmentation
We schedule a consultation with our clients and determine what is causing the darkened areas under the eyes. Volume loss, thinning skin, subcutaneous veins, and diminished amounts of supporting fat tissue can all contribute to the appearance of dark circles.
If we determine that the cause is indeed a pigmentation problem that can be remedied through the encouragement of new skin growth, we will recommend a superficial chemical peel procedure. This is an in-house treatment that can be performed in under one hour.
What the Treatment Involves
Chemical peel solution is applied directly to the skin surface. The skin begins to blister, and the top layer becomes loosened. This blistering skin is then removed. The body responds by sending nutrients to the lower dermal layers to build up a new surface, or outer epidermis.
Before the skin is subjected to the peel chemical, the face is thoroughly washed. The most commonly used chemicals are glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and carbolic acid. When the chemical is applied to the surface of the skin, the patient feels a mild stinging. The stinging sensation goes away after about two or three hours. The dead, blistering skin is gently removed.
The skin may continue to peel for several days after the treatment is complete. The stripping away of the outer epidermis is followed by new skin growth. Collagen production often increases, and this is a bonus because the newer skin will be more smooth.
The new skin is very fragile, so avoiding direct sunlight is recommended. We may also prescribe a special moisturizer or salve.
Are You a Candidate for Medical Peel Treatment?
The lighter a person’s skin, the more noticeable the results. This is because people with darker skin tone do not have visible eye circles.
If, on the other hand, the circles are caused by darkened skin tissue, a chemical peel may be the best solution. If the dark circles are caused by thin skin that allows light to penetrate through to the underlying tissue, a chemical peel may help because it stimulates healthier, thicker skin growth.
We offer consultation services to determine the best form of treatment for skin pigmentation problems. If you have dark circles and want to know if medical peel treatment is right for you, contact Sea Mist Med Spa today.