Cover up dark circles around the eyes
If immediate relief of dark circles around the eyes is necessary or desired, covering the dark circles works best. The face gets a freshness kick, looks more lively and the dark circles under the eyes are hidden for several hours. Before covering the dark circles, moisturising care of the sensitive eye area is necessary to prevent the covering product from settling unattractively in dryness lines.
After the care has been well absorbed, masking can begin. It is important to select a suitable concealer to cover the dark shadows. Dark rings can also be lightened by using light shiny pigments, as the light is reflected.
The product should be one shade lighter than the natural skin tone and have a creamy or even liquid consistency. It is also possible to prime the dark circles around the eyes with a concealer in an orange tone, so that the blue cast is evened out (complementary colours!) before the actual concealer tone is applied. The concealer is distributed under the eye in a semicircle, gently tapped and the transitions blurred.
Inject dark circles under the eyes
If the dark circles are to be treated medically, there are now more gentle methods available as an alternative to surgery. Here, the thin tissue under the eyes is injected and thus padded. Either the patient’s own fat or hyaluronic acid is used, which is then injected under the thin skin layer.
This makes the skin layer thicker and the many fine blood vessels are no longer transparent. In the autologous fat variant, fat is sucked out of the buttocks, thighs or stomach and then injected under the eyes to cushion the thin skin there. The remaining part of the removed fat cells can be frozen so that it is available for possible follow-up treatment of the eye area.
Hyaluronic acid is an important connective tissue component in the entire human body and can store enormous amounts of water, which makes the connective tissue firm and keeps the skin taut. Hyaluronic acid can now be produced artificially, so that with this method no tissue of the body has to be removed before the procedure. RisksBoth operations are medical operations and so there are also possible risks and side effects when injecting under eye rings.
These include bruising, swelling and unevenness around the eyes. In extreme cases, nerve damage can also occur. CostsInjecting dark circles is not medically necessary and is therefore not covered by health insurance.
The costs of the operation are therefore borne by the patient himself: both operations are carried out on an outpatient basis, so there is no need to spend the night in the clinic, but the patient can go home again on the same day. – per treatment with hyaluronic acid: approx. 500 – 1500 Euro
- Per treatment with own fat: about 3000 Euro.