Dark circles and bags under the eyes

Dark circles and bags on the lower eyelids appear with age and make us look older then we really are and make some people insecure more than the appearance of wrinkles.

removing under eyes

What are the causes of dark circles under the eyes?

The cause of dark circles under the eyes can be genetic predisposition, smoking, bad circulation, bad diet, allergic reactions or irregular sleep cycle. Usually the appearance of the dark circles under the eyes doesn’t represent the sign of internal organs illness but is definitely a clear signal that something should be done.

  • The first reason is that, as we grow old, during the years the ligaments that hold the fatty tissue under the eyes start to yield which makes them conspicuous.
  • Second reason of forming the dark circles under the eyes is the gradual disappearance of the fatty tissue that can be found under it. In this way the dark circles under the eyes become more visible and seem larger even though they remain the same.
  • The third reason of the appearance of bags and dark circles under the eyes us the disorder in circulation of that region and emphasis of the venous network.

What are the efficient methods for removing the dark circles under the eyes?


Application of hyaluronic acid  

Application of hyaluronic acid in the area under the eyes and in the cheekbones can significantly reduce the tired look of the face and the size of the dark circles under the eyes. The permanence of this intervention is about a year and the procedure is completely safe if done professionally. More about this procedure here.


Mesotherapy can significantly improve the color of the dark circles under the eyes and also reduce the size of the fatty bag. Usually the result can be seen after two performed procedures and it is necessary to do 4 to 6 treatments in the same amount of weeks. If you are interested to know more about this procedure click here.

Chemical peels procedure

Chemical peels can repair the skin tone and reduce pigmentation. More about chemical peels read here.


Carboxytherapy is at the moment the most powerful method in permanent reparation of skin and subdermal tissue circulation. The procedure consists of applying medical gas into the tissue, and after that the organism naturally brings a large quantity of oxygen into the treated region. The result is а very good blood supply and better oxidation of the treated region tissue for at least 3 hours after the procedure. Improvements in the look of the eyelids are visible immediately after the first treatment, but to achieve a lasting effect it is necessary to repeat the treatments for 8 weeks. The procedure is not painful and doesn’t last long. Mild redness lasts for 20 minutes after the gas is applied. More about this procedure read here.

All the mentioned procedures are a good choice for persons who are not ready for surgical intervention, and they can significantly postpone it.

Spec. Dr. Svetlana Djurisic, dermatologist
Dermatological clinic DERMATIM, Belgrade – Serbia