Dark Eye Treatment

Who are most likely to have halos around the eyes?

Women more than men and individuals with darker skin types.

What are the factors that increase dark eye circles?

1. Exposure to sunlight, which contains ultraviolet radiation.
2. Fatigue and fatigue
3. Lack of sleep
4. Eczema of the eyelids.
5. Allergic or irritant contact dermatitis to cosmetics, makeup, creams, or nail polish.
6. Estrogen hormones associated with pregnancy, which are also found in birth control pills.
7. Drugs that cause the dilation of arteries and veins.
8. Bad eating habits.
9. Thyroid dysfunction.
10. Anemia especially due to iron deficiency

What are the types of halos around the eyes?

1. brown and black halos: caused by skin pigmentation
2. blue to purple halos: caused by poor blood circulation in the muscles surrounding the eyes, causing a lack of oxygen-rich blood. This leads to a violet color, especially if the skin is thin.
3. Halos because of the shadowing: as a result of the tear trough extending from the inner corner of the eye to the mid-cheek.
4. Halos due to sagging of the skin as part of the aging process.

What are the ways to prevent halos around the eyes?

  • Avoiding exposure to sunlight.
  • Using broad spectrum sunscreens.
  • Wearing large sunglasses that cover the entire eyes.
  • Use of moisturizing creams, as the halos increase with dry skin.
  • Getting adequate sleep and having good sleeping habits.
  • Good and balanced nutrition.
  • Quitting smoking, which contributes to skin sagging and fatty bags.
  • If the swelling is noticeable in the morning. I advise to sleep on two pillows to prevent the accumulation of fluid causing bloating under the eyes in the morning.
  • Reducing the intake of salt that causes water retention and leads to swelling under the eyes.
  • Use cold compresses, cold cucumbers, or cooled tea bags in the morning for 10 minutes. The cold temperature will cause constriction of the capillaries around the eyes.

What is the treatment of halos around the eyes?

  • Treatment of halos caused by skin pigmentation:
  • Lightening creams and antioxidants such as vitamin C or kojic acid.
  • Superficial chemical peels.
  • Lasers: in some cases such as Fraxel Restore Dual or Q-Switched Alex or Nd: YAG.
  • Treatment of halos caused by blood vessels.
  • Topical creams containing vitamin K and caffeine that stimulate blood circulation, constrict blood vessels and increase blood flow to the area around the eyes.
  • Topical creams containing topical retinoids and vitamin C to increase skin thickness.
  • Injecting HA fillers to conceal blood vessels.
  • Carboxytherapy treatment: which is a subcutaneous injection of carbon dioxide which stimulates blood flow in the area around the eyes.
  • Finally, if there are visible blood vessels, a vascular laser can be used, such as PDL or long-pluse Nd: YAG.
  • Halos due to a prominent tear troughs: hyaluronic acid filler injections is the treatment of choice.
  • Treatment of halos due to skin sagging: Blepharoplasty is performed to remove the fatty sacs and excess skin.