Dark Circles Around The Eyes

Many people suffer from dark circles under the eyes. They are embarrassing and make you look older than you are. There are lots of ways adults and children can develop these dark circles under their eyes.

Dark circles have a variety of different causes. And despite what some people think, fatigue isn’t one of them. Besides alcohol and lack of sleep, illnesses also cause these circles to appear. The combination of a fair complexion and thin skin is often a contributing factor.

Some of the more common causes of dark circles under the eyes include:

  • Heredity. Dark circles under the eyes can appear in childhood, and are often an inherited trait. Some children will outgrow them, but others will not.
  • Allergies. Nasal congestion can dilate the blood vessels that drain from the area around your eyes, causing them to darken.
  • Sleep deprivation is the most common cause, and the easiest to prevent, but Oversleeping can also cause dark eye circles.
  • Eczema
  • Stress
  • As we get older, our skin becomes thinner.
  • Iron deficiency can prevent the blood from carrying sufficient oxygen to eye tissues.
  • Minor trauma that causes the appearance of a black eye

Additional causes for dark circles under your eyes:

  • Crying
  • Lifestyle. Excessive smoking or drinking can contribute to under-eye circles. Also, people who drink too much coffee or who use cocaine or amphetamines may have difficulty getting enough sleep.
  • Fluid retention, as may occur with pregnancy or weight gain.
  • Skin pigmentation abnormalities. The skin around the eyes is thinner, which is why your blood vessels are more readily visible through it.
  • Excessive exposure to the sun. Sun exposure encourages your body to produce more melanin.
  • Age. As we get older, we lose some of the fat and collagen surrounding our eyes. This loss, combined with the thinning of our skin, magnifies the appearance of dark eye circles.
  • Periorbital cellulitis. This is a bacterial infection of the eyelid or eyelids. If it is promptly treated with antibiotics, however, it is nothing to worry about.
  • Excess salt in the diet causes fluid retention throughout your body—including underneath your eyes.

 

Medical conditions:

  • Melasma
  • Viral infections such as Mononucleosis can cause the eyes to appear puffy and swollen. This is due partly to the fatigue that people feel when they are suffering from it, and partly because this illness causes a yellowing of the eyes and the skin around them (this is called jaundice), 
  • Hypothyroidism, 
  • Iron deficiency or Iron deposition, etc.

Dr Georghy’s approach is to identify the cause first. Then he makes a special treatment which differs from patient to patient.  

Dr Georghy’s combines several treatment modalities. The fundamental is IPH (Intensive Pulsed Heat) a technique developed by Dr Georghy. He uses no gel or cooling device. The sparkling pulsed heat and light are delivered from a distance and through special crystals. This allows the light and the heat remedial energy to reach the skin and the deep structures underneath. It has been published that the light and the heat promotes stimulation of numerous biological effects. Additional technologies used are: WISHPro, Polarised Light and Infrared heat, HydroSun, MicroNeedling, PRP, Dermal Fillers, etc.

Case Studies

The result after combined therapy: IV Infusions (Glutathione, Vit C, ALA), WISHPro (low field electromagnetic energy), Microneedling, IPL, IPH, HelioThermal Therapy

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Before and After