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Is it possible to reverse dark circles?

Polynucleotides for dark circles under the eyes

Dark circles under the eyes are among the most common concerns we see at Dr CP Aesthetics. They make us look tired or are a sign of stress, poor diet or illness, although contrary to popular belief, fatigue isn’t typically one of the leading causes.

One of the main reasons for dark circles is hyperpigmentation, which can be due to genetics or exacerbated by lifestyle factors such as sun damage or smoking. Seasonal allergies and nasal congestion can cause the veins under the eyes to become more dilated, and those with thinner lower eyelid skin are more susceptible as those veins are more likely to show.

The ageing process also plays a role as fat and collagen loss leads to thinner skin and a marked groove at the junction of the mid-cheek and orbital rim, known as a tear trough.

Is it possible to reverse dark circles? Here are five ways to brighten up your under eyes.

#1 Look at your diet

While there are no proven dietary quick fixes, embrace a diet rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, lean proteins and healthy fats, boosting circulation and protecting against oxidative damage. And drink lots of water, as dehydration can make dark circles appear more prominent.

# 2 Get your 8 hours plus

Although lack of sleep isn’t necessarily a direct cause of dark circles, it can exacerbate their appearance. Sleeping on your back with your head slightly elevated can also minimise puffiness.

# 3 Quit smoking

Smoking causes a whole host of severe health issues, but there also is a link between smoking and dark circles under the eyes. Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor that narrows the blood vessels and limits the flow of oxygenated blood where needed. Along with nicotine, cigarettes also contain thousands of chemicals that destroy collagen and elastin in the dermis.

# 4 Wear sunscreen

Sun damage results in hyperpigmentation, so it is a must to wear a high-factor, broad-spectrum sunscreen daily. Also, wear sunglasses and a hat, particularly during the hottest part of the day.

# 5 Polynucleotides for dark circles

The under-eye area has typically been very challenging to improve, and Polynucleotides present an exciting new treatment. Polynucleotides is a refined pure gel created from salmon DNA fractions proven highly compatible with the human dermis.

They work by stimulating fibroblast cells to produce more collagen and elastin. They also have a powerful antioxidant effect, producing healthier, more hydrated skin and reducing pigmentation. In fact, some studies have estimated that they can increase collagen production by up to 30% after a few sessions.

Under the eye, it reduces hollowness and dark circles by thickening the skin and improving brightness.

To find out if you’re suitable for Polynucleotides, call 0115 772 2363 or email info@drcp-aesthetics.com to book a consultation at Dr CP Aesthetics.