Men’s Treatment Options for Dark Circles Under the Eyes
Dark circles under the eyes refer to the formation of dark skin directly beneath the eyes. They are not a medical problem and do not occur due to an eye injury or infection. However, dark circles under the eyes can affect the facial appearance and make an individual appear older or tired.
Dark circles under the eyes are problems for some men, but they are treatable. With support from globally recognized facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, men can treat dark circles under the eyes and prevent them from becoming long-term problems.
What Causes Dark Circles to Form Under the Eyes?
Common dark circles under eyes causes in men include:
- Fatigue: A lack of sleep sometimes leads to fluid buildup underneath the eyes, causing the eyes to appear puffy and dark circles to form.
- Age: The skin becomes thinner as a man gets older, increasing his risk of fat and collagen loss that causes dark blood vessels beneath the eyes to become more visible.
- Eye Strain: Men who spend a significant amount of time in front of a computer screen or TV are prone to enlargement of the blood vessels around the eyes; when this occurs, the skin around the eyes can darken.
- Allergies: If a man experiences an allergic reaction or eye dryness, the body releases histamines that cause blood vessels to dilate beneath the eyes. Or, allergies can cause men to rub and scratch the eyes, which leads to dark shadows.
- Dehydration: The body requires sufficient water each day, and if a man experiences dehydration, his eyes can start to appear dull and sunken due to dark circles.
- Overexposure to the Sun: Too much sun exposure causes an excess production of melanin, resulting in dark pigmentation in the skin below the eyes.
- Genetics: Men with a family history of thyroid disease and other medical conditions are sometimes more susceptible than others to dark circles below the eyes.
For men who experience dark circles under the eyes, there is no need to wait to seek out medical treatment. By consulting with Dr. Azizzadeh, men can identify a safe, effective dark circles under eyes treatment.
What Dark Circles Under Eyes Treatment Options Are Available for Men?
Men coping with mild to moderate dark circles under the eyes can sometimes benefit from simple at-home treatments, such as:
- Apply a cold compress to the area that makes the blood vessels under the eyes constrict. This helps reduce dilation of the under-eye blood vessels that can contribute to dark circles.
- Keep the head elevated. Use two or more pillows to elevate the head, thereby reducing the risk of puffiness in the lower eyelids.
- Get sufficient rest. Follow National Sleep Foundation (NSF) recommendations to get sufficient rest and avoid dark shadows around the eyes; for men, NSF recommends seven to nine hours of sleep each night.
If dark circles under the eyes occur due to allergies, men can sometimes receive prescription allergy medication. Additionally, men could qualify for a surgical or non-surgical treatment for dark circles under the eyes, such as:
Blepharoplasty, also referred to as an eyelid lift, involves surgical removal of bags from the lower eyelids. It also allows a man to eliminate excess skin from the upper eyelids and remove sagging upper eyelid skin that hampers his vision.
Men dealing with dark circles under the eyes could benefit from a lower eyelid blepharoplasty performed by Dr. Azizzadeh. The procedure corrects puffiness of the lower eyelids caused by fluid accumulation within the skin, resulting in a rejuvenated facial appearance.
A typical blepharoplasty performed by Dr. Azizzadeh takes anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours to complete. Before the surgery is completed, Dr. Azizzadeh discusses the procedure with his patient and offers preparation tips. Dr. Azizzadeh provides details about what to expect throughout blepharoplasty recovery as well.
A facelift helps men reduce visible signs of aging in the face and neck, including dark circles under the eyes. It can be performed on its own or in combination with other facial rejuvenation procedures, and ultimately, offers a long-term treatment for assorted cosmetic issues.
In addition to improving the appearance of the eyes, a facelift helps men treat visible signs of aging in the cheeks, jawline, nose and neck. A facelift is also tailored to a patient, ensuring that a patient can use the procedure to achieve a balanced, natural-looking facial appearance.
If a man is considering a facelift from Dr. Azizzadeh to correct under-eye bags, he first must undergo a full assessment. At this time, Dr. Azizzadeh examines his patient, learns about his under-eye bags and determines if he qualifies for a facelift. Then, Dr. Azizzadeh provides a personalized treatment recommendation that could involve a facelift and other facial rejuvenation procedures to help his patient address under-eye bags.
- Liquid Facelift
A liquid facelift is a non-surgical alternative to a traditional facelift. It involves the use of different injectable treatments to treat under-eye bags and other visible signs of aging in the face. In doing so, a liquid facelift helps a man enhance his facial appearance without going under the knife.
During a liquid facelift, men can receive Botox, facial fillers and other injectable treatments. The injectables used during a liquid facelift are determined before the procedure is performed based on the visible signs of aging that a man wants to correct.
Generally, a liquid facelift requires about 30 to 45 minutes to perform. Dr. Azizzadeh carefully performs liquid facelift injections and determines the optimal amount of each injectable to use based on a patient’s facial rejuvenation treatment goals and other factors. He also monitors his patient’s progress to ensure that this individual can undergo regular liquid facelift treatments to maintain the desired results.
Surgical and non-surgical treatment of dark circles under the eyes often provides a great facial rejuvenation option for men. Thanks to Dr. Azizzadeh, men can undergo a surgical or non-surgical treatment to address dark circles under the eyes and get the help they need to find a procedure to accommodate their facial rejuvenation goals.
What Is the Best Dark Circles Under Eyes Treatment for Men?
The ideal dark circles under eyes treatment for a man varies based on the severity of his symptoms and other factors. Fortunately, Dr. Azizzadeh performs a patient evaluation, and this helps men coping with dark circles under the eyes determine the best treatment option.
Dr. Azizzadeh is dual-certified in head and neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and his expertise helps him provide men with in-depth dark circles under eyes treatment options. With a consultation, Dr. Azizzadeh evaluates a man’s eyes and reviews his medical history. Dr. Azizzadeh also asks questions to learn as much as possible about his patient’s symptoms. If Dr. Azizzadeh believes a man can benefit from surgical or non-surgical treatment of dark circles under the eyes, he then develops a custom treatment plan for this individual.
Each treatment plan for dark circles under the eyes is designed to help a patient achieve long-lasting results. Dr. Azizzadeh works with a patient to create this plan, and the plan can be modified based on a patient’s response to treatment.
Also, Dr. Azizzadeh helps a patient prepare for all aspects of dark circles under the eyes treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh wants a patient to know what to expect at each stage of treatment, and he explains what a patient can do to prepare for treatment. Plus, Dr. Azizzadeh tracks his patient’s progress following a surgical or non-surgical treatment to ensure that this individual can avoid post-treatment complications.
Schedule a Dark Circles Under the Eyes Treatment Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh
Dark circles under the eyes can affect men, yet men frequently ignore treatment — despite the fact that treating this issue can be easy. In fact, by scheduling a treatment consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, men can take the first step to correct dark circles under the eyes and other visible signs of aging. They can even improve the facial appearance by undergoing a surgical or non-surgical treatment performed by an expert facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
Men who are considering ways to correct dark circles under the eyes can schedule a free consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh to learn about all available treatment options. A consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh provides a valuable learning experience that ensures a man can receive answers to any treatment questions.
Dr. Azizzadeh is available for a facial rejuvenation treatment consultation, and he is happy to help men address dark circles under the eyes and other cosmetic issues. To learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact us online or call us today at 310-657-2203.