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Dark Circles

The appearance of dark circles under the eyes can be a nightmare for some people and while most of the time it could be about appearance, it is also about looking and being healthy. This is why at PHI Clinic; we approach skin treatment holistically and focus on not just your physical appearance but also on your lifestyle and dietary habits.

Causes of dark circles
The skin around our eyes is extremely thin, bordering on translucent. Therefore the blood vessels under this particular skin area, become more visible if they are under some outside pressure or stress like poor sleeping habits, stress, extreme alcohol consumption, a very high salt intake, dehydration, etc. Once the blood vessels flare up due to any of these causes, they give the appearance of dark circles forming under our eyes.

Dark circles could also be a sign of ageing and most commonly appear in the older population. With ageing, there comes the loss of skin tissue and collagen which makes the skin weaker, duller, and more prone to making the blood vessels visible due to the thinning of the skin. In some people, dark circles could also be hereditary and are known as Periorbital Hyperpigmentation. Another cause for dark circles could be allergies or hay fever. Sun exposure leading to Melasma, could also lead to changes in melanin production which could result in the formation of dark circles.

Dark circles

Before & After

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Dark Circles Treatments

Chemical Peel

A medicated peel uses a chemical solution to remove layers of skin, revealing the more youthful skin underneath.


Microneedling radio frequency is a cosmetic procedure that uses radiofrequency waves and tiny needles to rejuvenate facial skin

Face PRP

PRP treatment involves injecting your platelet-rich plasma into your skin to repair it and reduce scars and other visible signs 

Q-Switch Laser

A Q-switched laser is a high-intensity pulsed beam of energy that is applied to the skin and is absorbed by the pigments in the skin