Your eyes are the windows to your soul, and when you see dark circles and puffy eyes, you likely need a little self-love to restore your youthful glow and spirit. Even when you are your most confident self, looking in the mirror and seeing these pronounced effects of everyday life can make you feel tired and drawn out.
Fortunately, you have Mara on your side. Keep reading as we explain some of the reasons you may have dark under eye shadows and provide Mara’s top recommendations for treatments to address pesky under-eye pillows and give you back your confidence.
Causes of Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes
Sleep Deprivation and Stress
All of us at Mara love a great night out with friends. But lack of sleep and high-stress levels can significantly impact the appearance of dark circles and puffy eyes. Getting adequate sleep each night allows your skin to repair itself from daily damage, and when you are sleep-deprived, your skin’s ability to recover is compromised.
Likewise, stress causes an increase in cortisol, which leads to decreasing collagen production and increasing inflammation, essential factors that contribute to the appearance of dark shadows under your eyes.
In addition to the many harmful effects of dehydration on your body, you can include the adverse effects of dehydration on your skin. When you do not consume enough water in your diet, your skin tissue loses volume. And because the area around your eyes has thinner skin than your cheeks or other areas of your face, any reduction in volume results in dark circles and puffy eyes. So, if you ever wondered, yes, hydration can make your skin better!
Genetics and Aging
Some people may be genetically predisposed to thinner skin around the eyes, making blood vessels more visible and resulting in dark circles.
Additionally, as we age, the skin under the eyes thins even more, and collagen production decreases, forming fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
Screen Time and Blue Light Exposure
Blue light exposure has become a significant concern, with most people spending several hours daily in front of screens. Blue light contributes to skin aging in a similar manner to UVA by producing reactive oxygen species, resulting in premature skin photoaging.
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Mara’s Top Recommendations for Treating Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes at a Med Spa
Mara loves microneedling treatments with radio frequency waves to boost collagen production and thicken skin under the eyes. This minimally invasive procedure involves creating tiny injuries in the skin, stimulating collagen production, and resulting in a reduction of dark circles and puffy eyes.
Microcurrent facials stimulate and tone facial muscles, improve circulation, and boost collagen production, resulting in a more youthful and radiant complexion. While this treatment primarily helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, many of our clients see improvement in the under-eye area due to increased circulation and lymphatic drainage.
Hydradermabrasian is all the rage these days and for good reason. Hydrafacials at Mara’s Med Spa are a gentle, relaxing way to rehydrate your skin and restore a healthy glow.
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Botox, the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure in the United States, can help reduce the appearance of dynamic crow’s feet. The movement of underlying muscles causes these wrinkles and is most apparent when you laugh or smile. Botox injections temporarily paralyze muscle tissue, plumping and smoothing out the appearance of these fine lines and wrinkles.
Dermal fillers and injectables at a med spa are an excellent solution for reducing the appearance of permanent crow’s feet and fine lines. These volumizers fill in depressions created by wrinkles, lines, and scars, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Additionally, dermal fillers can help address dark circles and puffy eyes by restoring volume and plumpness to thinning skin.
Luxury Brand Topical Treatments
To extend the positive results of your med spa treatments for dark circles and puffy eyes at home, Mara recommends incorporating high-quality topical treatments into your daily skincare routine. We sell only the best eye creams and serums that contain ingredients such as retinoids, alpha-hydroxy acids, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins B12 and C, which can help reduce wrinkles, stimulate collagen production, and repair damaged skin.
Check out our selection of premier skincare products either in-spa or via our online store.
With a Little Help From Mara, Your Eyes Can Reflect The Radiant And Confident Person You Are
Sometimes, a little pampering and self-love are all you need to combat dark circles and puffy eyes. And no one in Dallas knows how to pamper you the way Mara does.
We offer many different med spa treatments to address your specific skin concerns. When you meet with our experienced medical estheticians and beauty experts during your complimentary consultation, we will create a custom beauty plan to help you achieve the glowing, smooth skin of your youth.
Mara’s Med Spa. Feel. Look. Be. Radiant.