Dr Tyng Tan Aesthetic and Hair Clinic

Dark Eye Circles Treatment in Singapore




Dark Under Eye Circles


The reason why you appear to be beyond your age may not be due to fine lines and wrinkles in your face. It could very well be because of what your eyes are showing.

Your eyes are not just the windows to your soul, but it is a good indicator of one’s youthfulness. Even with smooth and healthy-looking skin, having puffy eyes and dark eye circles can betray you in your quest to looking more radiant.

It makes you look tired, worn out and unhealthy. It is one of the most common concerns of individuals whose quest for the fountain of youth remains elusive.

The Problem

Mild swelling or puffiness around the eyes is an indication of aging and becomes more common as you grow old. Naturally, the skin around the eyes is thinner compared to the rest of the skin on the face and becomes weakened as you age making it most vulnerable to the signs of aging. The muscles in the eyelids also lose its support.

Meanwhile, the fat that supports the eyes moves forward to the lower eyelids, which causes the eyes to look puffy.

An accumulation of excessive liquid around the eyes called edema can also aggravate the swelling. It is caused by fluid retention because of overconsumption of salt, allergies, sinus problem, dehydration, lack of sleep, fatigue and stress, aging or because of heredity. Swelling can cast a shadow around the eyes creating an appearance of having dark circles.

But, dark eye circles can also be caused by excessive smoking, alcohol, nasal congestion and too much rubbing of the eyes. Pigmentation irregularities can also result to dark eye circles, which are prevalent among Asians.

In addition, excessive sun exposure, the natural thinning of the skin and loss of collagen can make the blood vessels under the eyes more visible.

However, puffy eyes and dark eye circles do not pose any sign of a serious medical conditions and, more often than not, is just a cosmetic concern. There are a few home remedies that can be done to correct this concern. However, persistent puffiness and dark eye circles can be best addressed with cosmetic procedures.


The appearance of puffy eyes and dark circles can be improved by a variety of ways, which includes prescription creams, laser treatments and dermal fillers. Our specialists at the Aesthetics and Hair Clinic will make a comprehensive assessment of the condition of the skin around your eyes to determine the best medical treatment that will address the problem.




With the use of laser resurfacing treatments, like Mosaic Laser Treatment, it can tighten the skin, stimulate the production of collagen in the eye area and reduce the appearance of puffy eyes and dark circles.

Also, it addresses unwanted pigmentation that causes dark eye circles. On the other hand, dermal fillers injected on the hollows on the eyes that create the darkened appearance will be smoothened out.

Aside from addressing these problems around the eye area, the treatments can result to an overall improvement of the face with a more rejuvenated skin texture and appearance.

No Downtime

Downtime and recovery will depend on the type of treatment employed for your skin condition. Generally, laser treatments may cause minor swelling and redness that will gradually subside after 2 to 3 days. This is the same with having a dermal filler injection done.

Other than that, you can immediately return to your daily activities and routine after the recommended procedure is performed. The only important reminder to remember is the use of broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect the skin after the procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Find the answers you are looking for!

Read our FAQ’s on dark eye circles treatment.

1. What is the best treatment for puffy eyes and dark eye circles?

The best way to treat puffy eyes and dark eye circles is to start with a diagnosis. Before deciding on which treatment you will embark on, it is best to consult the expertise and opinion of a qualified professional. The skin around the eyes is very thin and sensitive.

That is why it is important that careful examination is done first before any treatment will be performed. Dr. Tyng Tan will make a thorough evaluation of your puffy eyes during your confidential consultation. After which, she will then recommend the ideal treatment or treatments to address it.

2. Does the treatment hurt?

This will depend on the type of treatment that will be employed. But, since all the procedures at the Aesthetics and Hair Clinic are non-invasive, you do not have to worry about any severe pain and discomfort. Some treatments may cause minimal pain, but it can be very tolerable and topical number creams will be applied prior to the start of a treatment.

3. What are the complementary treatments?

Getting rid of puffy eyes and dark eye circles can be remedied with any one or a combination of medical treatments at the Aesthetics and Hair Clinic. You may have a laser treatment and/or dermal fillers to achieve ideal results in making your eyes look more healthy and youthful. Anti Wrinkle injections and mild chemical peels can also be performed to realize optimum overall skin rejuvenation results.

4. How long does a treatment take and how soon will I see the results?

Again, it depends on the treatment. But mostly, treatments are quick to perform between 20 to 30 minutes. Optimum results may be more evident after a few days from the treatment and after several sessions, as recommended by the doctor during your consultation.


S.R. Park, et al, Classification by causes of dark circles and appropriate evaluation method of dark circles, Skin Research & Technology. September, 2015. [PubMed]

F.M. Freitag, et al, What Causes Dark Circles Under the Eyes?, Journal Cosmetic Dermatology. September, 2007 [PubMed]

DISCLAIMER: Dr Tyng Tan Aesthetics and Hair Clinic website provides general information about medical aesthetic treatments and procedures. It must be remembered that individual client’s circumstances may vary and each treatment may not be suitable for all.

Our website serves as basic information for clients and does not substitute a detailed and personal consultation with a practitioner.


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