At Australian Skin Clinics, we more than anyone else understand how irritating dark circles around your eyes can be. But what really causes them, and can anything be done to get rid of them permanently?

The answer as to why, is complex. From genetics to circadian rhythm to dehydration; there’s several causes as to why it might look like you’ve just watched Marley and Me while wearing non-waterproof mascara.

The good news is, there are plenty of medi-aesthetic solutions to keep the dark orbs at bay. Here are our treatment recommendations for caring for your eye-contour the right way.


Look after yourself

Let’s just get the stock standard lecture out of the way first, sleep and hydration is essential to looking years younger and fresh as a daisy. While you sleep, your cells rebuild themselves and this cell regeneration process relies heavily on – you guessed it…water!

Not enough water + not enough sleep = dark circle city, baby.

If you just can’t escape the late nights and over-indulgence, our Balense Ageless Eye Cream is your saviour. Packed with a potent, peptide-rich hyaluronic formula, this product not only significantly brightens up your under-eye area but also reduces wrinkles by up to 63% – bonus!


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Micro-needling can save the day

Staring at your computer screen, phone and TV causes significant strain on your eyes, which can cause the blood vessels around your eyes to enlarge. As a result, the skin around your eyes can darken over time and excess exposure.

Overexposure to the sun can also cause your body to overproduce melanin, the pigment that provides your skin with its colour. Too much sun can cause pigmentation under your eye area, making it darker than usual.

Never fear, there’s a way to correct years of screen time or over exposure to the sun! Our micro-needling treatment can safely treat the delicate skin under the eye. By using tiny needles to create small perforations, or ‘micro-channels’ in the skin, this stimulates the healing response of the deepest layers, encouraging your skin to make new collagen-rich tissue.

The micro-channels created during a micro-needling treatment allow active ingredients from our skincare products to penetrate to the deepest layers of the skin, delivering even more powerful results and banishing those dark-circles into the next dimension.


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Looking for something longer lasting?

If you want to skip straight to the big guns and make dark circles and bags a thing of the past, our highly trained cosmetic injectors can address this with dermal filler for the tear trough.

While gently inflating the area, fillers soften the contour and hollowing under the eyes and reduces the darkness. The best part? It’s a non-surgical, walk-in, walk-out procedure, meaning you can alleviate that tired look by the time your lunch break is up!

Tear trough filler is a specialised treatment and offered at select clinics. Find your closest treating clinic and book your complimentary consultation today!