Dark circles or periorbital hypermelanosis is a common problem. Every 9 out of 10 people complain of having dark circles. It is a difficult condition to completely correct but there are therapies to reduce its appearance. Dark circles give the face a tired and sad look and makes you appear older.      


  • Constant rubbing of eyes: it traumatises the skin around the eyes and leads to creation of fine lines.
  • Allergies: Atopic dermatitis, asthma, sinusitis, rhinitis ,allergies to cosmetics or eye drops
  • Sunken eyes, tear trough
  • Sign of ageing: loss of elasticity of skin creates folds and makes the under eye area appear darker
  • Superficial location of vasculature on skin under the eyes
  • Pigment deposition in under eye skin
  • Swelling under the eyes

Uncorrected refractive errors could lead to tiredness of eyes at the end of the day. This can worsen dark circles. Hence get your eyes checked.