How To Remove Dark Circles Under Eyes

Dark circles and puffiness under your eyes can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance and it’s hard to effectively cover them with make-up. 

At the end of the day, dark circles and under-eye puffiness are typically cosmetic concerns. These issues can happen to people of all ages. Certain skin tones are also more prone to them as well. But remember that in some cases, dark circles and puffiness may point to harmful lifestyle choices and stressors.

If you have dark circles and are wondering how to best get rid of them, you’re in luck—there are treatments out there that help. To get your fresh and refreshed appearance back, it’s important to address them promptly. 

What Causes Dark Circles and Puffiness?

First, what causes dark circles and puffiness under the eyes? While dark circles and puffiness may stem from similar causes, they also have some different factors that can contribute to them showing up under your eyes.

Causes of Dark Circles

  • Genetics
  • Lack of sleep
  • Aging
  • Allergies
  • Dehydration
  • Congenital disorders
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Prenatal conditions
  • Stress
  • Recent trauma 

Causes of Puffiness

  • Fluid retention
  • Allergies
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Aging
  • Lifestyle factors (e.g., diet, alcohol consumption)

Not every case of dark circles and puffiness needs to be removed through various treatment methods. But, if you’re noticing an uptick in dark circles and puffiness that is getting annoying, it’s best to seek treatment options.

Medspa Treatments for Dark Circles and Puffiness

The internet has no shortage of at-home fixes and cures that claim to eliminate dark circles or undereye puffiness. Some of these methods include the use of metal spoons, creams, and even cool cucumbers. But it’s hard to choose the best option when there are so many to choose from. However, Medspa treatments are a great solution to help treat those dark circles and puffiness under your eyes.

Dermal Fillers 

One excellent Medspa treatment is dermal fillers. Dermal fillers add volume to the skin and smooth out the area underneath the eye. This type of injection is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S. because they’re affordable, long-lasting, and don’t require a long period of recovery.

Dermal fillers offer immediate results, are minimally invasive, and have long-lasting effects that can last up to 12 months. The ideal candidates for dermal fillers are those with a hollowness underneath their eyes contributing to dark circles.

Laser Collagen Treatments

Laser treatments are another effective option worth considering to get rid of those dark circles under your eyes. This procedure works by the laser energy turning into heat when it’s absorbed by the skin. The heat then helps the restoration of collagen in the area, the property responsible for tissue fullness. Collagen diminishes with age, but laser therapy can help replenish your youthful appearance.

Laser therapy is non-invasive, improves skin texture and tone, and reduces pigmentation and fine lines. The perfect candidates for this treatment are those with dark circles caused by pigmentation and thin skin. Choosing laser therapy means gradual improvement in your skin color and the reduction of dark circles over multiple sessions. 

When prepping for this procedure, there are some dos and don’ts to follow. 


  • Temporarily stop all retinoid creams, glycolic, salicylic, or lactic acid treatments that are a part of your daily routine
  • Ask your provider if you should avoid anything that may lead to bruising 
  • Avoid smoking and drinking because they can cause inflammation


  • Don’t exfoliate your skin for about a week before the procedure 
  • Don’t add any new products right before the procedure to avoid the possibility of irritation
  • Don’t apply sunless tanning creams or visit the tanning spa as this can result in complications with the procedure and may damage your skin 

Medical-Grade Eye Creams

Another great treatment (even better when combined with fillers and collagen-stimulating lasers) is  specialized eye creams. Some eye creams use ingredients that are geared towards constricting blood vessels and lightening pigmentation in order to fix or improve dark circles. When looking for eye creams, make sure to buy creams with these ingredients: 

  • Vitamin C. Fights oxidative stress.
  • Caffeine. Improves microcirculation and temporarily reduces discoloration under the eyes.
  • Retinol. Promotes cell turnover.
  • Peptides. Strengthens skin layers and stimulates collagen growth.
  • Hyaluronic Acid. Locks in moisture to make skin plump.

The benefits of specialized eye cream include hydration, nourishment, and the reduction of fine lines and puffiness. Daily application of eye cream is perfect for those looking for a non-invasive method that can be used at home, resulting in gradual improvement of dark circles and puffiness with consistent use.

BodyLase Skincare offers  SkinMedica Instant Bright Eye Cream and D•E•J Eye Cream that are suitable for all skin types and use advanced ingredients for comprehensive skin treatment.

Tips for applying eye creams:

  • Always use your ring finger
  • Start under the eye and apply small dots as you work outwards
  • Don’t get too close to the eyeball
  • Pat the product onto your skin; don’t rub or drag
Dark Circles before and after

Combining Treatments for Optimal Results

For the best results, try combining these treatments: 

  • Personalized treatment plans to create a tailored approach
  • Change up your lifestyle habits (sleep, diet, hydration) to complement treatments 
  • Schedule regular follow-ups to monitor progress and adjust treatment as needed

Consult With the Professionals at BodyLase 

Ready to move on from the dark circles and puffiness underneath your eyes? Call for a consultation from the professionals at BodyLase for personalized advice and treatment plans today. 

BodyLase uses effective treatments like dermal fillers, laser therapy, and eye creams to get you the youthful appearance you crave. Make sure to also take advantage of special promotions and offers for first-time clients. Booking with us is just a click away.