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There are "panda eyes", must be the pot of staying up late?

by Krukovsky 2 months ago in science
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There are "panda eyes", must be the pot of staying up late?

There are "panda eyes", must be the pot of staying up late?
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★ Staying up late has an effect on dark circles under the eyes, but it is not the only cause of dark circles. The fact is that you should have a good lifestyle habit to prevent dark circles.

Last night was two or three o'clock before going to bed again, in the morning look in the mirror, actually up "panda eyes", it must be all the fault of staying up late!

But research tells us that dark circles under the eyes are not entirely caused by staying up late. Many people's dark circles under their eyes may not have much to do with staying up late. Could it be that we are wrong about the experience of staying up all night to get dark circles under the eyes?


What are dark circles under the eyes?

Is it related to staying up late or not?

Dark circles are not a disease, but a state of darker skin around the eyes, and a common cosmetic problem that does not have much impact on human life and health. It is not necessarily caused by a disease, but it is related to our lifestyle, inflammation, melasma or pigmentation around the eyes, cosmetics, congenital factors, etc.

Staying up late is not the direct cause of dark circles under the eyes, and the appearance of dark circles under the eyes cannot depend only on staying up late. So when dark circles appear, it is best to see a doctor for a face-to-face consultation to determine the type of dark circles, analyze the reasons for their retroactive occurrence, treat the cause and get a professional treatment plan. Therefore, staying up late is a factor that aggravates dark circles, but it is not the root cause of the appearance of dark circles.

However, the shades of dark circles do change. It has been confirmed that late sleep time is often accompanied by more severe dark circles under the eyes. The effects of periorbital tissue edema and local blood stagnation due to sleep, excessive eye use, insomnia, etc. can also change the appearance of dark circles and the degree of grayness, ultimately aggravating structural and vascular dark circles.

Wait a minute, what are structural dark circles and vascular dark circles talking about again? Are there different types of dark circles under the eyes?

Staying up late


There are four types of dark circles under the eyes

There are four types of dark circles: pigmented, vascular, structural and mixed. Among them, there are only two types of dark circles that can be affected by staying up late, that is, structural and vascular dark circles.

1. Pigmented dark circles are mainly due to an increase in melanin, or melanocytes, in the periorbital skin, resulting in a brownish-black appearance on the upper and lower eyelids. There are some specific conditions in which the appearance of dark circles is associated with several diseases; patients with allergic rhinitis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, and eczema may develop blue-gray pigmentation of the periorbital skin.

In addition, a small percentage of people who take oral contraceptives, or use specific eye drops will develop pigmentation around the eyes while using the medication. In this type of dark circle, the pigmented areas of the dark circles will stretch as the eyelid skin is pulled by hand, but the color will not fade significantly.

2. Vascular type dark circles are mainly due to stagnant microvascular blood flow around the eyes, slow blood flow, increased blood flow, thin skin, and lack of subcutaneous fat, causing the deeper skin layer of the orbicularis oculi muscle and the microvascular network in the dermis to pass through the skin, creating a localized grayish appearance on the eyelids.

This type of dark circle is most often seen as a bruised appearance of the inner skin of the lower eyelid and is the most common type in the Asian population. When the skin of the eyelid is stretched by hand, this area does not become lighter in color, and as the skin is stretched and thinned, the deeper blood vessels become more visible and the dark circles become darker.

3. Structural dark circles, which are caused by the shadows formed by the structure of the skin in the light, are also subdivided into congenital and acquired. Congenital structural dark circles are mainly shadows formed by the tear troughs, which deepen with age. Acquired structural dark circles are mainly shadows formed by the laxity of the lower eyelid skin, bulging of the orbital septum fat, and eyelid edema.

4. Mixed dark circles, on the other hand, are associated with more than one of these types of dark circles at the same time.


Can different types of dark circles be cured?

Because there are many different factors behind the different types of dark circles, they interact with each other. Therefore, different treatment methods are needed for different types of dark circles.

Pigmented dark circles, can be treated with topical medications that inhibit the synthesis of local skin melanin. Chemical peel treatment can also be used to accelerate the renewal of the skin so that melanin particles are peeled off from the epidermis, or a pigment-selective laser can be used to destroy melanin particles inside the skin.

In contrast, for vascular-type dark circles, the vascular selective laser is applied to target the destruction of capillaries and dilated veins around the eyes. There are also topical filler treatments that increase the thickness of the eyelid skin and effectively cover the subcutaneous vascular network with filler substances.

For structural dark circles, the laser is still used to improve the laxity of the skin. Filler treatment is then used to improve the shadows created by the tear troughs, combined with surgical treatment to improve local tissue structure abnormalities.

However, the various treatments currently available are not effective in completely removing dark circles, but only in providing relief and reduction. Therefore, if dark circles have already appeared, continuing to stay up late or use tired eyes will only further aggravate the severity of dark circles and affect the treatment effect, so try to avoid all bad habits that will aggravate dark circles.

In terms of dermatological diseases, many diseases are closely related to neuropsychiatric factors, often staying up late, and tired, will not only aggravate dark circles but also trigger or aggravate acne, folliculitis, eczema, urticaria, hair loss, vitiligo, psoriasis, herpes zoster, herpes simplex, and other diseases, so even if you don't care about your appearance, you should maintain good regular habits for your health.


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