Perhaps the most frustrating skin complaint is under-eye circles and bags, in part because they are difficult to cover regularly and treatments aren’t as publicized. Contrary to popular belief, dark circles underneath the eyes don’t necessarily mean you skipped a full night’s rest. If you’re sleeping an ample eight hours or more per night, yet your skin is telling a different story, other factors are likely at play. In these cases, under-eye bags require aesthetic treatment or a lifestyle overhaul.
Consider the primary causes of dark under-eye circles:
Heredity – Genetics play a big role in dark circles and unfortunately cannot be prevented, only treated.
Allergies – Congestion leads to blood vessel dilation, which leads to a darker look underneath the eyes
Sleep Deprivation – The clear short-term cause of under-eye circles is lack of sleep.
Stress – Traumatic life events or an overwhelming schedule can cause exhaustion which showcases in your skin.
Age – As we get older, the skin’s elasticity weakens causing wrinkles, lines and bags to become more noticeable.
Diet – Lack of adequate nutrition can also lead to a tired look since the body is not functioning at its peak. Iron deficiency in particular affects oxygen blood flow, stifling the tissues underneath the eye.
While temporary dark circles can be relieved by getting to bed earlier, de-stressing your schedule or shifting poor eating habits, some dark circles can’t be cured at home. Dr. Busso offers lower eyelid rejuvenation and dark circles reduction procedures to his patients suffering from unsightly shadowy rings and puffy bags.
Eyelid rejuvenation is performed using a combination of Botox to lift the eyebrows, dermal fillers and platelet-rich plasma to reduce volume loss. Dr. Busso also uses ThermiRF to tighten the skin around the eyes along with laser resurfacing to restore color and complexion.
To schedule an in-person visit to discuss dark circle removal, contact Dr. Busso’s office at 305-857-0144 or schedule an appointment online.
Ellipse IPL Skin Rejuvenation offers effective treatment for sun-damaged skin. At 51 years old, I’m looking back at decades spent under the Florida sun, and those years really show when I look at my skin, especially my forearms. In my teens and twenties and during the time I spent 15 years living on a sailboat, I was proud of the fact that I could go out in the sun all day without sunscreen and not burn. Today, I cover up, wear sunscreen, and regret the arrogance of my youth.
Unlike many of Dr. Busso’s patients, I’m not overly worried about appearances. But I am worried about the possible health effects of all that sun exposure. Like smoking, sun exposure is one of those problems that catches up to you later—and we’ve all seen the damage caused by skin cancer.
Fortunately, a skin examination didn’t reveal anything dangerous, but I had plenty of red spots, brown spots, and crusty areas (keratosis) that looked unhealthy, and that had the potential to evolve into something that was unhealthy. Dr. Busso suggested his Ellipse IPL Laser could repair a lot of the sun damage by targeting the pigmented cells.
The Ellipse IPL Laser isn’t actually a laser at all, though it works much like medical lasers do. An intense pulse of light (IPL)—kind of like a camera flash—is directed at the affected area. The light is of a particular frequency that incinerates cells in a certain color range while leaving healthy cells untouched. The Ellipse’s frequency can be tuned to target spider veins, freckles, acne, hair follicles, and other types of cells depending on the desired treatment result. Ellipse IPL Skin Rejuvenation targets the red and brown spots associated with sun damage.
After shaving my arms, a very cold, transparent ultrasound gel was applied to the skin and then the laser treatment was administered in a grid style up and down each arm. Total treatment time for each Ellipse IPL Skin Rejuvenation session was about 20 minutes. I was treated three times at four-week intervals. Continue reading →
Summer is the perfect time to reevaluate the way your lifestyle is (and is not) improving the appearance of your skin. Whether in the yard or on the beach, sun exposure becomes a bigger threat during summer months. Review the following list of the 5 best nutrients to improve your skin this summer, and protect yourself from the damaging effects of Miami’s hot summer sun.
Skin cancer doctor, Dr. Mariano Busso, specializes in the diagnosis of melanoma along with various other skin conditions. An acclaimed aesthetic dermatologist, Dr. Mariano Busso has built an international patient base through comprehensive cosmetic, laser, and dermatological care. As a skin cancer doctor, Dr. Busso helps patients identify, target and prevent future incidences of melanoma.
Laser skin treatments are an effective option for many patients looking to improve the appearance of their face, neck, chest, and overall body. In general, laser treatments may fall in to 1 of 2 categories. First are ablative treatments, which are laser devices that gently remove layers of skin to achieve specific aesthetic goals. Alternatively, laser skin treatments can be non-ablative, meaning that the skin absorbs laser light without any cellular damage. Non-ablative laser skin treatments are known to achieve various results, including increased blood flow, collagen production, and visible skin improvement. Learn more about the laser skin treatments offered by acclaimed Miami dermatologist, Dr. Mariano Busso. Continue reading →
Looking for a doctor for acne treatment in Miami? Take a moment to review this article and learn more about acne, acne treatment, and what to look for in an acne doctor. Then, review the top recommended acne treatments and tips by Doctor Busso, Miami’s leading aesthetic dermatologist.
Get rid of poison ivy, as soon as possible. Poison ivy can be more than just an irritating rash. When left untreated, poison ivy may cause intense itching sensations, blisters, swelling, and difficulty breathing and swallowing. Poison ivy blisters may even become infected, if scratching is severe enough to break skin. Continue reading →
It’s officially October, the month of everything pumpkin-related, from lattes to perfumes to pies. Did you know being pumpkin-obsessed during this time of year is a good thing for your body and skin? Consider: One cup of cooked, mashed pumpkin provides more than 200% of your daily dose of Vitamin A. Pumpkin is also a solid source of fiber for weight loss; antioxidants, including beta-carotene for cancer prevention; amino acids for serotonin production; potassium for muscle function; and Vitamin C for immunity.
If you haven’t established a skin care routine, it’s time to start. Washing and shaving properly are the most pertinent components of a well-balanced skincare routine. Master the basics of face washing and shaving before you develop a more thorough, restorative men’s skincare regimen.
Think about all of the contaminants you encounter on a daily basis, especially when you live in a city or industrialized setting with higher levels of air pollution. Even your cell phone is covered in bacteria that transfers to your face as soon as you pick up a call. Washing your face rids the outer epidermis of antigens while providing much-needed hydration.