How to get rid of dark circles

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If you are suffering from dark circles underneath your eyes, you are not alone. Many people have this condition which can be brought on by genetics or lifestyle.

If your dark circles are due to your lifestyle, then there are quite a few things you can do to reverse the look of them. If they are genetic, there are still treatments that can help, but it can be harder to eradicate dark circles if they are hereditary.

At The Nimmo Clinic in Cobham we have successfully worked with many patients who have not been happy with their dark under eye circles, and helped them to find ways to manage this condition and feel more confident in themselves as a result

Making lifestyle changes to reduce the look of dark circles

Healthy living is the key to looking and feeling our best.  Eating good quality fresh and whole foods, keeping hydrated, not smoking, exercising, cutting down or stopping drinking alcohol are all steps that we can take that will leave us looking better in our skin. Eliminating the causes of stress and  having a good sleep routine is also a vital part of making our skin look great and reducing those dark circles!

Hereditary dark circles may also be reduced by following a healthy lifestyle. However, if you have made lifestyle changes and are still experiencing dark circles underneath your eyes you may want to consider cosmetic treatments.

Can dark circles really be treated?

The good news is that there are treatments that will work to reduce the look of dark circles. 

Here at The Nimmo Clinic in Surrey we treat all our patients on an individual basis and take the whole face and our patient’s lifestyles into account before suggesting the best treatment plan. 

We can prescribe a range of treatments like medical grade skincare, Morpheus8, polynucleotides and dermal fillers which can all work to reduce the look of under eye dark circles. 

Medical grade skincare for dark circles

Once you have the healthy lifestyle habits in place you can make your skin look even better by investing in medical grade skincare. Medical grade skincare is clinically proven to deliver results and there are some fantastic products on the market that have been formulated specifically to target dark undereye circles.

At The Nimmo Clinic in Surrey we stock both ZO and CellDerma medical grade skincare products. We have chosen to stock these brands as we have seen the fantastic results they offer to our patients.  

What are the best eye creams for dark circles?

At The Nimmo Clinic we would recommend the following eye creams to patients who want to get rid of dark undereye circles.

ZO Skin Health Intense Eye Cream

ZO Intense Eye Cream is a targeted retinol which has optical diffusers that reduce the look of dark circles and puffiness. Not only that, but ZO Intense Eye Cream also works to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and to improve skin texture and overall complexion.

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ZO Skin Health Growth Factor Eye Serum

If you’re looking for an eye serum that incorporates the latest, advanced ingredients you might like to try ZO Growth Factor Eye Serum. This innovative formulation removes blood pigments that can lead to dark circles, it’s detoxifying and reduces puffiness and oxidative stress. The cooling massaging design of the applicator helps improve the look of tired eyes while the serum also helps to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

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CellDerma Pigment Correct

If you are hoping to achieve brighter under eyes CellDerma’s Pigment Correct Serum could be just what you are looking for. This serum is incredibly hydrating and works to reduce darker pigmentation leaving visibly brighter and more radiant skin. Unlike many other serums that target dark circles, CellDerma’s Pigment Correct tackles pre-existing pigmentation as well as preventing it.

CellDerma GF5 Next Generation

For a next generation serum from the CellDerma brand, GF5 Growth Factor Serum is not only powerful as a standalone treatment that can target dark circles but can be combined with other aesthetic treatments to really reduce the look of dark under eyes. 

At The Nimmo Clinic we have seen brilliant results from this product when it has been used in conjunction with Morpheus8 or BBL & Moxi treatment. .

Injectable treatments to reduce dark circles

There are numerous injectable treatments that can be utilised to improve the look of dark under eye circles. Many people assume that the answer to dark circles is tear trough fillers and are surprised to find out that quite often this type of filler is the last resort to tackle dark circles. 

Tear trough fillers do have their place, but you might be surprised to know that other types of injectables such as dermal cheek fillers and polynucleotides can also play a key part in tackling this specific concern.

Dermal fillers for dark under eye circles

A highly trained aesthetics doctor will assess the whole face to create a treatment plan to help reduce the look of dark circles. Dr Martin Nimmo is not only the Clinical Director at The Nimmo Clinic but he is an Advanced Trainer for the Allergan Faculty. Dr Nimmo is expertly trained in how to position dermal fillers in the exact areas of the face that will improve the look of dark circles.

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Depending on the individual patient’s face shape, dermal fillers for dark circles may need injecting in the cheek area or in the temples as a solution to improve the look of dark circles. 

Creating structure with dermal filler can get rid of dark circles and eradicate the need for tear trough fillers in some patients.

Polynucleotides for dark under eye circles

Polynucleotides are an injectable treatment that use your own unique biology to regenerate cells to improve skin health and quality. Unlike many injectable treatments, polynucleotides can be injected very close to the eye area. This makes them a good option for treating dark circles. 

Unlike dermal fillers, it takes a longer time to see the results of polynucleotide treatment. This is because when they are injected it takes time for the natural regenerative process to begin. A course of polynucleotides can improve the look of dark circles and they can also be used in conjunction with other treatments, such as with dermal fillers or laser treatment.

Tear Trough fillers for dark circles

Tear trough fillers can dramatically improve the look of dark under eye circles, however this type of filler is not suitable for every patient. The best candidate for tear trough fillers will be quite hollow in the under eye area. 

Unfortunately if your under eyes are puffy, adding filler to the area will only make it look worse. Dr Martin Nimmo is expertly trained and always offers patients at The Nimmo Clinic a full facial assessment and consultation before advising on the best course of treatment for dark circles.

Radiofrequency, Light and Laser treatments for dark circles

Nowadays, there are many new technologies that aesthetics clinics have at their disposal. At The Nimmo Clinic we are dedicated to investing in the latest devices so that we can offer our discerning patients the best treatments that are available.

We have been long term advocates of Morpheus8 treatment and, more recently, we have invested in the BBL & Moxi devices from Sciton. We have seen fantastic results when we have used these devices to treat our patients under eye areas.

BBL & Moxi treatment for dark circles

BBL and Moxi treatment are a game changer for treating the area around the eyes and getting rid of dark circles. BBL & Moxi are next generation light and laser devices. 

Not only do these treatments work really well to lighten the under eye area, but they also treat the skin quality around the eyes, tightening the skin and getting rid of wrinkles.

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Our model in this before and after picture has only had one BBL & Moxi treatment to achieve these fabulous results.

Morpheus8 treatment for dark under eye circles

Morpheus8 uses radiofrequency and microneedling technology to refresh and improve skin health and quality. Morpheus8 can be used specifically to target dark under eye circles and offers amazing results. This technology not only reduces the look of dark circles, but also tightens the under eye which reduces eye bags as well, leaving the under eye area looking fresh and rejuvenated.

Dark circle treatment at The Nimmo Clinic

If you are suffering with dark under eye circles and would like to get advice on how to treat this concern we would be delighted to offer you a consultation at The Nimmo Clinic in Surrey. 

Treatments can be administered in isolation, or where necessary we can combine them for even more dramatic results. Follow this link to book a consultation with Dr Martin Nimmo.

Where to buy CellDerma skin care In Surrey

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The Nimmo Clinic is proud to stock CellDerma skin care in our Cobham based clinic in Surrey.

CellDerma was founded by Dr Dev Patel, and is now the must have, next generation skin care brand that has got everyone talking. 

Featured in iconic fashion magazines such as British Vogue, CellDerma utilises futuristic ingredients like growth factors, which have regenerative properties to improve your skin health.

What products do CellDerma make?

CellDerma’s range incorporates a lip balm for perfect lips, cleansers, creams, serums and sunscreens, all of which have been through rigorous scientific and clinical testing so that you can be sure that these products deliver the results you want.

CellDerma has been in development since 2016, utilising the experience and technology of leading skin care laboratories in Switzerland, South Korea and the United States.

Award winning skin care

CellDerma Youth Restore won the Marie Claire Skin Award for Best Multitasking serum in 2023. This age defying serum  incorporates growth factors that help the skin look brighter and tighter with a more even skin tone.

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What are growth factors in skin care?

Growth factors are secretions from human stem cells. Human stem cells have been tried and tested in traditional medicine for decades but in the cosmetics world the stem cells used are strictly plant based. Plant based stem cells don’t offer the regenerative benefits that are found in human stem cells. 

However human growth factors can be used in cosmetic skin care and their properties make them a viable ingredient to improve skin health

What do growth factors do for the skin?

Skin care like CellDerma that contains growth factors has the advantage of being able to repair, heal and rejuvenate the skin. The growth factors in CellDerma help to boost collagen production, improve elasticity and firmness and fight the signs of ageing.

CellDerma at The Nimmo Clinic

If you would like to try CellDerma’s award winning skincare products why not make an appointment for a skin care consultation at The Nimmo Clinic in Cobham. We are always delighted to welcome new patients into the clinic and we are passionate about working with each patient on an individual basis to find skin care solutions that deliver amazing results. 

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What’s the best age for anti-wrinkle injections?

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If you have never had anti-wrinkle injections but you are considering this treatment, you may wonder what the best age is to get Botox? Depending on your age and skin quality, there are different factors at play that will determine when the best time for you to book for botox treatments will be.

How old do I need to be to have Botox?

The law in England means that you have to be over 18 before you can have your first anti-wrinkle treatment. If you’re under 18 it’s illegal to have these injections, even if you have permission from your parents or carer.

Should I get Botox when I turn 18?

Although Botox is approved for patients who are over 18 it doesn’t necessarily mean you should book in for this treatment as soon as you become an adult.

Many 18 years olds have the fortunes of youth on their side and with daily SPF use they won’t require anti-wrinkle injections.

There are however other Botox treatments, like masseter Botox and hyperhidrosis injections that may be suitable for younger patients

Botox can be used as a preventative treatment to stop deep lines and wrinkles forming, however at 18 many patients won’t be ready to start preventative measures for the formation of lines and wrinkles.

If you’re not sure whether you should start your Botox injections just yet, you should book for a consultation with a medically qualified aesthetics practitioner who can advise you of the best course of action.

At The Nimmo Clinic in Cobham, Surrey we are both CQC and Saveface registered and we put our patients safety and wellbeing at the forefront of everything we do. We will give honest advice and always put your best interest at the forefront of what we do.

When should I get Botox?

Many people will start to see the signs of ageing in their late 20’s and early 30’s. If you notice crows feet, frown lines and lines across the top of your forehead, and you are wanting to treat them it is best to get anti-wrinkle treatment before these lines become too ingrained. In this way Botox will work to prevent deeper lines and relax the muscles, keeping your skin smooth and looking youthful.

Am I too old for Botox?

You are never too old to get your first Botox injections. People often decide that they want to have their first treatment later on in life.

It is fine to leave it until you’re older before you start this treatment however you may not get the same effect from the treatment if you already have very deep set lines and wrinkles.

Botox can’t get rid of deep set wrinkles, but can soften them. If you have deep set lines and wrinkles and you think you might have gone beyond where anti-wrinkle injections can help you, all is not lost. There are many aesthetic treatments nowadays that can reduce deep set lines and wrinkles.

At The Nimmo Clinic in Surrey we invest in the latest treatments and technologies to help patients of any age to rejuvenate their skin health and skin quality.

We would welcome you to book a consultation where we can give you the very best advice on the right treatments for your specific skin needs.

BBL & Moxi in Surrey Special Launch Offer


Strictly Limited BBL & MOXI Opening Promotion

To celebrate the launch of our brand new devices at The Nimmo Clinic, we are delighted to offer you a special introductory package of 4 sessions for the price of 3!

This is strictly limited to the first 20 patients to take advantage of this one time offer.

This opening offer expires soon

To ensure you don’t miss out the balance will need to be settled before Friday 26th April.

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Not sure which treatment is right for you?

Book now for a FREE  VIDEO CONSULTATION and we can advise you of the best treatment for your unique skin type  

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BBL Hero and Moxi laser Coming Soon

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We are delighted to announce that we will soon be taking delivery of a brand new BBL Hero and Moxi Laser device from Sciton, and we want you to be first in line to try these innovative new treatments!

Laser treatments have been in our aesthetics tool bag for some time now, resurfacing the skin, helping to improve scars and minimise the effects of ageing. As time and technology moves on, most things improve and that includes laser devices and the results we can offer to our patients.

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At the Nimmo clinic we’re committed to bringing our patients the very best treatments on the market and that is why we are investing in the BBL Hero Moxi Laser from Sciton.

Who are Sciton?

Sciton is a trusted brand in aesthetics technology. Based in California they have a footprint in over 45 countries and their innovative aesthetics technology has contributed to them becoming market leaders in the global aesthetics market.

BBL Hero and Moxi Laser for your skin health 

BBL Hero and and the Moxi laser are two separate treatments which target different concerns. They can be used individually or together for fabulous results.

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What is BBL Hero?

BBL stands for Broadband Light. You may have heard of IPL before (Intensed Pulsed Light Technology) which is a light treatment that is used to improve skin health. Sciton’s BBL is a newer type of IPL which incorporates high energy rapid output technology, it is 4 times faster and 3 times more powerful than IPL. 

Sciton’s innovative Broadband Light with High Energy Rapid Output technology is known as BBL Hero.

What can BBL Hero do for my skin?

BBL Hero can help you to achieve younger looking skin and a clearer complexion. It is an advanced way to treat various skin imperfections with greater precision and minimal downtime.

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The concerns treated by BBL Hero include:

  • Age and sun spots
  • Pigmentation
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Thread veins
  • Cherry angiomas

What is the Moxi treatment?

The Moxi is a non-invasive laser treatment that is at the forefront of skin rejuvenation technology. It gently targets the deeper layers of the skin stimulating collagen production and promoting the skin’s natural healing processes.  It is an anti-ageing treatment that also minimises hyper-pigmentation, evens out skin tone, lightens, brightens and refreshes the skin making your complexion more flawless and beautifully radiant.

Can I combine BBL Hero and Moxi treatments?

Yes, you can! These treatments combined have been described by Kim Kardashian’s aesthetics doctor as the ‘closet thing we have to a ‘fountain of youth’ 

BBL’s targeted light energy penetrates deep into the skin, addressing pigmentation issues and stimulating cellular renewal, while Moxi’s fractional laser technology enhances collagen production and overall skin texture, effectively targeting multiple concerns in a single treatment session.

What Areas can BBL Hero and Moxi treat?

The treatment areas for these devices are not limited to just the face.

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These treatments transfer easily to other areas of the body including the neck, decolletage,  arms, legs, stomach, back, shoulders, hands and neck, reducing pigmentation, age spots and tightening and firming loose skin.

For a Limited time Get 4 BBL / MOXI Treatments for the Price of 3

To celebrate the launch of our brand new devices at The Nimmo Clinic, we are delighted to offer you a special introductory package of 4 sessions for the price of 3! This is strictly limited to the first 20 patients to take advantage of this one time offer.

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To ensure you don’t miss out, deposits must be placed before 6pm on Friday 19th, with the outstanding balance settled before Friday 26th April.

Follow this link to pay your deposit now!