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is palomar laser skin rejuvenation an effective way to reduce dark circles caused by leaky under-eye veins? can it cause damage to that area?

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Dr. Anya Kishinevsky
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Dark circles: Lasers and chemical peels reduce dark circles of the lower eyelid by causing thermal injury to the skin, forcing the skin to heal tighter and with a lighter color. These treatments reduce fine lines. However, lasers are risky to use around the eye, although they can be used safely for the rest of the face. I use chemical peels to tighten the skin of the lower eyelid to avoid damage to the eye.
Answered on May 1, 2014
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Dark circles can be a sign of venous congestion around the eyes caused by secondary food allergies, too much salt in the diet, or other causes that can cause hyperpigmentation, and most lasers don't treat that. See your eye doctor for advice too.
May 1, 2014

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