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what is the best treatment for dark circles under the eyes?

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Dr. Victor Bello
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Dark circles: Perhaps the most practical way in ladies is cosmetic camouflage. Camouflaging tatooing is possible but not practical. If baggy lids are associated surgery may improve appearance but the discoloration may remain if it is a familial trait. If a cause is known ( birth control, hormone therapy) discontinue if it is possible. Medical conditions, like hypothyroidism, adrenal gland problems can.
Answered on May 18, 2017
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Dark Circles: Circles under eye can be due to: allergy "allergic shiners", fatigue, genetic variation, aging. Lower lid skin is very thin so blood vessels under skin can make area look dark. Topical creams/fillers can help hide circles: only mask condition with no cure. What helps: drink 8 cups water/day, sunblock, hat, enough rest; avoid rubbing; makeup; facial plastic surgery when severe; allergist can help.
Answered on Jan 23, 2016

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