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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can injecting hyaloronic acid be useful for dark circles around eyes?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Todd Sisto
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Useful for worsening: Anything that's clear, which hyaluronic acid is, will look dark under the thin eyelid skin.
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Sometimes: If the darkness is due to "shadowing" associated with lower eyelid fat pad bulging, use of fillers can be helpful. The skin is very thin as is muscle there, so exceesive filling may cause lumpiness. Many are choosing fat grafting (from tummy or thigh areas) to be placed under the muscle of the lower lid to provide more fullness. Often better to remove excess fat pad. Lasers may help if pigmt.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Fillers for Eye Circ: If the dark circles are due to a depression along the boney rim, this can cause a shadow which may respond to fillers.
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Dr. Robert Stroup
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes, in some cases: Dark circles under the eyes are caused by darker pigmentation in that area or shadowing in the "tear trough" or both. A hyaluronic acid filler injected deeply along the edge of the eye socket under the tear trough can significantly reduce the appearance of dark circles caused by shadowing. Be aware, however, that this should only be done by a very experienced injector to avoid a "lumps".
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A 41-year-old female asked:

What product good for dark circles around the eyes?

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 30 years experience
Depends on the: cause, if it is pigmentation due to rubbing, any of the lightening agents especially with hydroquinone will help. if hereditary, typically need lasers and possibly fillers. If due to hemosiderin, sometimes topicals help but usually fillers needed.
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Last updated Feb 26, 2017

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