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Dr. Scott Keith
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Dark Circles Under Eyes (Overview)

Usually a benign manifestation of pigmentation.


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Will drug use cause dark circles under eyes?

Will drug use cause dark circles under eyes?

Glaucoma drops can.: Lumigan, travatan-z, and latanaprost glaucoma drops can cause dark discolarization of the skin of the lower lid. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
63 Doctors shared insights

Dark Circles Under Eyes (Overview)

Usually a benign manifestation of pigmentation.


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How to correct dark circles under eyes?

How to correct dark circles under eyes?

Dark circles: Dark circles under the eyes can be due to lack of sleep, allergies, age, or many other causes. Treatment of allergies if present and getting adequate rest can help some. Cool compresses 2 times a day and makeup coverup can be effective as well. If there is volume loss associated with dark circles, facial filler injections can be considered. Laser skin tightening can be effective in some cases. ...Read more

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Treating Crossed Eyes (Checklist)

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Who is the best person to see for dark circles under eyes a dermatologist or an eye doctor? Who could treat the problem the best?

Who is the best person to see for dark circles under eyes a dermatologist or an eye doctor? Who could treat the problem the best?

Treating: Treating dark circles under the eyes is quite a challenge. There are several options that can help some patients but no magic formula. Typically, the tendency to develop dark circles is somewhat hereditary but can be due to vascular congestion, chronic allergy, chronic irritation, and other factors. Most dermatologists are asked about this problem quite frequently and are trained to discuss your treatment options. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Mild early stage dark circles under eyes and bags under eyes, what preventative home remedies or OTC treatments would you suggest?

Mild early stage dark circles under eyes and bags under eyes, what preventative home remedies or OTC treatments would you suggest?

More sleep to start: These often develop from inadequate sleep. Are you getting at least 8 hours of sleep a night. If not, you should. Hard to get rid of the dark circles once they develop so be preventative. ...Read more

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How should I cure dark circles under eyes?

How should I cure dark circles under eyes?

Dark: Try getting a good night's sleep. This may help. Some people have dark circles under the eyes because they are inherited. For those folks, make-up is helpful. ...Read more

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How to naturally get rid of dark circles under eyes?

How to naturally get rid of dark circles under eyes?

Dark circles in eyes: There are many causes for circles under eyes to occur: racial, occupational sun exposure, certain glaucoma medications, fatigue, insomnia and the list goes on. Some circles will subside if the cause is a temporary one and is removed. In some cases a lower blepharoplasty (lid tuck), will improve the appearance as the prominent orbital fat is also removed. Cosmetic creams work not as they claim. ...Read more

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I've dark circles under eyes since 2 yrs. 2day doctor gve me a tablet "TINFAL TABLET (biotin & folic acid tablets)" is dis harmful 4 me?? Describe me!

I've dark circles under eyes since 2 yrs. 2day doctor gve me a tablet "TINFAL TABLET (biotin & folic acid tablets)" is dis harmful 4 me?? Describe me!

This won't hurt: Dark circles under your eyes are called infra orbital edema and can be a sign if sleep deprivation, nose/sinus allergies, and several other things. To treat them correctly you need to find out the cause. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of (or prevent) dark circles under eyes?

Sleep, treat allergy: Common reasons for dark circles are fatigue/lack of sleep and allergies. ...Read more

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How to correct dark circles under eyes?

Dark circles: Dark circles under the eyes can be due to lack of sleep, allergies, age, or many other causes. Treatment of allergies if present and getting adequate rest can help some. Cool compresses 2 times a day and makeup coverup can be effective as well. If there is volume loss associated with dark circles, facial filler injections can be considered. Laser skin tightening can be effective in some cases. ...Read more

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How should I cure dark circles under eyes?

Dark: Try getting a good night's sleep. This may help. Some people have dark circles under the eyes because they are inherited. For those folks, make-up is helpful. ...Read more

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I have dark circles under eyes since a baby?

I have dark circles under eyes since a baby?

Genetic: Due to factors when born, and genetically induced. Preagnancy complications. ...Read more

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What are some ways to prevent dark circles under eyes?

What are some ways to prevent dark circles under eyes?

Cannot prevent: Dark circles occur when the blood vessels beneath the skin show through in those that have thinner skin in this area. Allergies can make this worse. Use allergy meds as needed and try cool soaks to the area. You can probably make it better, but not get rid of these entirely. ...Read more

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Aside from sleep, what do you do to remove dark circles under eyes?

Aside from sleep, what do you do to remove dark circles under eyes?

Cold compresses: Ice packs and cold compresses help, as do cosmetics containing carrot extract, or cammomile. Nothing really works very effectively. Pulsed laser treatments of the skin can sometimes improve the appearance. ...Read more

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Does putting on too much screen time cause dark circles under eyes?

Does putting on too much screen time cause dark circles under eyes?

Dark circles: The most common causes are allergies and hereditary dark skin pigmentation. Other issues can also cause this problem such as poor health, malnutrition, alcohol abuse, etc. Treatments include cool compresses, allergy meds, alcohol cessation, balanced diet, makeup concealer, dermal filler, laser skin treatments. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies that anyone works for dark circles under eyes?

Are there any home remedies that anyone works for dark circles under eyes?

No: This is generally allergic and inherited so you can try allergy meds to see if it helps. If not, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Suddenly have dark circles under eyes progressively worse over last few months now wake up swollen every day why?

Suddenly have dark circles under eyes progressively worse over last few months now wake up swollen every day why?

See eye MD: Could be allergies; would be best to see an eye md to ensure that there are not other problems. ...Read more

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Will drug use cause dark circles under eyes?

Glaucoma drops can.: Lumigan, travatan-z, and latanaprost glaucoma drops can cause dark discolarization of the skin of the lower lid. ...Read more

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I have dark circles under eyes What can I do???

I have dark circles under eyes What can I do???

From congestion?: Make sure your nose is not congested. If it is, you need to try a steroid +/- a nasal antihistamine to see if it would work. If still having problem, see an allergist.
Dark circles may also be a familial trait or from lack of sleep. ...Read more

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Dark circles under eyes never go away, is there anything I can take for this?

Dark circles under eyes never go away, is there anything I can take for this?

Multiple: This can be metabolic, sinus, allergy, auto-immune disease or heredity. This also can be from multiple reasons. This needs medical evaluation to insure that there is not something treatable. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my eyes are very deep inside and have very dark circles under eyes.?

Should I be concerned if my eyes are very deep inside and have very dark circles under eyes.?

Dark circles: Under the eyes are difficult to eradicate completely. They're usually associated with eye fatigue or aging changes of the lids. There are some creams and lasers which sometimes help but not consistently. Discuss this with an ophthalmologist or dermatologist. These are often normal aging lid changes and there is nothing to worry about with them. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dark circles under eyes?

How to get rid of dark circles under eyes?

See dermatologist: Dark circles usually due to food allergen or inadequate sleep. The most common food allergen to cause dark circles is a dairy allergy. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dark circles under eyes?

How can I get rid of dark circles under eyes?

Dark circle eyes: Difficult dilemma but very common!
Get good night sleep, drink plent of fluids,
Less alcohol and smoking.
Refer to my previous response to a similar question ...Read more

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Does percocet use cause dark circles under eyes?

Does percocet use cause dark circles under eyes?

No: May be due to being drowsy from medication but no it does not cause dark circles under the eyes. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of the dark circles under eyes?

How do you get rid of the dark circles under eyes?

Dark Circles: These circles, also called chloasma is a discoloration or pigment concentration usually under the lower lid, but be anywhere on the face, can be caused by simple familial resemblance. In the acquired types, birth control pill, hormone therapy, sun exposure are among the most common. I ophthalmology it is seen in pts receiving glaucoma drops called prostaglandin analogs (xalatan, lumigan, travatan). ...Read more