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How Do You Get Rid Of Dark Circles
Depends: Some individuals skin tones are darker in the tear trough areas beneath the eyes. In this case camouflage with concealer is the best method although bleaching with hydroquinone can occasionally be temporarily effective. In some people lack of fat by thinning from age can cause blood vessels to be more visible. Therefore fat grafting and/or fillers such as Restylane (dermal fillers) or prevelle silk can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dark: Sometimes circles under the eyes are inherited. Other times circles under the eyes can be acquired for example through fatigue. ...Read more
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
Make up counter: I wish i could tell you something medically that actually works, but I have not found anything that really does the job. There are lots of snake oils that reps want me to sell in my office but I have not seen that they work. I would look up inglot cosmetics and make a pallet of colors and see a make up artist because it will be the best bang for your buck. ...Read more
Dark under arms: This can indicate a serious general illness. So show to your Dr and discuss what the causes might be and go from there. Google acanthosis nigrans and look at images to see if you match up with any. Happy to do 2nd opinion to help if needed. ...Read more
Many options: Using topical bleaching creams, retin-a, retinol, glycolic acid, salicylic acid can help. Also important to avoid sun exposure which would intensify the dark spots. If topicals don't work, then turn to your doctor to get a procedure such as lasers (noninvasive lasers work best on pigment with less side-effects), ipl, chemical peel, glycolic or salicylic acid peel, microdermabrasion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Really depends: On what's causing your dark spots. Some spots are related to pigmented lesions like moles, others are from sun damage, or after inflammation, or related to hormonal changes. The ideal way to treat a "dark spot" really does require some understanding of what's causing them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Go away dark spots: Hyperpigmentation may be caused by chronic inflammation. I al ways imagine that any time there is inflamm, the melanocytes (pigment cells) flock to the area thinking there is a party going on and just dont leave. I like rx hydroquinone and retinoids plus sunscreen. Sunscreen and hats are the most important thing. I love obagi nuderm for this and there are botanicals too but don't work as well. ...Read more
Difficult to say...: Many people have worse dark circles under eye when they are tired, hung over, or have used drugs. For those situations, resting and avoiding the alcohol or drugs solves the problem. Some people have dark rings under the eyes regardless, in which case there is little that can be done. ...Read more
It's difficult: Some dark circles appear so due to excess or drooping lid skin. This is often treated with surgery. Occasionally, fillers can be placed in the area around the lids to diminish the appearance of the bags. If you have only the dark circles, it is difficult to treat. Cosmetics can conceal it, and laser procedures are marginally helpful. An oculoplastic surgeon can give you an idea of your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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