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How To Remove Blackheads Under Eyes
Genetic?: I imagine this is a cosmetic problem, though i could be wrong. I many darker pigmented ethnic groups this is normal. If you are intent on removing them, i suggest you see a dermatologist first and then a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Cool soaks may help: 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
Nasal congestion?: Dark circles under the eyes are often found in people with chronic nasal congestion. Ask your doctor to check your nose even though you may not feel that it is congested (since you may have known nothing better). Relieving the nasal congestion often helps. Some dark circles may be familial and may need cosmetic surgery. ...Read more
Hot compresses: Depending on the size and cause, frequent hot compresses are a good first step to increase blood flow and encourage drainage. If it doesn't resolve or if symptoms worsen or vision is affected, then recommend seeing your primary care doctor or eye doctor for consideration of the need for antibiotics. ...Read more
Cool soaks: 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
Allergy symptoms: Capillary leakage from histamine release due to allergies cause the swelling. With chronic capillary permeability, red blood cells leak and stain the skin leaving a darker pigmented appearance. If your treatments are not working then seeing an allergist for definitive treatment should be your next step. ...Read more
Surgery: The most effective treatment for bags under the eyes is surgery to remove excess skin. In some instances, fillers can be injected below the bags to "lift" the upper cheeks in order to lessen the appearance of bags. Other non-surgical treatments have varying success and are not permanent. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Dark circles eye: They usually are due to loss of volume in the area around the eye. That exposes the orbital bone, creating a hollow trough that shows up as a dark circle. Makeup can help conceal dark circles. Also you can see a dermatologist for creams or intense pulse light treatment if the dark spot is due to hyper pigmentation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry skin: You actually do not want to try to remove dry skin, since it is your own skin that is flaking. You want to treat it. If it is a rash, like seborrhea, which produces flaking, then you need a dandruff shampoo and a Hydrocortisone cream 1%. If it is truly dry, like in alaska in the winter, then use a facial moisturizer, several times a day. If it is severe, it could be psoriasis or icthyosis. ...Read more
Depends: This can result from several causes. Angioedema can be hereditary and this has to b e addressed. It is common in middle to older age to have edema of the lower lids from fluid accumulation while recumbent. This will lessen as you get up and walk around each day. Some is due to weakening of the barriers between the orbital fat and the lids with age. See your ophthalmologist to sort out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies by cause: Dark circles under the eyes can be caused by brown pigment in the skin, thinning of the skin so that the blood shows through, or by the shadow cast by a "bag" under the eye, or by a combination. The skin can be lightened by microdermabrasion and skin lighteners. The bag can be surgically improved with a lower lid blepharoplasty. Not much to offer except concealer for thin skin. Good luck! ...Read more
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. Various topical remedies try to help but only mask the condition with no cure. What helps: drink 8 cups water/day, sunblock, hat, enough rest; avoid rubbing; makeup; see [email protected] for more info ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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