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Doctor insights on: Under Eye Pigmentation

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Dark spot under eye?

Dark spot under eye?

Many options: Is this a new event? Or something of long standing? Is it asymptomatic or does it hurt? Is it growing, bulging above skin level, inflammatory? If any of these questions are positive, then you should consult with your ophthalmologist or a dermatologist. Once pathology is eliminated then a cosmetic approach might be considered. ...Read more

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Yellow shadow under eyelids?

Yellow shadow under eyelids?

Could be cholesterol: Xanthelasma is a condition in which cholesterol deposits in the eyelids. This may be associated with high levels of cholesterol in the blood. However, many patients with these yellow deposits have normal cholesterol. You should see an eye doctor to confirm the diagnosis and get your cholesterol level checked. ...Read more

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Yellowing of skin and bags under eyes?

Yellowing of skin and bags under eyes?

Skin yellowing: Skin yellowing can occur in hepatitis (inflammation of the liver which may be due to viruses, autoimmune diseases, medications, and other), low thyroid function, certain types of anemia and a number of other conditions. Bags under eyes can occur in a number of conditions as well. Please see your doctor as soon as possible for an evaluation and blood work. This needs a diagnosis as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Are dark circles under your eyes permanent?

No: No. They can be treated with cool compresses, allergy meds, makeup concealer, laser skin treatments, facial filler, and other therapies. ...Read more

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Cause for red purple puffy under eye skin area?

Cause for red purple puffy under  eye skin area?

Bug bite, infection: See your doctor if it doesn't resolve by tomorrow. An infection can spread into the actual orbital capsule of the eye. In the meantime, put a warm compress on the area of puffiness. Is it itchy, painful, or is there a discharge? These are things your doctor will need to know. ...Read more

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Does taking lumigan eye drops cause dark circles under eyes?

Does taking lumigan eye drops cause dark circles under eyes?

Lumigan: No, Lumigan can actually make dark circles under eyes worse. Lumigan can cause pigmentation of the skin and atrophy of the fat around the eye (which can make dark circles more prominent). ...Read more

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What causes dark circles under the eyes?

What causes dark circles under the eyes?

Thin skin: The skin of the lower eyelids is the thinnest skin of the body and the dark circles are just seeing your own capillary blood supply through the skin. They frequently are a familial trait. There is no known effective treatment. ...Read more

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How can you remove wrinkles under the eye lashes , lower lid region?

How can you remove wrinkles under the eye lashes , lower lid region?

That depends: Treatment of the wrinkle in lower eye lids depends on your age and the reason why they have formed. If its loss of volume in the cheek and lower lid, then fat transfer is the best way for treatment. If it smoking, sun exposure and illness without the volume loss, then laser or chemical peels will help. ...Read more

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Can I use hydroquinone 2% under eye dark circles?

Can I use hydroquinone 2% under eye  dark circles?

Carefully : Hydroquinone creams sometime contains preservatives such as sulfites that can cause eyelid irritation in some people. You can test a small area for a few days to make sure it doesn't irritate. In addition, prolonged use can cause a paradoxical increase in discoloration known as exogenous ochronosis. Limit the use to at most 2-3 weeks continuously. Clinique eye cream can also be effective. ...Read more

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Dark under eye circles, retin a (tretinoin) or hydoquinone helpful?

Dark under eye circles, retin a (tretinoin) or hydoquinone helpful?

Skin medications: Should not be used close to your eyes. Often, they are too concentrated or the preservatives in them will irritate your eyes. Consult with your ophthalmologist about a safe eye ointment that will help your problem. ...Read more

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Pimple under left eyelid, eye very sore....?

Pimple under left eyelid, eye very sore....?

Likely a stye: Use hot compresses as often as possible. If there is no improvement in a few days, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What causes dark circles under your 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

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How to reduce dark circles, and puffiness under eyes?

How to reduce dark circles, and puffiness under 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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Which physically/chemically causes dark circles under your eyes?

Which physically/chemically causes dark circles under your eyes?

Vasodilation of: vessels/veins, congestion of lymphatic fluid usually from subclinical delayed response food sensitivity or allergens casing also mile lower lid buldging. Also too much dietary salt, tomato based foods can add to this. Thru your skin it appears dark, but it's the way the vessels appear under skin. ...Read more

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Hi! Can filler help in under eye dark circle and eye bag?

Hi! Can filler help in under eye dark circle and eye bag?

Sometimes: Sometimes. See facial plastic surgeon for exam/recommendations ...Read more

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What eye cream is best for firming saggy under eye skin and decreasing puffiness/dark circles?

Vitamin K: Vitamin k preparation (topical) has been shown to work somewhat on dark circles under the eyes. As far as the other symptoms, no guarantee it will work, but worth a trial. ...Read more

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Should veins be visible under eyes? Thin skin?

Should veins be visible under eyes? Thin skin?

that is normal: If you have fair skin, it is completely normal to see veins under the skin surface. Light blue veins, in particular, are common and are called reticular veins. Veins you can feel or skin discoloration (darkening) around the veins are abnormal. Otherwise, no need to do anything. ...Read more

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Black male, 26, wiped 2 hard under eyes while washing his face, left dark skin under eye. Will light use of HydroQ. 4% & Tretinoin hurt? Ochronosis?

Black male, 26, wiped 2 hard under eyes while washing his face, left dark skin under eye. Will light use of HydroQ. 4% & Tretinoin hurt? Ochronosis?

Don't use. See eye: Doctor instead! Using bleaching strong agents like that is the wrong approach unless you purposely want hypo pigmented areas on top of having dark lines. Have the opthalmologist refer you to the oculoplastics Dr., who can examine your eyelid and recommend care. It may just be post-inflammatory hypopigmentation. Retinoids are too irritating and dangerous to use so close to the eye!Seek prof. help! ...Read more