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Doctor insights on: Undereye Dark Circles

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Are dark circles under your eyes permanent?

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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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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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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Dark circle under my eyes?

Dark circle under my eyes?

Many causes: There are many causes for dark circles under the eyes ranging from allergies to anemia. To read a short blog i wrote, go to: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2014/01/do-you-have-dark-circles-under-your-eyes-think-allergies/. ...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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What causes dark circles around the eyes?

What causes dark circles around the eyes?

Dark Circles: Allergies are the most common cause of this - sinusitis can also cause dark circles. See your doctor for 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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How to avoid dark sircles under eyes?

How to avoid dark sircles under eyes?

Dark undereye circle: This is usually do to inherited prominence of the circulation underneath the eyes. It is exaggerated in appearance by fatigue and age. If a woman you can use cosmetics to help improve the appearance. Get plenty of rest and use bland skin cream to smooth out the skin. In extreme cases, plastic surgery can help with the appearance. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause dark circles and puffiness around eyes?

Can lupus cause dark circles and puffiness around eyes?

Yes.: Any chronic disease associated with fatigue and/or poor sleep can do this, as can lupus! ...Read more

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What causes the dark circles under my eyes?

What causes the dark circles under my eyes?

Common problem: The skin is thin in that area and if there is extra weight on your body or gravity has been especially hard on you, the skin can thin out a little and the veins underneath can given an appearance of darkness. Heredity plays a role as well. If these are prominent, especially with under eye bags, then an oculoplastic surgeon should be consulted for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Get rid of under eye dark circles and wrinkles. Any help?

Get rid of under eye dark circles and wrinkles. Any help?

Have allergies?: Dark circles and wrinkles in a young adult often come from allergies. The chronic inflammation irritates the skin causing wrinkles and dark circles. If your eyes itch i would consider trying an over the counter allergy drop like patanol (olopatadine). To take it one step further, see a cosmetic physician. They can prescribe prescription creams like Retin-A and hydroquinone that are likely to help. ...Read more

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Does lumigan causes dark circles?

Does lumigan causes dark circles?

Lumigan: Is an eye drop used to lower eye pressure in glaucoma patients. It is common for medications in this class to cause some darkening of the skin of the eyelids. This is totally harmless and will resolve if you ever discontinue use of these drops. Don't change your dosing unless you discuss this first with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Why do toddlers get dark puffy circles under their eyes?

Why do toddlers get dark puffy circles under their eyes?

Venous congestion.: Toddlers and older children manifest this sign of dark puffy circles under the eyes as a consequence of venous congestion--typically triggered by allergies or by sinus infections. Also known as "allergic shiners", this collection of blood vessels becomes congested with blood backed up because the swelling of the nasal passages blocks the normal progression of blood through the nasal/eyelid area. ...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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Dark rings around my eyes?

Dark rings around my eyes?

Sleep: Are you getting enough sleep? Should get at least 7-8 hrs every night. ...Read more