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

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Victor Bello
Ophthalmology

In brief: Dark circles

Perhaps the most practical way in ladies is cosmetic camouflage.
Camouflaging tatooing is possible but not practical. If baggy lids are associated surgery may improve appearance but the discoloration may remain if it is a familial trait. If a cause is known ( birth control, hormone therapy) discontinue if it is possible. Medical conditions, like hypothyroidism, adrenal gland problems can.

In brief: Dark circles

Perhaps the most practical way in ladies is cosmetic camouflage.
Camouflaging tatooing is possible but not practical. If baggy lids are associated surgery may improve appearance but the discoloration may remain if it is a familial trait. If a cause is known ( birth control, hormone therapy) discontinue if it is possible. Medical conditions, like hypothyroidism, adrenal gland problems can.
Dr. Victor Bello
Dr. Victor Bello
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