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How to Treat Dark Circles Under Eyes?

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Dark circles under eyes seem to be frequent issue for both men and women, and still, we know so little about the causes and treatments available to improve the under eye appearance. Dark circles under eyes do not necessary show your sleepless nights and fatigue. Instead, they can come as shadows from puffy upper eyelids, loss of volume, aging, allergies, pigmentation, smoking and drinking. Sometimes, it can be the fault of your genetics as well.

What are the treatments available?

 Some may claim that the most effective treatment is blepharoplasty, which is a surgical procedure used to remove under eye bags and dark circles. Many would argue that noninvasive treatments are safer option and they can deliver long lasting and great results. Lasers and light based devices can be used to successfully treat dark circles under eyes. They require less downtime than blepharoplasty. The entire procedure lasts around one hour. Many patients require more than one treatment. Treatments have to be spaced out every 3 to 6 weeks. It all depends how patient’s skin reacts to the laser and how fast it heals.

Moreover, it is advised to combine laser treatments with other treatments that will improve overall appearance of the skin. Usually your physician will advise you to undergo chemical peel or prp treatment. This will additionally smooth out the skin under your eyes after laser treatment.

Still blepharoplasty is most effective treatment but it is invasive treatment that will require downtime. It is performed under anesthesia, where excess skin or fat is removed. This improves the dark eye circles and results are permanent. It is still important to use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. After laser treatment dermatologist will advise you to use adequate skin care routine for under eye area to preserve results longer.

Dr. Hardik Soni

MD, Founder/Lead Physician

About Dr. Hardik Soni

Dr. Hardik Soni is the founder and Medical Director of Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness. His primary focus is on minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures including botulinum injection (Botox and Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse), laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Soni believes in a more conservative approach and his first goal is education. Clients are able to determine the ideal treatments after discussion with Dr. Soni regarding the expected outcomes, cost, as well as risks.

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