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DARK CIRCLES

Learn your treatment options.

Treatments will vary depending on the cause and severity. For pigmentation and post inflammatory pigmentation (where the original cause of pigmentation has been addressed), treatment options include sun protection, bleaching agents, and chemical peels.

OVERVIEW

Darkness around the eyes can make you look tired, and it is a common cause of concern.  There is no one-size-fits-all answer because there are many reasons for dark circles.  Darkness can be due to vascularity, genetic pigmentation, postinflammatory pigmentation a dermatological condition, shadowing from skin laxity or volume loss, or a combination of factors. 

As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr Chiang starts by evaluating the cause of the darkness so that she can create a treatment plan that will make you look and feel better.

DARK CIRCLES CAUSES

Vascularity

The eyelid skin is very thin.  If the skin is pale, the vasculature sitting less than a millimeter under the skin can show through.  This gives the skin a pink, blue or purplish tone. 

Pigmentation

In darker skin types, especially people of South Asian descent, the eyelid skin can be darker due to excess melanin. 

Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation

Pigmentation can also accumulate due to inflammation of the eyelid skin from various dermatologic conditions, including allergy and contact dermatitis. 

Shadowing

AS we age, our upper and lower eyelids become more hollow.  This can lead to dark circles from the shadows that form with overhead lighting. 

Combination

A patient may exhibit several of the above reasons for dark circles around the eyes. 

DARK CIRCLES PREVENTION

Vigorously protecting your skin from the sun will help to lessen some causes of dark circles, including post inflammatory pigmentation, shadowing from volume loss, and increasing vascularity due to thinning skin.

DARK CIRCLES TREATMENT OPTIONS

Treatments will vary depending on the cause and severity. For pigmentation and post inflammatory pigmentation (where the original cause of pigmentation has been addressed), treatment options include sun protection, bleaching agents, and chemical peels. If the cause is due to shadowing, modalities that address volume deficiency are more effective. 

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