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Are Dark Circles Under your Eyes Making you Look Older

I’m only 40, and my eyes look like my grandmother’s! What can I do?

Non-surgical treatments can be amazing for many areas, but the eyes are one area of the face where results without surgery like blepharoplasty are minimal in more advanced cases for baggy eyelid skin, or dark circles.

Dark Circles Under the Eyes
Dark circles under the eyes can be their own special joy. While many products say they work to correct dark circles, this is only true in limited situations. The causes for dark circles under the eyes are actually quite varied. These include diet, heredity, dehydration, a loss firmness in soft tissue structures, and a decrease in bone mass of the bone under the eye.

Eye Creams
The staff and I are often asked for recommendations on a great eye cream. While a high quality eye cream such as iS Clinical’s Eye Complex, our Firming Eye Cream, or Obagi Elastiderm Eye Cream can be great for correcting puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles, and in some cases, even minimizing dark circles depending on the cause, most are not. I have yet to come across a store bought formula that works well for dark circles under the eyes.

A Treatment the Works
While a blepharoplasty is one of the single best treatments for saggy eyelids, a blepharoplasty alone may not be enough to correct dark circles under the eyes. A total eyelid rejuvenation may be the best way to completely revitalize the areas around your eyes.

This three-step approach blends laser blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), Arcus Marginalis Release, fat grafting, or Tear Trough Implants (depending on the exact cause of the dark circles), and a TotalFX treatment to totally revitalize the areas around your eyes. I’ll sometimes start patients with Obagi’s Elastiderm Eye cream to help lighten the pigment that accents the dark circle prior to surgery for superior results.