Fraxel laser treatments work well to diminish wrinkles around the eyes and tone the skin but will not address the dark circles in a significant way.
Dark circles under the eyes are caused by a few factors and each have to be addressed to give you improvement
- Genetic causes: excess of pigment in area. Minimal improvement with Fraxel. Makeup is more effective.
- Volume loss under the eyes creates a shadow worsening the appearance of the dark circles. Filling in those valleys with fillers i.e. Sculptra, fat, Juvederm can help.
- Puffiness lower eyelids creates shadows. Reducing puffiness via a lower Blepharoplasty will help diminish the appearance of the circles caused by these shadows.
In summary, if your main goal is to use Fraxel to treat the dark circles under your eyes, then you will be disappointed with the results. If you are looking for smoother skin, less wrinkles around the eyes with a secondary benefit of some improvement in the dark circles. If you also have puffiness and or volume loss under the eyes, smoothing that out along with Fraxel can further assist you in treating the circles.