i'm middle eastern and have been blessed with a beautiful natural tan but cursed with REALLY dark undereye circles. i've tried every "safe but effective" cream with things like kojic, high vitamin k from expensive to cheap! nothing works!
so i asked a family friend who is a plastic surgeon and he pulled my skin etc and then recommended a mix of hydroquinone and retin-a. i'm scared of discoloration (does hydro bleach or stop melanin?). i went to a dermatologist and she told me that he's crazy and to NEVER DO THAT which scared me even more. what do i do?