Artificial Skin for Dark Circles

i have natural discoloration under the eyes with dark circles that is hereditary. cant surgery slice that part of the skin off and replace it with artificial skin?

Doctor Answers 2

Artificial skin-not so much.

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Dear Stephen

Unfortunately medical science has not caught up to every treatment we can imaging.  Presently skin grafting is very difficult to match to the surrounding tissues.  Generally the best approach to the dark circle is to add volume in this area with Restylane.

Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Dark Circles under the eyes cannot be Treated with Artificial Skin

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Artificial skin is most commonly used with severe burns or wounds when a skin graft is not possible or needs to be delayed. Placing such skin under the eyes after removal of the darkly pigmented skin will result in a far worse deformity and scarring. Dr. Peter A. Aldea

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

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