Genetic Under Eye Darkness?

Hi,I'm 19 years old and I want to get rid of genetic dark circles under my eyes.I can say that they are not always there.Sometimes they completely go away,but sometimes they are going to be too dark.I dont have any allergy to anything and I'm caucasian.My skin tone is mid-caucasian.

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Genetic Under Eye Darkness?

               True pigmentation issues will not be improved with eyelid surgery.  Bags under the eyes can be improved with surgery.  The tear troughs can be improved with fillers or fat grafting or fat transposition techniques.  Pictures or an exam would be helpful in the evaluation of this case.

Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 496 reviews

Darkness under the eyelids can have several causes.

Some darkness do skin tone is possible under the eyelids. This is covered with makeup and may be treatable with bleaching cream. Shadows caused by fat herniation cannot be covered by makeup and require surgery.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

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