I have dark spots under my eyes; will laser help remove my dark spots under my eyes? (Photo)
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Combination therapy of dark circles
Thanks for your questions. Do you mean dark circles? If so, first I want to recommend you to treat any possible underlying causes of dark circles, such as allergies, contact dermatitis, eczema, dehydration, fatigue, sun exposures, etc. Also it can be from the deep vascular origin which can be treated the dark color with BBL(broad band light). The thinning of skin and loss of fat and collagen can be improved with Halo laser or SkinTyte as well as maintaining with good moisturizers and eye creams daily. Best, Dr. Kevin Belasco
As you might expect when you ask a question of a physician, It Depends
Hello Claudia,"Dark Circles" can be due to so many things, that it's imperative to have a consultation to determine what is best for you, Even FaceTime can fail to show the true nature of one's dark circles. I continue to try and help people for convenience-sake through FaceTime Consultations, but invariably we end up meeting face-to-face at our office.It all depends on several factors. For melasma and other hyperpigmentation, a micro-peel with a fractionated CO2 laser (first with a test spot if treating melasma) can be incredibly effective. Dark circles may also be due to very fine wrinkling of the fine lower eyelid skin due to the action of the orbicularis oculi muscle. In this case, the same fractionated CO2 laser treatment at a higher energy setting can be incredibly effective in treating one's dark circles.
If the dark circles are due to fat from the lower orbital fat compartments, the treatments are more likely to require either increasing the volume in the tear troughs or removing a small amount of fat via a surgical procedure called blepharoplasty.Ever see a fat man wearing a belt that is a bit too tight? Sorry to focus your attention on the next one you see, but notice that there will be shadows under his belly? It's kind of the same principle in the lower eyelids, you can reduce the dark circles by "loosening the belt" with fillers, or by reducing the fullness through blepharoplasty.-Dr F
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Dark spots under eyes.
There are several potential causes of darkening under the eyes. Often the darkening comes from loss of volume that changes the "hills and valley" and so leads to altered light refection and "shadowing". This can usually be addressed with fillers. Sometimes pigment changes on the skin can occur that are often improved with bleaching creams, cryotherapy (freezing) and or lasers. Occasionally the blood vessels in the thin skin of the lower eyelids can become more prominent giving a bluish discoloration. This may be improved with lasers, but in my experience is usually recalcitrant to treatment. To be honest from you photo it is difficult for me to tell the cause of your problem. Hope this helps.
Dark Spots under Eyes
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