Under eye circles after 1 month post op rhinoplasty? Any remedies?
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This type of problem occurs when red blood cells settle in your skin from bruising. The hemoglobin (protein that carries oxygen) from your red blood cells can create dark circles. That protein is eaten up by one of your white blood cells (called macrophages). These will then slowly remove the hemoglobin debris from the area. But you are correct, this can take months. Often, Vitamin K cream can be helpful as well as bleaching agents such as Hydroquinone cream. Furthermore, many people have luck with non-ablative lasers such as IPL which target the brown spots.
Dark under eye circles
- This is a difficult problem that can take time to resolve
- Typically this happens when bruises hang around too long and the iron leaks from the red blood cells leaving dark circles
- Some recommend a vitamin K cream which also might help (you can find them on Amazon)