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Dr. Donn Hickman

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ONLINE CONSULT SERIES DARK CIRCLES UNDER EYES
« on: February 09, 2008, 11:20:36 PM »
        Thank you for your inquiry.  Dark circles are problematic for many patients, but particularly in patients of color where deep pigmentation can occur as early as the twenties. When it is associated with puffy fat pads, this is the usual way patients present when seeing a Plastic Surgeon.  Often by removing the bulging fat pads, the discoloration is less obvious.  There are a number of approaches to dark discoloration but during healing there can be some discoloration related to the corrective action which may take a while to subside. 

          Lasers, pulsed light, and radiofrequency energy devices are more likely to cause this discoloration and for that reason, I prefer peels for this problem.  While one peel may help, it may require more than one down the line.  Absolute total erasure of the discoloration may not be possible in some cases, for to reach that far with any treatment regimen, you might overshoot and cause bleaching of the skin.  It is always best to see the particular problem and see how significant it really is,   If the lower lids are puffy as well, then fat removal is a good choice with or without skin peeling at the same time.
 
Do not hesitate to call and visit our office if you would like to further explore this matter.