I want to get rid of those dark circles under my eyes


 Dear Dr. Reichel,  

“As I aged and lost fat under my skin, the area under my eyes became darker. The Circles under my eyes have become more prominent. I have dark skin, so I'm wondering if this is a problem?  And secondly do I need bleaching creme, or something else to make these circles less prominent. “  Thank you. N.D.
Dear N.D.
Thanks for your question. I would love to see you for a consultation to help you with your dark circles. They can be so bothersome and take work to improve. In answer to your first question, I can treat any skin color/type for under-eye dark circles.  A fading cream, such as hydroquinone, can give some benefit. In addition, you should always be using an eye cream in the am and the pm. It doesn’t have to be the most expensive one on the block – depending on your “pocket book”. I love the Skin Ceuticals A.G.E. eye cream, but there are also great ones that are less expensive out there too (Oil of Olay makes a great product).
Other ideas could include fillers under the eyes, such as Juvederm, or Restylane, or even possibly lasers. The best idea is to come in for a consultation we me and we can look together and make a plan. Please call my office at 206. 859.5777 at your earliest convenience, I look forward to meeting you.
Dr. Jennifer Reichel of Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in Seattle 

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