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Dark circles

Hi doctor, recently i have noticed dark circles, previously i had never had this problem...i work more in front of computer ...i want the dark circles to go completly..please suggest any method or cream for this.
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Dr. Vaibhev Mittal Sangrur | Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon
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Hello this may be due to computer vision syndrome ...dryness due to prolonged computer work leading to decreased blink rate hence dryness ....measures to prevent are take breaks after 1 hr of computer work...do cold compresses...use anti glare glasses and use good lubricating eye drop...also add vitamins and minerals to ur diet in form of green vegetables and fruits.....aand try to take proper sleep...thia will help
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Dr. Hithysh BM Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello Here are some of the most common causes of dark circles:- Allergies Atopic dermatitis (eczema) Contact dermatitis Fatigue Heredity — dark under-eye circles can run in families Pigmentation irregularities — these are a particular concern for people of color, especially blacks and Asians Rubbing or scratching your eyes Sun exposure, which prompts your body to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color Thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen — common as you age — can make the reddish-blue blood vessels under your eyes more obvious Certain cosmetic treatments used to address signs of photoaging, such as wrinkles and age spots, may be used to reduce the appearance of dark eye circles. A dermatologist may use a laser or light-based device to address under-eye circles, says the American Academy of Dermatology, an outpatient procedure that can be done in under an hour. Improvement may not be noted right away, and to get the best results, multiple treatments may be needed (anywhere between three and six sessions). It might not be the right treatment for everyone; the AAD cautions that laser and light treatments do not yield the same results as a surgical procedure. Other Medical Treatments:- chemical peel as another cosmetic treatment that may be used to rejuvenate the skin, making dark eye circles less obvious. The AAD indicates that a chemical peel can be used to reduce fine lines under the eyes, but it may also be used to smooth away lines that linger after a laser treatment so that the area where the laser stopped isn't as noticeable. The effects of a chemical peel are unlikely to be permanent, and certain post-treatment care must be exercised, which includes using adequate sun protection and avoiding exposure to the sun. Blepharoplasty The aging process causes eyelids to stretch; the supporting muscles loose their strength. Excess fat can migrate either above or below the eyelids, resulting in baggy eyes, as well as drooping eyebrows and upper eyelids. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is an outpatient procedure performed under anesthesia by a cosmetic surgeon to remove the excess fat, muscle and skin. Consult dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment.
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