by Caroline Raftopol, PA-C & Cherise Khani, DO
Get rid of your raccoon eyes! Pricey designer creams and serums promise significant results, but recent data suggests that they don't live up to the hype. With advancements in the medical treatment of dark under-eye circles, a rejuvenated appearance around the eyes can be cost-effectively and easily achieved.
First, it is important to understand why dark under-eye circles happen from a medical standpoint. Doctors refer to this condition as "periocular hyperpigmentation," and oftentimes it is produced by thinning of the skin and loss of fat around the eyes that is associated with normal aging. Other causes include heredity and nutritional or vitamin deficiencies in otherwise healthy, young people. Don't forget that lack of sleep and stress are definitely contributing factors!
.Recent studies have shown that bleaching creams and dermal fillers offer promising results. At Cindy Hoffman Dermatology, we offer a cost-effective cream for under-eye circles that is a customized blend of prescription strength hydroquinone with other eye-brightening and calming ingredients. We also offer more long-term results using Juvederm, a hyaluronic acid filler. This may be injected into the inner hollows of the eyes for an instant eye-enhancing effect! It's like magic!
For more information, please call Cindy Hoffman Dermatology to make an appointment for a consultation and evaluation.
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