Dark Circle

The darkening of skin under the eyes are called dark circles. They are commonly seen in older adults and people with darker skin color. The other causes include tiredness, oversleeping, eye strain, dehydration, sun exposure, and genetics.

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Can allergy make your eyes watery, red, and itchy, with dark circles around?

Query: Hi doctor, I have eczema, and I have been taking medications for five years with multiple doctors with no results. Some worked, some did not. The main problem is I have running nose (from 3 years), skin gets round around mouth with black scars, full black rough skin on the neck and for the past six...  Read Full »

Dr. B. T. Priya


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through all pictures and prescriptions (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The problem that you have is atopic dermatitis. It is a disease that is not an infection, but your immunity will be working abruptly and uncontrollably. Its triggers...  Read Full »

How to get rid of dark circles permanently?

Query: Hi doctor, I have dark spots under my eyes for the past two years. I want to remove them permanently. Is it possible? If yes, then please mention the method of removing it.   Read Full »

Dr. Sornakumar L

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether your mother has dark circles. Please send your picture. A dark circle is different from a dark spot. Dark spots can be a freckle or skin tag or DPN (dermatosis papulosa nigra).  Read Full »

How do I remove dark circles under my eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have dark circles under my eyes. Kindly suggest a permanent solution for the same.  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dark circles can be due to different reasons like lack of sleep or poor sleeping habits, hyperpigmentation, reduced tissues or fat around the eyes, anemia, hereditary, thinning of the skin, prominent veins, and sun exposure. Creams can solve some periorbital pigmentati...  Read Full »

What should I do to get rid of dark circles and dry skin under my eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 39 years old. The skin under the eyes is dry, and I have had dark circles since a teenager. Now getting worse kindly suggest some applications cannot go for the surgical or other treatments.  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Sud

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have an undereye hollowing, which gives rise to the impression of you having dark circles because of changes in light reflection dynamics. This hollowing results due to the descent of cheek fat pads and thinning of the skin with loss of skin elastic support becaus...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my under eye dark circles?

Query: Hi doctor, I have severe dark circles under the eye for the last three years. I had consulted a dermatologist two years back and took treatment for a month. Now, I am applying ACI DEPI white contour gel for the last six months and found no result. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have an inadequate sleep or late night sleep? Are you suffering from stress? Do you watch TV for a long time? Do you have any vascular disorder or family history of the same? Do you take less water? Please reply.  Read Full »

Can aloe vera be used for dark circles?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 26 years old, and I have never used any product for my hair or skin. I am working in IT night shift, and I have dark circles. I came across a video from a bright side that Aloe vera can reduce dark circles. So I wanted your suggestions on this. Can I start using Aloe vera gel for m...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. See the dark circles you are having are due to awakening at night. So during the night shift, try to relax your eyes in between. You can use ice packs to soothe your eyes once or twice. Take fresh fruits and vegetables, also for dark circles and do not let them incre...  Read Full »

Please suggest the best creams for dark circles and puffy eyes.

Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask about dark circles and puffy eyes. Should I treat them with Hyaluronic acid + collagen + vitamin C creams? As under eye area is very delicate and we tend to lose collagen in this area as we age and if yes, then please suggest some best creams to treat these deficits as do...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern about periorbital melanosis, dark circles with puffiness. Please be aware of the causes that predispose the condition. 1. Hereditary. 2. Oversleeping leading to fatigue. 3. Lack of sleep leading to fluid build up. 4. Eye strain due to in...  Read Full »

How to treat acne, dark circles, eyebags and hyperpigmentation around mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have fungal acne or textured skin, dark circles, eyebags, and hyperpigmentation around the mouth. I have dry and sensitive skin. Please suggest a skincare routine for me.  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your brief history, I do understand that you are having pigmentary changes on your face with dark circles and few areas of sensitive skin. Although, I did not understand what you meant by fungal acne. A good skincare routine includes, thorough washing of th...  Read Full »

Please suggest a cream or ointment for dark circles.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old male. I have severe hyperpigmentation around eyes. My eyes always feel tired. Also, I have this white mucus in my eyes daily when I wake up. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha

General Practitioner, Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. For extreme hyperpigmentation, I will suggest you take appropriate sleep for 7 to 8 hours. Are you working continuously for long time? You may be having dry eyes. Do warm compresses and use lubricant eye drops three times a day. Revert b...  Read Full »

Why am I having dark circles and how can it be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had very bad dark circles under my eyes since I was around 7 or 8 years old and went to a dermatologist about it once which said they had something to do with a vein, but was not sure how to help. I was wondering if you could shed some light on this. I am 28 years old now and s...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Barve

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is tear through deformity (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You can try dermal fillers. For this, visit your nearest dermatologist. It will give better result. Do not worry it will go. Do you have any addiction? Reduce your stress. Take proper 8 hou...  Read Full »

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