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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What is the treatment for ingrown hair that came after waxing?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an uneven skin tone with dark forehead and dry skin. I want to brighten my complexion. Also, I have small bumps and ingrown hair after waxing. I have attached pictures of the same. Please suggest a treatment.   Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have developed ingrown hair or keratosis pilaris and also have dark circles. I suggest the following: Use Mometasone cream in the morning and evening dail...  Read Full »

Can I use Progressive contact lenses for presbyopia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-year-old male. I have been wearing spectacle lenses for myopia since my late teens. I have recently developed presbyopia but have not switched to progressive lenses. Now I am working from home using the laptop. I do not wear spectacles while working and do not face any diffic...  Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com, I have read your query carefully and saw your previous prescription (attachents removed to protect the patient's identity). Now I will answer the first question about eye strain. Yes, not wearing spectacle does cause strain on the eyes, and in the long term, the patient...  Read Full »

Why do I feel that the left side of my face is losing volume slowly?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30-years-old male, and I am suffering from left trapezius aches and discomfort for five years. About three years ago, I noticed a dark cycle under my left eye. This concerned me so much. I began to research this, and I came across a condition called progressive hemifacial atrop...  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the pictures you sent (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Both the sides of your face are symmetrical, and there is no noticeable difference. Your case is not facial atrophy as there is no change in the face's features...  Read Full »

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. Sorna Kumar Lakshmi Kanthan

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

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

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. Dhepe Snehal Laul

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 »

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

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

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 »

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