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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 Minoxidil use cause dark eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am using Minoxidil and noticing dark eyes and wrinkles. Is there a way to keep using Minoxidil but counter the side effects?  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Minoxidil has nothing to do with dark eye circles or wrinkles. It can lead to dryness, a bit of headache, and facial bloating. Apply it in the prescribed amount only. Not more than half a teaspoon at a time and wash your hands afterwards. Apply 5 mm inside your fron...  Read Full »

I have had dark circles for the past seven to eight years, and I have noticed a sudden darkening of my facial skin. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been facing a significant issue with dark circles for the past seven to eight years. While they occasionally lighten, they have never completely disappeared. I am in desperate need of a solution for this problem. I have attempted various home remedies, but none of them have been...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Firstly, I would like to inform you that, dark circles under the eyes, also known as periocular hyperpigmentation, are a common cosmetic concern. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can occur due to continuous rubbing of t...  Read Full »

I am a 25-year-old female with extreme dark circles. How can I get rid of it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25-year-old, but my under-eye circles make me appear older. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvina Attavar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Stress, a lack of sleep, short-term sickness, and iron deficiency anemia can all contribute to under-eye dark circles. Fine wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes can also develop as a result of sun exposure. As a result, it is essential that you get at least eight...  Read Full »

I have dark circles covering my whole eye area. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have dark circles covering my whole eye area, including the nose bridge. The rest of my face is significantly lighter. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As per the medical history, dark circles occur because of stress, genetic factors, hormonal changes, anxiety, inadequate diet, and water intake. In addition, sleep deprivation, straining of eyes because of computer or mobile light exposures, ...  Read Full »

Suggest me a skin lightening cream for sensitive skin.

Query: Hello doctor, My skin is very sensitive. Can you suggest any skin-lightening cream that does not have steroids and cream to remove dark circles? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Amanjot Kaur Arora

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Some skin-lightening agents do not contain steroids. They are safe and effective. However, they take a bit longer to start acting. However, the best cream can be advised after I can see the picture of your skin and the ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of dark circles despite taking medicines? Help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been using Kojivit cream for the last two months to reduce dark circles and pigmentation, but neither there is a reduction in dark circles, nor is the face glowing. Should I take this cream for two or three months more?  Read Full »

Dr. Surbhi Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As per your query, dark circles can occur due to causes like excessive stress, malnutrition, overuse of mobiles and laptops, sleep deprivation, and allergies. I suggest the following: 1. Reduce stress by doing meditation and breathing exerc...  Read Full »

How are pigmentation, pimples, and dark spots treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old, suffering from severe pigmentation, pimples, dark spots, and dark circles. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. As per the history, it may be acne vulgaris and post-acne hyperpigmentation. Acne often appears due to hormonal fluctuations, imbalances, genetic reasons, climate changes, unhealthy food habits, reactions to new products being used on the fa...  Read Full »

I have dark circles under my eyes from using Adderall. How to get rid of it?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been taking Adderall for almost six months now, and one of the side effects I am experiencing is dark circles under my eyes. I take plenty of vitamins, drink enough water, and get plenty of sleep every day, but the dark circles persist. Any suggestions on how to get rid of the dark ...  Read Full »

Dr. Majd Hasan Mohammed Obeidat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Chronic sleep deprivation is one of the most common causes of dark circles around the eye. Adderall (Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine) is a drug that causes stimulation of the central nervous system (CNS), so it tricks your body and mind ...  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 atrophy...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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, and you also have pai...  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 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 because ...  Read Full »

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