Dark circles that appear underneath the eyes have different causes:
- Lack of volume Loss of volume in the area of underneath the eye(tear trough) can cause a depression in the skin tissue. Dr. Friedman addresses this type of volume loss by augmenting the cheek and underneath the eye with dermal filler.
- Veins Noticeable facial veins can also cause the skin underneath the eye to appear to be blue or black. Dr. Friedman treats veins underneath the eyes with a YAG laser, which targets the blood vessels with precision.
- Pigmentation Dark areas can be caused by pigmentation of the skin. Dr. Friedman treats skin pigmentation in the facial area with a combination of treatments with energy-based devices and prescription topical creams.