When simple home remedies and make up fail to solve the problem, dark circles surgery is the best alternative as under eye circles not only mar the beauty of the face but also give an old and tired look. There are many procedures to remove the dark patches from under the eyes and the best place to gather all the information needed to make the right decision is the internet.
While general surgeons can perform different types of dark circles surgery, a specially trained cosmetic surgeon who knows the delicate facial surgery procedures and the latest advancements is the best person to perform the surgery.
Knowing the reasons for dark circles and the medical condition of the person is necessary for a surgeon to decide on the right procedure.
Some under eye surgery for hyperpigmentation are chemical peels, laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion and intense pulse light (IPL). The type of skin and its requirements play a major role in deciding on the right kind of treatment. If the skin under the eye has different shades of patches with some areas darker than others, then the melanin in the skin is deposited unevenly. During IPL treatment, high pulsing light penetrates the skin and the heat from this light destroys the excess melanin.
Excessive vascularization in the affected area under the skin due to use of retinol creams can be removed by laser surgery. Laser resurfacing treatments not only remove these vessels, it also stimulates the affected skin to produce collagen that will fill and smooth wrinkled areas. Fat grafting is best suited for darkened skin due to aging or due to drastic weight loss. In this semi-invasive surgery, the patient’s harvested fat is injected into the skin or the muscles in the darkened patch under the skin.
The necessary time for under eye surgery is a few hours and there can be a few side effects. Bruising, swelling, tightness and in a few cases a burning sensation and itchiness can occur after the surgery. If proper care is not taken, infections may also arise. In a few cases, patients ended up with a few permanent white spots or even darker circles.
There is no complete guarantee that it will work for all and there are chances of the person getting dark patches in the future, at times even darker.
The rates for dark circles surgery depend on the city, area and the cosmetic surgeon. However, on an average, it can range from $2500 to $4000.
Gathering information about the procedures for dark circles surgery and reading accounts of those who have done the treatment will help you make an informed decision.