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Dark Circles Under Eyes

Volume Loss Treatments For Dark Circles Fillers are the typical treatment used for dark circles caused by volume loss under the eye.
Name Description Cost
Juvederm Juvederm is made of hyaluronic acid, a sugar-based gel found naturally in human skin. All HA fillers tend to attract water, which can give a natural appearance to the injected area. ...more The dark circles under the eye, which are typically caused by the thinning of the fat pads...more
Restylane Restylane, a temporary hyaluronic-acid based filler, is an effective filler for volume loss in the undereye area. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar-based gel naturally found in human skin. On...more One syringeful will cost between $400 and $700. One or two syringes are usually enough to...more
Prevelle Silk A relatively thin filler, Prevelle Silk is specifically designed to fill shallow areas of the face, such as the undereye area. Prevelle Silk is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler, which is a...more One syringe of Prevelle Silk costs between $300 and $400. The undereye area typically...more
Fat transfer (injection) Fat transfers can be a good method of filling a hollowed-out undereye area. The fat that is transferred can be permanent, if up-to-date methods of preparing the fat are used and if the...more Fat transfer can cost between $3,000 and $5,000.

Hyperpigmentation Treatments For Dark Circles If the cause of the dark circles is not volume loss or hollowing of the area under the eye, hyperpigmentation may be to blame. Hyperpigmentation means that there is too much melanin, a dark pigment.
Name Description Cost
IPL laser (photofacial) A pulsed light treatment like IPL may be effective on dark circles that are caused by excessive melanin. IPL may also reduce the appearance of small capillaries, though it will not affect...more IPL costs between $400 and $750 a treatment and three to five treatments are normally needed...more
Jessners peel Jessners peels should only be used to treat undereye darkness caused by sun damage. Dark circles caused by a thinning of the skin under the eye should not be treated with a Jessners peel. Jessners peel treatments cost $100 to $500. The skin beneath the eye is delicate, so one or...more
Ablative laser skin resurfacing Fractional lasers may effectively treat discoloration under the eyes. Consult a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to determine which option works for you. Make sure you go to...more Lasers can cost $500 to $800 per treatment.

Treatments Not Recommended
Name Description
Sculptra Sculptra is a filler made from the powdered form of Vicryl, an artificial surgical suture. It is prone to forming lumps in the undereye area and is not recommended for treating dark circles under the eye, though it can be safely used in other areas of the face.
Radiesse Radiesse is a very firm calcium-based filler. When undiluted, it is too thick for the undereye area. A few doctors offer diluted Radiesse for use under the eye.
ArteFill Artefill is a permanent filler composed of microbeads of acrylic suspended in collagen. Artefill may cause lumps when injected in a shallow area like the undereye region and should not be used in this delicate area.

Surgical treatments: If temporary improvement via fillers isn't enough, then blepharoplasty, otherwise known as an eyelift, can provide long-lasting results - up to 20 years.