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I have dark circles under the eyes. Is a skin bleaching a good start or should I go for the IPL or injectable fillers?

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Asked on 15 April 2011


I have dark circles for a few years and have now decided to do something about them.

I have been reading about the subject and I am not too sure which one is the best option for me.

I am 29 years old and of a South American origin (I guess that tells a lot about the type of dark circles I have).

Where should I start? Is a skin bleaching a good start or should I go for the IPL or Injectable fillers such as Restylane?


Skin bleaching is indeed a good start, and volume correction using fillers may be suitable if you have deep circles under the eyes that can benefit from volume enhancement.

In addition, fat transfer may be an option for the same type of application as the injectable fillers.

I do not have experience with IPL in the management of circles under the eyes, so I cannot advise regarding it.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street

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