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Derma Rolling for Dark Circles
« on: June 30, 2012, 11:41:52 AM »
I'm plagued by dark circles, and several months ago started using a particular eye cream (not sure if I can mention the name) on my right eye to treat them. Over about four months, the circle under my right eye has faded noticeably.

I was wondering whether it might be beneficial to dermaroll my dark circles, allowing for better penetration of the product and possibly stimulating collagen production (my eyes are also quite sunken).

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Re: Derma Rolling for Dark Circles
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2012, 03:18:34 PM »
It would be interesting to know what are you using - I'm also battling dark circles and sunken eyes! If it helped you, perhaps it can help me as well?


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Re: Derma Rolling for Dark Circles
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2012, 05:29:14 PM »
A dermaroller greatly enhances the penetration of any skin care products so yes, it is a good idea. The best size for penetration enhancement in that area is a 0.2 mm dermaroller.

The circles under the eyes can have several reasons. The 3 most common ones are:

1) Increased pigmentation of the skin (brown colored dark circles), being quite common in darker skinned individuals. Or melasma, or sunspots.

2) Skin thinning. The underlying tissue such as veins and the orbicularis oculi muscle shine through as bluish, reddish or purplish tones. In addition, because there is not much fat between the skin and the muscle, the dark muscle absorbs the light and that makes the area darker.

3) Loss of fat in the area below the eye, making the area hollow and shadowy.

4) Shadows created by lax tissues, bags under the eyes etc.

I will give you some suggestions to ameliorate the causes mentioned above:

1) Bleaching creams such as hydroquinone or mild acid peels. Do not use Tri Luma since it contains a steroid and that might thin the skin even further.  Tretinoin cream. Fillers.

2) The skin can be thickened by a dermaroller and the skin laxity improved. Using Retinoids may help thicken the skin as well. Using fillers such as Restylan or fat grafting will help. Make up concealers help.

3) Fillers such as Restylane or grafting your own fat tissue. This area is very tricky to use fillers on so choose your doctor carefully.

4) Plastic Surgery and/or fillers.

How to roll around the eyes. Please read my answer #2:



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Re: Derma Rolling for Dark Circles
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2012, 09:42:50 PM »
Thank you very much, Sarah. As ever, you go above and beyond.

As for the dark circle product I saw some results from over four months of use, it's Hylexin.