Date : 6 June 2016
Before you go for under knife, you must know some of the most commonly asked questions regarding dark circle surgery.
What is dark circles surgery?
There are numerous procedures used to get rid of dark circles. The exact surgery that your doctor recommends will depend on what caused your dark circles to appear in the first place. For instance, if the dark circles under your eyes are caused by hyper pigmentation (simple discoloration of your skin on a cellular level) your doctor may prescribe one of a variety of topical or surgical treatments:
- Topical bleaching cream
- Chemical peels
- Laser resurfacing treatment
- Intense-pulsed light treatment
- Professional Microdermabrasion
Some of those sound painful. Are they?
In short, yes. With many of these treatments, there is a good chance you will experience acute pain during the procedure and lingering aches afterward while your body heals itself. This is especially true for laser resurfacing, chemical peels, and intense-pulsed light treatments. In some cases, your doctor will need to prescribe prescription-strength painkillers to help you cope with the brunt of the after-effects. On the other hand, certain bleaching creams might not give you any pain at all if they are made with a gentle formula and natural ingredients.
Are there any risks associated with dark circle surgery?
As with any surgery, there are risks. The most common risk associated with dark circle surgery is a discoloration of the skin either in the form of hyper pigmentation or hypo pigmentation. In laymen’s terms, this means that the skin is made too dark or too light, and, in rare cases, the resulting discoloration may be permanent. Less common side effects of dark circle surgery can include bleeding, blistering, bruising, scarring, or serious infection.
Will my results be permanent?
This depends on several different factors, the most important of which are your post-surgery habits. If your dark circles were originally caused by excessive sun exposure or certain medications, your dark under-eye circles may return – and be even darker than before – if you do not take measures to limit your exposure to ultraviolet light or discontinue the medication that caused the problem in the first place. Additionally, you may have to continue to apply bleaching cream as time goes on to keep your dark circles from returning.