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I need help repairing dark circles around my eyes, puffiness

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I need help repairing dark circles around my eyes, puffiness and visible blood vessels.
I used to have trichotillomania in my teenage years
mainly focusing on plucking out my eyelashes, which i imagine caused a lot of trauma.
I also got in shape last year losing a lot of body fat which seems to have made the circles more apparent.
I lead a healthy lifestyle, exercising, eating right and getting enough sleep.
What products would help permanently repair my problem?
Thanks.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  dermdoc19 replied 3 years ago.

dermdoc19 :

These answers are for informational purposes and do not replace a physician head-to-head visit. A patient-physician relationship is not established.

dermdoc19 :

Hello

dermdoc19 :

Thank you for asking your question.

dermdoc19 :

Is it possible to forward a photograph so that I may get a better idea of the problem?

dermdoc19 :

Thank you.

Customer:

one eye closed
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dermdoc19 :

I am sorry,the picture did not transmit. The system does not support Google Chrome or Safari, so you must use an alternative browser. You can also use a photosharing site such as PHotobucket or Picasa.

Customer:

Heres a direct link, hope that works:

Customer:

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dermdoc19 :

Thank you for the picture. Is the left eye intentionally being mostly closed?

Customer:

Yes.

dermdoc19 :

Just wanted to be sure there was not something wrong going on with your left eye.

dermdoc19 :

I would suggest the Elos Sublative machine. This is a combination of an Intense Pulsed Light with Radiofrequency. It can go right up next to the eye and helps tighten the skin and correct puffiness. It is quite safe too. If you would like suggestions on creams, I would recommend ReavleSkin Replenishing Eye Treatment or Neostrata Eye Cream. The latter is about 1/4th the cost of the former and in my opinion about equally effective.

dermdoc19 :

I hope that helps. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Customer:

Thank you very helpful. any idea what was causing it?

Customer:

Is it just trauma?

dermdoc19 :

I would recommend a visit to an ophthalmologist to be sure there is not a problem with the eye or behind the eye.

Customer:

I will do, thanks for your advice.

dermdoc19 :

You are welcome. Let me know what happens, please.

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