Dark Under Eye Circles Treatment Decatur AL

If you ask me what causes dark undereye circles, and can anything be done about them, my answer will be as usual, prevention is the best medicine, and get plenty of sleep! Read on for more solutions.

Innovative Eyecare
(256) 353-1871
823 6th Ave SE
Decatur, AL

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Nature's Way Chiropractic
(256) 542-1968
137 Hughes Rd
Madison, AL

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Emily Marie McClure Santaliz
(256) 355-1216
1201 Somerville Rd Se
Decatur, AL
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Don Witherall Jones
(256) 353-1930
1201 Somerville Rd Se
Decatur, AL
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Edwin Keith Matthews
(256) 353-0178
1852 Beltline Rd Sw
Decatur, AL
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Walter Bennett, D.C.
(256) 774-7189
8694 Madison Blvd.
Madison, AL
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Bennett Chiropractic
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Chiropractic
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Medical School: Parker College of Chiropractic, 2001

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Michael Lee Putman
(256) 350-0798
1874 Beltline Rd Sw
Decatur, AL
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Charles Thurman Prickett
(256) 350-6182
1501 7th St Se
Decatur, AL
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Jeffrey A Johnson
(256) 350-1773
1201 Somerville Rd Se
Decatur, AL
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William Christopher Gannaway
(256) 355-5315
1215 7th St Se Ste 240
Decatur, AL
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Banishing Dark Circles

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Goodbye, Raccoon Eyes
Q What causes dark undereye circles, and can anything be done about them?

A The usual suspects—sun damage, age, and genetics—can cause them, but there’s also a lesser-known culprit: inflammation, says dermatologist Nelson Lee Novick, of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Inflammation from allergies, a lack of sleep, or eye-rubbing can cause undereye blood vessels to become dilated or clogged. Also, age can thin undereye skin, making underlying blood vessels more visible; sun can darken skin; and genetics can make you more predisposed to it all.

As usual, prevention is the best medicine. Get plenty of sleep, and elevate your head with two pillows. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen (UVB rays can darken circles), and sunglasses that filter both UVA and UVB.

But if these strategies don’t help, you do have options other than a good concealer. New studies have shown that a topical therapy combining vitamin K with retinol can help. “After 16 weeks, a computer measured 70 percent reduction in subjects’ undereye discoloration,” says dermatologist Mel Elson of Burns, Tennessee, who has studied the vitamin combo. Products that contain sufficient amounts of the vitamins, he says, include Vita-Cap Dark Circle Eye Serum from Esteem by Naomi Judd, and Lumineyes by Mary Kay.

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