Is There Surgery To Correct Dark Circles?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello!  I have used unlimited number of eye creams and products in hope of trying to eliminate the dark circles around my eyes. Do you offer any surgical procedures to remove my dark circles/sunken eyes?

A: There are numerous causes of dark circles from hyperpigmentation to anatomic deficiencies such as retruded infraorbital rims and lower eyelid hollowing due to fat loss. Any surgical procedures for dark circles are based on treating the anatomic causes and could include injectable fillers, fat injections, dermal-fat grafts and infraorbital rim implants. I would have to see some pictures of your eyes to see what the cause of your dark circles are. Please send me some pictures of your face/eyes, particularly from the side view. It would be important to see the relationship of your eyeball to the surrounding eye socket bones.

Dr. Barry Eppley