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Q&A: Are Puffy Eyes and Dark Circles Genetic?

“Hi, I am only 22 but yet always have puffy bags and dark circles under my eyes. I always make sure to get enough sleep and my diet is in check. I have tried nearly every eye cream under the sun. A while ago I was told by a nurse who administers Botox, that in fact my puffy eye bags are a genetic trait. I have noticed that many members in my family do indeed posses this trait. What are your recommendations? I have been looking into possible fat transfer injections as these seem permanent.” asks a RealSelf user. 

Restylane is a hyaluronic gel and safe to use in the infraorbital region.”, explains Aristocrat’s certified surgeon Dr. Kevin Tehrani, M.D., F.A.C.S. “The Restylane provides contour which minimizes “puffy eyes” and lifts hollowness which improves dark circles. Yes under-eye darkness can be genetic other contributing factors to dark circles is blood vessels, dark pigment, thinning of the skin due to aging and environmental factors. There is a chance of bruising in this area. I would avoid Aspirin and or Advil the week of the injection. Restylane in this area will last up to 12 months. I would avoid fat in this area as the skin is very thin however, fat transfer in the cheek will sometimes indirectly improve this area.”

If you have more question, or you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tehrani, please call us!

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