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Correction of Dark Circles
Dr Mauricio pineda

Hyaluronic acid is one of the most popular treatments to correct dark circles. It is administered directly to the area to give volume in the cavities and pump the skin, this helps to smooth and improve the appearance of the dark circles, it can also help reduce puffiness and bags under the eyes.

It is important to note that it is necessary to make a careful clinical evaluation for each person, to define the causes of dark circles, since in some cases it is predominantly dermal hyperpigmentation. In these cases, the results may be less adequate, fillers such as hyaluronic acid or hydroxyapatite crystals will have less effect.





In cases such as pigmentation, it is necessary to have an evaluation with a dermatologist to implement depigmenting treatments. However, it is worth emphasizing that these are situations that are difficult to respond to and often have poor results.

Hyaluronic acid can also help improve skin tone, lightening the color and giving the area a healthier appearance. The results of hyaluronic acid treatments can last from 6 to 18 months. The dark under-eye requires a low-density hyaluronic acid that is gradually absorbed over time, meaning the results are natural and long-lasting.

Hyaluronic acid fillers should be applied by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist as it is an invasive treatment and the procedure must be performed precisely for best results. It is necessary to have a deep understanding of facial anatomy to adequately guide the patient on what should or should not be done on the face. Before going for the procedure, it is important to discuss your aesthetic goals and ensure that the treatment is safe for you.


After receiving a hyaluronic acid treatment, it is important to follow all your doctor’s instructions to ensure the best possible result, this may include using ice to relieve redness and swelling, as well as applying creams to maintain the skin hydrated. It is also important to avoid sun exposure for at least 24 hours to avoid irritation.

Hyaluronic acid lasts between 6 and 18 months, depending on the amount used, the location of the treatment, and the type of hyaluronic acid used. Some types of hyaluronic acid last longer than others.


The most common side effects of hyaluronic acid are redness, swelling, itching, and inflammation at the injection site; these symptoms usually disappear in a couple of days.

General contraindications for hyaluronic acid are pregnancy, lactation, allergy to hyaluronic acid or any active infection in the injection area. It should not be used in people with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or multiple sclerosis, and avoided in people with blood clotting disorders, as it may increase the risk of bleeding. A medical evaluation is recommended before considering hyaluronic acid treatment.

If a person is dissatisfied with the results of the treatment with hyaluronic acid, it is possible to correct it, there are options to dissolve it or to improve the results. It is important to talk with the treating professional to find the best possible solution.


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