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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I am a 28 years old lady. I suffer from extreme dark circles under my eyes. They are making me really depressed. I have to use concealer all the time. I tried lots of creams with no use. Lately, I started CO2 sessions. I did three of them. The doctor said I still need 9 sessions. Is there a quicker solutions like laser or so, especially that I travel from a country to another to do the sessions.Thank you.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   nice to meet you online
Doctor :   Let me go through your query.
User :   okay, thx
Doctor :   Ok.I have gone through.
User :   Any suggestions?
Doctor :   Let me discsuss some more facts pertaining to this issue.
User :   okay
Doctor :   How do you sleep,Do you have enough sleep these days ?
User :   well I usually get enough sleep
Doctor :   Since how long have you been having dark circles ?
User :   since several years
User :   I guess since college
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I am fed up with the hundreds of creams I used
Doctor :   How about any other excess pigmentation else where on the face or the body ?
User :   well I have fair skin, but it tends to get pigmented easily. It's very sensitive, I have some spots on the face but they are not that noticeable as the circles
Doctor :   Ok, Do you get exposed to sun too much ?
User :   yes
User :   I live now in the Gulf
User :   it's a very hot area
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   Let me tell you also that I suffer from migraines and sinus
Doctor :   Do you see any hereditary cause, I mean anyone else in your family ?
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   my mom does not have it and also my sisters
Doctor :   Sinus can be one important cause as exposure to excess heat or sunlight ?
User :   maybe
User :   my grandma had hollowness but not extreme dark circles, I have both
Doctor :   Please try to follow the following steps along with your laser therapy.
User :   ok
Doctor :   1. Use only pure herbal and natural applications on the dark circles.
User :   like what?
Doctor :   2. Use natural honey and Cucumbers and cool water and milk cream over the dark circles.
User :   ok
Doctor :   3. Please avoid sunlight totally and Use goggles or cloth or Umbrella whenever you go out.
Doctor :   4. Please avoid too much dust and pollution.
User :   Will try my best though it's difficult in such a place
Doctor :   5. Rehydrate well, have lots of fresh fruits , fresh veggies and juices.
User :   sounds good
Doctor :   6. Use Lots of carrot juice and Vit.A rich food for better recovery.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Lets see how it heals in a Month and lets take it forward.
User :   what about the laser?
User :   I have not done that
User :   I am doing only CO2 injections
Doctor :   No, I m sorry instead of mentioning CO2 i mentioned laser
User :   the problem is that am interrupting the sessions
User :   because I have to travel
User :   to my home country
Doctor :   Laser doesnt help for dark circles around eyes , it is helpful in other parts but very difficult around eyes.
User :   to do them
User :   ah I see
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   So better stick to these sessions?
Doctor :   Yes please stick to these sessions.
Doctor :   And please use the naturals that I have advised you.
User :   do you advise doing a dermal filling for hollowness?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Dermal filling is a good idea but very cumbersome with many side effects.
User :   ohh, am still young and afraid of side effects
Doctor :   So it is better you stick to these sessions.
Doctor :   lets see after them
Doctor :   take care
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