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skinyouth7



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:45 pm    Post subject: James , Dr. T help for dark circles and wrinkles posted Reply with quote

James , Dr. T help for dark circles and wrinkles

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this thing bothers me . I went to see a dermatologist to identify the cause of my dark circles and wrinkles (i have only three to four fine lines underneath each eye) .

To my surprise , she said its just hereditary and that nothing can be done.
I was shocked coz none of my family members have any under eye dark circles.

Still I just went ahead asking her, whether can she say it cud becoz of capillaries or pigmentation or allergy . she was reluctant and kept saying it is aging , hereditary etc etc and no suggestion for resolving. I thought may be I shud see a different doctor. I am just 30 yrs and this dark circle started only few years ago. I never had them before .

Can anyone please suggest me how to determine the cause of dark circles and wrinkles and if teamine would help at all?
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skinyouth7



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:39 pm    Post subject: No one seems to respond Reply with quote

Is revision Teamine eye complex good one to try for dark circles ?
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jamesherried



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If hyperpigmentation is the problem, you can use hydroquinone. Here's some information about it. Other options for lightening the skin would be Vitamin C serum or licorice root extract.
If broken capillaries are the problem , you can use grape seed extract or Pycnogenol, ideally taken internally and used topically.

hydroquinone. Substance that is known to successfully reduce the intensity of freckles, melasma, and general brown patching by inhibiting melanin production. For continued and increased effectiveness it must be used long term. Unprotected sun exposure should be avoided, because it reverses the effect of hydroquinone by increasing melanin production. Occasionally, at higher concentrations, persons with a darker skin type will experience increased pigmentation, but this is rare. It can cause mild skin irritation and there is the possibility of an allergic reaction. Hydroquinone in 1% to 2% concentrations is available in over-the-counter products; 4% concentrations are available by prescription only (Source: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, September-October 2000, pages 261268).

There is concern that hydroquinone is a potentially carcinogenic substance. In vitro, hydroquinone has a toxic effect on cells containing melanin (Source: Biochemical Pharmacology, March 1999, pages 663672). Aside from the in vitro studies (done in test tubes), the only harmful effects are reported in animal studies where hydroquinone is fed to animals. In these studies tumor creation or DNA damage is noted. However, this is not the case in epidemiological studies in which production workers (meaning those workers involved in the manufacture of hydroquinone) have been shown to have lower death rates and reduced cancer rates when compared with the population as a whole. Adverse effects associated with skin-lightening products that contain hydroquinone in FDA-regulated products have been limited to a small number of cases of hyperpigmentation. A review of the safety evidence for hydroquinone as it is used in over-the-counter drug products revealed that in its 50-year history, there has not been a single reported case of an internal or external (meaning skin)malignancy.

(Sources: Critical Reviews in Toxicology, May 1999, pages 283330; Food and Chemical Toxicology, November 1999, pages 11051111; Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology August 2006, pages 781-787).
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jamesherried



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If hyperpygmentation is the problem, you might try horseradish on the skin around your eyes and see what happens. Here's what one person said about it on another website. And although they used it for age spots, maybe it works for dark circles under the eyes. The only way to find out is to try it. Also, if broken capillaries are the problem, avoid rubbing your eyes and never sleep on your face, in addition to trying Pycnogenol or grape seed extract.

8/8/2007: jamie from laguna hills, ca writes: "i read in a book that swedish woman use horseradish on their faces to cure brown spots. I tried it and i will have to say it really worked. Not only did it take away brown spots instantly but it made my face glow and took away my sleep crease .definately give this a try i haven't heard anyone talking about horseradish but it works. Just get the kind at your local store that is crushed and put it on in a circular motion, leave it on for a few minutes and rinse."
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jamesherried



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might try Relastin Eye Silk. Here's what one user said about it:

A must have - Posted By: Anonymous 08-21-2007

"I recommend this product to all of my friends. After my daughter notified me that my eyes were looking old, I took a good look in the mirror and had to agree with her. I bought this eye cream to remedy the problem, only half expecting it to work. I've been thrilled with it! My eyes look so much better than they did before. My dark circles and crows feet are the biggest things that it's changed. They're non-existant now! My eyes look brighter and younger! I love it! Em My beauty secrets: Absolue SPF15 by Lancome, Skin Revitalizer by Relastin, and Melon Daiquiri Lip Shine by Philosophy"

The problem is that it isn't that cheap at $69, and if you order it from the Relastin website, I think they put you on an automatic mailing list where they automatically charge you for it each month and send you another supply, unless you call them. So you could get it from another website, where they don't have that policy. But then the Relastin website does offer a 30 day money back guarantee, which the other sites probably don't offer.
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jamesherried



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In his new book, "Ageless Face, Ageless Mind", Dr. Perricone claims that Pycnogenol has been shown to even out pigmentation in the skin when it is taken internally. So you might want to try taking Pycnogenol supplements (in capsule form, not tablet form, if it comes in tablets). It's just that I'm not sure how much you would have to take for that purpose. He says that some people need as much as 300 mg per day. Pycnogenol is expensive though. But if it works and you can spare the money, it might be worth it. You can also try using it topically (around your eyes) in addition to taking it internally.
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drtodorov
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it is hyperpigmentation, there are a number of things one might consider. See smartskincare.com/conditions/pigmentation/hyperpigmentation-treatments.html

Just keep in mind that under eye skin is more sensitive than skin elsewhere.
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