Infraorbital dark circles: Definition, causes, and treatment options

Mi Ryung Roh, Kee Yang Chung

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

51 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

BACKGROUND Infraorbital dark circles refer to the conditions that present with darkness of the infraorbital eyelids. Although it is not a medical concern, it can be a cosmetic concern for a large number of individuals. Moreover, clear definition and possible causes have not been elucidated. OBJECTIVE To review the possible causes and treatment options for infraorbital dark circles. METHODS The article is based on a review of the medical literature and the author's clinical experience in treating infraorbital dark circles. CONCLUSION Possible causative factors of infraorbital dark circles include excessive pigmentation, thin and translucent lower eyelid skin overlying the orbicularis oculi muscle, and shadowing due to skin laxity and tear trough, but because multiple factors cause infraorbital dark circles in the majority of patients, it is essential to identify the cause and choose the appropriate treatment according to the cause. The authors have indicated no significant interest with commercial supporters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1163-1171
Number of pages9
JournalDermatologic Surgery
Volume35
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug 1

Fingerprint

Eyelids
Skin
Darkness
Pigmentation
Tears
Cosmetics
Muscles
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

Cite this

@article{b32d4f52e3a24f1e9f29fd0e0b0aae3b,
title = "Infraorbital dark circles: Definition, causes, and treatment options",
abstract = "BACKGROUND Infraorbital dark circles refer to the conditions that present with darkness of the infraorbital eyelids. Although it is not a medical concern, it can be a cosmetic concern for a large number of individuals. Moreover, clear definition and possible causes have not been elucidated. OBJECTIVE To review the possible causes and treatment options for infraorbital dark circles. METHODS The article is based on a review of the medical literature and the author's clinical experience in treating infraorbital dark circles. CONCLUSION Possible causative factors of infraorbital dark circles include excessive pigmentation, thin and translucent lower eyelid skin overlying the orbicularis oculi muscle, and shadowing due to skin laxity and tear trough, but because multiple factors cause infraorbital dark circles in the majority of patients, it is essential to identify the cause and choose the appropriate treatment according to the cause. The authors have indicated no significant interest with commercial supporters.",
author = "Roh, {Mi Ryung} and Chung, {Kee Yang}",
year = "2009",
month = "8",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1111/j.1524-4725.2009.01213.x",
language = "English",
volume = "35",
pages = "1163--1171",
journal = "Dermatologic Surgery",
issn = "1076-0512",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "8",

}

Infraorbital dark circles : Definition, causes, and treatment options. / Roh, Mi Ryung; Chung, Kee Yang.

In: Dermatologic Surgery, Vol. 35, No. 8, 01.08.2009, p. 1163-1171.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

TY - JOUR

T1 - Infraorbital dark circles

T2 - Definition, causes, and treatment options

AU - Roh, Mi Ryung

AU - Chung, Kee Yang

PY - 2009/8/1

Y1 - 2009/8/1

N2 - BACKGROUND Infraorbital dark circles refer to the conditions that present with darkness of the infraorbital eyelids. Although it is not a medical concern, it can be a cosmetic concern for a large number of individuals. Moreover, clear definition and possible causes have not been elucidated. OBJECTIVE To review the possible causes and treatment options for infraorbital dark circles. METHODS The article is based on a review of the medical literature and the author's clinical experience in treating infraorbital dark circles. CONCLUSION Possible causative factors of infraorbital dark circles include excessive pigmentation, thin and translucent lower eyelid skin overlying the orbicularis oculi muscle, and shadowing due to skin laxity and tear trough, but because multiple factors cause infraorbital dark circles in the majority of patients, it is essential to identify the cause and choose the appropriate treatment according to the cause. The authors have indicated no significant interest with commercial supporters.

AB - BACKGROUND Infraorbital dark circles refer to the conditions that present with darkness of the infraorbital eyelids. Although it is not a medical concern, it can be a cosmetic concern for a large number of individuals. Moreover, clear definition and possible causes have not been elucidated. OBJECTIVE To review the possible causes and treatment options for infraorbital dark circles. METHODS The article is based on a review of the medical literature and the author's clinical experience in treating infraorbital dark circles. CONCLUSION Possible causative factors of infraorbital dark circles include excessive pigmentation, thin and translucent lower eyelid skin overlying the orbicularis oculi muscle, and shadowing due to skin laxity and tear trough, but because multiple factors cause infraorbital dark circles in the majority of patients, it is essential to identify the cause and choose the appropriate treatment according to the cause. The authors have indicated no significant interest with commercial supporters.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=68749093107&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=68749093107&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2009.01213.x

DO - 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2009.01213.x

M3 - Review article

C2 - 19469797

AN - SCOPUS:68749093107

VL - 35

SP - 1163

EP - 1171

JO - Dermatologic Surgery

JF - Dermatologic Surgery

SN - 1076-0512

IS - 8

ER -