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Is there treatment for undereye hemosiderin staining?

I still have a very noticeable brownish stain under my right eye as the result of the bruising I experienced during tear duct surgery two months ago.

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Plastic surgeon
vienna, VA
United States
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February 14, 2011 4:31 PM

If it is indeed hemosiderin, the only remedy is tincture of time. If , however , it is hyperpigmentation due to Melanin, than hydroquinone like Melquin can help. Apply every 12 hours and (more)
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May 10, 2017 9:15 AM

I tried the q-switch laser for a stain that has remained for 3 months after suffering a black eye. It's only been one day, but I haven't noticed any change.

  YES! There's a cure for hemosiderin staining!
March 12, 2011 11:09 AM

I'm posting this information in the hope that a search engine can locate it. Five days ago I was treated with a Q-switch laser for the staining under my eye remaining from a black eye. The pigmentation is already about 90% gone, and I'm thrilled. My dermatologist thought that a second treatment would be needed because she used the lowest laser session. If this is as good as it gets, I'd be satisfied. Not wearing thick, opaque concealer on my face seems to take years off my appearance.



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