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One of the most effective, immediate and lasting results for the treatment of dark circles is the filling of the cheekbones and tear canal.

Solution for dark circles removal

He Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra He developed this treatment after verifying that many of the patients who consulted him for dark circles had a lack of volume in the cheekbone or in the area between the cheekbone and the nose, known as the tear canal.

The lack of volume of the cheekbone and / or the tear canal allows the skin of the eyelids to extend towards the cheeks, this increase in the length of the eyelid and its dark color increases dark circles.

The time of the procedure 5 minutes, painless, great satisfaction of the patient, who immediately continues his normal life.


According to the histopathological studies carried out, this alteration in the coloration of the skin of the eyes is due in most cases to excessive production of melanin and to the dilation of capillaries close to the surface of the skin.

These alterations usually follow the anatomy of the orbicularis oculi muscle that surrounds the orbit. We receive many young patients who report a great aesthetic concern for the dark color of their eyes. The color of the eyelids and the anatomical characteristics of the orbit give these patients an aspect of tiredness, sadness and old age, despite the fact that most of them are very young.


  • Hereditary dark circles, family history: dark circles have a genetic predisposition.
  • Dark circles produced by repeated episodes of irritation.
  • Dark circles in patients with diseases such as hyperthyroidism, heart, kidney, etc.
  • Dark circles due to skin aging: excessive exposure to the sun increases melanin in the eyelids.
  • Dark circles produced by light effect in patients with prominent malar bones.
  • Hormonal changes: they also influence the color of the skin of the eyelids, this is how dark circles are accentuated days before or during the menstrual period and during pregnancy.

Features of dark circles

  • The color of the dark circles can be brown, purple or black.
  • The brown and black color occurs mainly in patients with dark skin, while the purplish in light skin patients.
  • Dark circles can appear as a single entity in very young patients or associated with fine wrinkles, deep grooves or skin festoons. At the same time, it can be presented without excess palpebral bags or with their protrusion.

Treatments available for dark circles

  • Moisturizers and Antioxidants.
  • Decongestants.
  • Lymphatic drains.
  • Peeling with different acids.
  • Helios II depigmenting laser.
  • Radiofrequency with micro needles (Scarlet).
  • Erbium laser (Lotus II).
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser (Firexel).
  • Carbon dioxide laser assisted surgery.
  • Filled with Voluma.

How do you know which is the most suitable treatment for you?

We have verified that the majority of patients suffering from dark circles have a lack of development of the malar bone, especially in its part closest to the nose. Until a while ago, the correction of this anatomical situation was difficult since it was necessary to resort to surgeries with prosthetic placement.

Melanin deposit

Today thanks to the development of hyaluronic acids With a heavy chain like Voluma, we can provide a very quick, very effective and satisfactory solution for the patient. The procedure of filling the cheekbone with Voluma takes 5 minutes, it is painless and the patient can immediately check the result. The interesting thing about this treatment is that it not only improves the color of the dark circles, it also improves the overall aesthetic appearance of the patient.

Other treatments we perform to improve the dark color of dark circles is with the Helios II depigmenting laser. This is done monthly or biweekly, does not cause irritation to the treated skin and you can immediately continue your activity. From the third session you can see an improvement in the color, texture and tonism of the skin.

Laser Helios is completely painless, has no adverse effects, lightens skin color and removes dark spots. For more information, we invite you to visit dark spots on the skin.

If you are looking for a quick and effective result, the recommended treatment is the peel with the Fire-Xel carbon dioxide laser.

The Carbon Dioxide Laser is used in patients with dark circles and wrinkles. For more information on this procedure we invite you to visit Carbon Dioxide Laser Peeling.

As we see in this histopathological study, the melanocytes responsible for the dark color of the eyelid skin are located at the dermal epidermal junction.

How does the Carbon Dioxide Laser work?

The carbon dioxide laser Fire-Xel In addition to having a skin analyzer, it allows us to choose the depth of the ablation. For young patients, without wrinkles and in which there is only the dark pigmentation of the skin of the eyelid, we use a 600-micron piece that allows us to exfoliate down to the basement membrane.

The most compact and strongest-toned tissue below the basement membrane is the thermal collagenizing effect at the dermal level.

This biopsy clearly shows how ablation occurs only in the most superficial layer of the skin, more specifically at the basement membrane level. These patients are going to have a very fast recovery because the thermal effect is superficial and the result is going to be excellent and long-lasting.

For those patients who, in addition to the dark color, have excess skin on the eyelids, the laser must be used with the 300-micron piece with which we can reach deep collagen and contract the skin.
The tightening effect on the skin increases as the months go by and lasts for many years.

Patient testimonials

We invite you to watch the videos on our YouTube channel with the account of patients who have received this treatment.

Before and after

Precio del tratamiento de ojeras / Canal de la Lágrima con ácido hialurónico

  • Price of Dark Circle / Tear Channel Treatment with Hyaluronic Acid
    El costo de la Jeringa de Ácido Hialurónico es de $120.000
    Habitualmente se necesitan entre una y dos jeringas.
  • Precio de tratamiento de despigmentación de Ojeras con láser Helios:
    $16.000 per session.

Procedures facilities and security

In addition to having state-of-the-art medical equipment, we have a complete surgical unit and recovery and hospitalization rooms. The modern surgical room It is equipped with high-level technology and assisted by nurses and instructors specialized in this type of intervention.

The clinic has the approval of the Secretary of Public Health.

Doubts and queries

If you have any medical questions, send an email to [email protected]  .

By phone on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following telephone numbers.

  • 0054 11 4 901 6690
  • 0054 11 4 904 3434
  • 0054 11 4 904 0880

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