I have very wrinkled skin under my eyes. I believe this condition was exacerbated by...

Q:

I have very wrinkled skin under my eyes. I believe this condition was exacerbated by cortisone usage for severe eczema. I am in my early 40s. What can be done on this very thin, sensitive area? My eczema is now gone. I also have very, very dark areas between my eyes and the bridge of my nose. Can anything be done for this?

A:

After discontinuing cortisone ointment, the skin should return to normal thickness after time. However, this can take months. Taking Vitamin C, 500 mg. twice a day will help. Depending on the amount of pigment in your other skin, or your general skin coloring, a chemical peel may be useful (after skin thickness is normal) as well as laser treatment. Eyelid surgery can improve bags or excess skin but does not help dark circles. Botox injections are best for fine line wrinkles.

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