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Eye Bags

What causes black rings around under the eyes?
Besides lack of sleep, is there any specific deficiency? I notice some people have it bad young or old, some who get sleep and some who don’t. I hate them!

I have always wondered this as well.

A plastic surgeon can fix you right up. Quick, simple, not too expensive. Made a big difference for me.

cool I’ll look into it.

I still wonder what causes them?

A Chinese herboligist I used to work with told me that dark circles were a sign of poor kidney function. Any other ideas?

There are fat clusters in both upper and lower lids and these are feed by blood vessels that may cause the darker color. When plastic surgery is performed they remove the fat entirely but leave the blood supply intact. The doc may also remove and tighten the muscles/skin. This is one surgery that really changes your appearance.