under-eyes_teaserOne of the most common questions our Nashville plastic surgery aesthetician is asked is how to get rid of dark under eye circles. This is something that plagues women daily as we stand in front of the mirror applying cover up before we are ready face the world. We’re told to get more sleep, to use a special or more expensive concealer, and spend hundreds on eye creams. But what really works?

First, we need to understand what causes dark under eye circles. There are a few different ways that these circles can present themselves, and each presentation can help to determine the best course of action.

NON SURGICAL EYELID REJUVENATION

The blood vessels underneath the eyes are very close to the skin. Couple this with the fact that the skin under the eyes is thinner than other parts of the face, and you’ve got a recipe for dark circles. When the blood pools in these vessels, you will see the dark circles- and if you’re anything like most other patients, you have a hard time covering them up. Allergies can also cause these vessels to become congested and enlarged, and sun exposure can boost melanin production making dark circles more apparent. To cover up, you will want to find an eye product that is anti-inflammatory and rich in ingredients which treat colored blood pigments responsible for the visible darkness (try Youthifeye, $95). We recommend using the Clarisonic Opal Infuser to help reduce under-eye puffiness and dark circles while maximizing the absorption of eye serums and wrinkle-reducing creams in a way that’s not possible with your finger alone.

EYELID LIFT SURGERY

Another major culprit of under eye darkness is the fat pads underneath the eyes. When this fat bulges out, this can cast shadows and lead to under eye “bags” and circles. Over time, the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the eyelids weaken and become separated, allowing the fat pads to shift out of place and cause the appearance of aging. A lower blepharoplasty (or lower eyelid lift) repositions the fat and skin while tightening the muscles providing support.

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"The staff and Dr. Burgdorf are very professional and the facility is clean, comfortable and discreet." - Nikki B. nikki 5 star review
"Dr. Burgdorf and his staff are absolutely amazing. I have never felt more comfortable with any doctor, than I am with Dr. Burgdorf." - Chelsea A. chelsea 5 star review
"Dr. Burgdorf and all his staff are amazing! I had filler in my face for the first time, needless to say I was very nervous! They took such good care of me and I know spent extra time and I look amazing! Thanks so much and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!" - Dottie D. dottie 5 star review
"Dr. Burgdorf, Aimee, and Lindsay are the most fun, welcoming, and knowledgeable staff I have ever encountered in my life!! All the results are so natural, they treat everyone like a top priority and it means a lot!" - Freeman F. freeman 5 star review
"Wonderful Wonderful Surgeon! wonderful staff and follow up. I am coming up on 5 years post surgery and still get compliments to this day. Best decision I have made! Dr. Burgdorf is the best!" - Tracey H.
"I love them! Dr. Burgdorf is very sweet and a true professional! YOU MUST ALSO READ his BOOK, The Mommy Makeover! I met Aimee and she is fabulous. I had a hyrdrofacial and was very happy! I can not wait to do it again! They are friendly and very helpful!" - Eva R. eva 5 star review
"The staff and Dr. Burgdorf are very professional and the facility is clean, comfortable and discreet." - Nikki B. nikki b 5 star review
"Dr. Burgdorf and his staff are absolutely amazing. I have never felt more comfortable with any doctor, than I am with Dr. Burgdorf." - Chelsea A. chelsea a 5 star review

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Music City Plastic Surgery. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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Dr. Michael Burgdorf
3803 Bedford Ave, Suite 102,
Nashville, TN 37215

615.567.7586

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

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Dr. Michael Burgdorf
3803 Bedford Ave, Suite 102,
Nashville, TN 37215

615.567.7586

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

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