Eyelid Products or Surgery?
Serious dark circles! Yeah right. Is there really anything that will actually be effective? I remember from my nursing and pharmacology days that Vitamin K is virtually the only thing that works to lighten and lessen the appearance of blood underneath the skin. Therefore when any of my clients asked for something to help with their dark circles I would only suggest products that contained at least some Vitamin K. For that matter I'm still crazy about Donell Super-Skin's K-Derm Gel and Cream products.
Still my number one product of choice for preventing and help with treating dark circles, bruising, and in some cases with prolonged use, even spider veins. I decided to conduct my own experiment to see if the product Hylexin (one of the top marketed products for "serious dark circles") really works as well as they tout it to be. I have to say I was impressed. Still as I look at the ingredients I see no Vitamin K in the ingredients list, at least by any of the chemical names I'm aware of. The product information claims studies show that it works to "reduce hemoglobin degradation byproducts by optimizing enzymatic activity." So I asked my friend to be the proverbial guinea pig and he couldn't believe the results. I couldn't either. It really does work!
The company that makes Hylexin realized that "hard partying, little sleep and allergies weren't the culprit after all," although they certainly do exacerbate the problem, in my opinion. It is indeed as I had pondered blood accumulation. However, when you do get little sleep and/or end up tying one on, or suffer with allergies more than likely you will end up with those dreaded puffy eyes along with the look of death that accompanies dark circles.
This product seems to help equally with puffiness as well. For permanent results with puffy eyes, especially if the 'eye bags' are not fluid and are fatty deposits or genetic in nature, your only hope may be plastic surgery.
Eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, and give a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert. I had a plastic surgeon tell me it would take 10 years off my face, and when he showed me by contorting and manipulating my eyelids and forehead with his hands during consultation he was right.
Unfortunately, I did not end up being a candidate due to past and present eye disease. As nice as it would be to look ten years younger, I'd say my sight is a tad more precious!!! I will have to stick with products (sans surgery) for my eyes, so I'm really thankful for Hylexin and Donell Super-Skin. Oh and for all eye issues, such as crow's feet, wrinkles and dark circles, bring on MD SkinCare…you may not look ten years younger but believe me you'll look rested, rejuvenated and alert!