Treat dark circles caused by pigmentation If your dark circles are caused by pigmentation, you can treat the area with topical retinoids, hydroquinone or laser treatments, Waldorf says. Both retinoids and hydroquinone can be prescribed by your dermatologist or you can buy slightly less potent versions over the counter (try Avene Retrinal H.A.F Gel, $40, which contains retinaldehyde, and pH Advantage Pigmentation Fader, $55, which contains hydroquinone). If you want a quicker fix (or if topical products alone don't do the trick), laser is the way to go. Waldorf recommends the Fraxel Restore laser. Know that you'll likely have to treat your entire face for best results though, and that treatments average $1,000 to $2,000 each and you'll likely need one or two of them.
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