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Periocular melanosis: Symptoms

About

It is a condition of dark pigmentation and discoloration around the eyes.

According to an India study, it has the prevalence of 30.76% and is more prevalent in the females of the age group of 16 to 25 years. (1)

- Is a complex entity with multifactorial etiology
- Affects both men and women but is more prevalent in women
- Is more common in dark races, especially Asians.
- Is not life-threatening but has a negative impact on an individual’s self-esteem

Other medical terms include dark circles, periocular pigmentation, periorbital pigmentation, and periorbital melanosis.

Periocular melanosis is a common problem around the world. People take it more as a cosmetic condition rather than a medical condition. Causes are genetics tendency, aging, exposure to sun, consumption of alcohol, smoking, various medical conditions, lack of sleep, stress, chronic rubbing, and scratching.

Symptoms:

Darkening of skin around the periocular area

Treatment

Self-Care: Protection from sun, use of sunscreen, cosmetic camouflage, and adequate sleep

Medications: Bleaching agents such as hydroquinone, tretinoin, fungal derivative (kojic acid), antioxidants, and arbutin that helps in reducing the melanin content in the skin

Laser treatment, chemical peeling, platelet-rich plasma, autologous fat transplantation, fillers, and surgery

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