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Periocular melanosis: Symptoms


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.


Darkening of skin around the periocular area


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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