If I’m 56, what would work for dark circles and firming?
Well … the firming part is easier than the dark circles. At 56, CO2 like the DEKA Dot would be best for the eyelid tightening if sagging is not too severe Check out our guide to the Fractionated Carbon Dioxide CO2 Laser.
I still think that nothing is yet a ‘home run’ for dark circles (ususally some combination of pigment and veins). Here’s what I would do. It will make a difference but not take them away completely. CO2 on the eyelids does help a little with pigment (brown) and veins. Makes sense to do that first. The Fraxel Dual on the eyelids as a second treatment will help with pigment. Also, use a daily eyelid sunscreen like the Dermalogica Total Eye Care SPF 15 and sunglasses. Use a good eye cream like the Topix Replenix. Generally avoid "bleaching" creams with hydroquinone around the eyelids – the skin is too sensitive. Hope this helps! Dr. I