Dark circles treatment by MD Laser and Cosmetics in San Mateo
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Dark Circle Treatment

Dark circles under our eyes can make us look irritated, sad and overall aged.  Don’t let dark pigmentation take away from the natural beauty of your face. Although dark eye circles can be due to genetics or even Anemia, some of the most common causes are pigmentation build up, weight loss, thinning of the skin, and venous congestion. Dehydration, lack of sleep and overall poor lifestyle can also contribute to the development of dark circles.

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Make up can hide mild cases of dark circles but is not effective in moderate to severe cases.  For pigmentation cases we recommend using a skin brightener such as MD Brightening Cream followed with MD Ultimate Eye Cream designed to improve the volume by filling in the space under the eyes known as tear trough. It will also improve circulation to diminish the bluish hue under the eyes.  We will offer either HA filler, laser, Dermapen Microneedle, PRP Rejuvenation, Mesotherapy with Growth Factors to further improve under eye skin texture and volume.  Dr. Susan Lin will give you a professional evaluation and recommend a customized treatment option to meet your specific needs.


Dark circle can make one look tired and sinister.  It is not necessarily age related. If you are frustrated from using concealers, consider best dark circle treatments available with modern medical aesthetics.  First get an evaluation from experienced medical aesthetician to determine the main causes of your dark undereye circles.  Common causes can be allergy, anemia, genetic, not enough rest, hormonal, thinning skin, loss of volume, sun exposure or hyperpigmentation.    Try home natural remedies of topical caffeine, cucumber, rosewater, cold tea bags, rest, reduce smoking/drinking, and drinking water.  If persists it is time for professional help.


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We offer clinical strength eye creams and topical peptides to reduce puffiness, lighten skin tones, thicken skin and fill in loss volume.  Microneedle, laser or radio frequency skin tightening can be used to improve skin tone under the eyes.  If needed, we use mesotherapy injection of growth factors to improve skin tone, color and thickness.  Lastly, injectable hyaluronic fillers to replenish loss volume in the tear trough to diminish shadows under the eyes.

Many improve skin tone and color with topical vitamin C serum, bleaching creams and eye creams.  It prepares the skin thickness so that fillers will look more natural. A good skin care regimen also helps to maintain result of treatments.  

We use hyaluronic fillers because they are safe and reversible.  Restylane or Juvederm.

Because skin under the eyes are so thin, it can take several weeks for the filler to soften and incorporate into the surrounding tissues and look totally natural. We recommend under treatment to avoid overfilling during the initial swelling phase and best to pretreat skin with topical regimen or growth factors so fillers will look more natural.

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Dr.Susan is incredibly professional, knowledgeable and genuine! Her and Cassandra are a wonder duo that made me feel like the most important client ever. I was happy with the IPL and the tinted mineral sunscreen. The products are top notch.

Christine B.

Always love going to see Dr Lin! She is meticulous and incredibly knowledgeable at a holistic level . After seeing her several times I have been happy with every visit!

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Dr. Lin is very professional and knew the exact treatment for my case with the best products for the best results. It was an amazing experience with her and her assistant Cassandra at the clinic and would recommend it to anybody.

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Had removal of skin tag on my face. Dr. Lin was very professional and provided great service while adhering to health and safety issues regarding Covid-19. Result was great and probably will require another follow-up and healing was almost complete in 3-4 days.

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Dr. Lin is the perfect mix of friendly and professional, upscale and affordable. Her staff even go as far as helping my elderly father locate a misplaced wallet by calling every place we were prior to the appointment. They are a stellar

Juliano Innocenti

This review is for an IPL (photo facial) service. With numerous over the counter creams and concealer, none of the products seemed to correct or cover the sun spots that I developed over the years. Finally searched on Yelp and read …

Celinda Moore

Dr. Lin is an artist from beginning to end. She treats every patient like a work of art. She puts the meaning in "aging gracefully".

Melissa McPhail

Dr Lin always takes her time to explain everything and answer all my questions. She is so great doing all the treatments need it. She is not pushy or rush into doing something that you don’t need. I can recommend her enough. Thank you Dr Lin!!

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Dr Lin is an excellent doctor and can recommend the best skin treatments for you specific to your age and skin type. She uses cutting edge technology and cosmeceuticals that she develops herself called MD Cosmetics, which produce wonderful …

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