Looking at my facial imaging photos ( posted on Oct 8), I saw that that there were two dark patches under my eyes– also known as under eye shadows. It showed that this was not from indentation creating dark hollows, but true accumulations of sun damage and melanin. That’s the bad news. The good news? This is the job that Tri-luma was born to handle.
I had used Tri-luma last spring and was pleased with the results, but this triple powered crem cannot be used indefinately, so I had stopped using it for several months. I also realized that dealing with hyperpigmentation under the eyes is not a short term problem. The cells which produced so much melanin have a very long memory. They are born to make melanin and given the right circulstances — sun exposure and stress– the cells again fill up with dark pigment.
But this time, I have another tool. I am going to start using Tri-luma again– first every other night, then slowly move up to every night. I will use this first facial imaging photo as a baseline and over the next three months with Tri-luma, take additional photos to see if the darkened areas have lightened. I am so tempted to use Tri-luma under the right eye and a non-prescription eye brightener under the left eye, but I think that sounds too much like a high school science project.
In my last go around with Tri-luma, I thought that I had seen real improvement and the standard photos seemed to show a lighter, tighter area. But these are subjective impressions and I couldn’t say that there had really been a clinical improvement. In other words, facial imaging will show if the under eye areas are truly lightened, or I am just delusional.