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what can cause puffiness around eyes?

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Dr. David F. Jaffe
Dermatology 31 years experience
Fluid, gravity: Skin around eyelids is very thin - in some places only 4 cell layers thick. Thus, even a small amount of swelling can look prominent. Any irritation may cause such swelling. Further, as we age, the collagen and elastic tissue which provide support also age and lose some of their ability to counter the effect of gravity. Some vitamin C topical products may help strengthen collagen in this area.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Too vague: Can be any inflammatory/infectious condition, too little sleep, bad genes, .

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What can cause puffiness and darkness around the eyes when you're tired?

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Bags under eyes: Dark bags under eyes are often due to: fluid from thin blood vessels under eyes. This can be due to genetics (got it from mom or dad), excess rubbing (shiners), allergies, excess salt; be sure kidney function is normal. Cold ice packs might help decrease bags by constricting blood vessels. See an eyemd if no improvement. Some patients need to have excess skin removed. Eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com.

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