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Bags Under Your Eyes
Fat: Generally "bags" are prolapsed orbital fat which comes through tissue as you get older. Treatment is only surgical. ...Read more
Blepharoplasty: There is fatty tissue surrounding the eyeball, which can prolapse through the barrier in the lower eyelid. It is usually benign. A lower lid blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure for removing the unwanted bags. If the bags are the worst in the morning and improve over the course of the day, you could try sleeping with an extra pillow to minimize any fluid accumulation overnight. ...Read more
No but....: Cocaine will not cause the regular fatty protrusion of fat under the skin of the eye. But use of Cocaine is associated with red eyes and swollen eyelids which may be mistaken for real bags under eyes. Do not use cocaine. There are some impurities in street Cocaine that may cause severe damage to your retina. If you have decreased vision see an ophthalmologist immediately. ...Read more
Dermatochalasis: Is an aging condition associated with stretching of the eyelid muscles and skin. This leads to excess skin and swelling of the eyelid tissue, causing bags under the eyes and the skin tissue over your eyes to hang over the edge of the lids. This often runs in families but can also be caused by prior injury, surgery, or infection of the eyes. ...Read more
Bags under eyes: The easiest way to get bags under your eyes is to get up very early after only a few hours of sleep. All doctors have used this method on themselves during training. The next best method is to expose yourself to mild allergens (not the kind that kill you). Lastly, special effects makeup can be used. Why do you want them? Are you an actor or artist? ...Read more
Depends on cause: Swelling under the lids due to fatigue or allergy can be treated with rest, cool compresses, treatment of underlying inflammation with allergy meds. Prolapse of the fat with permanent bags under the eyes that don't fluctuate are better addressed by an oculoplastic surgeon. ...Read more
Is there any treatment to decrease bags under your eyes & does sleep medication attribute to them? Thanks!
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