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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
Varies by cause: Dark circles under the eyes can be caused by brown pigment in the skin, thinning of the skin so that the blood shows through, or by the shadow cast by a "bag" under the eye, or by a combination. The skin can be lightened by microdermabrasion and skin lighteners. The bag can be surgically improved with a lower lid blepharoplasty. Not much to offer except concealer for thin skin. Good luck! ...Read more
Dermatochalasis: Or baggy eyelids, are aging lid changes that may occur with higher frequency in families with history of this. There's not much that can be done with medication, but it is common for some people to have cosmetic eyelid surgery to reduce these. This procedure is called a blepharoplasty. Make sure a qualified ocular plastics surgeon performs this type of surgery. ...Read more
New tube of H: As weird as it may sound, just a tiny dab preparation h on the lids can help reduce the eyebags, but please, don't use the same tube you use for your hemorrhoids. Various cosmetics, like clinique, and others, claim to help, for a nice price, if the bags are due to festooning, i.e. Loss of the structure of the fat pads in the orbit, an oculoplastic surgeon might help with a blepharoplasty surgery. ...Read more
Surgery: Blepharoplasty is the most beneficial treatment of lower eyelid bags. ...Read more
Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more
My eye bags are perpectually puffy and nothing seems to work. Can you please suggest some help? Thanks!
Need more info...: Depending on your age, anatomy, and a number of other factors, you may be a candidate for an operation such as a midface lift. This smooths the transition between the lower eyelids and the cheeks. You really need a personal evaluation from a plastic or facial plastic surgeon to define the problem in your case and then explore possible solutions. Good luck! ...Read more
How to remove eye bags pharmacologically or naturally? It seems like mine don't vanish. Its like permanent. Help!
Change diet: Stay away from salty foods, soups, tomato based products and get tested for food sensitivity, as the swelling is occurring from that creating bags (swelling of lymphatic fluids). Also, sleep with one pillow, don't side sleep, and you can try the tea bag, cucumber idea for temporary relief, but the food managment trumps it all. Treat the cause, not the condition or symptom, b/c surgery can't fix it. ...Read more
No: It may give a temporary eye bag ...Read more
Surgery: If you have a masssive fat pads under the eye then you may consult ophthalmic surgeon. ...Read more
Blepharoplasty: Is the surgical procedure where the excess eyelid tissue is removed. It's common after surgery to have bruising and swelling which can last for several weeks. Also, there may be blood on the white of the eye. If you experience a lot of pain, visual loss or severe swelling around the eye, you should contact your surgeon immediately. ...Read more
Difficult: This is hard to cure medically, and there may be some recommended creams (prescription and non-prescription) that could mask the appearance of the lower lids, but probably not cure it. Especially at your young age of 23, the skin has better tone and is more resilient, so swelling from allergy could be a cause. Eliminating possible allergens, sleeping with your head up some, cool compresses help. ...Read more
I've got these white bumps in my lower eyes and eye bags and im wondering how I can remove them? /
Poss cysts: If the white bumps are along your lower inside eyelid, then it is likely cysts from occluded glands of your eyelids. See an eye doctor for further exam. As for the bags under your eyes, they can be removed/revised by a plastic surgeon. However, it will likely be considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance. ...Read more
I use like a concealer under my eyes for eye bags. If I put eye mo, would the concealer go inside me eyes and something bad will happen?
Concealer????: Please give us more details on your 'concealer' and how often are you using it? ...Read more
Is it normal that juvederm gives you blue eye bags? I look like a panda bear now. And eyes look smaller too. Is it due to overfilling eye troughs? I
A friend asks how to remove the flubby eye bags? It feels like the eye bags have fluids inside. Any good effective advice is appreciated. Thanks
I have puffy, heavy eyes/eye bags that make me look sick. I have always had them to a degree, but they seem to be worsening. Cosmetic or med concern?
Lid surgery: Bags under the eyes are caused by changes in the skin thickness and elasticity. Although there are cosmetics that can conceal the appearance, the most effective treatment is either to surgically correct the bags or place filler agents under the skin below the bags in order to "inflate" the skin around them. This is not permanent but is less invasive than a lid tuck. ...Read more
Skin yellowing: Skin yellowing can occur in hepatitis (inflammation of the liver which may be due to viruses, autoimmune diseases, medications, and other), low thyroid function, certain types of anemia and a number of other conditions. Bags under eyes can occur in a number of conditions as well. Please see your doctor as soon as possible for an evaluation and blood work. This needs a diagnosis as soon as possible. ...Read more
Baggy eye lids best handled by Ophthalmologist or Oculoplastic Surgeon. This delicate surgery is very effective to correct the deformity, however, too much skin or muscle removal can result in inability to close eyes when sleeping. Be sure to have a Schirmer Test to rule out dry eyes pre-operative.
You should try to identify a surgeon who is trained or specialized in eye and lid surgery. ...Read more
Allergic shiners: In this age group, the most common cause of dark circles is the "allergic shiner". Have him assessed by an allergist. ...Read more