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How Do You Remove Bags From Under Eyes
Surgery: The most effective treatment for bags under the eyes is surgery to remove excess skin. In some instances, fillers can be injected below the bags to "lift" the upper cheeks in order to lessen the appearance of bags. Other non-surgical treatments have varying success and are not permanent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Micro dermabrasion: Depends on the signs of aging. Micro dermabrasion is good at smoothing fine wrinkles, though it does require multiple treatments for a noticeable effect and to maintain that effect. It will not treat deep wrinkles or the tear trough. Make sure the aesthetician is certified and preferably under the guidance of a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Nasal congestion?: Dark circles under the eyes are often found in people with chronic nasal congestion. Ask your doctor to check your nose even though you may not feel that it is congested (since you may have known nothing better). Relieving the nasal congestion often helps. Some dark circles may be familial and may need cosmetic surgery. ...Read more
Genetic?: I imagine this is a cosmetic problem, though i could be wrong. I many darker pigmented ethnic groups this is normal. If you are intent on removing them, i suggest you see a dermatologist first and then a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
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