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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 8 more doctor answers
Dark Circles: Circles under eye can be due to: allergy "allergic shiners", fatigue, genetic variation, aging. Lower lid skin is very thin so blood vessels under skin can make area look dark. Various topical remedies try to proclaim help but only mask the condition with no cure. What helps: drink 8 cups water/day, sunblock, hat, enough rest; avoid rubbing; makeup; facial plastic surgery when severe. ...Read more
No quick fix: There are some cosmetic agents such as Neotensil that may provide immediate relief but it is only short term (daily) . Definitive treatment usually requires surgery to address the excess or malpositioned fat, skin or muscle of the lower eyelid and cheek junction. ...Read more
Thanks for asking!: 'eye-bags' are caused by an osmotic imbalance of fluid in-and-out of the thin-skinned area under the eye. It may be associated with seasonal allergies, cold, sinus infection, ingestion of salty food, crying, sleep position, heavy alcohol drinking, eye-rubbing, going to bed with make-up on (irritation), or even some thyroid/kidney problems. Consult a dermatologist if this condition persists. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Plastic: Surgery. Cost is variable. Call around your state and do price comparison and quality review ...Read more
How to get rid of bags under eyes, not the kind of bags that you get from crying or sleeping hard. ?
Dark Circles: These circles, also called chloasma is a discoloration or pigment concentration usually under the lower lid, but be anywhere on the face, can be caused by simple familial resemblance. In the acquired types, birth control pill, hormone therapy, sun exposure are among the most common. I ophthalmology it is seen in pts receiving glaucoma drops called prostaglandin analogs (xalatan, lumigan, travatan). ...Read more
Surgery or lasers: Temporary measures consist of using fillers such as Restylane (dermal fillers) or juvederm. This can help the appearance of wrinkles and bags under the eyes. A more permanent solution would be cosmetic surgery. Also laser resurfacing with co2 laser can help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Try eyelid creams: Baggy eyelids are usually an aging change. However you may be retaining fluid and need a diuretic. Be sure your kidney function is normal and you are getting adequate sleep. Loreal, Kiehl, Avon and Lancome all make good dehydrating creams for the eyelids. Blepharoplasty surgery can remove the bags and excess skin as well. Have an oculoplastic ophthalmologist do the surgery not a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
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