What are undereye bags?
Loose skin and puffiness under the eyes creating a ‘bag’ or ‘pocket’ that may be less noticeable on some days but is basically a permanent fixture. Some causes for occasional puffiness are allergies and sinus infection, sleeping on your side or stomach, rubbing your eyes frequently, going to bed with makeup on and a high salt intake. Undereye bags can also be hereditary.
We have the thinnest skin around our eyes, so it’s the area that’s most influenced by the in-and-out flow of fluids. Excessive drinking which causes dehydration, weakens the delicate skin around the eyes can make your under eye area more likely to sink into a pouch.
Eye bags might also be a sign of an underlying medical condition. If your bags appear suddenly and they don’t ease up when you have eliminated the possible causes mentioned above — it’s a good idea to see your doctor as some thyroid or kidney problems can cause under-eye fluid retention.
(Results vary by individual patient and results cannot be guaranteed)
What can be done?
In a consultation with one of our aethestic experts, it will be established if your bags can be easily concealed with the injection of fillers such as Restylane or Belotero® Soft into the under eye, tear trough area, camouflaging the groove that accentuates the bags. Your age, skin laxity and current amount of puffiness will be taken into consideration. If there is an excessive amount of loose skin or if there is a risk of the puffiness worsening, Dr. Frame may instead suggest tightening the area with a Thermage CPT eye treatment.
Undereye bags can also be caused by the cheek fat pad depleting or sliding down with aging and gravity. Often a treatment of cheek enhancement can help disguise the puffiness.
If a surgical solution would be your best alternative, then a lower lid blepharoplasty would be recommended.
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