Being more a cosmetic concern usually, bags under eyes don’t require specific treatment. To reduce or eliminate puffy eyes, home and lifestyle treatments may help. If you’re concerned about the appearance of under-eye swelling, medical and surgical treatments are available as well. Today, we at Skin and Body Refinery would like to discuss dealing with bags under the eyes.
How to Make Eye Bags Go Away?
Medications. Ask your doctor about prescription allergy medications if you think the swelling under your eyes is caused by an allergy.
Therapy Treatment. To improve the appearance of puffiness under the eyes, there are various wrinkle treatments are used. It may improve skin tone, tighten the skin and rejuvenate the look of bags under the eyes with these include laser resurfacing, chemical peels and fillers.
Eyelid Surgery. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) may be a treatment option, depending on what’s causing bags under the eyes. The surgeon removes excess fat through an incision in the natural crease of the upper eyelid or inside the lower lid during blepharoplasty procedure. The doctor then rejoins the skin with tiny dissolving stitches. This is usually done as an outpatient procedure. Blepharoplasty can also repair the following:
Baggy or puffy upper eyelids
– Excess skin of the upper eyelid that impedes your vision
– Droopy lower eyelids
– Excess skin on lower eyelids
The side effects of eyelid surgery, like watery eyes, pain, swelling, dry eyes, bruising and blurred vision should be discussed with your doctor. Bleeding, infection, visual loss, injury to eye muscles, corneal abrasion and drooping of an eyelid are some of the rare complications.
Home and Lifestyle Remedies to Get Rid of Under Eye Bags
You can reduce or eliminate bags under eyes with the following tips to help.
1) Cool Compress. With cool water, dampen a clean washcloth. Apply the damp washcloth to the skin under and around your eyes for a few minutes using mild pressure while sitting up.
2) Reduce Evening Fluid Intake. Before bedtime, cut down on fluids and reduce salt in your diet.
3) No Smoking. The problem of bags under your eyes can be aggravated with smoking.
4) Get Plenty of Sleep. Seven to nine hours is a good amount of sleep for most adults. With your head slightly raised is the best for sleeping. Prop up the head of your mattress or it may help to add an extra pillow. Also, you can elevate the entire head of the bed a few inches. As you sleep, this sleeping position helps prevent fluid from accumulating around your eyes. When you get up, dark circles caused by fluid retention in your lower eyelids usually go away.
5) Allergy Symptom Reduction. When possible, avoid allergens. Consider over-the-counter allergy medications. If you develop under-eye reactions due to hair dyes, soaps, cosmetics or other allergens, talk to your doctor about prevention strategies.
6) Use Cosmetics. Try using makeup if you wish to mask your under-eye circles.
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You can consider med spa solutions as well. If you have a concern with bags under the eyes, call Skin and Body Refinery for a consultation and we can discuss ideal treatment options that may include laser resurfacing, chemical peels, fillers, SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic products and more.