Golden Face

Bags And Dark Circles Under The Eyes

Bags Under Eyes

Bags under eyes — mild swelling or puffiness under the eyes can be due to several reasons.

Fluid edema) may accumulate in the space below your eyes, due to allergies.genetically predisposed and susceptible skin, or merely laying prone on your stomach flat with your face down can contribute to the swelling at any age.

Too much salt consumption will hold water in the water in the tissues under the eyes.

With aging, the tissues around your eyes, including some of the muscles supporting your eyelids, weaken. The skin may start to sag, and fat that is normally confined to the area around the eye (orbit) can move into the area below your eyes causing the area below the lids to appear puffy.

We use a strategic combination of minimally invasive medical treatments to improve the appearance of puffiness under the eyes and reduce the dark circles. These include IPL laser resurfacing, Microneedling ( it boosts your collagen by making tiny micro-injuries in the skin), treatments with platelet rich plasma (concentrate of your own growth factors are injected in tear troughs to cause new collagen and elastin formation ) fillers ( juviderm, restylyn etc) & Radio frequency Treatments, which will improve skin tone, lighten & tighten the skin and rejuvenate the look of bags under the eyes.

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is an option to remove bags under eyes (not offered at our center) . During blepharoplasty , the surgeon cuts just below the lashes in your eye’s natural crease or inside the lower lid. The surgeon removes or redistributes excess fat, muscle and sagging skin. The Surgeon, then rejoins the skin with tiny dissolving stitches along the lid’s natural crease or inside the lower eyelid.

At-home remedies, such as cool compresses with cucumber slices, potato halves, cold spoons etc , can help improve the of bags under eyes. For persistent or bothersome under-eye puffiness, cosmetic treatments are available.

Severe swelling can be caused by other systemic disease conditions as renal failure, hypoalbuminemia ( lack of protein in the blood) and congestive heart failure .

The undereye area is one of the thinner areas and the skin is quite sensitive to osmotic changes as well as temperature changes.

Dark Circles Under Eyes

Dark Circles under the eyes also have multiple causes for which reason, different treatment modalities are employed including PRP, volume enhancement, threads and proper recommendations of over the counter and prescription topical agents.

Sometimes dark circles are caused by increased pigment, either from rubbing or from sun damage

Just like under eye puffiness, allergies can also cause dermatitis, itching , vessel dilation resulting in pigments hemosiderin and melanin deposition.

Dark circles can sometimes be due to simply bluish discoloration just due to thin skin causing the color of the underlying blood vessels to show through the skin.

Some people have a low set orbital rim under the eye giving a deeper hollow and just the shadow from the over lying lower lid can give a visual perception of dark circle.