Eye bags are never a pretty sight. You can have great skin and good features, but if you also have eye bags, they will stand out like a sore spot on your face. They can make you look tired and weary, and even aged. And you can definitely do without them! Thankfully, you don’t have to live with eye bags all your life as there are many ways to treat them.
What are eye bags?
Before we look at how we can treat eye bags, let us look at what they really are. Under eye bags are caused due to the protruding of the fat that usually sits behind the eye.
There could be many possible reasons for this, from genetic to ageing to lifestyle habits like inadequate sleeping. They can also appear at times when we are tired and unwell. In some cases, these could be the result of certain allergies or dermatitis too, and these are usually accompanied with redness and itching.
Eye bags could also be caused due to tear troughs under the eye bags. A tear trough is a slight depression along the path that a tear runs down your face from the eye to the cheek.
which are ligaments that pull down the skin beneath the eye, causing the fat pad below the lower eyelid to bulge out and creating a puffy, under eye bag.
How can we treat them?
There are both surgical and non-surgical options available for this treatment. Most people achieve good results without surgery, and don’t need to go in for surgery. Under eye bags can often be completely managed non-surgically, with dermal filler injections in the tear trough area. An initial consultation will help to determine if you need to go down the surgical route or not.
Dermal Fillers for treatment of eye bags
Dermal fillers are usually made using a substance naturally found in the skin, which makes it easier for the skin to accept the fillers. This procedure involves injecting dermal fillers into the skin at strategic points on the face. These fillers are very effective in filling up sunken area beneath the lower eyelids, or even the trough area so that the skin between the lower eyelid and the cheek evens out – giving an instant youthful appearance. These are also quick and usually take 30 minutes or less.
If you need to get your tear troughs filled, then you need to ensure that you are in expert hands as there could be multiple treatment modalities involved for dark circles, eye bags and hollowness under the eyes. When the hollow area is filled up with the right filler, your face will instantly look different. This may not improve skin texture or under eye wrinkles. In cases like these, PRP can be effective in stimulating and regenerating periocular skin.
What are the risks?
Dermal fillers are considered to be quite safe (with a well understood risk profile). At most, there could be very slight bruising / swelling at the spot, and these are quick to heal.
How long do the results last?
The best part of using dermal fillers for tear troughs is not only the fact that it is a super quick procedure that requires no downtime, but also that the results last for as long as 12 months.
How do I sustain the treatment results?
No matter what kind of treatment you end up going for, it is important to keep the delicate skin around the eyes well-nourished and moisturized. And we recommend using Aspect Dr Eyelift before and after the treatment to keep the skin nourished. We also recommend Eye Doctor eye cream to help with improving skin texture and colour.
Revlight laser helps to break up pigmentation in the under eye area. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also important to prevent dark circles. Things like these not only to optimize but also sustain results.
Dermal filler injections are a great way to achieve more uniformity in your facial skin. Reach out to us to know more!