Eyebags are those puffy, swollen additions under the eyes that can make you look tired, sick, and older than your years. There are a few things you can try to get rid of them, including injectable fillers. But what are eyebags and why do you have them?
What causes eyebags?
The bad news is that eyebags are unsightly and can make you feel self-conscious; however, the good news is that, from a medical perspective, eyebags are harmless for the majority of people. However, you should see your family doctor if your eyebags seem severely swollen or if they are persistently red, itchy, or painful – these may be signs of an infection or a thyroid issue.
Eyebags can be caused by
- Alcohol or tobacco use
- Not getting enough sleep
- Fluid retained from eating too many salty foods
- Allergy issues
- Too much sun
What can be done about eyebags?
Of course, avoiding sun, tobacco, salty foods, and alcohol can help to reduce the size of eyebags, as can making sure you get enough sleep every night. You can also try a cold compress on the eyes to reduce swelling or steeped tea bags that have been chilled. Drinking lots of water everyday can, over time, help to reduce their appearance as well.
However, another, more effective option is a dermal filler, such as Restylane or Juvéderm.
Dermal fillers can be injected into the under-the-eye area to help treat not only bags under the eyes, but unsightly dark circles, too. Fillers work quickly and results can be seen in just a few days. The procedure can be done quickly and takes typically less than an hour. There are few side effects, and some fillers are made with lidocaine, which numbs the skin so that there is no pain.
Your eyes can reveal a lot about you, but, unfortunately, eyebags and dark circles under the eyes can make you look tired and sick even if you aren’t. If want to rejuvenate your eye area, dermal fillers can help. Contact Mao Facial Plastic Surgery in Orange, Connecticut, for a consultation. Call at (203) 907-0501.