Is There a Cream or Any Non Surgical Method to Lessen if Not Totally Remove the Eyebags?

I'm already in my mid 40s.

Doctor Answers (12)

It depends on the cause of the "eye bags"

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Angelina,

It it all depends on the cause of your "eye bags." If the bags are due to excess skin, then there are several non-invasive procedures or treatments which can help. These include chemical peels or laser.

There are also over the counter products which essentially case the treated area to slightly swell which gives an appearance of tighter skin.

If the bags are due to excess or herniated periorbital fat, then surgical excision would be necessary. This is a common outpatient procedure.

I hope this is helpful.


New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 54 reviews

No cream can remove eyebags

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There are no cream, no topical or non-surgical procedure that will safely and effectively remove eyebags.  Eyebags are fat under the skin pushing out the lower eyelid.   Only a lower lid blepharoplasty can remove excessive fat bulging out. 

David A. F. Ellis, MD
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

Creams and bags

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Bags and puffiness of the lower eyelid are caused by fat that was once behind the eye and now has pushed forward over time. Creams do not offer a long term solution. For a small amount of puffiness the creams work by tightening the skin temporarily. Some patients have had short term success with this.

Chris Thiagarajah, MD
Washington DC Oculoplastic Surgeon
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No cream yet!

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Unfortunately, there is no cream on the market that works for reducing bags under the eyes. The bags are caused by protruding fat pads.  Usually, surgery is the only way to get rid of the baggy appearance. One other option is the use of filler in the area. I like to use Restylane. This sometimes can improve the appearance without surgical intervention.

David Freilich, MD
Englewood Oculoplastic Surgeon

Creams will not eliminate eye bags

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Unfortunately, at this point in time, creams do not succesfully treat significant eyebags of the upper or lower eyelid, though creams are always a good addition to any facial skincare regimen. Eliminating your eyebags will most likely require surgery.

Deason Dunagan, MD
Huntsville Plastic Surgeon
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Bags under the eyes cannot be fixed by creams or other non-surgical therapies.

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A true bag is created by protuberanc of fat creating a shelf that in room light creats a shadow.  No amount of makeup will hide a shadow.  The fat should be removed or repositioned to eliminate the shelf.  Most of the time, some excess skin will be removed as well.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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No cream or non-surgical blepharoplasty will remove eye bags or puffy eyes

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Although the internet and advertising media would have you believe that many creams and surface lasers can remove

eye bags

and

puffy eyes

, at this point in time these ads are false and misleading.

Eye bags and puffy eyes are caused by:

  • Protruding fat beneath the lower eyelid
  • Lax lower eyelid skin in some cases

Only properly performed lower eyelid surgery will correct eye bags or puffy lower eyelids.

The most modern method is called transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty with fat repositioning or fat grafting.

The benefit of this technique is that the incision is placed inside the lower eyelid-thus no visible incision and no change in eyelid shape.

Fat is grfated or repositioned into the depression or hollow beneath the lower eyelid to avoid the "hollow look" and rejuvenate the upper cheek.

Brooke R. Seckel, MD, FACS
Boston Plastic Surgeon
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Eyelid bags not treated by Creams ..lines yes

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With regard to the lower eyelids, fone lines and loose skin can be helped by creams and laser treatments...the fat pouches (bags) need surgical intervention to correct them

Barry E. DiBernardo, MD
Montclair Plastic Surgeon
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Fat Transfers

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The bags under your eyes are best treated with surgery. But if this is not an option, fillers can camouflage the bags. Off the shelf fillers usually are too expensive to adequately correct under eye bags. You would need 3-8 cc's of filler per eye to get good relief. On the other hand, fat is always available and the same cost, whether you use 3 or 30 cc's. If it is done well it will last for a long time. A new product coming out at the end of April, Viafill, will allow doctors to inject fat with better durability.

Robert M. Freund, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Restylane injections can minimize "eyebags".

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To angelina andrea,

Hi! Fillers work well here. What you do is inject a small amount of Restylane in the groove UNDER the bag. This causes a nice blending of the cheek and the lower eyelid and minimizes the bags.

This is a technically tricky area, though. So try to find a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist who has done a bunch of these.

Creams don't work for what you want.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

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