I'm only 16 going on 17 and my eye area looks like the eye area of someone who is 30 years older than me. I have not had this for a long time. I began noticing it August of 2010. I don't know whether is it caused because of lack of sleep, allergies, diet, or because I used a drugstore glycolic peel all over my face instead of avoiding the eye area. What treatment should I get, how much would it cost, and would you be willing to perform on a 16-17 if I had parental consent.
Malar Bags/Under Eye bags - Treatment for 16 Year Old
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Treating Undereye Darkness/Puffiness In Young Patients
At this age, you're likely busy with school, and some parents and/or surgeons may not want you to undergo a cosmetic operation at this time. I recommend considering a filler, such as Restylane, which can improve the appearance of the undereyes (see my video). It is temporary, but it's quick and easy and cheaper.
If this bothers you a lot - and it appears it does - talk to your parents and together see a specialist in the eye area (ie oculoplastic surgeon) for an evaluation. There may be good answers but you need information first.
Best of luck
Puffy Eyes at 16
Before considering any invasive procedure, you need to have a good medical workup, looking for allergies, sinus problems etc. If this is normal then I would consider a topical treatment such as a vitamin K serum.
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FIllers with parental permission.
Your parents permission is essential for you to be seen and cared for. A small amount of Restylane filler should make a profound difference for you. This service might last one or two years. Avoid the peels they will do very little. A good skin moisturize is also helpful, but don't spend a lot of money on this. A $30 moisturizer will be as good as a $300 moisturize even if the packaging is not as fancy.