Sudden under eye bags! From my ill health or bad luck? Are fillers viable for minor bags? (Photo)
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Possible causes of puffy eye bags. Since your bags are mild, and with present health issues, fillers are your best option
Given your current medical situation that’s still evolving, especially with the anemia being a factor, I think that it is reasonable to consider a non-surgical option such as the use of a hyaluronic acid filler. In our practice, for under eye pockets that are very early and minimal, we do perform the application of hyaluronic acid such as Restylane and place it into the tear trough area. This is to soften the transition between the puffy bags and the valley underneath the eyes which make the puffy bags look puffy. Often, some doctors will be a little overzealous and try to fill in the area and then the results look terrible. You should also be mindful that hyaluronic acid fillers can also cause swelling so the approach should be relatively conservative if you are going to try that first.
In our practice, we commonly combine hyaluronic acid fillers with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Platelet-rich plasma is derived from your own blood and it is the concentration of the healing and growth factors necessary for wound healing. It helps improve the skin quality and acts very well in synergy with hyaluronic acid.
Again, with the issue of your medical history still influx, I think a conservative measure is probably best explored rather than moving forward directly with surgery. At the same time, it is probably your benefit to not do any kind of intervention and observe whether or not the fat pockets are consistently there for weeks at a time. This will give you a sense of the constant nature of the fat pockets being present. I hope that was helpful, I wish you the best of luck, and thank you for question.
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Sudden under eye bags! From my ill health or bad luck? Are fillers viable for minor bags?
This is a baby bag.
Your thinking is very good. A filler service should be just the thing for this. Make sure you do your homework to find the right injector. Restylane is the best product for this area. It is a fussy but worthwhile service. Make sure you find a physician injector with a great deal of experience injecting the under eye area.
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