Non-surgical Treatment for Undereye Bags?
- Asked by Eva S in Seattle, WA
- 4 years ago
Is there a non-surgical way to treat bags under the eyes? I'm getting to the age where they are starting to become noticeable (I'm 41), so is there any drug or process to eliminate them at least temporarily? I'm really not interested in surgery, but I also don't want to waste my time.
There is No Effective Non Surgical Treatment for Under Eye Bags
Thank you for your important question.
Puffiness of or Bags Under Eyes is a structural problem caused by excess or herniation of eyelid fat bulging against the eyelid skin.
This fat must be repositioned and or removed to remove the puffiness or bag.
Do not believe ads that say a cream or laser treatment will remove puffiness or eye bags-they will not.
Fat injection and Filler injection such as Restylane can camouflage the problem but injections into the eyelid can be dangerous and should only be done by an expert who is familiar with this technique
Web reference: http://drseckel.com/puffy-eyes-eye-bags/cure-puffy-eyes/
Restylane is an excellent filler for minimizing under eye bags
Restylane is a great product for injecting under the eyes, in the "tear troughs". Filling this area reduces the appearance of the under-eye bags by providing a smooth transition between the lower eyelids and the cheeks. The skin in this area is very thin and therefore this procedure should only be performed by expert injectors. The advantage of Restylane is that in the event of a lump or irregularity, the product can be dissolved. A recent scientific paper demonstrated that the product can last up to 2 years in this area.
I utilize a number of other fillers in my practice (e.g. Juvederm, Radiesse, Perlane, Sculptra, fat transfer) for other areas of the face, but I would only recommend Restylane under the eyes. For patients open to the idea of surgery, a lower blepharoplasty with fat repositioning is also an excellent option.
Web reference: http://www.mehtaplasticsurgery.com/injectable-fillers/
Lower eyelid bags
There is no good cream or non-surgical treatment for lower eyelid bags. If you, however, have a hollow appearance under your eyes, you may be a candidate for an injectable such as Juvederm, which can temporarily fill in the area and soften the look of the "bags". If, however, there are actual "bags" under your eyes, then only surgery will help at removing some of the excess skin and/or removing/repositioning the excess fat deposits.
Please consult a board certified plastic surgeon prior to scheduling a lower eyelid procedure.
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Restylane might help
At 41, you might have early tear troughs making it look like you have buldging fat bags above them. It may be that rather than needing fat removed or repositioned, you could mask the tear trough very effectively with Restylane. I have had many patients with this and they have great non-surgical results that last a year or longer.
Web reference: http://www.randcosmeticsurgery.com
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty in Los Angeles
The most definitive treatment for lower eyelid fat bags is a lower eyelid surgery with fat transposition. Anything less will not provide longterm gain. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles
Web reference: http://www.karemd.com/plastic-surgery/21/blepharoplasty.aspx
Volume restoration would be the best option to treat bags under the eyes
Volume restoration would be the best option to treat bags under the eyes. Volume restoration refers to fillers as they would fill in the "gaps" underneath the bags. Fillers may include Juvederm - natural source of hyaluronic acid which would make the bags disappear and add natural volume in the gaps.
The effect lasts for 3 to 6 months, however the improvement of bags are equivalent to the surgery, therefore it's one of the best choices to make.
NNon-surgical treatment for eyelid bags
Thank you for the great question. In terms of non-surgical approaches to the under eye area, injectable soft tissue fillers are the number one treatment. In my practice, this is generally Restylane and sometimes Belotero. These products are used to blend in or camouflage the grooves or indentations between the eyelid tissues and the upper cheek. While this doesn't really get rid of the bags in the way that surgery would, it can be a great treatment -- particularly for younger patients.
Web reference: http://www.sanfranciscofacialplasticsurgery.com/fillers.php
Fillers under the eyes are great for under eye bags!
Fillers have really become the number one treatment for bags under the eyes. We used to think most bags were caused by herniation of under eye fat and would treat it with eyelid surgery, called blepharoplasty.
Currently, we know that most "bags" are actually caused by adjacent indentations or sagging skin. Surprisingly, these bags can be improved with fillers placed in the tear trough and cheek bone area.
This can be a tricky area to treat and is the most technique-dependent deformity, so take time to find someone with a lot of experience and great results.
An added plus would be to find someone using the microcannula, as it increases safety and decreases bruising. Good luck!
Web reference: http://www.yourfaceinourhands.com/attractive-face/eyes.cfm
Non-surgical Treatment for Under Eye Bags
Although surgery is the most permanent treatment for under eye bags there are non-surgical options as well. Fillers are frequently injected into the tear trough, or the shadow below the eye bag, to lift this depression. This creates a smoother and more uniform under eye surface. If you also have dark circles or concerns with skin texture then injection of your own platelet rich plasma, also referred to as the Vampire Lift or stem cell facelift, could be an option for you. This is one of the most technically challenging areas to inject so be certain to see a plastic surgeon who performs this procedure frequently.
Bags under eyes, eyelid bags
Topical steroids, ice and cool cucumbers have been used to temporarily improve under eye bags.
Fillers such as Restylane or Fat injections can smooth out the areas below the bags to make them less noticeable.
Please consult in person with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon prior to making any treatment decisions.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.