I have always had "bags" under my eyes. Will any of the laser techniques work?
Best Laser Treatment for Under Eye Bags?
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Choose the right laser to suit your own needs
I hope you find this helpful.
In my hands the best results are obtained with a combination of the PDL or a similar low wavelength ~ 595 nm for vascularity followed by a fractional ablative laser such as the CO2 10,600 nm or the Erb:Yag 2,940 nm. The latter will help tighten the skin modestly.
See below for other options for orbital rejuvenation:
For smile lines (around the eyes) and forehead wrinkles, at your age, strategically placed botox. For the dark circles you really need a good facial analysis and physical exam to determine the cause as different causes lead to different treatments.
For example, in my hands, lax skin = laser resurfacing
Orbital fat prolapse = transconjunctival blepharoplasty with fat repositioning, possibly autofat transfer to the face vs. synthetic filler
Deep nasojugular groove = possible mid face lift
Festoons = classic blepharoplasty with orbicularis work and possible skin pinch
Hope this helps.
Best of luck,
Options for Under-Eye Bags
Laser treatments can reduce the appearance of under-eye bags. Yet the best solution is usually blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), which involves removing excess skin from around the eyes. The tissue will be tightened, and it’s possible that small pockets of fat will also be removed during the operation. These modifications can result in the significant reduction or even complete removal of bags underneath the eyes. Injectable fillers such as Teosyal Redensity II or Restylane
are extremely popular for those not yet ready for blepharoplasty. Consult a qualified facial plastic surgeon in person for the option that is best for you.
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Laser or fillers
Best Laser treatment for under eye bags
Without a picture it is difficult to say which would be ideal for you. Laser treatments are generally great for under eye skin that is becoming 'creapy' and 'wrinkly'. The laser causes damage to the skin which in turn stimulates it to repair itself and while doing so, activates skin cells to produce more collagen and makes it appear more youthful and tighter. (see my before and after gallery- there is a picture of fat transfer with under eye laser)
Other options include fillers and surgical options.
Laser resurfacing and lower eyelid blepharoplasty - Los Angeles
Laser skin resurfacing can correct loose skin, but cannot remove under eye bags. I combine blepharoplasty with laser resurfacing. Raffy Karamanoukian Los Angeles
"Bags" under the eyes is a very common complaint. The soft, delicate eyeball is protected from the hard bony orbital skeleton by intra-orbital fat. The fat cushions the globe as we "bounce" along through the day...the fat is held into place and prevented from pushing out or herniating by the orbital septum...a very thin, tissue paper like structure located above and below the eyeball. As we age, and sometimes thanks to our genetics passed down from mom and dad, the orbital septum thins and like the sail of a boat, allows the fat to billow out. This billowing or fullness causes the bulge you are seeing, sometimes worse on one side versus the other. This fullness, or bag, casts a shadow that is percieved as a dark ring...and causes your friends to ask if you are tired!
Lasers applied to the skin from the outside do not correct this issue. This fullness is from the inside fat and needs surgery. Incisions can be placed either on the inside (which you will never see) or on the outside if their is extra skin as well.
I suggest you set up an appointment with a Board Certiied Plastic Surgeon in your area who sees and treats a significant number of patients with this issue...the surgery is called Blepharoplasty.
I hope this helps!
Best laser treatment for under eye bags
Laser probably won't work.
"Bags" under the eyes is usually the result of herniation of fat through the orbital septum. As light fall on the face from above, a shadow is cast under the projecting fat. Lower lid blepharoplasty will fix this problem. There are various ways lower lid surgery can be done.
Look at patients in our eyelid gallery at www.zubowicz.com
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