I'm 15 years old with deep bags under eyes and dark circles ever since I was born. What treatment would you recommend?

I'm 15 and had deep bags under my eyes ever since I was five. I looked at pictures. I tryed everything, to frrozen spoon to potaos but it don't even work. I'm the only one in my family who has them and I hate going out and being around people because I look so weird. Is there anything to do with them. Cause I just give up. I tryed dermablend and that hardly works too. Can I get plastic surgery??

Doctor Answers 2

Undereye Bags

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Unfortunately, eye bags are very much genetic. Though sleep and hydration can definitely alter their appearance, they are ultimately the result of our ancestors.

Because you are young, you may not be ready for / qualify for a blepharoplasty (surgery to remove the fat pads). However, a nice alternative could be undereye fillers such as Radiesse or Restylane to fill in the areas surrounding the bulging fat pad and create a more even surface that will camoflauge the bags. This might be enough to solve the problem, or at least help conceal the problem until you can consider surgical options.

Best of luck!

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar and Molly Murray, PA-C

New York Dermatologic Surgeon

Eye bags

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The reason for the appearance of bags under the eye is the shape of the face and loss of fat under the eye in the mid face and the cheek region.  This is best treated with long lasting fillers such as Voluma or Radiesse in the midface and sometimes the addition of Restylane directly near the eyelid if the other fillers haven't fully corrected the problem.

Joseph A. Eviatar, MD, FACS
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
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