Is There a Cream or Any Non Surgical Method to Lessen if Not Totally Remove the Eyebags?

I'm already in my mid 40s.

Doctor Answers 15

It depends on the cause of the "eye bags"

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}


It it all depends on the cause of your "eye bags." If the bags are due to excess skin, then there are several non-invasive procedures or treatments which can help. These include chemical peels or laser.

There are also over the counter products which essentially case the treated area to slightly swell which gives an appearance of tighter skin.

If the bags are due to excess or herniated periorbital fat, then surgical excision would be necessary. This is a common outpatient procedure.

I hope this is helpful.

Cream vs eyelid surgery #eyelid lift #blepharoplasty

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Unfortunately, cream does not help  under eye bags.  The bags are generally caused by a deposit of fat that needs to be surgically removed.  I am not aware of any cream that can dissolve fat underneath the eyes.  A lower eyelift is the procedure that will remove the deposit of fat.  It is a quick and minimally invasive procedure that has wonderful results that will make you look rejuvenated.  Choose a board certified plastic surgeon to perform this procedure.

Brett E. Stompro, MD
Bay Area Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Lower Lid Eyebag Cream

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
Although surgery is the only treatment that is long lasting there are a few things you can do that are of temporary help. Make sure you have an exam to make sure that you do not have weak eye muscles, ptosis, as your cause by an exam by a board certified specialist.

Upper lids: Ceramide creams for the lower lids which in minutes as they dry the clear membrane tightens the lower lid skin minimizing bags and wrinkles. This lasts from 4-8 hrs and can be reapplied as needed. Radiofrequency, laser and peels tighten the skin with minimal downtime. Fillers for fat transfer #lipoinjection, to the lower lid to fill in the cheek-lid depression that casts shadows also helps many.

For the upper lids, Botox in the crows feet area just below the brow will gently lift the lateral brow and lift a bit of the hooding on the side of your eye. This lasts about 3-4 months. Make sure you go to an expert injector associated with a Plastic Surgeon, Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dermatologist, or Ophthalmologist skilled in injections.

Nonsurigcal methods

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
Fillers and laser resurfacing are common methods of treating undereye bags. Fillers work to smooth away sagging skin while laser resurfacing helps to remodel your skin to make it firmer and more youthful.

No cream can remove eyebags

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

There are no cream, no topical or non-surgical procedure that will safely and effectively remove eyebags.  Eyebags are fat under the skin pushing out the lower eyelid.   Only a lower lid blepharoplasty can remove excessive fat bulging out. 

David A. F. Ellis, MD
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon

Creams and bags

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Bags and puffiness of the lower eyelid are caused by fat that was once behind the eye and now has pushed forward over time. Creams do not offer a long term solution. For a small amount of puffiness the creams work by tightening the skin temporarily. Some patients have had short term success with this.

Chris Thiagarajah, MD
Denver Oculoplastic Surgeon

No cream yet!

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Unfortunately, there is no cream on the market that works for reducing bags under the eyes. The bags are caused by protruding fat pads.  Usually, surgery is the only way to get rid of the baggy appearance. One other option is the use of filler in the area. I like to use Restylane. This sometimes can improve the appearance without surgical intervention.

David Freilich, MD
Englewood Oculoplastic Surgeon

Creams will not eliminate eye bags

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Unfortunately, at this point in time, creams do not succesfully treat significant eyebags of the upper or lower eyelid, though creams are always a good addition to any facial skincare regimen. Eliminating your eyebags will most likely require surgery.

Deason Dunagan, MD
Huntsville Plastic Surgeon

Bags under the eyes cannot be fixed by creams or other non-surgical therapies.

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

A true bag is created by protuberanc of fat creating a shelf that in room light creats a shadow.  No amount of makeup will hide a shadow.  The fat should be removed or repositioned to eliminate the shelf.  Most of the time, some excess skin will be removed as well.

No cream or non-surgical blepharoplasty will remove eye bags or puffy eyes

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Although the internet and advertising media would have you believe that many creams and surface lasers can remove

eye bags


puffy eyes

, at this point in time these ads are false and misleading.

Eye bags and puffy eyes are caused by:

  • Protruding fat beneath the lower eyelid
  • Lax lower eyelid skin in some cases

Only properly performed lower eyelid surgery will correct eye bags or puffy lower eyelids.

The most modern method is called transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty with fat repositioning or fat grafting.

The benefit of this technique is that the incision is placed inside the lower eyelid-thus no visible incision and no change in eyelid shape.

Fat is grfated or repositioned into the depression or hollow beneath the lower eyelid to avoid the "hollow look" and rejuvenate the upper cheek.

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.