I am 52 years old and I have bags under my eyes. One is worse than the other and I would like to know a nonsurgical way to get them to go away. I don't have any winkles and this is the only thing that gives my age away. Also being on a fixed income I would like to know how I can get rid of them the most cheapest way possiable. Can anyone advise of a nonsurgical solution?
Is There a Nonsurgical Way to Remove Bags from Under my Eyes?
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Non-Surgical Way to Remove Bags
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Nonsurgical Correction of "Some" Lower Eyelid "Bags"
Volume Lift can help in a less invasive way
The Volume Lift can be something that can help in a less invasive way. This technique entails volumizing the face with no incisions and is done through small puncture holes that heal essentially imperceptibly. Volumizing is the best way to hide eye bags without the hollow surgical look.
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Possibly, Restylane can help
If you have deep grooves below the bags, you have what are called "tear troughs." Without surgery, these can be injected with Restylane to fill in the depth of the troughs and disguise the apprerance of the bags. This treatment lastd about one year. Your best advice would be to see a plastic surgeon and ask what your options are.
Eye bags, circles and demarcations
Yes for sure there are a handful of ways to treat bags without the scalpel. The biggest bang for your buck in my hands is fat transfer to the periorbital area. The reason I like this is because it is your own tissue. We are also finding that we are transferring stem cells which makes a different in the skin quality and texture. The price varies with the amount injected but we charge $900 per 1 mL. It is a good deal. If you get more locations we are able to work out specific pricing.
I do have to admit that the results of a lower lid blepharoplasty with fat tranposition is probably the best and most successful treatment for this issue.
Best of luck.
Options for Under-Eye Bags
For reducing the appearance of under-eye bags, my patients have loved the results achieved with injectable fillers, and we find them extremely popular for those not yet ready for blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) or who want a more economical solutions. I personally recommend Teosyal Redensity II for the tear trough area, but Restylane is another good filler. Other non-surgical options include
laser treatments and under-eye compresses.
Non-surgical vs. surgical eye bags treatment
In some patients, usually young patients, using HA fillers under the eyes can help reduce the appearance of possible under eye bags. Many times the problem is not really bulging fat, but instead volume loss in the periorbital area that could simulate having under eye bags.
Older patients may have actual bulging of under eye fat pads. These patients are better candidates for removal or transposition of these fat pads. This can be performed with a transconjuctival approach, which although it requires surgery, it does not require a visible incision. This is good for patients without much excess skin. In reality, most patients will benefit from a formal blepharoplasty (with a small incision under the lashes) which allows the surgeon to correct more issues such as tear trough deformity, mid face descent, etc.
Find a surgeon that specializes in cosmetic surgery of the eyelids in order to reduce the risk of having complications. This area is very delicated and additional training and expertise is needed for a good outcome.
How can I improve my puffy, tired looking, lower eyelid bags?
Non-Surgical treatments often not long lasting.
Non surgical way to remove Bags
A. Dean Jabs M.D., Ph.D.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Bethesda MD/McLean VA