What is a more permanent fix to these under eye bags when I smile? I'm 23 years old. (Photo)
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Little bit of filler
The crease you are noticing is not a typical sign of aging. It is actually due to the position of your eyeball. The muscle that runs around your eye called the orbicularis oculi squeezes in a circular fashion when you squint. Without having examined you, I can only assume that your eyeball (globe) sits a little more outside of the eye socket. So when you smile and your orbicularis oculi contracts, it pulls around your eyeball and you can see the transition point between your globe and the bony rim of your eye socket. If your eye was set further into the eye socket, you would likely not see this crease. I remind my patients that this is not a sign aging, but for those who are still bothered by it, I place a very small amount of hyaluronic filler along the bony rim to smooth the transition between eye and bone.
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I have treated these with Botox or Xeomin with great results. Expereince in doing this is a must. Thanks for very good question
That's your lower lid muscle
Great question and thanks for the photos. You have a muscle around your eye called the orbicularis oculi it acts kind of like the string in a purse. When you flex the muscle (like with smiling) it changes from being flat and broad into more of a band. It's that band of muscle you're seeing below your eye. Check out pictures online of the muscle and it will make perfect sense!~Dr. Sieber
What is a more permanent fix to these under eye bags when I smile? I'm 23 years old
You do not have herniated fat pads (eye bags) of your lower lids. What you see is some slight over-active orbicularis muscle (runs across the lower lid). You do not need surgery for this. Your eyes look nice when you smile.
Patients would LOVE your eyes!
Good morning Ariel.You have beautiful eyes that most people would love to have! When you smile, your orbicularis oculi muscle contracts (everyone's does), and this is what is creating the small area of fullness under your lashes. It is actually a beautiful sign of youthful lower eyelids. I would urge you to embrace this sign of youth (I know it may be difficult for you to see it that way) as you live in your youth. I'd steer you away from doing anything about it, because the effects of doing something may leave you wishing for that youthful fullness that you don't like at this time. :)Hope that helps!-Dr F