21 years old and have had under eye bags my whole life..options? (photos)
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You do not have herniated orbital fat so lower eyelid surgery will not help you here.
Lots of options!
Great question and thanks for the photos! Don't be discouraged! Hyluronic acid (HA) fillers are a great option for you. Some people lose volume in their face as they age and others are born that way. HA fillers are relatively safe when injected by an experienced injector. Be careful who you let perform the injections as putting filling under the eyes can be technically difficult to get great results. As always, make are to see someone in person for a consultation as they will be able to give you a better idea of the costs and risks. Remember, it's your face, know who's injecting it! Best of luck in your area. ~Dr. Sieber
Hi there, you have several non-surgical options. Undereye bags are usually genetic and have little to do with sleep, diet, or exercise. There is a filler called Voluma that is FDA indicated to last up to 2 years and is great for correcting undereye bags. It is $799 a syringe at my practice and looking at your eyes you probably need 2 syringes for full correction. They have a rewards program called Brilliant Distinctions where you can sign up and earn free points toward this treatment. Results of the treatment are immediate. I train other doctors on how to inject Voluma and have done this procedure specifically for underlies over 100 times.
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Hi,Thank you for posting your question and photos. It appears that you have deep tear troughs that give the appearance of bags under your eyes. Like Dr. Martin mentioned, these are usually genetic in young people like yourself. The best conservative treatment is hyaluronic acid filler treatment to help build volume in that area to give you a less tired look. Another option is fat transfer/grafting (a minimally invasive procedure where fat is taken from stomach/thighs and transferred to the face). Both options are effective and each have their pros and cons. Visit a qualified surgeon who does facial cosmetic surgery for an assessment and a discussion of the details. Hope that helps.
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