Is There Any Way Other Than Surgery to Get Rid of Eye Bags, and Saggy Eyelids and Wrinkles Around Eyes?

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Eye Bags, Saggy Eyelids and Wrinkles Around the Eyes

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I assume that you are specifically asking about the lower eyelids. Non surgical treatment of lower eyelid sagging can be a reasonable option in certain individuals depending on the amount of skin laxity, presence or absence of deep lines and prominence of fat bags under the eye. If you have minimal skin laxity with fine lines, sun damage and minimal fat bags, then you may benefit from laser or chemical peel treatment which may improve the fine lines and somewhat tighten the skin and give it a smoother look.

Fillers (like hyaluronic acid hydrogel) can also be used alone or in combination with the above to improve the volume at the area between the lower eyelid and the upper cheek. Adding volume to that area makes the transition between the eyelid and cheek smoother and can give the illusion of an eye lift in certain individuals.

Please note however that with advanced sagging changes in the lower eyelid, non surgical treatment becomes less of an option and can be a waste of money and added risk with no to little gain.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Saggy eyelids

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Non surgical treatments of the eyelids will only give minimal results if there significant aging issues present.  Botox can be used for crows feet and fractionated laser can be used for excess skin on the lower lids.  Retin-A can be used for fine lines.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Non-Surgical Eyelift

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There are many non-surgical options available to rejuvenate the eyes.  For the lower eyelids the depressions or shadows can be smoothed with a filler material, usually Restylane.  This is an injection that can last up to a year or longer in this area and can create a very natural result.    For the fine lines and crow’s feet Botox or Dysport is the best treatment option.  These products temporarily weaken the muscles that make the wrinkles and are wonderful preventative agents as well.  The crepe or textural lines under the eyelids can be treated with a resurfacing procedure such as a chemical peel or laser to create a smooth appearance to the skin.


Jill Hessler, MD
Palo Alto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Eye Bags and Saggy Skin Solutions

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There are lots of lunchtime treatments that can be used around the eyelids to improve them.  Botox and Dysport will relax the muscles and improve crow's feet.  Restylane under the bags and in the lower lid hollows will disguise the bags if not too big.  Peleve (radiofrequency and heat), GentleWaves (LED treatment), chemical peels and lasers can all be used to tighten and stimulate collagen.  

Janet M. Neigel, MD
Florham Park Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Eyelid Surgery

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Botox can help with the crow's feet area, but when you have too much skin, the only way to correct that issue is surgery.  Regarding the bags under the eyes, adding filler will only add more bulk to the area.  Fat pockets can only be removed with surgery.  Consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeon (ASPS) for an evaluation, and to discuss your concerns.

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Treatment options for eyelids

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There are a few non-surgical options for methods to improve eye bags, sagging eyelids and wrinkles around the eyes.  In regards to eye bags, a filler can be injected underneath the area to help.  For wrinkles on the sides of the eyes, Botox can be used to reduce the lines.  And for saggy eyelid skin and wrinkles, sometimes laser resurfacing or chemical peels can be used.  

Michael I. Echavez, MD
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

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