Is surgery the only option for bags and dark under eye circles? (photos)
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Thank you for sharing your concerns. You have many options including fillers or fat. But surgery such transconjuctival blepharoplasty is your best long term optionGood Luck
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Bags and dark circles under eyes
When indicated, the surgical removal of lower eyelid bulges (lower eyelid blepharoplasty) is the most direct approach to resolve the issue. Laser skin treatments would not address the bulges that result from lower eyelid fat. Laser treatments can be employed, sometimes in combination with surgery, to address the fine lines and wrinkles in the lower eyelid. In specific circumstances, temporary dermal fillers may be used. The recovery period is generally two weeks, although it may be longer depending on the amount of bruising, swelling, and the type of treatment(s) employed. The general cost varies, and would be best to discuss during your consultation with your doctor and the staff.
What are other options besides surgery for under eye "bags".
Surgery for under eye bags is often the first cosmetic surgery for an otherwise young individual. It is wonderful that there are some excellent options while one is "waiting for surgery" or "putting off surgery". Dermal filler injections (I prefer Belotero or Restylane) can mask the bags by making the transition between your upper cheeks and the eyelid (bags) smoother by filling in the valley or the indentation. This treatment can last 9 months to several years. Treatments to tighten the skin over the baggy areas can help. Namely, fractional C02 resurfacing. This won't eliminate the bags, but can help push them back by tightening the skin over them--like a girdle. There are some topical cosmeceuticals that can temporarily improve the bags (Skin Medica eye repair - which has growth factors, peptides and antioxidants works well). Surgery, when the patient is ready is also a fine answer and the best solution for many because not only does it last a long time (sometimes up to 10- 20 years) but also it is very effective at improving the lower eyelid appearance.
Dark Circles, Eyelid Wrinkles/Bags Treatment -- Restylane or Belotero with Cannulas, Clear+Brilliant, Eclipse Micropen, Viva
There are many options.
Is "surgery" the only answer for under eye bags?
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