Get Rid of Eye Bags
Under-eye puffiness can be reduced using different approaches. This depends on the cause. You can use at-home treatments for temporarily shrinking lower lids that may become swollen from fluid collecting in the under-eye region.
However, over-the-counter products and home remedies can only do so much. Medical treatment is generally required for getting rid of permanent and prominent under-eye bags in an effective manner.
Khan Eyelid & Facial Aesthetics, led by oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan, provides treatments for the reduction of bags under the eyes to patients in Plano, Dallas, Texas, and surrounding locations.
These are a few medical treatments that can be used for improving or eliminating under-eye bags:
Non-surgical Treatment Options
Non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments can be used for smoothing the under-eye region, such as:
- Dermal filler: This is an injectable treatment that involves using fillers made from a jelly-like substance called hyaluronic acid. The filler is injected in the under-eye and cheek area for creating a smooth transition. The treatment is performed under local anesthesia with results lasting 6 – 12 months.
- Laser resurfacing: This procedure makes use of laser for removing the surface layers of wrinkled skin in the under-eye region. It simulates the growth of collagen for firmer skin. Depending on the skin type and exposure, results can last for a few years.
- Chemical peel: Peels remove superficial layers of the skin and can be used for treating wrinkled under-eye skin. Old skin cells are dissolved by in-office application of this solution. This reveals brighter and tighter skin. Results can last for a few years depending on the amount of sun exposure and your skin type.
- Microneedling makes use of collagen induction therapy (CIT) for reducing the appearance of eye bags. It stimulates the cells to produce more elastin and collagen. These proteins are responsible for making the skin tight and smooth.
Surgical Treatment Options
Blepharoplasty or lower eyelid lift can be performed as an outpatient procedure. The surgeon will tighten the muscles in the lower eye area and readjust fat for creating a smooth appearance. Lower eyelid lift, in most cases, gets rid of sagging skin and under-eye bags for life.
The surgeon will mark the areas before the surgery where incisions need to be made. These are usually made under the eyelashes and inside the lower lid. The surgeon will proceed to remove extra skin and excess fat once the incisions are made. They will suture the incisions close using dissolvable stitches. This results in a smoother and lifted skin appearance.
In some cases, patients require multiple therapies, such as laser resurfacing or filler for best results.
Recovering from Surgery
It is vital that you follow post-surgical instructions of the surgeon for maximizing healing. Eye drops and prescription ointments can be used as directed by the surgeon for promoting healing and preventing infection. You should expect some extent of dry eyes, bruising and swelling in the days following the surgery.
Make sure to protect the eyes and healing skin from sun exposure. Board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Tanya Khan receives patients from Plano, Dallas, Texas, and nearby areas for treatments to reduce bags under the eyes.
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