treatments for eye bag removal

Treatments for Eye Bags

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Are your puffy eyes getting you down? Eye bags don’t affect your vision, and there are no health implications. But they can be unsightly—a sign of sleep issues, allergies, ageing, and problems related to diet and lifestyle.

Fortunately, there are some quick and easy ways to remove those bags without the need for invasive procedures.

Keep reading to discover:

What are the causes of eye bags?
Can eye bags be removed?
What is the best under-eye bag treatment?
How can you remove eye bags without surgery?
And more…

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Causes of Eye Bags

Ageing is the main cause of eye bags. As we age, the skin begins to sag as it loses its elasticity. The tissues and muscles weaken, creating the baggy appearance that we associate with eye bags.

The weakening of tissue also affects the fat that surrounds the eye, causing it to bulge. Fluid can pool as well, creating swelling.

Eye bags may seem worse than they are due to the shadows that they cast.

There isn’t much you can do to prevent ageing (although an eye bag removal treatment can remedy its effects), but there are a few other causes of eye bags that you can prevent:

Not getting enough sleep

Sleep deprivation can create dark circles under your eyes, as well as puffiness. The tissues underneath the eyes fill with water during the night, creating a baggy appearance. The skin around the eyes is also very thin, and the blood vessels are close to the surface. If you don’t get enough sleep, these blood vessels dilate, taking on a darker appearance that shows through the skin.

So, if you don’t get your 6 to 8 hours, the skin underneath your eyes may appear baggy, puffy, and dark.

Smoking

Tobacco produces substances that can break down the collagen in your skin. It can also disrupt your sleep patterns and general health, creating a multitude of problems that could worsen your under-eye bags.

If you want a healthier heart, cleaner lungs, and better skin, stub out those cigarettes.

Alcohol

Smoking isn’t the only vice that can contribute to baggy eyes. Alcohol can be just as detrimental. It dehydrates the body, weakening your skin, removing its natural radiance, and causing heavy bags to form.

Eating a high-salt diet

Too much salt consumption causes your body to hold fluid. It can collect in the extremities, including the feet and ankles, but it can also accumulate in the face and around the eyes in particular. It’s why your face may appear puffy and swollen in the morning after a fast food binge.

Allergies and sinus issues

Allergies and sinus issues probably aren’t the main cause of your baggy under-eyes, but they can cause swelling in the sinus tissue and this may make the issue worse.

Skin irritation

Several things can irritate your skin and cause your under-eyes to swell. These include masks, makeup, and ill-fitting glasses.

Sun damage

Sun exposure damages the collagen in your skin, reducing elasticity and accelerating the ageing process. Staying a lot of time outdoors and don’t use sunscreen, you may get heavy under-eye bags much earlier than you otherwise would.

You don’t need to avoid the sun altogether, but you should definitely rethink those sun lamps and tanning beds and use sunscreen whenever you’re outside. In the summertime, wear sunglasses to protect your eyes and SPF clothing to protect your skin.

Genetics

You can’t help your genes, and unfortunately, they could be making your eye bags worse. If your mother or father has a lot of issues with heavy under-eye bags, there’s a high chance that you will as well.

In such cases, you just need to pay more attention to the above preventative measures and double down on eye bag treatment options.

Eye bag treatment

There are a few different options for eye bag removal, ranging from simple home remedies that provide minimal effects with little effort to surgery.

The surgical option is known as blepharoplasty. It’s an outpatient procedure that removes excess skin from the eyelids and is often performed on patients over the age of 40, with a view to fixing age-related baggy eyes.

It’s effective, but it’s invasive.

On the flip side, you have home remedies like cold compresses, tea bag compresses, and eye creams. They provide some relief, and you may see a reduction in swelling, but those effects are not significant or long-term.

For visible results that stick, you need non-surgical eye bag removal, and that’s where we come in.

Non-surgical eye bag removal

As the name suggests, non-surgical eye bag removal is a minimally-invasive procedures designed to reduce eye bags. They are effective, affordable, and can be performed quickly and with minimal discomfort.

We use several treatments, such as Dermal Fillers, Cool Laser, but among them is something known as Endolift. The most effective treatment will be discussed with our Doctor because it is usually tailored to individual needs. Endolift It is a type of laser treatment that stimulates both superficial and deep skin layers to boost collagen production and decrease the appearance of eye bags. The results are immediate, and there is no need to numb the area before the procedure begins.

Endolift is performed by an in-house doctor, so you’re always in good hands, and treatments are provided following a free consultation.

Ready to book your Endolift treatment? Book online a free consultation to discuss options. You can learn more about treatments on our website (including our guide on how long Endolift take to work?) or you can chat with one of our practitioners.

In addition to eye bag removal treatments, we offer a wealth of other cosmetic procedures, including laser hair removal, and laser skin rejuvenation.

Do you have a few more questions about eye bags and eye bag removal? Take a look at these FAQs.

 

 

FAQs

How can I remove eye bags permanently?

Unfortunately, many of the at-home remedies you may have read about are ineffective. They may reduce the swelling a little, but they won’t remove the bags entirely.

For the best results, you need Endolift, which is a minimally-invasive treatment, or blepharoplasty, which is the surgical option. Both will greatly reduce your eye bags.

Can eye bags be removed?

Yes. Eye bags are basically extra skin formed by a lack of collagen and elasticity and worsened by fluid retention. They can be removed using surgery or greatly reduced using non-invasive and minimally-invasive procedures. None of these are available as at-home remedies.

What is the best eye bag removal?

At Pulse Light Clinic, we use Endolift. It is an effective way to reduce the appearance of eye bags and a non-surgical procedure that can be performed with minimal discomfort. It’s a quick option that provides rapid results and doesn’t have a prolonged recovery time.

What causes bags under eyes?

Ageing is the main cause of eye bags. The skin loosens and hangs, giving it a baggy appearance. Diet and lifestyle choices, including smoking, drinking, sleep deprivation, salty foods, and sun damage can worsen them.