How do I get rid of the bags under my eyes?
The best ways to reduce puffy under-eyes, West Malling, Kent
At around just 0.33mm thick, the skin around your eyes is three to five times thinner than the rest of the face. That means the area is lacking in all the rejuvenating collagen and elastin that protects and plumps skin. So, it’s needless to say that as you age, and the delicate tissues in this area thin, you may stat to notice some changes in this area – puffy eye bags being one of the most common.
What causes bags under the eyes?
Puffy under eyes is a common condition that occurs as a natural part of the ageing process, or due to a build-up of fluid in the thin layers of skin and connective tissue surrounding your eyes. Lifestyle factors, such as how much you sleep and exercise, and what you eat and drink, can have a massive impact on puffiness.
As you get older, the membrane that holds back the fatty tissue protecting your eyes inside your eye sockets gets thinner and thinner, causing the fat to push forward, resulting in puffy eyes, dark circles, and bags under your eyes. This can cause us to feel less confident about our looks whilst making us seem tired, fatigued or rundown.
Check for underlying health conditions
Many underlying health issues can cause eye bags, so it’s also important to check with a health professional to ensure your eye bags aren’t related to a larger problem. In particular, ensuring that the thyroid function is balanced and that sinus dysfunction is not to blame is important. These conditions cause inflammation that can manifest as puffiness under the eyes. Seeking treatment for the underlying condition is the first step to addressing the appearance of swollen eyes.
What are the best treatments for reducing eye bags?
Light Eyes Ultra is an innovative mesotherapy cocktail (a minimally invasive procedure whereby a mixture of vitamins, amino acids and minerals are injected into the mesodermal layer of the skin) containing hyaluronic acid, ruscus, vitamin C and antioxidant to combat everything from eye bags and dark circles to crepey skin, wrinkles and dehydration. It uses purely natural ingredients that don’t change your features but enhance and maintain a fresh look.
Nucleofill fosters deep renewal and bio-stimulation of the periorbital skin. The high-density but low molecular weight structure of polynucleotides allows a fast penetration into tissues. As a result, it’s a very effective way to decrease lower eyelid puffiness whilst smoothing wrinkles and restoring volume loss. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, which attract water under the skin and so aren’t usually suitable for treating eye puffiness, Nucleofill contains a highly purified polynucleotide matrix which works to hydrate, reduce free radical damage and boost collagen production.
Fillers (in the right candidate)
Mild bags are candidates for undereye and tear trough fillers. If the swelling is relatively minimal and the hollows are actually more significant than the bag, then expertly judged filler in the right places can smooth the area out.
But if the issue is primarily with prominent puffiness, filler will make the situation worse – which is why it’s crucial to get a thorough consultation with an eye area expert.
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Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.