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How do I get rid of puffiness under my eyes?
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How do I get rid of puffiness under my eyes?

Before we dive into what we can do to get rid of them, we must understand what caused our eyes to get puffy in the first place. From genetics and fluid retention to allergic reactions and dietary choices, there are so many different reasons for why our eyes get puffy. Here we explore the causes, treatments and prevention tactics to keep under-eye puffiness at bay.

What is under-eye swelling and puffiness?

Under-eye swelling, also referred to as ‘under-eye bags,’ occurs when fluid accumulates or is retained, leading to a delay in the lymphatic system’s drainage function, which regulates bodily fluid balance.

This puffiness under the eyes, frequently stemming from excess skin and tissue, is primarily responsible for the swellingT. It becomes more prevalent with age as the tissues surrounding the eyes gradually weaken, including the support muscles for the eyelids. As a result, the fat that aids in eye support can herniate through the delicate muscle causing the under eye to appear puffy.

The skin beneath the eye is exceptionally thin, making any fluid retention, changes in blood vessels, or fat protrusion more noticeable. The purple hue often seen in under-eye bags can be attributed to the breakdown products of blood or the visibility of the orbicularis muscle beneath the skin.

Lifestyle

As well as ageing and poor lymphatic drainage, factors like smoking, poor sleep, diets high in salt and fat, and excessive alcohol can all cause eyelid oedema.

Allergies

Allergies can cause the eyelids to swell, and in some cases, the eyes themselves to swell, too. On top of swelling, you may experience itching, watering and overall irritation and discomfort.

This occurs when the immune system has a hyperactive response to an allergen in the indoor or outdoor environment, such as pet dander, dust mites, or pollen. In these cases, you will also experience upper respiratory tract symptoms, too, like sneezing or a runny nose. Other times, you may experience an allergic response to products like soap, makeup, or eyedrops.

How to treat puffy eyes effectively
LightEyes Ultra

An innovative mesotherapy cocktail, Light Eyes Ultra contains a unique blend of hyaluronic acid, ruscosides, vitamin C and antioxidants, to rejuvenate and refresh puffiness, sagging eye bags, superficial lines and dark circles around the eyes. It helps to increase circulation, cutaneous elasticity, and drainage in the periocular area, making it an ideal treatment for puffiness caused by ageing and poor lymphatic drainage.

After a course of treatments, you can expect dark circles to be significantly improved, a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles as well as puffiness and under-eye bags. Improvements are usually seen within 24 hours and continue with every subsequent treatment.

Sofwave

Sofwave is a non-surgical ultrasound treatment that is safe enough to use under the eyes. It can treat bags under the eyes by stimulating the renewal and replenishment of collagen stores deep within the skin to lift up and smooth out sagging or puffy tissues that making your eye bags more prominent.

A well-formulated eye cream

The best eye creams for removing bags under your eyes are those that are medically proven and expertly researched. At Illuminate Skin Clinic, we offer our patients high-grade cosmeceuticals from renowned labels like SkinBetter Science and Revision Skincare to treat eye bags with maximum results. These premium quality skincare creams have higher concentrations of active ingredients than standard supermarket brands to give them the edge when it comes to the successful reduction of eye bags. 

If you’d like to learn more about the options, click here to book or to enquire.

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.

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