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When we have mild to severe under-eye bags, our eyes are the first thing that people notice – Most people are concerned that the bag under our eyes when I smile, gets more visible and makes us appear weary, worn, or older than we are.
Depending on each person’s genetics, bone structure, and natural aging pace – under-eye bags can have a variety of causes and might also look different for each. Even though numerous eye creams, concealers, and other products promise to get rid of under-eye bags, only a few succeed in totally rejuvenating the eye area.
What Are Bags Under The Eyes?
Eye bags and bags under eyes are terms for the same condition in which weaker and sagging skin relaxes and forms a pouch right below the eyes. The area is subsequently filled in by the fat pads, creating the appearance of a “bag”.
Moreover, extra bodily fluids might also get collected here, giving the lower eyelids an even more bloated and puffy appearance. Eye bags will appear more pronounced if there are any under-eye shadows or discolored skin.
Most often, under-eye bags are a cosmetic problem – Although they are typically benign, they occasionally indicate a medical issue.
When the fluid has had time to settle overnight, most eye bags under the eyes are more apparent in the morning.
Causes of Bags Under Eyes
The most frequent cause of bags under eyes is aging. Fat padding and collagen, the main building block of connective tissues in the skin, muscles, and other body components are lost as we age.
Skin and underlying muscles all over the body lose tone and suppleness due to decreased collagen levels – And due to the thin skin around the eyes, this sagging is very obvious.
Moreover, the following things can cause bags under the eyes:
- Fluid retention
- Lack of sleep
- Eye fatigue
- Inherited facial features
- Chronic medical conditions (such as thyroid disease)
See an eye doctor if the swelling becomes severe, painful, itchy, red or persistent.
Bags Under Eyes When I Smile
Some people have a powerful orbicular muscle under their eyes that slightly bunches up and becomes noticeable bags under my eyes when I smile. It’s not a fat pocket; however, occasionally, it may be connected to aging-related volume loss around the eyes.
Are Bags Under Eyes Common?
Many conditions can lead to the formation of under-eye bags; and some even treatable with certain lifestyle modifications. Under-eye bags can be made to look less noticeable by changing your diet, getting enough sleep, and staying hydrated. However, to revitalize the under-eye area, cosmetic procedures will be required for the majority of individuals. Many non-invasive outpatient procedures from aesthetics are intended to successfully lessen the appearance of under-eye bags.
How To Get Rid of Bags Under The Eyes Naturally?
You must identify the root cause of your eye bags in order to eliminate them – Here we will provide you the information on how to get rid of bags under the eyes naturally.
Simple home treatments and lifestyle adjustments may help lessen the look of bags beneath your eyes when environmental or health problems bring them on.
- Get enough rest; the CDC advises adults to get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night, depending on age.
- To prevent fluid from collecting behind your eyes when you sleep, elevate your pillow a few inches.
- Drink plenty of water. According to conventional wisdom, adult men should consume 3.2 quarts of water daily, while adult women should drink 2.3. Nonetheless, Cleveland Clinic advises speaking with your doctor to obtain the most precise dosage.
- Nevertheless, limit fluid intake before night and limit your salt intake all day.
- To compress your eyes, preferably while sitting up straight, use a cool, damp washcloth. To help reduce swelling, you can also use cucumber slices or chilled, damp tea bags.
- Manage your allergy symptoms as your doctor prescribes by avoiding triggers and taking prescription or over-the-counter allergy treatments.
- To hide deep under-eye shadows, use cosmetic concealers.
- One popular home remedy for reducing bags under the eyes is haemorrhoid cream. (Yes, really.)
Phenylephrine, an ingredient in haemorrhoid treatments, constricts blood vessels and temporarily tightens the skin around the eyes. Some of the swellings may momentarily decrease as a result. But take great care to avoid getting the cream in your eyes.
- If you smoke, do your hardest to stop. Avoiding smoking will improve your overall health and vision and slow the thinning of your skin’s collagen.
You’ll recover more quickly from cosmetic surgery to get rid of the bags under your eyes if you don’t smoke.
Also, skin therapies and wrinkle treatments are made to tighten the skin around the eyes and lessen puffiness. They include possibilities like:
- Chemical peels
- Laser resurfacing
- Injectable dermal fillers
The benefits, side effects and risks of these options should be discussed with your ophthalmologist, oculoplastic surgeon or plastic surgeon.
How To Treat Bags Under The Eyes?
Call your doctor if you want to get rid of your dark circles quickly and effectively. They can inform you of the possible alternatives for treating your skin disease. The following are possible medical remedies for bags under-eye:
- Topical creams and bleaching agents: You can reduce the look of dark circles beneath your eyes by using topical creams like vitamin C and bleaching agents like hydroquinone.
- Chemical peels: Alpha-hydroxy acids are used in chemical peels to lessen pigmentation under your eyes.
- Laser therapy: Laser treatments can help tighten and rejuvenate your skin. Diablo and pulsing dye lasers are examples of non-invasive laser solutions.
- Tissue fillers: Injectable fillers like hyaluronic acid gel can plump up your skin and provide volume.
- Eyelid surgery: The extra skin and fat around your eyes are removed during blepharoplasty.
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections can strengthen collagen and skin while repairing the skin around your eyes and accelerating blood vessel growth.
1. Are bags under the eyes permanent?
Genetically inherited forms of bagginess under the eyes can also be challenging to treat and may even be more persistent. If the underlying reason is not addressed, they may develop gradually over time, appear practically immediately, and last for quite some time.
2. What is the difference between Aegyo Sal and Eyebags?
Aegyo-sal, which should not be confused with sleep-deprived eye bags, is the bulge behind the lower eyelids. Aegyo-sal is more of a puffy bag than eye bags, which are black, sagging, and typically reach approximately two inches down the eyes.
3. What foods can cause eye bags?
Fast Food. Even if you don’t add any extra salt, your lunch could contain nearly 2,000 milligrams of sodium—more than the total amount you should be eating in a full day.
- Canned Foods
- Wheat Bread
- Hot Peppers
4. Does Vaseline help eye bags?
If you Google “Vaseline under eyes,” you’ll find hundreds of people praising this hack and several professionals explaining how it works. To lock in moisture, dab some onto the delicate area behind your eyes each night in place of eye lotion. The additional hydration plumps skin and can aid in the reduction of fine wrinkles.
– Disclaimer –
This blog is for informational & educational purposes only, and does not intend to substitute any professional medical advice or consultation.
For any symptoms or medical advice, please consult with your physician,Or Book an appointment with our board-certified aestheticians at Syra Aesthetics.
About The AuthorDr. Syra Hanif M.D.
Board Certified Primary Care Physician
Dr. Hanif is the Director of Aesthetic Medicine. She is a board-certified physician in Aesthetic Medicine who specializes in using non-surgical alternatives in order to enhance one's appearance through Botox and fillers.Read More