Eye Bags

Our eyes are perhaps the first to get noticed when we meet someone. So naturally, taking care of it is vital. But, sometimes whether be it our lifestyle or genetics, we are left with bags under our eyes which is definitely not a great sight.

Although eye bags are generally considered cosmetic concerns, numerous surgical and medical treatments are available these days that help in tackling this stubborn condition. Seeking medical help along with some home remedies and lifestyle changes can go a long way in eradicating this issue completely.

What are Eye Bags?

Eye bags refer to the mild puffiness and swelling of the skin below your eyes. It is a skin condition that practically no one is immune from and with age, you are going to witness it more prominently.

As we age, the muscles and tissues around our eyes weaken. This leads to the fat that helps in supporting our eyes, move into our lower eyelids, ultimately resulting in our eyelids appearing puffy. Sometimes, fluid gets accumulated in the space below our eyes, which makes them swell up.

Symptoms

The common symptoms of eye bags are as follows:

  • Dark circles
  • Loose or saggy skin under the eyes
  • Mild swelling of the eyelids

Causes

Age is the primary reason for eye bags. But other than that, in younger people, eye bags can be the result of the following:

  • Smoking
  • Lack of sleep
  • Fluid retention
  • Heredity
  • Allergies
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Sun exposure
  • Pigmentation issues
  • Eczema

Treatments

Mild conditions can be treated with Over-The-Counter (OTC) creams and ointments. In some cases, you might be prescribed wit go for other non-invasive methods such as chemical peels, fillers, and laser resurfacing, among others. These methods help in tightening the concerned skin while also improving your skin tone, leaving you with rejuvenated skin.

Microneedling is another way of addressing this issue. This involves inserting fine needles to puncture your skin. The idea here is to create a controlled injury that would, in turn, result in skin rejuvenation.

If your condition is a bit severe, then you can opt for blepharoplasty, which is a type of plastic surgery that helps in correcting various disfigurations, deformities, and defects of the eyelids.

This procedure involves the removal of excess fat from your upper and lower eyelids by creating an incision in the natural creases of your eyelids. Blepharoplasty also helps in removing any excess skin that might block your vision. In addition, it also helps in repairing droopy eyelids.

Speak with your dermatologist thoroughly since in some cases, this surgery may involve side effects such as swelling, watery eyes, dry eyes, blurred vision, bleeding, injury to eye muscles, or even vision loss in some rare cases. Therefore, seeking this treatment should be done by medical professionals only.

How can 7DMC Help You?

The skin around your eyes is one of the thinnest and most sensitive ones. Poor or inexperienced treatment can not only affect the skin negatively but also may damage your eyes. As such, you need to seek the help of certified professionals in a safe, controlled environment like that of a dermatology clinic.

7DMC has some of the best and experienced professionals trained to tackles various skincare issues, including your eye bags. Consult with them, talk about your symptoms, get a thorough diagnosis and learn from them what sort of treatment – non-invasive or surgical treatment would work best for your condition.