Periorbital puffiness, also known as puffy eyes, or swollen eyes are a common condition that can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender. Eye bags are sagging or loose skin, dark circles, or mild swelling just below the eye, commonly caused by a range of issues like smoking, alcohol consumption, and lack of sleep.
Other causes include, but are not limited to, loss of fatty tissue, weakening of the orbital septum, genetics, and poor diet.
Factors To Consider
Smoking – smoking causes skin to become dehydrated, and some doctors suggests that nicotine withdrawal during the night can disrupt sleep, which worsens dark circles under the eye Alcohol consumption – alcohol is another vice that cause dehydration of the skin, making it more likely to become weak and sink, or sag Sleep deprivation – when you don’t have enough sleep, blood vessels can dilate, creating or worsening dark circles under eyes Loss of fatty tissue – as we age, fatty tissue in the upper cheeks breaks down, which can lead to protruding bulges under the eye if there is an uneven breakdown rate Weakening of the orbital septum – the orbital septum is a thin membrane that hold fat under the eye; as we age it weakens and allows the fat behind it to sag or bulge and press against the skin under the eye, adding to or causing eye bags
Genetics – unfortunately genetics can play a big part in how noticeable eye bags are, but in most cases there is more than one reason behind this problem, and figuring out what worsens it can go a long way in helping to treat the issue Poor diet – a high sodium diet can affect the delicate under eye area, as it can cause water retention beneath the eye, which can make bags more obvious At PHI Clinic, we have a range of treatments to address bags under eyes; book a no obligation consultation with one of our trained clinicians to figure out the best options for you.
Treatments available for Eye Bags
Operations to remove the bags under the eyes have been performed for many years but some people suffer from the opposite problem.
As we age and lose soft tissue volume, trough-like hollows can appear in the crease where the cheekbone meets the under eye. It gives the appearance of marked dark circles and can be very ageing.... Read on Book consultation
Frequently Asked Questions
Treating eye bags with the use of dermal fillers with juvederm should provide results for up to 24 months.
Due to the delicate nature of the treatment, a thorough consultation must be conducted in order to establish suitability. Tear Trough Treatment for eye bags is a provided by our cosmetic doctors and nurses.
There is no downtime associated with this treatment however patients may experience some bruising.
Before and after Eye Bags treatment
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