What are under-eye bags?
Under-eye bags are obviously the puffy dark circles which coalesce under the eye-area for a number of reasons including lack of sleep, stress, and simply due to the aging process.
What are the causes of under-eye bags?
One of the major and fairly evident causes of under-eye bags is simply the aging process and how it manifests itself in some people who are susceptible to it. There is a small amount fat naturally occuring underneath the eye which is held in place by ligaments, which become less strong over time and allows the fat to become more prominent, appearing as area of puffiness. As the skin loses elasticity the area of puffiness often succumbs to an appearance of a wad of skin which are commonly known as “bags”. As previously noted the genetic component is a significant predictor of whether this will arise or its prominence however lifestyle factors also play their part in exacerbating the problem or bringing it about prematurely. Such common aspects of healthy-living such as getting adequate sleep, eating a healthy, non-salty diet, and drinking less alchohol all help to prevent the problem from arising or ameliorating the symptoms.
In some cases under-eye bags can arise from chronic sinus conditions or nasal allergies such as hay fever as these are known to cause a significant amount of swelling and deflating which can loosen the skin around that area.
What are the symptoms of under-eye bags?
As previously explained the principal symptoms of under-eye bags are the gradual development of a puffy pillow-like formation under the eyes which eventually can become wad-like collections of fat over time.
What is the best treatment for under eye bags?
The recommended treatment method for under-eye bags will very much depend on the extent of the problem. For most people the formation of under-eye bags is quite simply a natural manifestation of the aging problem which should be addresses principally by if applicable making adjustments to ones lifestyle by for instance ensuring adequate sleep, cutting down on alcohol consumption or smoking etc. There are other well-known uninvasive treatments which can be undertake such as covering the eye area with frozen tea bags, cucumber slices or other cold material which essentially provides a mild but reasonably effective treatment simply by alleviating swelling. Other remedies that have been considered effective are green tea bags, which contain a natural antinflammatory chemical and preparation H.
In more severe cases of under-eye bags it might be deemed necessary after consultation with an appropriate medical professional to undergo a surgical eyelift. In this case an electronic probe is applied to the area of the under-eye bag in order to melt the fat. If the patient is older then it can also sometimes be considered necessary to subsequently make a tuck inside the lash line and pull up the excess skin in order to compensate for the lack of skin elasticity.Obviously operations of this nature are prohibitively expensive and probably only necessary in cases where the problem has reached a highly-developed stage.
Where can I get the best treatment for under eye bags?
All the above treatments can be found in your local chemist (some will require a prescription), however, it is our recommendation to you to always consult with your local GP before undertaking any final treatment.
Here are some other great resources
- The Best Treatment For Under Eye Bags – Wikipedia