What are eye bags?
The most important thing when treating eye bags is knowing what is an eye bag and what isn’t.
An eye bag is a drooping below the lower eyelid, which goes from the tear sac to the middle of the eye. It is also often accompanied by other cosmetic issues such as: a defined palpebromalar groove, which is when the eye bag continues along the entire eye, as well as other conditions which make us look tired such as: malar bags, which are bags of fat in the cheek which grow larger over time, palpebral bags, which are those which appear below the lower eyelid, or orbicularis oculi hypertrophy in the palpebral fissure, which is an excessive bulging below the lower eyelid which can appear in people of any age.
Eye bags are one of the main signs of fatigue in our face, and one of our most common consultations.
The appearance of eye bags is due to a variety of causes: genetics, hormonal changes, stress, lack of sleep… which is why specialist treatment is essential, focusing on the specific case of each patient.
The difficulties with this treatment mainly reside in the area’s anatomical features. The periocular region has a lot of vascularization, a network of lymph vessels, and a very fragile and delicate skin, which is why, in some cases, bruising can appear, as well as chronic oedema, and the “Tyndall effect” during treatment. This is why it is essential to be in the hands of the best specialists, experts in a range of techniques to help improve your eye bags.
A solution for every problem
The first thing to bear in mind when treating eye bags is that it is essential to improve the quality of the skin. To do this, these are a few of the recommended solutions:
- Radiofrequency: Over various sessions and through applied heat, we will stimulate collagen production for a smoother and thicker skin.
- Facial chemical peel: As many sessions as are required can be done, as it is an innocuous, pain free and quick treatment with no adverse effects. This improves the quality of the skin and reduces the brown-purple colour of the pigmented eye bags.
There are also other solutions that we can use to make your eyes even more beautiful and correct any “defects”.
- Hyaluronic acid: this is very effective when it comes to treating typical eye bags, which are those which appear to have drooped but which have a good quality skin and are not too baggy. In this case, we inject a small amount of hyaluronic acid to add volume and to lift up these bags.
- Botulinum toxin: this is especially used to treat periorbital wrinkles, also commonly known as “crow’s feet”. In the case of there being a orbicularis oculi hypertrophy below the eye, which is a bulging below the eye that appears especially when you smile, botulinum toxin shall be our treatment of choice.
- Palpebral bags: We have to differentiate between those bags caused by an accumulation of liquid (oedema) or those caused by an accumulation of fat. The former have a simpler solution.
The right cosmetics + lymphatic drainage: this is a great option to improve the appearance of palpebral bags caused by a build-up of liquid (oedema), as it helps to reduce this excess of liquid in the area.
Lower lid blepharoplasty: this is a surgical technique to remove bags which are formed of an accumulation of excess fat.
It is important to assess the entire area around the eye and to check if there is the right amount of malar projection, meaning if we have a cheek that can support this eye bag. If that is not the case, we would recommend injecting hyaluronic acid to add more projection to the cheek.
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