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Get Rid of Those Bags (Under Your Eyes)

October 5, 2017

Under eye bags are the bane of women who look fabulous but just can’t shake that tired and aged look.

Let’s take a look at why we get them and some options for getting rid of them.

Sometimes – even after a great sleep, you wake up with bags! If you sleep on your back for large portions of the night, fluids can gather and pool since they have a harder time draining in that position. This one has a fairly easy fix – elevate your head as much as comfortably possible. Cool cucumbers will also help with the gathered fluids and puffiness in the morning.

Under eye bags become more pronounced as we age and the fat pockets in our face shift. Lack of fat in the cheeks and around the eye can lead to saggy, baggy skin. Injectable fillers can help you with this one. It’s an easy fix. 15 minutes for a treatment and voila – all gone. The filler smoothes out the skin, eliminating the bags.

Another cause for baggy skin is weakened ligaments under the eyes. The ligaments help contain fat pads and when they are weak, they don’t hold them in place as well and they bulge out, creating bags and puffiness. This is part of aging. Healthy eating and plenty of water and sun protection will help you ward off the signs of aging.

Sometimes it’s just the luck of the draw and it’s in your genes. Not much you can do about that but a Fraxel laser treatment could help smooth out the bags and wrinkles and would also help with pigmentation issues.

Allergies can also contribute to under eye puffiness. Get your allergies under control and then if you need a little extra help, look to fillers or laser treatment.

Waging war on the bags under our eyes is something both men and women have done forever – you have to look at the causes for yours and decide what action you want to take to fix it.

Schedule a consultation to discuss your options.

Dr. Stephen Mulholland, MD
Posted by Dr. Stephen Mulholland, MD
has been practicing plastic surgery for over 20 years. He is one of Canada’s most renowned and best plastic surgeons in Toronto with his wealth of experience, artistry, and humbleness towards his patients.

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