Bags Under Eyes

What are Bags Under the Eyes?

If you’re reading this, more than likely you’ve had first-hand experience with those dreaded “bags” under your eyes. Whether it’s because you’ve been sleep deprived or you’ve experienced this common symptom of aging, these bags appear if the collagen under your eyes decreases, causing muscle tissue to weaken. 

Bags under the eyes do not discriminate. They can affect both genders, any skin complexion and usually people over the age of 25. Under-eye bags should not be ignored, as they may be a sign of a more critical medical condition. 


What are the symptoms of bags under the eyes?

Under-eye bags can be very noticeable, especially if that particular area of the skin is already swollen or discolored. You may also notice other physical symptoms, like fatigue or feeling ill.

What causes bags under the eyes?

Muscle tissue, collagen and fat all help to support under-eye skin. During the aging process, the muscle tissue and collagen will lose their elasticity and succumb to the effects of gravity. Fat in the cheeks  What is left are pockets of fat protruding from underneath the eyes. Because fatty areas are more likely to retain water, there’s a significant chance that this too, will add to the swollen appearance of the eyes. 

There is a wide range of reasons as to why you may develop this condition and some of them range in severity and can be completely preventable. They include:

  • Sleeplessness
  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Poor diet
  • High salt intake
  • Hormonal changes
  • Allergic reactions
  • Environmental allergies
  • Genetics
  • Fluid retention
  • Stress
  • Sinus infections
  • Kidney complications
  • Grave’s disease

How can bags under the eyes be treated?

If bags under your eyes are a persistent problem, it is best to consult with a doctor to make sureisn’t a more serious underlying medical condition. Your doctor could also discuss helpful solutions with you.

Before you determine the best treatment approach, you should first look over the list of possible contributing factors and eliminate any preventable causes from your daily life. Then, for an at-home treatment, you could routinely apply cold water or a cool ice pack to your under-eye area to reduce swelling. However, for a more permanent solution, you might need to consider cosmetic procedures.

RejuvaYou’s Treatment for Bags Under the Eyes

There are some noninvasive cosmetic procedures like fillers and laser treatments that can reduce the appearance of the bags under your eyes. 

The facial filler known as Voluma will add volume to your skin where it is needed. Because it is made with hyaluronic acid, Voluma is known to even out the texture of skin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring element in the body that is revered for its anti-aging effects because its volumizing properties help minimize the effects of collagen loss.
Laser treatments like Syneron’s Sublime (previously Refirme) and Matrix RF may be able to diminish the appearance of bags under the eyes as well. The Refirme uses focused light energy and radiofrequencyto achieve their desired results. The Matrix RF utilizes a fractional systemation and radiofrequency to deeply penetrate the skin. All three lasers will reduce the appearance of undereye bags by tightening and lifting the skin as they stimulate collagen production.

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