Ugh! No matter how much sleep I get, I still have horrible bags under my eyes! Help!
Lack of sleep, aging, improper nutrition and genetics can all play a part in under eye bags. I am going to tell you a few ways we can help!
Why do under eye bags occur?
Under eye bags are very common as you age. Mild swelling or puffiness under the eyes plagues countless people, both men and women. When you age, muscles around the eyes weaken. Fat that was present in your youth is no longer there and that can cause the dreaded under eye bags. The good news is that they are usually only cosmetic in nature. They are rarely a sign of a serious underlying condition.
Symptoms can include:
- mild swelling
- dark circles
- saggy or loose skin
At home remedies for under eye bags
To help ease the symptoms, there are a few DIY remedies you can consider.
- Cold slices of cucumber on the eyes for 10 minutes
- Metal teaspoons kept in the refrigerator placed on the eyes for 5-10 min
- Allergy medication like Benadryl can often help with under eye bags that are caused by an underlying allergy
- Jade rollers kept in the fridge can also help roll away under eye puffiness
- Tea bags on the eyes also help
When home remedies no longer work, Hawaii Blue has a couple of methods to help with bags under your eyes.
Longer-term solutions to under-eye bags
We can fill the tear troughs using Volbella, a next generation dermal filler. This is a nearly painless injection under the eyes directly into the tear trough. Filling under eye bags is a quick, 30 minute procedure. We numb the area first then our gentle Master Injector injects the filler under the eyes. This filler is very fine and fills in the bags immediately. The results can last up to 1 year. The effects are dramatic and immediate. Under eye bruising at the injection site can occur and last from 7-10 days. We try to minimize this by using ice after the procedure and giving arnica montana supplements to patients undergoing the procedure. This homeopathic remedy has been used for centuries to treat bruising.
Often a cheek augmentation can aid the look of under eye bags. Like Volbella, adding Voluma to the cheeks can help fill in the fine lines and under eye hollows that often come with age. Adding volume to the cheeks instantly takes years off your face.
Skin Medica’s TNS Illuminizing Eye Cream helps with dark circles under the eyes. These cannot be corrected by filler. But we can brighten and lighten the eyes using this amazing little product! The results are immediate.
Hawaii Blue is here when you need us! Whether you want to look amazing for your 20 year high school reunion or just want to freshen your look, we can help!
Schedule an appointment or call us today at 757-240-5580 to look 10 years younger!