Eye Bags, we use them to shop (fun) or to take them with us on vacation or a trip (fun) and then get them under the eyes when we get older (not as enjoyable). The looseness of your skin and the discoloration under your eyes can cause you to appear old, tired, and exhausted. So, what options do have to rejuvenate your eye and demonstrate to everyone how radiant you truly feel?

Here are a few of the most effective surgical and non-surgical options for eye bags.

Lower Blepharoplasty

It is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess fat and the skin of the eyelids below. Also called Lower eyelid surgery it may be performed under local and general anesthesia based on the procedure that the doctor has. Kolder determines to be the most effective method. The procedure usually takes 2 to 3 hours and the recovery time can vary from a few days up to several weeks, depending on the individual and if any other treatments or procedures are being performed concurrently.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

This is a non-surgical process that utilizes lasers to take off the outer layer of skin which stimulates collagen production, increasing the size of the bags around the eyes. The procedure can be done in our clinic and typically takes 30 to 1 hour. The time to recover is generally minimal as most patients can return to normal activities on some days.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm(r) or Restylane(r) are utilized to boost the volume of the skin and smooth the appearance of wrinkles as well as fine lines. They are also used to treat bags around the eyes, by filling the eyelids and can help make the appearance less noticeable of bags, and help make the eyes appear younger. Fillers are quick to administer, and the results will last around 6 months, on average. There is no time-consuming downtime for injectors for dermal fillers.

BOTOX(r) Cosmetic

BOTOX is a treatment that relaxes the muscles that create wrinkles in certain kinds. It’s not able to treat under-eye bags by itself, but it can do wonders for those “crow’s feet” that the majority of people have on the sides of their eyes. If you’re treating the under-eye bags, why don’t you refresh your entire eye area? BOTOX can be done in a matter of minutes and its effects last for a few months.

There are a variety of alternative options, surgical or non-surgical to treat bags in the eye. Consult us to help you determine the best treatment solution!