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Bags under eyes
jrmitchell posted:
I am over 60 and have lost weight. I now see bags under my eyes.
I do NOT like them.
What can I use?
Janet Rae
Olivia_WebMD_Staff responded:
Dear Janet,

Welcome to the WebMD Community!

We have some wonderful experts on our Skin Problems and Treatments board who can probably give you some good pointers on treating bags under the eyes.

I hope you'll ask your questions there.

Take care,
Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
Ms. Rae,

"Bags" under the eyes are a very common imperfection. This is especially true of our LASIK and cataract surgery patients when they become able to function without glasses and become more aware of their eyelid appearance with the eyelids not being hidden by eyeglass frames.

The eyelids get baggy because the eyelid skin is naturally very thin, it becomes redundant and the normal orbital (eye socket) fat comes forward through the thinned skin.

While I'm sure that there are cosmetic products that can disguise the baggy lids to some degree, the only real treatment is surgical.

Any number of qualified eyelid surgeons are waiting for your telephone call in order to help with this problem. The good news is that they will do a great job; the bad news is that it is elective, aesthetic surgery which will not be reimbursed by your medical insurance.
Sweenygirl57 replied to Alan M Kozarsky, MD's response:
One of these products is called Sudden Change. It can be purchased at Walgreens.
daninftl responded:
I had the same problem and went to my dermatologist. She performed what is called a "teardrop procedure" in which she injected a little cosmetic filler like restylane around the bag. It plumped up the area and eliminated that bags and dark areas completely. It's a miracle. Make sure your doc knows what he or she is doing and has done this before. It was about $500 and has lasted over 5 years so far. You might have bruises around your eyes for a day or two but it was well worth it.
flrois replied to daninftl's response:
Hi my name is Lois fairbee, do you remeber your dermatologist name,I have bags under my eyes, and I would like to have them remove.
Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to flrois's response:
Hi Flrois,

Specific doctor recommendations cannot be posted here, but be sure to discuss this with your doctor and get a referral to an appropriate doctor in your area.
rikkymeirs responded:
Hi, Janet!
I don't advice you to remove them surgically...but this article about bags under eyes surgery may help you anything...
Good luck!
clairejohn responded:
Bags under eyes are mainly caused by poor lymphatic circulation as well as ineffective drainage, which will make fluid to build up, in that way resulting in puffiness. An additional adding factor is actually loss of flexibility of the pores and skin trigger through reduced amount of collagen in your body.

If you prefer to utilize holistic remedial methods, there are a number of treatments you can consider. Possibly not all of them might be helpful of course, but you will in due course look for a remedy which can give you the same outcomes of Eyelastin without a fear of side effects. Getting sufficient restful sleep during the night and keeping to a healthy diet plan regime can decrease the aging process as well. These are definitely excellent tips if you're a little gentle in the wallet area and don't wish to put money into some fancy eye creams.
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