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    under eye bags
    currycrew posted:
    I am 29yo female, and i have noticed over the last 3 or 4 years now that the bags under my eyes are becoming more and more noticeable and now has gotten me to force myself to eye eye cream and hemmroide ointment to make them look as if there not there, but needless to say thats not working anymore and even after covering it up with makeup, they wont go away. I get plenty of sleep everynight so i dont understand why these bags and the puffyness wont go away. does anyone have any suggestions on what i can do to rid of them?
    David A Colbert, MD responded:
    Dear currycrew,

    Under eye bags-circles.... The area under the eye is known as the infraorbital sulcus. It (the under eye) can take on a variety of shapes and shades.

    If there are "bags" this results from a shift of under eye fat that moves south and "herniates". Once this happens the only real solution is having them removed by a plastic surgeon who is board certified. And beware they don't take out too much fat, otherwise the eyes will look very hollowed out and then you will need Restylane to correct this.

    A blepharoplasty is the surgical procedure to remove excess tissue from the under eyes. Only you and your plastic surgeon can decide in consultation what is best for you.
    dkroyal replied to David A Colbert, MD's response:
    and how do you get rid of the dark circles under eyes.
    Annadal responded:
    I would suggest you try a product called Eyesential - it is only a temporary fix but really works and certainly makes you feel better about your appearance. Good luck.
    findmore replied to Annadal's response:
    where can I buy Eyesential? thanks for info, my dark circles are very bad and make me feel so old.
    Mooresy replied to David A Colbert, MD's response:
    Dear Dr. Colbert, I'm 64 yrs old & my bags are heredity related. I've tried everything on the mkt so far & they won't disappear. I refuse to get Botox injections and/or plastic surgery a/c they're both too costly & I can't afford it. What else can I do?
    An_208131 responded:
    I have a suggestion and it works for me, its very natural and not in anyway a bank breaker. Slice two circles out of a raw potato, and put them on the bags of your eyes for 5 minutes or how ever long you wish, and they will be visibly lifted. Simple as that! I hope this works for you!
    Good luck.
    June187 replied to An_208131's response:
    I've never heard of potatoes.. I'll have to try that. I have found that a cotton square soaked in SOY milk and placed over each eye works wonders though. It's cooling and the soy somehow tightens the skin quite well. Just lay back for about 15 min for it to work it's magic!
    4ever2 replied to David A Colbert, MD's response:
    Dr. Colbert,
    Is it possible that under eye bags are caused by sinus/allergy problems or water retention? My bags bother me because many people older than my 46 years look better than me and even people who have bags have them evenly; my right one is larger than my left! I noticed applying foundation has become quite a science as applying too much actually emphasizes them. I've never dyed my hair which is probably a good sense pretending to be young when the truth is so evident under my eyes. As for cosmetic surgery, I think I'll just take it like a man--even though I'm a woman.
    clairejohn responded:
    Here are a few tips to deal with dark circles and under eye bags:

    - Massage Vitamin E or almond oil around the eyes without touching the eyes (massage must strictly be external). This improves blood circulation.

    - As a quick fix during parties, use a makeup concealer to hide the dark circle. But remember this is only a temporary solution.

    - Get a lot of sleep. Sleeplessness is a culprit for most health problems. Have a set routine and have regular sleep timing. Make sure you get at least 8 hours of sleep.

    - Drink lots of water. For anything related to health, water is still the best beverage.

    - Grate raw potato, squeeze the juice and apply the juice under your eyes for 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can also place thin slices of potato on your eyes (with them closed) every night before you retire. This is one of the most popular and time-tested home remedies for dark circles.

    - Include a lot of green leafy veggies in your diet. Also include food rich in Vitamin A and E.

    - Indulge in some kind of exercise like walking, jogging. Yoga, especially pranayama is known to improve skin health.

    - Take two thin slices of cucumber and place them on your eyes. This removes the puffiness and cools the eyes - Dip cotton in rose water and place them on your eyes.

    - Reduce salt intake in your food. Excess salt encourages fluid retention and leads to puffy eyes.

    - The area under your eyes has very sensitive skin, so never use chemical bleach.

    - You can also place used tea bag (cold) on your eyes which helps lessen the darkness - Avoid exposing your skin to harsh rays of the sun. Especially for the eyes, wear sunglasses whenever you step out in the sun

    - Apply any best eye cream for dark circles containing vitamin K and argiline. Dark circles may be caused by a deficiency of vitamin K. Regardless of the cause, however, skin creams containing these two ingredients reduce puffiness and discoloration significantly in many people. Long-term daily use seems to have the greatest effect.
    An_251897 responded:
    This could very well be the result of a vitamin D deficiency. Have you tried taking some high quality vitamin D3 supplements?

    You should probably read this article and see if in fact this is what's happening to you:

    Jen__ responded:
    I have found that Rodan & Fields products have worked the best for long-term results. They have a cream that is specific to under eye circles. You can see these at
    There should be some before and after pictures if you watch the short video on there.

    They are dermatologist-grade products and 100% guaranteed. They are made by the same doctors that made ProActiv.

    Please email me with any question at
    sabellamarconi responded:
    Puffiness under eyes are common problem faced by many women. Try SkinMedica TNS Illuminating Eye Cream which treats and reduces puffiness, dark circles, wrinkles and fine lines that develop around the eye.[br>
    skinvogue responded:
    Under eye bags- circles is a very common in your age. You do not tell one thing that is you depressed for any reason? If it is not true then this dark circle showed for your skin problem. As you say you sleep well in night so you can try a good skin care product like obagi nu derm kit. It also works for your aging problems. So try it for best result in few days. For more details visit on skinvogue[dot>com
    igetadeal responded:
    You can use ELASTIderm Eye Complete Complex Serum. This is the new product of Obagi. It is very effective for under eye bags. You are 29 this is the best time to start take care of skin. Otherwise it could be a big issue for your skin. Try obagi skin care product .

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