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Why can’t I get rid of these bags under my eyes?

By March 21, 2018 No Comments

Why can’t I get rid of these bags under my eyes?

What causes dark circles and under eye bags?

Many of our patients at Queen City Plastic Surgery suffer from under eye bags and dark circles.  Some are related to allergies, which can be especially bad in Charlotte this time of year. Others are related to the natural aging, when collagen will break down and the fat pads located under the eye which are normally supported by a connective tissue become weaker. Additional fat tissue is also known to accumulate under the eye region aiding in the formation of these under eye bags and dark circles as well as the loss of fat in your cheeks.  If you’re having trouble sleeping or aren’t getting a good night’s rest, that can also be seen with swelling in the eye area and/or dark circles. Whatever the cause, there are some ways to address it!

What’s the best eye cream for dark circles and under eye bags?

Eye creams can help improve the appearance of your eye area temporarily.  Our staff and patients love the Epionce eye cream and the DermaStart Mushroom eye cream, among others.  Those can help a little bit and are great for prevention and maintenance. However, changes due to fat pads shifting and collagen loss might need something stronger.

How can I get rid of dark circles and under eye bags?

There are a couple of options and the one to pick depends on your specific anatomy.  The most common is an eye lift, or blepharoplasty. This surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelid can be performed on the upper lid, lower lid, or both!  In other cases, the forehead might also need to be lifted which can improve the appearance of the eye area. This means that a forehead or brow lift might be indicated along with the eye lift.

Not ready for surgery?  Some patients benefit from fillers under the eye to fill in the eye area so that bags and circles are less pronounced.  Dr. Haque does the fillers himself so he will use his experience and knowledge of anatomy to ensure the placement that is best for you.

What about the wrinkles around the eye area?

In many cases, patients will combine either a brow lift or face lift to their blepharoplasty procedure for a full rejuvenation of the eye area. For a non-surgical option, FaceTite can be used to tighten for results that are closer to surgery without the downtime.  Botox around the eye area can help with the appearance of crow’s feet and other wrinkles around the eye. Surgery will provide the most dramatic change, FaceTite in the middle, then injectables,

Information about eye rejuvenation in Charlotte, NC

For additional information about these eye rejuvenation procedures please call 704.372.5685 to schedule your complimentary consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon in Charlotte, NC.

Sarah Knill is the Marketing Coordinator at Queen City Plastic Surgery (QCPS), which is conveniently located in the Arboretum area of Charlotte, NC. Sarah is a self-proclaimed spiritual junkie and loves everything yoga! Be sure to ask Sarah about her favorite service offered by QCPS, the COSMOPen.