Baggy under-eyes add years to your appearance or cause those around you to ask why you’re so tired. If you’re like many people, though, you may think that under-eye bags develop simply due to a lack of sleep and you may believe that it’s difficult to eliminate or even minimize them.
The truth is that eye bags can form for one of a variety of reasons; sometimes, it can be a combination of factors. Although eye bags can develop in 20-something women and men, they are more common in people who are middle-aged and older. While sagging under-eyes don’t normally cause pain or affect your vision, regardless of the cause, eye bags are a nuisance because of how they affect your appearance.
CAUSES OF UNDER-EYE BAGS
A variety of factors contribute to the development of eye bags – sometimes, it’s a combination of factors. Causes include:
- Facial fat loss
- Thin eyelid skin
Other causes (often temporary):
- Not enough sleep
- Dermatitis with redness and itching
- Rapid weight loss that causes volume loss in your cheeks
- Fluid retention
- Salty foods
- Weather changes (heat and humidity)
- Overindulgence in skin care products
- Retinol, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid are great for your complexion, but applying too much or rubbing it too close to your sensitive eyes can lead to irritation
- Shampoos, conditioners, and facial cleansers
- Hypoallergenic products can minimize this risk
A type of eyelid surgery known as a lower blepharoplasty is a common option. A blepharoplasty specifically corrects excess skin and fat in the upper and/or lower eyelids.
Dr. McFate is fully trained with the most current techniques of blepharoplasty, and he looks forward to meeting with you to discuss if a blepharoplasty is the right procedure for you. Contact us here at Precision Plastic Surgery to get started today. Consultations are free.