Before considering eye bag treatment, it’s important to know the cause of your eye bags. Under-eye bags may be a cosmetic concern or may have medical causes. When you talk to our specialist, you can learn the cause of your eye bags and the best treatment. Eye bag treatment options range from cold compresses to surgery but it’s important to get the right treatment or you could make the bags look worse and damage your vision.
Eye Bag Treatment Options and Their Benefits
Medications for allergies – some allergies cause under-eye bags. If this is the cause of your eye bags, we may prescribe medication to treat the symptoms of allergies. This may reduce the puffiness that creates the bags.
Cosmetic therapies – cosmetic procedures such as filler injections, chemical peels, dermabrasion and laser resurfacing may tighten the skin and improve the tone. If the under-eye skin is tightened, it may no longer sag causing bags.
Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty – this is a surgery that gives your eyes a more youthful look. It is performed on the upper and lower eyelids. Our surgeon tightens the muscles and removes excess skin. This removes the eye bags under the eyes and drooping skin on the upper lid. This surgery is usually done with a local anesthetic and oral sedative. It is an outpatient procedure and you may go home after the surgery.
Home remedies – these may help reduce eye bags that are caused by certain things. Before starting any home remedy, it is important to get instructions from our specialist. If the cause of your eye bags is medical, you may be wasting your time and money on home remedies that cannot work. We may recommend a few simple things to do at home before suggesting medical treatment. These include:
- Applying cold compresses to your eye bags while sitting
- Reduce fluids before bedtime
- Reduce salt in your diet
- Quit smoking if applicable
- Get enough sleep
- Tilt your bed or add a pillow so your head is slightly raised when you sleep
What to Expect
When you talk to our specialist you may have questions you would like answered about your eye bags and the available treatments. We will help you understand if your eye bags are temporary or chronic and what is causing the bags. We will ask you when you first noticed the puffiness under your eyes, if the bags are always there or only occasional, if you notice any improvement at times and if you notice anything that seems to make them worse.