Dark circles and under-eye bags can form for a variety of reasons. It can be thinning skin, lack of fat, hyperpigmentation, or even skin conditions like rosacea. Sometimes, they’re caused from lack of sleep and sometimes they’re simply a result of natural aging. Regardless of their reason for being there, you don’t have to just accept them.
At Radiance Wellness MediSpa, we understand what under-eye bags and dark circles can do to your self-confidence. When you want to smooth the skin around your eyes and erase the signs of aging they create, we can help. With our remedies, you can eliminate that tired look and give forth a youthful radiance that makes you look vibrant and awake.
If you have an acute case of under-eye bags or dark circles, you can reduce their appearance with a few at-home treatments. You can try:
- Using a cool compress
- Sleeping with your head raised
- Taking an over-the-counter allergy medication
- Reducing salt in your diet
- Quitting smoking
- Getting a good night’s rest
When your under eye circles become chronic or they’re visible more than you’d like, you may need a cosmetic treatment to reduce your under-eye bags. The following are our top recommendations.
Facial fillers, sometimes called injectables, are one of the most common cosmetic treatments for under eye bags and dark circles. Injectable serums and facial fillers add volume to saggy areas of skin, eliminating fine lines and wrinkles and smoothing out extra skin.
Many facial fillers even fight the signs of aging, boosting the production of collagen and elastin, proteins that help keep your skin healthy and elastic.
While you can use facial fillers to improve under eye bags no matter what their cause, it’s exceptionally effective on circles resulting from hyperpigmentation.
Chemical peels give your skin a deep and thorough exfoliation, removing dead and unhealthy skin cells to expose the fresh, new skin beneath. When skin is damaged in some way, chemical peels can sometimes eliminate the issue by stimulating new skin growth that comes in clear and healthy.
When your under-eye bags and dark circles develop due to thin skin around the eye, chemical peels are often the first choice of cosmetic surgeons. After your skin heals from the peel treatment, your new skin is stronger and thicker and less likely to form bags.
Lower lid blepharoplasty
If your under eye bags don’t respond to treatments, you’re looking for permanent results, or your under-eye bags and dark circles are a result of aging, a lower lid blepharoplasty may give you the best results. This eyelid surgery removes excess skin, leaving a soft, smooth surface where your under-eye bags once were.
Unlike facial fillers and chemical peels, the effects of a lower lid blepharoplasty are long lasting, and with proper skin care, can last a lifetime.
Professional skin care
Whether your dark circles and under eye bags are mild or severe, they can benefit from a professional skin care regimen. Skin care products from a skin care specialist, whether a cosmetic surgeon or a dermatologist, can be specially formulated for your specific skin care needs.
With modern, innovative skin care technology, you can find products made with nutrient rich antioxidants that fight against the signs of aging, improving your skin’s texture and elasticity.
After having a cosmetic treatment on your skin, and especially the skin around your eyes, it’s vital to take of your treated skin. With the proper attention and professional products, you can optimize your treatment results.
For more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Carrie Morris at our offices in Southlake or Cleburne, Texas, call or contact us online.