Eye Bags Overview, Causes, Treatment
Puffy eyes and dark circles under the eyes occur for many reasons, including inherited facial features, allergies, stress, eye fatigue and individual skin characteristics such as texture.
While certain home remedies such as soothing cucumber slices — or even anti-hemorrhoid creams such as Preparation H — may temporarily relieve puffy eyes, a more long-lasting solution depends on the underlying cause.
What Causes Ordinary Puffy Eyes and Dark Circles Under the Eyes?
Ordinary swelling around the eyes means you have an excessive accumulation of fluids, called edema, in surrounding skin tissue. Because the skin around the eyes is the thinnest skin in the body, swelling and discoloration can be quite prominent.
But why does fluid accumulate to form puffy eyes in the first place?
Puffy eyes generally result from a variety of factors, including:
- Overconsumption of salt, which causes fluid retention
- Allergies that can cause inflammation and swelling
- Sinus problems
- Fatigue and lack of sleep
- Inherited facial features
While the last answer isn’t very satisfying, it’s true that many people have puffy eyes because this trait simply runs in the family.
With aging, eye puffiness can be caused in part when fatty tissue that ordinarily protects the eye inside the bony eye socket begins to push forward and fill in spaces below the eye.
This happens because aging processes cause thinning of the membrane or “septum” that ordinarily holds back fat in both the upper and lower eyelids. As the membrane thins, the fat herniates and pushes forward. This is when bags or bulges start forming under the eye.
Treatment using Juvederm Voluma
Puffiness or bags under the eyes refer to the optical surplus of skin, fat, and moisture, which is often caused by the tear trough just under the bag. Loss of volume under the eyes may occur due to aging and other factors, which lead to under eye bags. Juvederm is an FDA approved medspa filler treatment to reduce and remove the bags under the eyes.
Juvederm is currently one of the most popular injectable fillers for facial anti-aging. It provides a strong volumizing effect, which makes it beneficial as a treatment for under eye bags. Dr. Sergio Verduzco provides Juvederm treatment to patients in in Tijuana and Surrounding Communities.
HYALURONIC ACID BASED FILLER
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid based filler, which can fully restore the volume deficiency when it is seen in the corner of the eye and the edge below the eye. Hyaluronic acid is an endogenous substance, which naturally hydrates and volumizes the skin. But with aging, the production of this substance reduces, causing the skin to weaken and creating puffiness below the eyes.
Juvederm replenishes hyaluronic acid in the targeted areas. It attracts and holds moisture and fills up the skin from within. The Juvederm gel forms tiny pads in the skin, which are used to supplement the volume deficiency, hydrate the skin and fill out imperfections. Hyaluronic acid also stimulates the production of new collagen in the body.
Juvederm medspa injectable treatment for under eye bags will take about 15 to 20 minutes. A skillful provider will be able to minimize the risk of swelling and bruising while filling out the volume deficiency. The treatment will make the under eye bags disappear quickly. Results are visible almost immediately, and no recovery time is involved.
The hyaluronic acid under the eyes will gradually degrade over 18 to 24 months. As the under eye area gets volumized, the contours of the cheeks to the eyes flow well again and the bags are eliminated. Dr. Sergio Verduzco receives patients from all over the world for Juvederm.
EXTENT OF PUFFINESS
The best time to undergo Juvederm injectable treatment to remove under eye bags is when the puffiness has just begun. Juvederm will make the skin under the eyes look smooth again, and the patient will not have to rely on skin colored creams or concealers any longer. The treatment will subtly enhance the facial appearance, making a person look fresh and more youthful.
If the puffiness below the eyes is already deep, the patient can still use Juvederm as an effective solution. Prominent under eye bags in such cases can be smoothened out with Juvederm injections. To achieve an optimal outcome, it may be necessary to supplement the volume directly below the eyes and on the cheekbone. This will usually entirely eliminate the puffiness.
Juvederm will also eliminate fluid retention under the eyes, but in such case the under eye bags may not be completely removed. However, the improvement in terms of under eye rejuvenation will still be significant.