How to get rid of bags under the eyes?

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Do you have these deep-set eyes with dark circles around them and loose, baggy skin underneath? Are you looking for a solution on how to get rid of them? Well, don’t panic, you are not alone! Actually, most people have had this problem at least once in their lives.

And probably, like everyone else, the first thing you have done is to “ask” Google questions like “how to get rid of eye bags” or “What is the fastest way to remove eye bags?”, “How to remove bags under the eyes permanently?”. And let me guess – you have found so much information that you do not know what to start with and which recommendations to follow. You have probably read thousands of articles, and perhaps already tried the effect of potatoes, cucumbers and all sorts of similar home remedies.

With a little help from Dr Shens at ShensClinic, we’ve written this article and will try to give you summary and clear information about how to get rid of eye bags under the eyes. We will answer some questions like when natural methods work and when they do not work, and how you can remove eye bags permanently. So keep reading!

What causes under-eye bags?

Some of the possible causes of bags under the eyes include:

  • fatigue, lack of sleep as well as prolonged sleep;
  • unhealthy diet;
  • sun exposure;
  • excessive alcohol consumption;
  • excessive salt consumption;
  • smoking;
  • use of inappropriate cosmetics;
  • allergic reaction;
  • hormonal changes;
  • fluid retention;
  • age-related changes;
  • and yes, bags under the eyes can be genetic.

This list can go on for a long time. The reasons for the presence of eye bags depend on lifestyle, individual body characteristics and habits. Many people do not pay attention to this problem, but with the prolonged existence of bags under the eyes, there is an increase in pigmentation of the lower eyelids. As a result, dark circles appear and worsen the situation. Therefore, determining the cause of their appearance and finding appropriate treatment is necessary as soon as possible.

Can you remove your eye bags naturally?

As Dr Shens explains it, as long as your under-eye bags are caused by fatigue, unhealthy food and lifestyle or fluid retention home remedies may help you to reduce them. As you can see, these are all factors that you can change yourself. However, even if you make an effort in this direction, it is still possible for them to appear under your eyes.

Try cold compresses

If you have worked late at night or you have had plenty of food you are very likely to wake up with bags under the eyes. Also, any kind of fluid builds up around the eyes is going to make the bags worse because fat cells are mainly made of water. When you get bags under the eyes from fluid retention they are most noticeable in the morning.

One of the easiest ways to reduce them quickly is placing a cold compress. You can use ice cubes, cooled green tea bags or cold spoons, whatever you have on hand. Apply them for 10-15 minutes on the area beneath your eyes to lessen the puffiness. The cold will restrict your blood vessels and reduce swelling.

Get enough sleep

A good and healthy eight-hour sleep may quickly correct the situation. Equally important is the position of sleep. Experts recommend sleeping on your back to quickly remove bags under the eyes. Also, do not forget about the right choice of pillows. It should be low and flat. 

Eat healthy food

You have probably heard and read that countless times. The food you eat is essential to how you will look. And this is not just about your body but also about the skin around your eyes. Eating too much salty, spicy and unhealthy foods will certainly affect your face and eyes. This can lead to water retention and swelling in the area under the eyes.

How to get rid of eye bags: treatment methods that work

If your under-eye bags are due to ageing or genetic rather than fatigue you can’t remove them so easily. In those cases, you will need special treatment or even surgery. Here we will look at some non-surgical eye bag removal options.

Dermal fillers

Of course, you can always cover your eye bags with makeup but in general, it will not solve your problem. So it will be better to turn to your friendly neighbourhood doctor for needles or scalpels.

A dermatologist often injects wrinkle fillers under people’s eye muscle to reduce their bags. If you mix that with facelift you will look years younger. Injecting dermal fillers is a simple procedure and in fact, it is not very expensive so it might be worth to try it. However, fillers are temporary and you have to replace them every six or nine months.

Laser treatment

Laser technology has proven its effect on rejuvenating and tightening the skin, erasing scars and blemishes, as well as removing eye bags and dark circles under the eyes.

The laser is a device that penetrates the skin to the deep layers and stimulates the production of collagen which then creates new skin. It is a popular eye bag removal method as it is easy, quick and affordable. Even though, these devices work very well and are a good choice when it comes to eye bags, you need to understand that if you want to see better results you need to get multiple procedures.

How to remove eye bags permanently?

Like it or not, if you want to get rid of those nasty eye bags once and for all you will need to undergo surgery. 

Eye bag removal surgery

Going under the knife for surgery may cost you a bit more than the other non-surgical procedures such as laser therapy or dermal fillers. However, there is one important detail here – you will get rid of your bags under the eyes permanently.

The official name of eye bag removal surgery is Blepharoplasty. The doctor makes a few incisions in your eyelid, melts the fat inside of there and either removes it or repositions it. 

Micro fat grafting

As we mentioned, one of the reasons for the appearance of bags under the eyes is ageing and one of the starting points of the ageing process is fat loss. With age, the face starts losing volume and that leads us looking tired especially in areas such as under the eyes. So what are your options in terms of being able to correct it? Number one, probably the easiest thing you can do is to use fillers (we have already looked at them) and then there is a second level of correction which is fat transfer. 

What fat transfer means is basically the doctor takes fat from different part of your body and replace the fat that has been lost in the face. And the good thing about this procedure is that the fat comes from your own tissue and once you have grafted into the area the fat becomes a permanent part of that area.

To conclude

You may not like bags under your eyes but they are usually harmless. However, it is better not to postpone their treatment because they may get worsen with time. Of course, age-related damage cannot be completely erased, but good cares, healthy lifestyle and appropriate treatment can help with this problem.

The way we look is really important for our self-confidence. So make sure you take good care of your appearance.