Non-Surgical Options for Under Eye Puffiness

21 Jul 2016 Non-Surgical Options for Under Eye Puffiness

A common question women have for our Medical Day Spa is what can be done non-surgically to improve the look of under eye bags and discoloration. The answer to these questions depend on the cause of the bags and/or discoloration.

Many times allergies are the culprit when dark circles are the issue. Treating allergies, cold compresses and tannic acid in cold tea bags can constrict the blood vessels and lighten the skin tone. This treatments can help if the cause is actually allergens.

If the cause of the eye bags and discoloration is causing by the skin thinning (which happens as we age) which tends to have a more reddish/ purple type look, then applying retinoids and other skin care products may prove to be helpful.

Pockets or bags under the eyes created by extra fat deposits are most effectively treated through a surgical procedure called, blepharoplasty, which actually removes the extra fat pockets.

If the circles and eye bags are due to having too little fat, which also commonly occurs with age as we begin to lose volume, they can be readily addressed with dermal fillers such as Sculptra, Juvederm, or Radiesse. A quick and minimally painless procedure which will last for about a year.

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Depending on the cause of your circles or eye bags, there are various treatments to help. Contact our Medical Day Spa team today to learn how we can treat you through a variety of treatment plans. We welcome patients from Portland, Salem, and greater Oregon.

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