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Are Under-Eye Bags Making You Look Old and Tired?

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With age comes wisdom, or so “they” say. What they do not say is that with the aging process also comes saggy, baggy eyes. As you grow older, you may notice the skin under your eyes sagging. Some mornings you look in the mirror and hardly recognize the person with puffy eyes staring back at you. Many individuals find this a bit unsettling.

Why Under-Eye Bags Form

The aging process brings many changes to the human body. Dark circles and bags under the eyes are often part of it. This happens as a result of loss of skin tone. The skin around the eye is thin and delicate naturally, and as we age, the tissues around the eye become weaker. Fat shifts forward into the lower eyelids and as a result, your eyes now look puffy and swollen. Sometimes fluid contributes to the pouches as well.

Getting enough sleep is important to your health on many levels, including minimizing dark circles and bags under your eyes. Smoking, allergies and fluid retention play a role also. When you do everything right and still end up with these unsightly bags, it could be a matter of genetics. This condition does run in families.

Say Goodbye to Your Bags

There are many remedies you can use at home to get rid of under-eye bags. Getting enough sleep is a good place to start. When combined with limiting fluid intake before bed, this could make a big difference. If you have allergies or sinus problems, an antihistamine may reduce the swelling in the sinus tissues, which can make eyes look puffy.

Limit your alcohol intake since it dehydrates your body and can cause the skin under your eyes to become flabby and weak. Limit your salt intake also, as it causes your body to retain fluids, some of which can collect beneath your eyes.

If you are a smoker, you should stop. Substances in cigarettes break down the elasticity of the skin and the collagen which supplies structure and support for skin. The sun also causes damage to the collagen as well as skin cells, so always wear sunscreen and limit your time to exposure.

When you have tried home remedies to no avail, call Dr. Khosh and schedule a consultation appointment. You may be a candidate for blepharoplasty. This procedure can restore a youthful look to your eyes by removing excess skin and fat or repositioning fat. Dr. Khosh will be happy to answer your questions about this rejuvenating treatment for saggy, baggy eyes. Contact us today to make your appointment.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

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