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Why Creams Can't Treat Constantly Puffy Under Eye Bags

why are creams not working for my eyebags

the presence of eye bags is a common problem that affects people regardless

of age gender or ethnicity eye bags are typically caused by genetics has often

seen in younger people or age-related where fat around the eyes prolapse is

forward the initial response of many people is to buy a bunch of under eye

creams that claim to get rid of eye bags I'll explain why I creams do not

actually work for under-eye bags I'm Dr. Amiya Prasad I'm a

Board-certified cosmetic surgeon and a Fellowship-trained oculofacial or

oculoplastic surgeon I've been practicing in Manhattan and Long Island

for over 20 years my training was first in eye surgery after which I pursued

advanced training in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids I

treat eye bags every day in my practice I also specialize in managing

complications of eye bag related procedures performed by other doctors as

mentioned earlier eye bags can be seen at any age I've treated three

generations of the same family for eye bags the youngest patient I retreated

was 14 years old and many people who come to me are in their 20s and 30s and

have been aware of puffiness under their eyes since their teens this under-eye

puffiness is always present and makes one look tired and older is caused by a

condition referred to as lower eyelid fat prolapse this means that the fat

normally around your eyes has pushed forward creating a bulge this is why

it's called lower eyelid fat prolapse or herniated fat this differs from

temporary causes of bags such as fluid associated with

allergies sinus problems soft intakes and hormonal fluctuations while these

can all cause puffiness they are usually intermittent these temporary causes can

also make the under eye puffiness due to fat appear much worse creams which claim

to eliminate under-eye bags don't work because they cannot physically reach the

deep fat pockets and have any effect the best way to fully correct eye bags is

through surgery to sculpt and remove the displaced fat pockets cosmetic I creams

however can improve quality texture and color of the skin under and around the

eyes I developed some skin care products which are designed for this purpose

there are basically two strategies to help improve the appearance of under-eye

bags if someone has slight fat prolapse pushing forward and has a certain

anatomy of the bone structure under the eyes we're in a space called the tear

trough fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm can be used to blend the

transition between the elevation of the fat pocket and the hollow of the tear

trough this approach to camouflaging lower eyelid fat with filler has been

very useful in our practice to help patients with minimal fat prolapse or

under eye puffiness if someone has more severe eye bags the more definitive

treatment is a surgery procedure called lower eyelid blepharoplasty most general

plastic surgeons perform this procedure with an incision in the lower eyelids

right beneath the eyelashes and sometimes remove lower eyelid skin in

attempt to improve wrinkles this approach is called a transcutaneous

blepharoplasty I see a lot of patients who have had this procedure they come in

complaining of losing the shape of their eyes

the lower eyelid is pulled downward I also see a number of patients who have

had complications from this procedure like lower eyelid retraction and lower

eyelid ectropion these conditions result from skin shortage under the eyes and

compromising of lower eyelid support my procedure of choice is called

transconjunctival blepharoplasty I feel this approach is a minimally invasive

procedure that allows me to address under-eye fat pockets surgically from

the inside of the eyelid there is no external incision or any effect on the

supporting structures of the lower eyelid I essentially reduce and reshape

the fat to address the puffiness so you no longer have bags under your eyes

while maintaining the natural shape of your eyes the goal is to appear as if

you never had I bags this is very highly successful procedure with faster

recovery that allows my patients to return to work in about a week we

routinely perform this procedure under local anesthesia with light sedation in

our certified facilities in both our offices for many patients who come to us

from all over the world for this procedure they like that they don't have

to go to a hospital surgery center and can be comfortable having the procedure

done in our office and they go home soon after surgery not employing general

anesthesia makes patients more comfortable and makes their recovery

much faster since they're not recuperating from the effects of general

anesthesia if I bags are your concern don't waste money on creams when you

understand how the underlying lower eyelid anatomy of the fat pockets which

have prolapsed forwards are responsible for these under-eye bags

buying creams as a treatment doesn't make sense

I recommend you meet with qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeons to learn

about your options which are filler placement to camouflage or surgery which

is more definitive I hope you found this information helpful thank you for your

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