What Causes Eye Bags and How to Treat It

The notion of waking up every morning with puffy eyes can create a rough start to an otherwise beautiful day. Sadly, many people struggle with a chronic type of puffy eyes, known as under eye bags, for the better parts of their lives. Others, on the other hand, experience it less frequently.
When looking at some of the main causes of under eye bags, it’s essential to note that the condition is not the same as under eye circles, which refers to the dark pigmentation or discoloration around eyes. Under eye bags is mild swelling or puffiness that occurs in the tissues surrounding the eyes.
While many of us are used to look at lack of sleep as the leading cause of the condition, several other factors contribute as well.

Causes of Under Eye Bags

Sleep Deprivation & oversleeping
Sleep deprivation isn’t the only shut-eye factor associated with under eye bags—too much sleep is just as bad, if not worse. When your sleep cycles are interrupted in any way, you may experience puffiness.

Excessive Salt Consumption
Sodium has a tendency to retain water in the body, so a high salt intake can cause water retention under the eyes. Drinking water and hydrating can actually help flush fluids that cause under eye bags. Though it sounds counterintuitive, some experts recommend avoiding drinking too much water before you go to bed as it can also lead to bags under the eyes. Getting in some exercise can also help to flush out salt through sweat.

Sinus Issues & Allergies
Sinus trouble and allergies actually top the list as causes of under eye bags. When your body is exposed to common allergens such as dander and dust mites, allergic reactions can lead to inflammation of the mucous membranes in your eyes (the swelling is only exacerbated by itching and rubbing.) If you suffer from allergies, you might want to consider investing in a dust mite mattress encasement cover or allergy bedding protection kit, which are specially designed to protect against common allergens. It’s also good to vacuum the floors of your bedroom and accompanying areas a few times a week with a vacuum that has a HEPA filter.
If bags under the eyes seem to be the cause of a sinus infection, which promotes fluid retention, experts recommend altering your sleep position by propping up an extra pillow to prevent fluid from concentrating under your eyes.

Aging
After the age of 40, the facial skin surrounding the eyes loses elasticity and weakens. The fat that normally supports the eyes can then migrate into the lower eyelids, which creates an appearance of puffy, under eye bags.

Treatments
While there are several ways to avoid getting under eyes, including sleeping properly and consuming less of sodium-rich food, the sufferers are opted to go for a cosmetic treatment when none of these methods help in eradicating the condition.

Haloxyl

haloxyl Haloxyl is is a cream designed to boost the firmness in the skin around and under the eye and lessen the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and also under-eye bags. It reduces the appearance of under-eye darkness caused by pigmentation in the skin and broken capillaries. Additionally, it improves the color of the skin, Haloxyl has also proved successful in increasing the density of this delicate area and also helping in eliminating body pigment.

Why use Haloxyl?
– It is affordable treatment
– It increases skin hydration and elasticity
– It’s clinically proven to reduce puffiness

Matrixyl

matrixyl Matrixyl is an amino acid that is small enough to penetrate through the outer layer of your skin to reach the fibroblast cells within and stimulate collagen production. Collagen is a naturally existing substance in the skin that gives it elasticity and tone. As we age we make less of it which means that skin loses some of its tone and we develop wrinkles.
Researchers found that when Matrixyl at a concentration of three per cent was applied to the face it stimulated the production of collagen from within the skin, doubling the amount produced.
They’ve also discovered that it can help repair the papillary dermis, which is the part of the skin located under the dermis and the epidermis junction. This part of the skin is relatively fragile and can easily be damaged by the sun’s harmful rays.

Why use Matrixyl?
– It decreases skin roughness.
– It regenerate the skin (replacing dead cells) and accelerates wound healing.
– It reduces wrinkles and levels out the under-eye bags

Eyeliss

eyeliss Eyeliss is mixture of three active peptide molecules that collectively help in reducing the swelling of under-eyes bags. The first of the three peptides is called Hesperidin Methyl which works to decrease the permeability of the sensitive under eye skin.
The second, Valyl-Tryptophan Dipeptide, is a peptide whose purpose is to increase lymphatic circulation, which ultimately produces the drain. This peptide is primarily responsible for getting safe drainage of fluid out of the eye bags since this fluid is the cause of such condition.
Lipopeptide, the third peptide, works quickly to boost the firmness and elasticity of the skin, thus removing fine lines and wrinkles. Moreover, this peptide also reduces inflammation.

Why use Eyeliss?

– It’s affordable treatment
– It eliminates all the conditions that cause puffy eyes.
– It’s clinically proven

Along with the above treatments, MyClinic also offers three cosmetic treatments for under eye bag of which you have the liberty to choose from. PRP, stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, Mesotherapy and Derma Fillers. You may book your session with our physician Dr. Hoe who will help pick the treatment that suits your condition best.
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Treating Eye-puffiness with PRP

PRP

Platelet rich plasma or simply PRP therapy leverages on the growth factors found in the blood to induce and accelerate the healing process in your body. PRP is widely used in various medical fields, with the anti-aging field recently jumping aboard. PRP therapy has proven to be an effective way to help reverse the physical signs of aging, for instance, facial wrinkles, loose, saggy skin and eye bags.
The growth factors found in blood platelets help to jumpstart the production of collagen and generates new capillaries while activating and rejuvenating the body’s cells and skin. This helps to reverse the aforementioned signs of aging, effectively, turning back the hands of time, at least physically.
PRP, for the purpose of anti-aging, is relatively new. However, it has shown real promise and proven to be effective for some people. The therapy is appealing to dermatologists and many are utilizing the treatment in increasing numbers because it is less invasive then other forms of care. It is also natural, using the body’s own components, which makes it safe for everyone. Many dermatological procedures are safe only for some patients. PRP is safe for all patients.
Traditional treatments for eye bags include surgery, fat removal and laser treatments. Each of these has its advantages and can be effective ways to treat eye bags. However, these procedures tend to be more invasive, especially surgery and pretty costly. The outcomes of the aforementioned procedures are also difficult to anticipate. Some people’s results are excellent while others leave a lot to be desired.
PRP therapy is a rather simple procedure. The doctor administering the procedure will draw about 10ccs of blood from the patient. This blood is placed in a centrifuge machine. The machine will spin the blood, separating the components in the process. The platelets are collected and injected into a person’s eye bags. The process is painless. Many people report feeling very little. The entire process should take between 20 and 40 minutes.
After the PRP procedure is completed, an individual might experience some puffiness or swelling for a few hours. The site of the injection may be tender but not painful. Individuals that do experience pain will be directed to take an over-the-counter pain reliever such as Tylenol or prescribed a very mild one. All discomfort should dissipate within 24 to 48 hours.
The results of the procedure should get better with time. As new blood capillaries are formed and collagen is regenerated, the patient should begin to see results within a few weeks. Individuals should refrain from massaging and rubbing their eyes for at least 48 hours after the procedure has been performed. Facials are out of the question, as are laser treatments and heat diffusing for a period of four weeks.

What you should ask your doctor?

  • Is PRP therapy good for eye bags? How does it work?
  • Have you used PRP therapy to treat individuals with under eye bags? What were the results?
  • How likely is it that I will experience good results with PRP therapy? How will it affect my eye bags?
  • Am I a good candidate for PRP therapy?
  • What happens if it doesn’t work?
  • Are you board certified?
  • What type of training have you undergone for this treatment in particular?

Are you suffering for under eye bags? Get rid of them permanently by booking your session with us:  +603-77109889

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