Written by: Melissa Miller
Bags under your eyes or mild swelling or puffiness under the eyes are common as you age. With aging, the tissues around your eyes, including some of the muscles supporting your eyelids, weaken. Normal fat that helps support the eyes can then move into the lower eyelids, causing the lids to appear puffy. Fluid also may accumulate in the space below your eyes, adding to the swelling. First consult with your doctor to make sure there are no underlying issues causing the bags under your eyes. They are usually a cosmetic concern and rarely a sign of a serious underlying medical condition. Luckily we offer a few treatments and creams that can help. Morpheus8, Agnes RF and Instant Bright Eye Cream by SkinMedica are just a few.
Morpheus8 utilizes a combination of radiofrequency and microneedling to target subdermal layers of the skin and tissue to remodel collagen on the face and body. This fractional skin treatment stimulates the production of collagen in the underlying layers of the dermis. This produces tighter skin under your eyes, helping to lift and reduce bags. The procedure is done in the office with topical numbing cream and is normally completed in 30-45 minutes. There is minimal down time so you can go back to your daily routine in just a few days.
Agnes is a non-surgical radiofrequency (RF) device that can effectively tighten the skin under your eyes and on your eyelids. It reduces the droopiness of the upper eyelids and fills out crow’s feet and wrinkles in order to improve and enhance the overall appearance of the eyes. The procedure is done in the office with topical numbing cream and is normally completed in 30-45 minutes. There is minimal down time so you can go back to your daily routine in just a few days.
Instant Bright Eye Cream by SkinMedica
Reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles around the eyes and improves skin tone, and texture. Instant Bright Eye Cream not only includes caffeine to address puffiness, but it also contains peptides to help support the skin around the eyes. This is appropriate for normal, oily or combination skin types.