The word “eye bag” has a multitude of meanings in the medical cosmetic world and sometimes, a patient is just not suitable for treatment using dermal filler. Nurse Julie will be transparent and honest with you, advising accordingly and recommend the next course of action for you.
Why have I got eye bags?
In terms of skin complaints, eye bags are amongst the most common. They can make you look tired, dull and older than your years. Many patients complain that they think they look tired when they have lots of sleep and even mention that others comment on how “tired” they look. This area can be referred as a “hollow” tear trough and is usually a result of the ageing process, but they can also appear in younger people due to genetic predisposition or a variety of lifestyle and environmental factors, such as excessive sun damage. It’s a very frustrating complaint for some patients and they often feel it affects their quality of life and confidence.
Why do eye bags become darker and hollower over time?
The reason that the area under the eyes becomes darker and hollower over time is due to a decrease of the collagen in the upper part of the cheeks and corners of the face. As these structures loose volume, the area under the eyes (called the tear trough) loses support and dark circles appear as the blood supply under the skin becomes more visible.
How can eye bags treated?
Eye bags are treated with a dermal filler.