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Getting Rid of Under-Eye Bags

Posted On 11/16/2017 by Dr. Christopher Zoumalan

Under-eye bags and the dark circles that usually accompany them can be difficult to hide. There are a variety of lifestyle habits you can adopt to try to keep them at bay, along with an equal variety of creams and serums you can try but what do you try when none of that works? If these creams and natural remedies aren’t working for you and you want to avoid invasive surgery, set up your consultation with Dr. Zoumalan today.

Read on to learn about non-invasive treatment for under-eye bags and how it can help you reclaim your youthful glow.

What Causes Under-Eye Bags?

There are several factors leading to under-eye bags including fluid retention due to changes in the weather, changes in hormone levels or eating too much salt. Allergies are also a factor, as is not getting enough sleep. If none of these apply to you but you still have under-eye bags, it may also be hereditary.

Under-eye bags are extremely common because as we age, the tissue and muscles that support our eyelids begin to weaken. This causes the skin to sag and the fat that is normally found in the area around the eye to move into the area below our eyes. Additionally, due to the factors mentioned previously, it’s possible for fluid to accumulate under the eye which makes our eyes look puffy and swollen.

Treatment at Home

Under-eye bags are rarely a sign of a serious underlying health condition; however, they often age us beyond our years. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatment options available. Natural remedies include making sure you get enough sleep, keeping allergies under control by using a Neti Pot to keep your sinuses drained and clear, and staying away from too much salt, alcohol or cigarettes. While these options might help minimize the problem to some degree, you still might need to find a more effective solution. For persistent under-eye puffiness, there are cosmetic and non-surgical treatment options available.

Under Eye Fillers

One option to consider is the use of under eye fillers. Rather than surgery, these fillers are a great option for treating the lower eyelids which helps improve the volume deficiency or deformity we all develop as we age. These fillers can also reduce the amount of fat visible under the eyes. Fillers may also improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation. However not everybody is a candidate for these fillers, and Dr. Zoumalan will help determine if you are a candidate or not. If the under-eye bags are mainly due to prominent fat pockets, a minimally invasive lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) may be required, and Dr. Zoumalan also performs this procedure.

One of the best in the business at implementing these under eye fillers is Dr. Christopher Zoumalan. Dr. Zoumalan practices in Beverly Hills and specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive oculoplastic surgery. He is a compassionate and caring physician who strives to help patients meet their aesthetic goals. He is a clinical professor at USC’s Keck School of Medicine and an active staff member at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

His procedure is done in-office and can take as little as 30 minutes if using hyaluronic acids. Patients can return home following the treatment. Dr. Zoumalan uses a blunt-tipped cannula for most of his facial filler injections. This helps to reduce bruising and patient discomfort. This treatment option is done using a topical anesthetic and leaves patients looking and feeling rejuvenated.

About Dr. Zoumalan

Dr. Zoumalan completed specialized training as an Oculoplastic Surgery both as a board member of the American Board of Ophthalmology and as a Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. “There will always be different approaches to similar problems in oculoplastic surgery, but my goal is to recommend the best solution with the best results possible while providing minimal recovery time. I look forward to meeting you.”

For any questions or concerns you may have regarding under eye fillers, schedule a consultation with Dr. Zoumalan today to determine what your best course of action is.

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