Eye bags can be a common sight in both men and women.
The skin underneath the eyes is relatively thin, so you can see through the tissues present there. Also, the skin around the eye is most susceptible to damage. The main changes people notice in this area are dark circles and puffiness or eye bags.
The eye bag area covers the lower orbital rim.
While they are often caused due to lack of sleep, there are also other causes for the appearance of eye bags.
Eye bags can be due to genetics. It means that having under-eye bags can be a physical characteristic that runs in your family. They can worsen or disappear as you age.
Eye bags are common as you age. With aging, the tissues around your eyes weaken. The fat that supports the eyes can then move into the lower eyelids, causing the lids to appear puffy.
Sleep deprivation causes the fluid to build underneath your eyes, causing them to appear puffy. As a result of puffiness, the dark shadows cast under your eyes.
Staring at your television or computer screen for a prolonged time can cause strain on you. Due to the strain, soft tissue under the eyes begins to droop and cause eye bags to appear.
Studies have shown that your allergies can give you an under eye bag. When the nasal passages are congested, there is an increased amount of pressure in the nose. This pressure can cause some of the fluid from inside the veins to slowly seep into the tissue under the eyes, leading to the puffiness of the tissue.
Allergies can also cause itching skin and can worsen your symptoms, causing inflammation, swelling, and broken blood vessels. This can result in dark shadows beneath your eyes.
The appearance of under-eye bags can be reduced with the help of some remedies.
Some medical treatments are also available to reduce the appearance of puffy eyes.
Eye bags can be removed with cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).
Using creams and other skin products specially formulated for use around the eyes. A common active ingredient in these preparations is phenylephrine, which is a medication that constricts blood vessels
For bags under the eyes, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) may be a treatment option. During blepharoplasty, the surgeon removes excess fat through an incision in the natural crease of the upper eyelid or inside the lower lid. He or she then rejoins the skin with tiny dissolving stitches.
A quick and safe alternative to eyelid surgery is laser treatment. There are several options for laser treatment. All of them effectively tighten the skin of the lower eyelid. Laser treatment has better and quicker results than traditional surgery