Conditions

Under Eye Puffiness

Swelling or puffiness under the eyes are common with age but can also form for other reasons, such as from eating salty food, or from allergies such as hay fever.

Eye bags form when the skin under your eyes becomes mildly swollen or puffy as a result of fluid buildup around the eyes.

Swelling that happens occasionally should not be a concern and will likely go away on its own and you usually don’t need treatment.

As we age, however, the fat around the lower eye lid can become visibly puffier and start to become a cosmetic concern.  This is especially true as we approach our late 30s.

People with puffy eyes often find it undesirable because of the ageing effect it has on the face, as well as making the person look tired and unwell.

Concerned about your under-eye bags?

Dr Milvia Di Gioia is a non-surgical facial aesthetics practitioner and has over 10 years of experience treating under-eye bags with fillers and Botox.

It is important to note that every puffy eye is unique, so an expert opinion on the cause of your puffy eyes should be your starting point.

Talk to us to find out more.

What Causes Bags Under Eyes?

Patients seeking non-surgical treatments for under-eye bags, usually do so when the puffiness under the eyes are visible permanently.

The skin under our eyes is particularly delicate and becomes even less structurally stable as we age.

This results in the once-tight skin beginning to sag downwards.

Because of this lack of support, fat that is usually held around your eyes, moves into the space under the eyelids, forming a bulge that we see as bags.

This is known as lower eyelid fat prolapse.

While we may all get eye bags as we get older, some things can worsen them or cause them to develop earlier, including:

Insufficient Sleep

Lack of sleep and fatigue can cause swelling in the eyes.

Salty Diet

Eating salty foods can make the skin retain fluid.

Fluid collecting in the area under the eye can contribute to the puffiness.

However, this usually gets better after a few hours.

Allergies

Allergies such as Hay Fever can also cause the eyes to puff.

Genetics

Eye bags can be hereditary.

If your parents have eye bags there is a higher chance that you too could develop them.

Smoking

Smoking can irritate your eyes, causing fluid to form under the lower eyelids.

Skincare For Eyes?

The skin under our eyes is especially delicate and so it’s important to use the right skincare product around this area.

Heavy facial creams should be avoided as they can overload the delicate area around the eyes, causing congestion and increased puffiness.

“There is only so much product the sensitive skin around the eye can absorb, so using a lighter serum or gel is best”, expert facial aesthetics practitioner Dr Milvia Di Gioia explains.

Considering a personalised skincare consultation is a great option for those concerned about under-eye bags but not yet ready for non-surgical treatments such as Dermal Fillers or Botox.

Botox For Under-Eye Bags

Botox is a prescription-only treatment and your Doctor or Dentist will decide whether Botox for under-eye bags is a suitable treatment for you.

Having said that, Botox is not specifically used as a treatment for under-eye bags, although in certain situations they can decrease the appearance of puffiness.

Under-Eye Bags Filler

Hyaluronic acid fillers can help improve the appearance of puffiness around the eyes.

However, not all under-eye puffiness can be treated with fillers.

Your practitioner will guide you on your suitability for treating your under-eye bags with Dermal Fillers.

Eye Bag Surgery Cost

Thinking of getting non-surgical treatment for your puffy eyes?

The first place to start is to understand the cause of the puffiness around your eyes.

A single area skin consultation at West House Dental starts at £60.

We will talk to you to understand your concerns and questions.

We will then carry out an assessment to determine the cause of puffiness around your eyes and recommend suitable treatment options for you.

Book your facial aesthetics consultation today.