The appearance of under-eye bags, circles, and puffiness is an extremely common skin condition experienced by millions of people worldwide. For both men and women, this concern is often caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, some of which can include thin skin, volume loss, superficial veins, sun overexposure, and light-reflecting qualities of the face. Regardless of the cause, dark circles, bags, and puffiness can make many individuals look stressed, tired, or even older than they actually are or feel on the inside. Dermal fillers and other treatments at our North Vancouver clinic are designed to reduce the appearance of dark circles and bags under the eyes for a refreshed, rejuvenated aesthetic.
Identifiable by skin laxity, puffiness, and often discoloration, under-eye bags are often associated with a lack of sleep, regardless of the true cause. Under-eye bags can develop from a number of other reasons, with fatigue just being one possibility. At our practices, we offer a range of treatments to address this common and sometimes chronic concern.
What causes under-eye bags?
In addition to insufficient sleep, under-eye bags can be caused by genetics, stress, medical concerns, the natural process of aging, fluid retention, and allergies. Whether occasional or chronic, under-eye bags can be a source of discomfort and lowered self-esteem. We can help you improve the appearance of the eye area without the need for invasive treatment.
How to Get Rid of Under-Eye Bags
Our doctors provide various non-surgical options that can significantly reduce the appearance of bags underneath the eyes while also helping to hydrate and volumize the skin for an enhanced complexion. In Vancouver, some of the most common non-surgical techniques include dermal fillers, a professional-grade skincare regimen, and the latest laser skin resurfacing options. During your initial consultation, we can help you determine which methods can provide an optimal outcome for you.
What causes under-eye circles?
Many factors can contribute to the occurrence of dark circles under the eyes, including sleep deprivation, genetics, excess alcohol consumption, certain medications, sun damage, and certain health issues. The veins, which give the skin the bluish or purplish tint, are more visible when skin loses volume and becomes thinner over time or due to another reason. The natural process of aging can also play a role in having under-eye circles.
While knowing the origin of the concern can be helpful in planning effective treatment, in many cases non-surgical procedures can be performed regardless of the underlying cause.
How to Get Rid of Under-Eye Circles
One of the best treatments for under-eye circles is dermal fillers, which can restore the volume that has depreciated over time. In addition to that option, laser skin resurfacing and an advanced skin care regimen can also help minimize the appearance of dark circles. While many creams for under-eye circles are available, they typically only offer very short-term benefits.