One of the most common problems that we notice in the mirror over time is the appearance of bags under the eyelids. This gives us a tired look and we start to wonder if these are dark circles or are these really bags? What causes these? How can we treat these bags?
What are the bags under the eyelids? The bags are usually fatty tissue that lies behind an anatomical structure called the orbital septum. This structure maintains the fat that we have in the orbit or eye socket that serves as protection for the eyeball.
What produces the bags? We now know that the bags are the protrusion of fatty tissue from the eye socket toward the lower eyelid, giving the appearance of bags or sacs. The cause can usually be of family origin, aging, or even disease.
How are the bags treated? The treatment of the bags can be temporary or permanent. Temporary or non-permanent treatment is based on placing hyaluronic acid-type intradermal fillers in areas around the bags under the eyelids to give a uniform visual effect and to conceal the bag. This effect tends to last as long as the body takes to absorb or metabolize the filler, on average about 6 months. The definitive or permanent treatment is with surgery. Blepharoplasty is surgery of the lower eyelids that eliminates the bags through a small incision at the pink tissue (the conjunctiva), between the internal side of the eyelid and the eyeball, leaving no scar on the skin of the lower eyelids. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty delivers permanent results, since the fat that produces the bags is removed.
Now that we explained what the bags under the eyelids are and the solutions for them, what are you waiting for? Take the first step to stop looking tired!!!
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