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Eye Bags-Causes and Treatments

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This condition includes the appearance of swelling in the tissues around the eyes that cause puffiness under the eyes. Eye bags can make you look tired and lack of energy. This puffiness of the eyes may vary with age and an increase in the size of the fat pad lying below the lower eyelids. Puffiness to some extent may be normal, but a few factors like age and fatigue can make it more prominent.

Apart from age, fat and fatigue other causes of eye puffiness includes

  • Mononucleosis: In this condition, the eyes may become puffy and swollen due to supra-orbital edema.
  • Oversleeping or lack of sleep
  • Fluid retention: Pregnancy and hormonal variation due to the menstrual cycle lead to fluid retention in the subcutaneous tissues. This can be one of the factors leading to puffiness of the eyes.
  • Diet: Excess salt in the diet may lead to eye bags as this encourages the fluid retention.
  • Alcohol and tobacco: This may lead to stress, fatigue and hormonal changes causing fluid retention and swelling around the eyes.
  • Allergies
  • Skin disorders like dermatitis may lead to swelling.
  • Aging
  • Tear glands: Improper function of tear glands may also cause eye bags.

 Quick fixes for Eye bags

  • Increase your water intake
  • Get sleep properly
  • Make healthy changes to your diet
  • Drink less alcohol
  • Apply astringent cream or tonic to reduce puffiness around your eyes Treatment

Carboxy therapy involves injecting tiny amounts of Carbon Dioxide beneath the skin to promote oxygenation of the area and increase the blood flow. If eye bags are caused due to fat deposits, the injection will break down fat and stimulate the production of collagen. The treatment takes just 15 to 20 minutes to perform. Before and after the treatment.

During the treatment, you feel a throbbing sensation and discomfort for 2 to 4 minutes, but after the treatment, there is no pain, just a crackling sensation under the skin that lasts for some time. You should not immerse the area in water for about 4 hours. The only side effect is that bruising can occur.


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