I Sleep Well But I Still Have Bags Under My Eyelids

December 30th, 2015 / Back to Blog »

eyelid-bagsThere are a number of reasons Knoxville patients develop bags under their eyelids. Despite getting enough sleep at night (we should all be getting 6-8 hours!) you may still suffer from puffy eyes that don’t seem to go away. The most frustrating and number one cause of eyelid problems is: genetics. Your parents and family history influence how you look as you grow older. If people in your family develop bags under their eyes at a certain age then it is likely that no amount of creams or surface skin care will be able to adequately treat the problem.

How Do Bags Under My Eyelids Develop?

As we grow older, a number of factors contribute to the development of lower eyelid bags. Not having high cheekbones is a very common cause of lower eyelid bags, as the cheek “slides” off the cheekbone over time, creating a depression. Allergies, sun damage, and loose-ness of the skin can also contribute to the problem.

What Treatment is Available For Eyelid Bags?

Though there are some non-surgical treatments available to camouflage bags under the eyes, these solutions are limited and may not fully correct the problem. A lower lid blepharoplasty is one of the most effective procedures to restore a youthful, refreshed look to your eyes.

What Can a Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Correct?

A lower eyelid blepharoplasty removes excess skin and fat deposits that have settled under the eyes. This will correct:

  • Swelling
  • Puffiness
  • Dark circles
  • Excess skin/lines

The procedure is a safe, permanent way to rejuvenate the area under your eyes. Results last years and recovery time is normally under a week.

To discuss your options to treat under eye bags, contact Dr. Jason Hall at 865.973.9500.