Do your eyes look tired or weary all the time?
If your eyes look anything like the picture above, you probably have eyebags. There are essentially two types of eyebags: upper and lower eyebags. The treatment of each type varies, hence the need for accurate differentiation.
Lower eyebags are caused by protrusion of fat from under the eye– due to gravity, loss of skin elasticity and/or loss of orbicularis oculi muscle tone. Removal of lower eyebags necessitates removal of excess fat surgically. Note: this doesn’t have to be as scary as it sounds, as there are scarless, minimally invasive techniques nowadays. One of these techniques approaches the eyebag through the inner aspect of lower eyelid– excess fat is removed through a tiny incision and it can be closed without stitches. Downtime is minimal for this technique. However, if the eyebags are aggravated by loose skin or muscle, especially in older persons, open lower blepharoplasty is a preferred method because excess skin and muscle can be excised at the same time. This also corrects static wrinkles under the eye!
Upper eyebags are due to hypertrophic pretarsal muscles. In fact, they may be considered rather attractive by some (what they call “眼肚”). An injection of Botox easily solves this, albeit it has to be repeated every four to six months. It is highly effective in removing upper eyebags and has the additional benefit of being able to make the eyes look somewhat bigger too.
See your friendly cosmetic doctor for which one best suits your needs! For brighter and more wakeful eyes! :)