Tips and tricks that can liven up your tired eyes
From fillers and Botox to lasers and radiofrequency, the amazing world of non-surgical cosmetic treatment options just keep getting bigger — and better. But even with all the modern non-surgical methods for freshening and improving your appearance, blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift, is really the only method for curing droopy eyelids and bags that can become permanent as we age.
But we’ve all experienced puffy eyes and dark circles that can appear when we’re sick, tired or struggling with allergies. So there are steps you can take to improve the appearance of swollen- and tired-looking eyes. Here are some proven fixes:
Start by getting more sleep
Lack of sleep is known to cause bags and dark circles under the eyes. Seven to 8 hours a night is the adult recommendation.
Don’t sleep flat on your back (or on your face)
Slightly elevate your head when sleeping. That way, gravity can reduce the swelling caused by fluid accumulation.
Manage your allergies
Allergies are one of the common causes of puffiness and bags under the eyes. So make sure you take the right medications to manage them, and avoid exposure to your known allergens.
Try your grandmother’s remedy
Believe it or not, slices of cold cucumber can relieve puffiness and bags. (Or try a cold washcloth.) However, don’t apply ice directly to your delicate eye skin.
Sometimes the skin around your eyes appears baggy simply because it’s dry and irritated. And you don’t have to use expensive skin products. Even an inexpensive drug store cream with limited ingredients can effectively hydrate the skin around your eyes.
The quick fix
For a same-day solution, makeup can temporarily improve the appearance of the skin under your eyes.
Make an appointment with Dr. Serebrakian by calling (510) 724-8282 or (415) 461-5755
It’s true that blepharoplasty is the most effective way to restore a more youthful look to your eyelids. But at Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery, we also offer procedures such as chemical peels, laser resurfacing and dermal fillers that may help. Call us to see what will work best for you.