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Treatment Options for Bags and Dark Under Eye Circles

Written by Dr. Ali Ghafouri on May 18, 2017

Treatments for bags and under eye circles

The eyes are one of the first features we notice about each other. So it should come as no surprise that many people invest a lot of time and money to maintain or restore a beautiful and youthful eye appearance. Dr. Ali Ghafouri of Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists regularly meets with patients who are concerned about the appearance of their eyes, particularly puffy bags and dark under-eye circles. In this blog post, the experienced surgeon shares his top non-surgical and surgical options for younger, more radiant eyes.  

A Good Night’s Rest

The benefits of beauty sleep cannot be overemphasized. While you sleep, your body’s cortisol and insulin levels are activated and they produce collagen and elastin, two proteins that keep the skin looking firm and young. Lack of sleep debilitates the skin’s ability to repair itself and results in noticeable eye puffiness and dark under-eye bags. For well-rested and youthful eyes, aim for eight hours of sleep a night.

Eye Cream

The skin around the eyes is delicate and thin, and requires special attention and care. Anti-aging eye cream with medical-grade ingredients can help prevent noticeable signs of aging around the eyes including crow’s feet, fine lines and under-eye bags. When choosing an eye cream, choose one that contains peptides, retinol and vitamin C, which promote collagen and elastin production. An anti-aging cream containing DMAE is particularly good for a rested appearance as the antioxidant can reduce inflammation responsible for puffy eyes.  At our facial rejuvenation center, we offer the best in class under eye cream to meet your unique needs. Please call our office for a complimentary consultation with our aesthetician.

Dermal Fillers

As you age, your body produces less collagen, resulting in the eyes appearing hollowed out. Dermal fillers are designed to restore volume to certain areas of the face for a fuller and smoother appearance. When injected into the areas below the eyes, dermal fillers create a plump look while also smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines in the area. There are many dermal fillers available today and Dr. Ghafouri can help you select the one that best fits your needs and goals.

Eyelid Surgery

For severe eye puffiness and under-eye bags, Dr. Ghafouri offers eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). The surgical procedure removes lax skin on the upper and lower eyelids, and tightens the remaining skin for a smooth look. If necessary, Dr. Ghafouri will also reshape or reposition the fat and tissue in the lower eyelids to improve the appearance of puffy bags. Eyelid surgery is often combined with other procedures (both surgical and non-surgical) to create a balanced and natural-looking appearance. Dr. Ghafouri has performed over 6,000 eyelid surgeries to restore and enhance this particular area of the face.

To learn more about the options Dr. Ghafouri offers for brighter, younger-looking eyes, please schedule a consultation by calling (480) 905-1010 today.


Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists

9431 E. Ironwood Square Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Phone: (480) 905-1010

Fax: (480) 905-6988

Office Hours

Monday: 8 am - 5 pm

Tuesday: 8 am - 5 pm

Wednesday: 8 am - 5 pm

Thursday: 8 am - 5 pm

Friday: 8 am - 4 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed