While it may be soothing to place slices of chilled cucumber or a cold compress over your eyes, such remedies for bags under the eyes are temporary at best, and hardly medical miracles.
Bags appear as a mild swelling or puffiness under the eyes. It becomes more common as we age, when the muscles supporting our eyelids weaken and skin around the eyes sag. Gravity causes fat tissue that otherwise helps support the eyes to collect in the lower eyelid area, causing the tell-tale puffiness we call bags.
This swelling of the area under the eye can also result from fluid retention (especially after a very salty meal), a lack of sleep, allergies and allergic reactions, or smoking. Bags under the eyes can also be hereditary.
While it’s typically no cause for alarm, this under-eye puffiness can make you look tired and feel less attractive. Although some people opt for eyelid surgery to correct this condition, surgery comes with its own risks (potential scars, bad reactions to anesthesia).
Stem Cell Face-Lifts
For many, the more convenient, quick and conservative approach is a stem cell face-lift, which requires no downtime or invasive surgery. Further, there is no risk of scarring and general anesthesia is not needed.
In fact, stem cell face-lifts do not alter the underlying structure of your face. Instead, stem cells – considered “blank slate” cells with the capability to develop into specialized cells, depending on where they are transferred to – are taken from fat tissue in your body are injected into the eye area. The process works at a cellular level, providing a way to firm up flaccid areas by replacing lost fat cells. This can firm up the under-eye area to create a more alert and youthful appearance.
If you are looking for a safe and effective way to restore your youthful good looks, at a fraction of the cost and none of the downtime associated with a traditional face-lift, then stem cell therapies may be right for you.
If you live or work in the New York City or Great Neck areas, call National Stem Cell Centers at (646) 448-0427 or (516) 403-1457 today to learn more about stem cell face-lifts. Or use our convenient online appointment request form to schedule your visit.