17 Feb Let’s talk about Puffy eye’s with Dr Holmes
Posted at 13:06h in News
How can I fix my puffy eyes, I’ve tried everything!
I often hear patients tell me, they have been to many skin therapists about their puffy eyes and been given creams and treatments and nothing has worked.
It is hard sometimes to tell a patient, there’s nothing easy that’s going to make a lot of difference to their concern, but puffy eyes are one of these cases where that’s sometimes the answer.
But not always!
There are some people where genetically/ anatomically they have always had puffiness under their eyes. Then no diet, sleep modification, skincare product or service can make it different.
Or perhaps with age a fat pad has popped out from under the eye created a bag that only a surgical approach with address.
But happily, there is a group of people where the under-eye area can be improved with cosmetic medicine and skin treatments. Not uncommonly a multifaceted approach is best, because there are multiple issues contributing to the situation.
The skin around the eye is like the “canary down the mine shaft” of the ageing face. It is skin like the rest of the face, but thinner and less resilient. The lymphatic drainage under the eye, and moisture draining down the tear duct can contribute to fluid buildup in this area too. In addition, poor hydration can add to dark circles under eyes. (Dark circles are a discussion all by themselves!)
Don’t listen to people telling you that they will fix that area by filling up the tear trough with dermal fillers. Of course, dermal fillers are used under the eye, but the more we learn about them, the more studies coming out about long term issues with tear trough filler, the more tear trough lumps or swelling need to be dissolved, the more it becomes apparent that you may be setting yourself up for long term problems using a lot of filler under the eyes to gain short term smoothness.
So, what else might be used successfully here? A holistic approach is important. Sunscreen is vital. Drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep. Maybe brightening ingredients and growth factors and stem cell protein creams depending on your skin.
You will need a personalised consultation with a reliable honest skin professional. Treatments may include, PRP, laser, Tixel, radiofrequency, chemical peels, and micro needling for examples.
You can see it won’t be a magical one-off instant fix. But with time and care, improvements can be achieved in this delicate area of the face.