Heavy Baggage: Top 5 Hacks to Treat Bags Under the Eye

Regardless of your age, under-eye bags do not discriminate. Most people can attest to the fact that if you have to deal with any kind of stress level, the area under the eyes is the first one to be affected. Chances are, you’ve desperately Googled “how to treat bags under the eyes” more than you are willing to admit. Yet despite trying every type of expensive cream, lotion, and potion on the market, your under-eye bags keep showing up time and time again.

Stress may not even be a factor when it comes to who gets bags under their eyes and who does not. If your parents had to deal with under-eye bags, then there’s a good chance you have to as well. Dealing with genetic bags under the eyes can prove to be extremely frustrating, especially when you are taking all the proactive steps necessary to avoid any under-eye puffiness, such as getting enough rest, exercising, and avoiding sodium.

At Elias Dermatology, it doesn’t matter if your under-eye bags are hereditary or not; we have plenty of solutions to help you get rid of any puffiness under the eyes.

Some of our top five hacks to treat under-eye bags include:

  1. Don’t Forget Sunscreen  



It is important to apply sunscreen under your eye area so that your skin can stay protected from harmful UV rays. Make sure to apply the eye cream in the morning so your skin stays protected throughout the day. You should also apply a thicker eye cream right before you go to sleep as it will help you wake up with beautiful, hydrated skin under your eyes.



  1. See Your Dermatologist for Laser Treatment

Laser treatments have recently become more popular among the crowd looking to eliminate under-eye bags, and it’s easy to see why. Most laser treatments use resurfacing lasers, and/or pigment and vascular lasers.

Once you’ve finished your first laser treatment session, your body’s natural healing process kicks in and replaces damaged, old tissue with fresh elastin and collagen. Schedule an appointment with a Fort Lauderdale dermatologist in order to figure out which laser treatment is best suited for your specific concerns.

  1. Use Frozen Tea Bags

One of the most tried and true methods for getting rid of any puffiness is to apply frozen tea bags under your eyes. This works because frozen tea bags cause the vessels underlying the skin to get smaller, otherwise known as vasoconstriction when they are placed under the eye area.

Caffeinated tea bags increase blood flow to the skin and contain powerful antioxidants. Researchers have found that green tea has anti-inflammatory effects, making it a great candidate for the next time you use frozen tea bags under your eyes. All you have to do is steep two tea bags for about three to five minutes, allow them to chill in the fridge for 20 minutes, and then squeeze out any extra liquid before placing then under your eyes for about 15-30 minutes.

  1. Schedule an Appointment for Microneedling

Undereye bags

Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling can reduce scarring, wrinkles, and pigment issues. What exactly kind of pigment issues can it resolve, you ask? If you guessed under-eye bags, then you would be correct. The procedure punctures the skin with fine needles in order to rejuvenate the skin being treated, leaving your eyes bag-free.


  1. Head to the Dermatologist for Fillers

For more severe bags under the eyes, schedule an appointment with a Fort Lauderdale dermatologist to learn more about how fillers can help you. Juvederm is a long-lasting and incredibly effective filler for getting rid of eye bags - without having to go under the knife.

A gel-based filler containing hyaluronic acid, Juvederm fillers can plump up the skin and restore lost volume to the under eye area. If your eye bags are a result of cheek deflation, fillers can mask bags under the eyes by restoring the smooth transition from the under-eye to the cheeks.

Are you ready to nip bags under your eyes in the bud once and for all? Schedule your appointment at Elias Dermatology today.