Shh! Anti-agers no one but you need know about: How can I banish my unsightly eye bags for ever?
- An anonymous reader asked for advice on banishing their under-eye bags
- Inge van Lotringen shared a selection of tips from Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai
- Dr Sabrina says tear-trough filler in the right places can smooth out the area
Q I am 78 and considering a procedure to remove under-eye bags. What advice could you give me?
A Whether you want to opt for a surgical or non-surgical procedure, I would definitely select an oculoplastic (eye) surgeon to do the job, as they understand this complicated area best.
Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai (perfecteyesltd.com) recommends the following: ‘If the swelling is relatively minimal and the hollows are actually more significant than the bag, then expertly judged under-eye and tear-trough filler in the right places can smooth out the area. If the bags are prominent or you’re dealing with malar bags or festoons (swollen mounds on the lower eyelid, just above the cheek), filler will make the situation worse.
An anonymous reader asked Inge van Lotringen for advice on banishing their under-eye bags (file image)
‘In this case, your doctor will discuss lower eyelid blepharoplasty (eye-bag surgery).’
This starts anywhere from £3,000 to £6,000, while fillers would be upwards of £750.
Alternatively, Shah-Desai says moderately baggy skin can be tightened with radiofrequency microneedling (Morpheus8), ‘but results are variable and temporary, and a course of treatment can set you back £3,000.’
So, please select a reputable surgeon who also does non-surgical tweakments to assess you and help you weigh up options.
Inge van Lotringen (pictured) shared advice from Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai, who suggests tear-trough filler or lower eyelid blepharoplasty
- Email your questions to Ingeborg van Lotringen, author of Great Skin, at email@example.com