Eyelid bags are an aesthetic issue characterized by swelling or protrusion beneath the eyes. They make your face appear tired and aged. Fortunately, there are non-invasive treatments like chemical blepharoplasty to address them. Keep reading to learn more.
Why eyelid bags form
This condition can be caused by several factors, including:
- Fat accumulation.. With aging, the tissues that support the eyelids weaken, and the fat normally present around the eyes can shift forward, creating a baggy appearance.
- Fluid retention. Periocular fluid retention can be caused by factors such as lack of sleep, excessive sodium intake, alcohol consumption, allergies, or sinus problems. Excess fluid can accumulate in the tissues and cause swelling around the eyes.
- Loss of skin elasticity. Over time, the skin tends to lose elasticity and can become looser. This can cause the tissue under the eyes to bulge and form bags.
- Genetic factors. Genetic predisposition can also play a role in the appearance of eyelid bags. Some individuals may have a facial and skin structure that makes them more prone to developing bags under the eyes.
- Lifestyle factors. Stress, lack of sleep, smoking, unprotected sun exposure, and poor diet can contribute to the development of eyelid bags.
It’s important to note that eyelid bags can be more prominent in certain individuals due to a combination of these factors. If eyelid bags disrupt the harmony of your face, it’s time to consider chemical blepharoplasty with Dr. María Fernanda Benavides.
How are eyelid bags treated with a chemical blepharoplasty?
Lipase, collagenase, and hyaluronidase are enzymes used during a chemical blepharoplasty to treat eyelid bags. Here’s how these enzymes are used during the procedure:
- In the treatment of eyelid bags, lipase can be used in a procedure known as enzymatic lipolysis. A solution containing lipase is injected into the fat beneath the eyes to break it down and facilitate its elimination by the body. This can help reduce the volume of eyelid bags.
- In the treatment of eyelid bags, collagenase is used to remodel and tighten the skin under the eyes. The enzyme is injected into the treated area to stimulate collagen production and improve the appearance of eyelid bags.
- Thehyaluronidase enzymeis used in some cases to dissolve and remove excess hyaluronic acid in the area of eyelid bags, which can help reduce their appearance.
As you can see, chemical blepharoplasty is a great option to restore beauty to your face if you suffer from eyelid bags. You can contact usto provide you with more information about this treatment.