The good news: Oftentimes, resolution is easier than you may realize.
Under Eye Hollows
One of the most common causes of under eye hollows, wrinkles and dark circles is volume loss due to aging, sun damage or drastic weight loss. (It is important to mention, dark circles are more commonly an issue of the vasculature showing through thinned skin than it is from darkening of skin itself.)
Restoring lost volume along the tear trough and upper cheek with dermal fillers, and relaxing under eye wrinkles with Botox injections, are quick, effective, and two of the most satisfying treatments for patients.
Product requirements may include Eye Cream, Retinoids, and other products formulated to target dermal density and texture.
Under Eye Bags
Studies show, under eye bags, or steatoblepharon, cause sufferers more psychosocial distress than hollows. There are many potential reasons for under eye bags that come and go, such as fluid retention from excessive salt intake, allergies, hormonal imbalance, sleep deprivation, etc. More chronic bag situations likely are caused from fatty tissue protruding through weakened and herniated ligaments that have been holding this tissue in place.
Non-surgical treatment requires smoothing the contours and blending the volume deficit between the bags and the hollows with dermal fillers. The other treatment option is a surgical one.
Product options may include Eye Cream and Retinoids.
Exciting news: There are a few products in the pipeline shown to successfully dissolve fat cells and shrink under eye bags. Fingers crossed in hopes they meet FDA requirements.