Eye Bags or Shadows at The MW Clinic London

Is treating eye bags easy?

    The delicate tear trough area requires a very careful and considered approach. Eye bags or shadows commonly cause an aged and tired appearance.

What are the causes of eye bags?

    The causes are typically multi-factorial, influenced by genetics, aging, fluid retention or dehydration, allergies, lack of sleep, and lifestyle choices in both men and women.

Is surgery need to treat eye bags?

    At The MW Clinic London, Dr Meg Minasian, our expert ophthalmic surgeon and aesthetic doctor, offers various non-surgical treatments to help patients achieve a refreshed and youthful appearance.

Can skin boosters help eye bags?

    A lovely, relatively non-invasive first step to improving eye bags or shadows is the use of injectable hyaluronic acid based skin boosters or polynucleotides, which can achieve great improvements in this area.

What other treatments are there for eye bags?

    A particularly effective and non-invasive option, avoiding any injectables, involves phototherapy using the Sciton BBL Skin Tyte and Forever Young modalities to refresh and rejuvenate the delicate tear trough area. This treatment uses heat to stimulate collagen production, tighten the skin and reduce eye bags' appearance. It is a quick, comfortable, highly effective, downtime-free procedure.

Can fillers help eye bags?

    Another injectable option for deeper volume loss in the tear trough area are dermal fillers. Utilising the innovative and comprehensive Teoxane range, made from hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body. The under-eye area can be beautifully restored, with a specific combination of their products. These include Redensity 2, the only FDA approved product for the under-eye area, or replacing lost volume and support in the mid-cheek area. 

Who will treat me for eye bags?

    Our experienced doctor Dr Meg Minasian at The MW Clinic London provides her patients with a personalised treatment plan that addresses their unique concerns and helps them feel confident and beautiful. If you're struggling with eye bags or shadows, or other signs of aging, contact us today to schedule your consultation.


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Please find below many of the most common other questions about eye bags or shadows asked by our clients, and answered by our expert doctor, Dr Meg Minasian.

    How can I remove eye bags naturally?

      There are several natural remedies to reduce the appearance of eye bags, such as applying cold compresses, using cucumber slices, getting enough sleep, staying hydrated, and reducing salt intake.

    How can I remove eye bags permanently?

      Removing eye bags permanently typically requires medical interventions such as some form of surgery or laser treatments. A consultation with a Dr Meg Minasian is recommended to explore options.

    Can oversleeping cause eye bags?

      Oversleeping can sometimes contribute to eye bags due to fluid retention, but it is not the sole cause. Other factors like genetics, aging, and lifestyle habits also play a role.

    How to hide dark circles?

      To hide dark circles, you can use concealer, colour correctors, or makeup techniques such as applying a brightening under-eye setting powder or using a light-reflecting highlighter.

    How long does it take to get rid of eye bags?

      The time it takes to get rid of eye bags varies depending on the cause and the specific treatment or remedy used. It can range from a few days to several weeks or longer.

    Can eye bags go away?

      Eye bags may diminish with lifestyle changes, proper skincare, or temporary remedies, but some cases may require medical intervention for long-lasting results.

    How do you prevent bad eye bags?

      To prevent or minimise eye bags, it is important to get enough sleep, manage stress, stay hydrated, avoid excessive alcohol consumption, protect the skin from sun damage, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

    Can stress cause eye bags?

      Stress can contribute to the development of eye bags due to its impact on sleep quality, circulation, and skin health. However, other factors may also play a role.

    Can dermatologists remove eye bags?

      Dermatologists or plastic surgeons can perform various procedures to remove or reduce the appearance of eye bags, such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) or laser treatments.

    Will dark circles go away with sleep?

      Improving sleep quality alone may help reduce the appearance of dark circles, but it may not completely eliminate them. Other factors like genetics, skin pigmentation, and lifestyle habits also contribute.

    Does a lack of food cause eye bags?

      A lack of proper nutrition or dehydration can contribute to the appearance of eye bags, but it is not the sole cause. Other factors like genetics, aging, and lifestyle habits also play a role.

    Can sugar cause eye bags?

      Excessive sugar consumption can contribute to inflammation, fluid retention, and skin issues, which may indirectly affect the appearance of eye bags. Maintaining a balanced diet is important for overall skin health.

    What is the cause of eye bags?

      Eye bags can be caused by various factors, including genetics, aging, fluid retention, weakened skin elasticity, allergies, sleep deprivation, stress, smoking, and certain medical conditions.

    What deficiency causes bags under eyes?

      Nutritional deficiencies, particularly deficiencies in vitamins A, D, E, C, K, and B12, iron, can contribute to the appearance of bags under the eyes. However, other factors may also play a role.

    Do eye drops reduce dark circles?

      Eye drops are primarily used to relieve dryness or irritation in the eyes and do not directly reduce dark circles. However, they may temporarily improve the appearance by reducing eye redness or fatigue.

    What deficiency causes bags under eyes?

      Vitamin K deficiency is often associated with the appearance of dark circles or bags under the eyes. However, it is important to consider other factors and consult with a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.

    What treatment is best for under eye?

      The best treatment for under-eye concerns depends on the specific issue. Options include topical creams containing ingredients like retinol or hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers, chemical peels, laser therapy, or surgical procedures. Consulting with a dermatologist or cosmetic specialist can provide personalized recommendations.

    What cream is best for under eye?

      There are various creams available for under-eye concerns, and the best one depends on individual needs and preferences. Look for creams that contain ingredients like retinol, peptides, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, or caffeine, as they can help address specific concerns such as fine lines, dark circles, or puffiness.

    Is under eye treatment safe?

      Under-eye treatments can be safe when performed by qualified professionals and used as directed. However, it is essential to consult with a dermatologist or specialist to assess the suitability of specific treatments for individual circumstances and to minimize any potential risks or side effects.

    Do under-eye creams really work?

      Under-eye creams can provide temporary improvements in hydration, texture, and appearance. However, their effectiveness varies depending on the specific ingredients and the underlying cause of the concern. For significant or long-lasting results, other treatments like fillers, laser therapy, or surgical procedures may be more effective.

    What deficiency causes dark circles?

      Dark circles under the eyes can be caused by various factors, including genetics, thinning skin, blood vessel visibility, or lifestyle factors like lack of sleep or excessive sun exposure. Nutritional deficiencies are not a direct cause of dark circles, but maintaining a balanced diet can support overall skin health.

    How can I tighten my under eye naturally?

      Natural methods for tightening under-eye skin include practicing good skincare habits like gentle cleansing, moisturizing, and using sunscreen, applying cold compresses, getting adequate sleep, managing stress levels, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and hydration. However, natural remedies may have limited effects and may not achieve significant tightening.

    How can I permanently tighten my under-eye skin?

      Permanently tightening under-eye skin typically requires medical interventions such as laser resurfacing, radiofrequency treatments, or surgical procedures like blepharoplasty. These options should be discussed with a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon to determine the most suitable approach based on individual needs and desired outcomes.

    What causes saggy skin under eyes?

      Saggy skin under the eyes can be caused by factors such as natural aging, loss of collagen and elasticity, genetics, sun exposure, smoking, or lifestyle habits. These factors contribute to the breakdown of the skin's support structure, resulting in sagging or drooping skin in the under-eye area.

    How can I tighten and thicken my under-eye skin?

      To improve the tightness and thickness of under-eye skin, options include using topical products with ingredients like retinol or peptides, undergoing professional treatments such as injectable polynucleotides, skin boosters, radiofrequency or ultrasound therapy, or considering surgical procedures like blepharoplasty. Consulting with a dermatologist or eye surgeon is recommended to determine the most suitable approach.

    How can I remove dark circles permanently?

      Permanently removing dark circles may require medical treatments like laser therapy, chemical peels, or fillers, depending on the underlying cause. It is advisable to consult with a dermatologist or cosmetic specialist to assess the specific cause of dark circles and determine the most appropriate treatment approach for long-lasting results.