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How to Get Rid of Bags Under Eyes


Treatments for Bags Under Eyes

If you're ready to say goodbye to those bags under your eyes, you'll need to know what your options are. Living a healthy lifestyle might not be enough, and cucumber slices only go so far -- but what if you could take care of everything with a simple procedure that takes less than an hour? Better yet, what if you could just get an injection or have those bags eliminated with lasers? It might sound a little futuristic, but these are all actual options for treating under-eye bags.

Dermatologists can inject wrinkle fillers to reduce the appearance of under-eye baggage. When combined with Botox, the fillers have the ability to make you and your skin look years younger. Unfortunately, the results are temporary and the price tag is high. An injection will last you about eight months, so at a couple thousand dollars a pop it might not be worth it. An eyelift, on the other hand, can last more than a couple of decades.

Eyelifts involve melting the fat inside the under-eye bags and then tucking the loose skin that remains. It's an outpatient procedure that takes about an hour, and you'll need about two weeks for recovery. The cost is around $6,000, which might seem high -- but keep in mind that the results can last more than 20 years. When you compare that to the cost of injections, you definitely come out ahead. A new treatment that combines fat removal and laser resurfacing has also yielded some promising results, but it is yet to be made public and no one knows exactly how much it will cost [source: Science Daily].

If the high price tags of these options don't really fit your budget, keep reading to find out what home remedies you might be able to try.


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