One of the most common causes of eye bags for people in their 20s and 30s is familial genetics. But, before you start playing the blame game, here are three simple questions with answers you may need to know to explain why this is and three simple things you can do.
How do genetics and family history affect the appearance of eye bags?
The shape of the under eye area affects the depth of the under eye creases. Chances are that if you have these deep creases as a child, they are inherited and ultimately you will appear tired in early adulthood. These inherited creases are related to how much support you naturally have under the eyes, so if you are particularly “skinny” you will have a baseline of deeper creases in this area.
If I rest well, eat well, exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle, will I be able to rid myself of the tired look my family and I have?
Not necessarily. When a strong genetic tendency toward deep creases under the eyes exists, then lifestyle is not likely to change your anatomy. Physical features are likely hereditary and eye bags are no exception.
Why do my eye bags look worse with each passing year?
The reason is because your facial anatomy changes with time and age. As you age, you lose support below the skin, making the creases under the eyes deeper. As a result, your under eye bags darken and leave you with a tired appearance.
What can I do if I have eye bags in my 20s and 30s?
1. Attempt to camouflage the creases under the eyes with make-up and eye creams. There are a wide variety of great concealers and over-the-counter products available, however, using them effectively for camouflage requires constant reapplication. Even with regular application, makeup and creams can never really mimic the natural under eye shape.
2. Another option is surgery. Surgically cutting and stretching the skin of the under eye area to smooth wrinkles is a treatment option that is waning in popularity. Today, people are choosing this less frequently because of budgetary restraints and the unwillingness to sacrifice their natural appearance. Surgically cutting and stretching the skin may do just that.
3. The third option is a non-surgical procedure. Non-surgical aesthetic treatments are now able to restore the natural, youthful shape of the under eye are using micro-injections with non-permanent dermal fillers. An experienced injector knows that the art of this treatment is the ability blend the look of the treated area in with the surrounding areas of the eyes and upper cheek section of the face. Doing this effectively and artfully requires the use of multiple types of fillers.
The goal of non-surgical dermal fillers is not to camouflage but to return the folds in the under eye area to their original position, thus making you look rested and more refreshed without appearing fake and unnatural.
Watch Dr. Stephen Bracci Treat Eye Bags at Verve Medical Cosmetics