Under Eye Bags Treatment, West Malling, Kent

Eye bags are a common problem at any age. Some people inherit naturally prominent eye bags, whilst others develop them due to a lack of sleep, unhealthy lifestyle, and age. Puffy eye bags can give the appearance of fatigue, poor health and can be very difficult to conceal with makeup. So, what can you do to improve their appearance? Read on for everything you need to know.

What are eye bags?

When we talk about ‘eye bags’ we mean herniated fat pads under the eye, although bags can also reference puffiness or herniated fat pads bugling outwards against the delicate muscles under the eye. Because the skin around your eyes is so thin and comparatively weak, the swelling is not only particularly visible, but it also tends to hang in little pouches underneath the eyes. There are over ten muscles around our eyes squinting, smiling, and expressing all day long, and constantly contracting those muscles can create wrinkles. It’s another reason the area tends to be one of the first places to show fine lines as we age.

What causes eye bags?

 Eye bags can generally be attributed to one of three things:


As you get older and start losing the tug of war with gravity, the fat pads in your face descend. Combined with the loss of collagen and elastin in the skin, this results in sagging. We have little fat pads underneath our eyes, too, and these can descend into the pocket of skin that makes up the lower part of the bottom eyelid.

Fluid retention

Which can just happen on its own, but can be made worse by using heavy creams in the eye area, crying, eating too much salt, sleep deprivation, too much sleep, diet, too much alcohol and smoking.

Allergies and other diseases

Which encourage you to rub your eyes, which irritates the skin and puffs it up into bags.

What are the best non-surgical treatments for under-eye bags?

This really depends on what kind of under-eye bags you have, although most non-surgical options focus on brightening the under-eye area to reduce the appearance of bags.

Let’s look at the options…


Polynucleotides foster deep renewal and bio-stimulation of the periorbital skin. Their high-density but low molecular weight structure allows a fast penetration into tissues. As a result, it’s a very effective way to decrease lower eyelid puffiness whilst smoothing wrinkles and restoring volume loss. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, which attract water under the skin and so aren’t usually suitable for treating eye puffiness, polynucleotide injectables contain a highly purified polynucleotide matrix which works to hydrate, reduce free radical damage and boost collagen production.


If the eye bags are due to mild fat pad herniation or volume loss, then expertly judged filler in the right places can smooth the area out. But if the issue is primarily with prominent puffiness, filler will make the situation worse – which is why it’s crucial to get a thorough consultation with an eye area expert.

LightEyes Ultra

Light Eyes Ultra is an innovative mesotherapy cocktail (a minimally invasive procedure whereby a mixture of vitamins, amino acids and minerals are injected into the mesodermal layer of the skin) containing hyaluronic acid, ruscus, vitamin C and antioxidant to combat everything from eye bags and dark circles to crepey skin, wrinkles and dehydration. It uses purely natural ingredients that don’t change your features but enhance and maintain a fresh look.

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at improving the appearance of under-eye bags, which can give an individual a tired or aged look. As mentioned previously, one of the primary reasons for under-eye bags is the protrusion or herniation of fat pads beneath the eyes. With age, the membrane that holds this fat in place weakens, allowing the fat to push forward. During a lower eyelid blepharoplasty, the surgeon can remove or reposition this excess fat, significantly reducing the appearance of puffiness and bags under the eyes.

If you’d like to discuss under-eye bags, and the options available, click here to enquire or to book a consultation.