Can you help puffy, baggy eyes?

Q: My concerns are puffy eyes and bags under the eyes. What's a very good eye serums for my concerns? I've tried a lot of eye products high end to drugstore. Can you give me advice about considering a medical eye lift?

Dr. Reichel: Most of the over-the-counter eye creams and serums are able to add moisture to the skin around your eyes, however, they will do little for dark circles, puffiness, bags, or significant wrinkles. They may improve fine lines, and tighten the skin a little. What does that mean? There probably isn't an eye serum out there that will significantly improve your concerns.

Still, I ALWAYS recommend that you use an eye cream. The extra moisture is really important for the fine skin around the eyes. I like to put it on as the last thing that I do before going to bed each night. My favorite eyecream is Skinceuticals "A.G.E." We carrry here in our office. Having said that, you do not need to spend a lot of money on an expensive eye cream or serum if it is going to crunch your budget. A simple one from the local pharmacy will also work.

It does sound like you may be a candidate for something more "serious" - it could be as easy as Botox and Juvederm, or it may be time to think about a lower eyelid blepharoplasty.

Please come in for a cosmetic consultation. I would love to see you. Call 206-859-5777 for an appointment.

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