How Can I Tighten The Skin Under My Eyes? – An Easy Guide

Sleep 8 hours. Take naps. Stay hydrated. Try every facemask at Lush. Make DIY facemasks with every ingredient in your fridge. Yet, those bags under your eyes are still there. If you have tried everything and still find yourself asking “how can I tighten the skin under my eyes?” then it might be time to consider a more effective treatment, such as surgery or Eye Fx™ at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic in Orange County, CA. 

What Causes Sagging Eyelids and Bags Under The Eyes?

Sagging, loose skin, and puffiness around the eyes is most commonly caused by natural aging. As you age, the tissues around your eyes normally begin to droop and can move into your eyelids, creating the appearance of puffiness. The muscles around your eyes can also weaken over time, which will cause the appearance of loose skin around the eyes.

It is also normal for your face to lose fat over time, which contributes to the development of loose skin and lost volume. It can also be genetic, so if your parents developed under eye bags at a young age, then you probably will too. 

Other factors can worsen this effect, making you look tired and dehydrated. Things like fluid retention can make your face appear extra puffy; for some people, reducing their salt intake can correct this. Chronic lack of sleep, smoking, and allergies can also cause loose skin under the eyes. Before you consider a serious procedure to improve the appearance of your eyes, it is recommended that you catch up on sleep, quit smoking, and try to manage your allergies to see if these changes make an improvement. 

The good news is that loose skin under the eyes is rarely an indication of a more serious medical condition. However, it is an annoying cosmetic concern, and color correcting makeup and under eye concealer products are not cheap. 

How Can I Tighten the Skin Under My Eyes?

If the Google results for “how can I tighten the skin under my eyes?” told you to cover your face in cayenne pepper and apple cider vinegar, we’re going to stop you right there. There are two safe, effective ways to tighten the skin under your eyes: Eye Fx™ or lower eyelid surgery. Qazi Cosmetic Clinic offers both procedures at our conveniently located office in Orange County. When you get Eye Fx™, Dr. Nadir Qazi will expertly perform the procedure himself in order to restore your youth and give you tight, glowing skin. Lower blepharoplasty surgery is performed by Dr. Qazi’s expert team of local plastic surgeons, who use the latest surgical techniques to give you scar-free, natural-looking results. 

Eye Fx™: The Non-Invasive, Non-Surgical Solution To Reduce Under Eye Bags

Eye Fx™ is a revolutionary new procedure that utilizes both PRP and dermal fillers to rejuvenate your eyes. Many people with loose skin under their eyes need to have the texture and quality of their skin corrected before they can get fillers to reverse the loss of volume. You may have heard of PRP – also known as the “vampire facial” – because many celebrities, including the Kardashians swear by it. However, it also has huge healing benefits for athletes as well. Everyone from Kobe Bryant to Alex Rodriguez and Tiger Wood have undergone PRP to help them recover from injuries. 

When you get PRP as part of your Eye Fx™ treatment, here is what to expect: 

First, Dr. Qazi will draw a small amount of your blood and put it into a centrifuge to separate it into its components. This normally takes about 15 minutes. If you have any concerns about needles or having your blood drawn, be sure to discuss it with Dr. Qazi during your consultation.

The purpose of separating your blood is to isolate the plasma in it. Plasma contains special proteins that promote healing and cell growth. When the plasma is isolated and applied to damaged tissues, it promotes healing. 

Once the plasma is purified, it can be activated to amplify the power of your body’s platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM). This is like PRP (platelet-rich plasma) but it is highly concentrated, lasts longer in the skin, contributes to greater healing, and provides more lift to the skin than PRP alone. Dr. Qazi prefers to use PRFM to PRP because it is able to provide greater results and it is more versatile than PRP. 

 Dr. Qazi will use a small cannula to inject the plasma into the area under your eyes. Most patients report that this process is relatively painless; it feels like a quick, small pinch and then it will be over. 

Immediately after the injection, you may notice that your cheeks appear more full and that you look more flushed than usual. This is normal and will go away shortly after your body absorbs the plasma. The plasma injection is designed to improve the appearance of your skin by providing greater blood flow and increased healing. 

PRP and PRFM are very popular among patients in Orange County because it is a natural procedure that uses your body’s own proteins to reverse loose skin, discoloration, and puffiness. For those who do not want foreign substances injected into their skin, plasma injections may be the answer. 

How Dermal Fillers Can Tighten the Skin Under Your Eyes

The second part of the Eye Fx™ treatment is the injection of dermal fillers.

If you are wondering “how can I tighten the skin under my eyes?” then dermal fillers are going to be the answer. The first step of this treatment, the PRP, is designed to reduce discoloration under the eyes and improve skin texture. Once that area looks beautiful and youthful, then Dr. Qazi can use dermal fillers to correct the loose skin. 

Loose skin can occur on any area of the body. It is usually caused by loss of volume in that area, either due to fat loss or muscle loss. You most often hear about loose skin after significant weight loss – which is why Renuvion skin tightening is so popular at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic. It is also possible to get loose skin on the face as well, especially under the eyes and near the jawline. This is also caused by loss of volume, so the best way to correct it is by using dermal fillers to replace that volume. 

When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Qazi, he will recommend a specific brand of filler that will work best with your skin. Voluma and Belotero are especially effective for the area under the eyes. 

When you get the Eye Fx™ treatment, it will take about 3 sessions to achieve your desired results. Each session lasts about an hour, but because it is so safe and non-invasive, you are safe to go about the rest of your day immediately after the treatment. Your results will be visible immediately; however, your skin will continue to build up collagen over the next 3 months. How long your results last will depend on how well you take care of your skin. For most patients, their results last for several months before they require a follow-up appointment to maintain their results. 

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    How Can I Tighten the Skin Under My Eyes With Surgery?

    Your second option for tightening the skin under your eyes is to get under eye surgery at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic. One benefit of surgery is that it is permanent, meaning that you won’t require follow-up appointments every few months. If you also want to treat other areas of your face, such as your brows or your upper eyelids, then multiple surgical procedures can be performed all at once to streamline your recovery. 

    When you get lower blepharoplasty surgery, it will require more preparation and a greater recovery time than Eye Fx™ does. Surgery itself is also more involved because you will be under general anesthesia while a surgeon cuts away the excess skin and stitches your face back together. In some cases, if you have lost significant volume under your eyes, a fat transfer may be necessary to rejuvenate your eyes.

    When you get surgery to tighten the skin under your eyes, you will need to follow your doctor’s instructions to prepare for the procedure. You may need to:

    • Quit smoking
    • Stop taking blood thinners and herbal supplements that increase your risk of bleeding.
    • Arrange for someone to drive you home and look after you following the procedure.
    • Stock up on cold compresses and sunglasses. 
    • Stop eating at midnight before your surgery.

    After the surgery, it can take several weeks to fully recover. Because your face will be swollen and bruised, you will not be able to see your results right away. Here’s what to expect for your recovery timeline: 

    • Immediately after surgery, the treatment area will be swollen and bruised. 
    • Apply a cold compress to the treatment area for the first 48 hours. This will reduce the swelling and ease discomfort. 
    • Some lingering bruising, dry eyes, and overall discomfort is normal. Your doctor may prescribe eye drops to ease this discomfort. 
    • You will need to avoid all strenuous activity for 1 weeks, and you should wear a hat and dark sunglasses when you go outside. Too much sun damage can hurt your results. 
    • If your surgeon used traditional stitches, you will need to come in for a post-op appointment to have them removed. 
    • After 10-14 days, your face should be healed enough for you to return to your normal activities. 
    • It can take up to 6 months for your results to be final. 
    • The results of lower blepharoplasty surgery are permanent, meaning that they won’t wear off over time. However, factors like aging, sun damage, smoking, and injury to the area can cause the loose skin under your eyes to return. 
    • If you experience excessive bleeding, difficulty healing, cysts near the stitches, vision damage, double vision, drooping upper eyelid, discoloration, necrosis, numbness, or infection, contact Qazi Cosmetic Clinic immediately. 

    Under Eye Surgery or Eye Fx™ – Which Procedure is Right For Me?

    If you are unsure which procedure is right for you, schedule a consultation with Qazi Cosmetic Clinic! Dr. Qazi will make a recommendation based on your goals, lifestyle, and needs, as well as determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. 

    Eye Fx™ is safe for almost anyone. If you have baggy eyes, dark circles, or want to improve the texture of the skin near your eyes, then you would be a great candidate for this non-invasive procedure. Patients of all ages, as well as men, come to Qazi Cosmetic Clinic to get Eye Fx™ treatment!

    However, not everyone is a good candidate for surgery, nor is it the right choice for everyone. The ideal candidate for lower blepharoplasty surgery is someone who has severe under eye bags and loose skin, who is a healthy non-smoker, and who is able to take some time off work to recover. Anyone considering surgery to tighten the skin under their eyes should also have realistic expectations for their results and be able to follow all pre-op and post-op instructions as closely as possible. 

    Of course, all procedures have their pros and cons. Here are some considerations for Eye Fx™ vs. under eye surgery. 

    Pros of Eye Fx™

    • No downtime. You can drive yourself home and go back to your day immediately after! 
    • Safe for all patients.
    • Fewer risks and side effects than surgery.
    • More affordable in the short term. 
    • Instant results. 
    • Safe, fast, and non-invasive 
    • PRP uses your body’s natural healing powers.
    • The results look completely natural.

    Pros of Under Eye Surgery 

    • The results are nearly permanent if you take care of your skin.
    • The procedure is one-and-done.
    • If you want a total transformation, you can get multiple procedures at once.
    • More affordable in the long term than repeated non-invasive procedures.
    • Can treat a range of cosmetic concerns, no matter how severe.

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      How Can I Tighten the Skin Under My Eyes? Start By Calling Qazi Cosmetic Clinic!

      If you want to say goodbye to the bags and loose skin under your eyes, start by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Qazi. If you are unsure which procedure is right for you, Dr. Qazi can make a recommendation. If you really want one procedure or another, then Dr. Qazi can answer all your questions and address your concerns. 

      By: Dr. Nadir Qazi

      Dr. Nadir Qazi is a board certified physician specializing in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and an instructor for advanced injections and laser techniques.

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