What concerns many is how persistent eye festoon bags are and if they can be treated. For those who are not willing to undergo surgery to improve the appearance, there are some conservative options including the following:
- Herbal remedies and Vitamin K
- Neotensil (Spandex for the eye)
- Dermal Fillers
In Chinese medicine, dysfunction of internal organs present themselves on the face. Problems around the eyes are believed to be connected to some underlying imbalance, usually involving the kidneys, adrenal glands, and the liver. Well-trained acupuncturists will take a full health history to pinpoint the culprit and then treat the acupuncture points associated with the imbalance. Doing it will improve the appearance of bags and dark circles. Holistic acupuncturists may also prescribe herbal medicine or micronutrients, such as Licorice, Angelica, Milk Thistle, or Vitamin K. They will improve the functioning of those organs, bring nutrients to the affected area, and result in improved facial representation of organ function.
Neotensil™ is a new product. It involves the application of two layers of product that works to reshape the skin and acts much like Spandex. Step 1 involves the placement of a reshaping base layer. Step 2 application of an activating layer that cross links with the base layer; resulting in shaping the skin under the eye. The improvement seen can last up to 16 hours.
Dermal Fillers can improve the appearance by “filling in” the space below the fat pad thereby blending the fat pad to the cheek curve. Results can last up to one year.
Lipodissolve is injection of a solution into the fat pad that essentially dissolves the fat pad. This should be done with extreme caution and can be associated with significant erythema (redness) and edema (swelling) for up to 10 days and may need to be repeated.