Swelling of the eye, also referred to as periorbital puffiness, refers to the presence of excess fluid (edema) in the connective tissues around the eye, most commonly the eyelids.
What foods cause puffy eyes?
-Caffeine and carbonated drinks
Why is my face so puffy in the morning?
You may occasionally wake up with a swollen, puffy face. This could happen as a result of pressure being placed on your face while sleeping. However, a swollen, puffy face can also arise from a facial injury or indicate an underlying medical condition. In most cases, a medical professional should treat facial swelling.
The following tips can help reduce or eliminate under-eye bags:
-Use a cool compress – wet a clean washcloth with cool water.
-Cut down on fluids before bedtime and reduce salt in your diet.
-Get enough sleep.
-Sleep with your head slightly raised.
-Reduce allergy symptoms.
If you think the swelling under your eyes is caused by an allergy, ask your doctor about prescription allergy medications.
Various wrinkle treatments are used to improve the appearance of puffiness under the eyes. These include laser resurfacing and/or chemical peels and fillers, which may improve skin tone, tighten the skin and rejuvenate the look of bags under the eyes.
Depending on what’s causing bags under the eyes, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) may be a treatment option. During blepharoplasty (Blef-uh-roe-plas-tee), the surgeon removes excess fat through an incision in the natural crease of the upper eyelid or inside the lower lid, then rejoins the skin with tiny dissolving stitches. The procedure is usually done as an outpatient procedure.
In addition to correcting under-eye bags, blepharoplasty can also repair:
-Baggy or puffy upper eyelids.
-Excess skin of the upper eyelid that interferes with your vision.