Treating Puffy Eyes
The list of causes of puffy eyes is a long one. It includes chronic contributors such as allergies, high salt intake, insomnia, and various medications, along with fat deposits that persist as we age. It also includes temporary or episodic triggers like alcohol, crying, high stress, and hormone changes. It's no wonder, then, that the condition is almost a universal complaint. Men and women; young and old-everyone is greeted by bags and pouches in the morning at least sometimes.
As you probably know, the skin around your eyes is some of the most delicate skin on your body. It's thin when you're young, and it gets thinner and less resilient with time. The many tiny blood vessels under the eyes swell in response to the slightest change, your skin does a poor job of concealing the swelling, and presto! Puffy eyes.
The list of "home remedies" for puffy eyes is almost as long as the list of causes. You may have tried cucumber slices and tea bags, some of the most common popular treatments. These may soothe the skin and help to some extent temporarily, but they aren't practical for frequent use nor do they offer long-term improvement. And indeed they don't work at all on fat deposits. Some people even recommend hemorrhoid cream to shrink the underlying blood vessels, but there's no medical evidence that this option works. Not only that, hemorrhoid cream is not safe for the eyes and it dries the skin as well.
Instead of trying the do-it-yourself route, come in for treatment at Rejuvenate! We know the easiest, most effective ways to eliminate puffy eyes and we'll be happy to share them with you.
Smooth and Soothe the Bags and Pouches
When you come work with us at Rejuvenate!, we'll create a treatment plan that will have you looking like you're the most well-rested person in Colorado.
- Because each individual is different, and because the factors that contribute to your puffy eyes can be so variable, our compounding pharmacist will create a skin care regimen for your eyes alone. He blends medical grade ingredients you can't get without a prescription to provide nutrients, increase tone and elasticity, and promote effective circulation.
- In addition to your personalized skin care regimen, we'll also prescribe Vital Therapy for Puffy Eyes. Available only through physicians, the product contains powerful ingredients including L-Retinol, silicon, vitamins, natural essential oils, and shea butter. Used just once a day at bedtime, it helps erase fine lines, lighten dark circles, and soften the skin around your eyes, as well as diminishing puffiness.
If puffy eyes are present more often than not when you glance in the mirror each morning, chances are they're caused by little pockets of fat that have become permanent over time. In this case, you may want to consider eyelid surgery. One of our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Vath or Dr. Wolfe, can evaluate your condition and let you know whether this is the best choice to achieve the results you desire. Today's eyelid surgery is not only safe and effective; it involves minimal discomfort and a relatively short recovery time.
No matter what the best course of treatment may be for your individual needs, you can be sure we will be honest with you. Our goal is to establish rewarding, long-term relationships with our skin care patients in Colorado. We'll be here for you today and in the future. Please call us at 303.279.6100 (Golden) or 303.951.2100 (Cherry Creek) to schedule an appointment today. Our two offices are conveniently located to serve the entire Denver metro area. One is located just outside of Denver in lovely Golden, Colorado immediately off of I-70 and the other is located downtown in Cherry Creek, Denver.