How to Remove Eye Bags Permanently?

remove eye bags permenantly

Just as they are going to hit their thirties, yet look in the mirror and find themselves crossing their forties. Puffy eyes, saggy skin with dark circles ! Only Eye bag victims can understand this frustration. Eyebags are puffiness or swelling under the eyes. The skin around the eyes is very delicate, so when fluids accumulate there, it can result in a swollen or puffy appearance, often resembling bags. Sometimes, eye bags can also be accompanied by dark circles, adding to the tired or aged appearance.

Depending on the severity of the under-eye bags and underlying cause dozens of treatment options are available. Invasive treatments require surgical procedures and other non-invasive treatments don’t require at all.

The good news is that we are going to cover Non-invasive or Minimally invasive ways to remove Eye bags without resorting to any major surgery. Some treatments are accessible to get at your home while some are available at Skin Care clinics. Have puffy bags beneath your eyes made you feel tired and older than your actual age? Indeed you are not alone in wishing to get rid of these persistent eye bags permanently. This article is about eye bag treatment without surgery.

What Causes Under Eye Bags?

Several sedative lifestyle and Genetic Factors may lead to the formation of bags under the eyes. Here are some causes of its formation

  1. Natural Aging Process
  2. Intake of High Salts in Diet
  3. Inflammation and Allergic Reaction of Eyes 
  4. Thyroids Problems 
  5. Genetic Issues
  6. Prolonged Exposure to Sun
  7. Dehydration 
  8. Deprivation and Stress

Natural Aging 

Skin texture and tone changes as the age passes. Natural aging is the main pillar that leads to the diminishing of collagen and elastin. It results in 

  • Loosening of skin under delicate areas of skin
  • Fat Redistribution
  • Decrease the lymphatic drainage and cause swelling 

Intake of Salty diets

Diets containing high sodium promote water retention. It can cause puffiness and promote swelling under the eyelids.

Inflammation and Allergic Reaction of Eyes

Inflammation and allergic reactions like conjunctivitis trigger blood vessels to dilate and result in swelling and puffiness around the eyes.

Thyroid Problems: Hypothyroidism forces the immune cells to attack on the tissues around the eyes and cause swelling.

Genetic: Genetic factors can play a significant role in the development of eye bags.

Exposure to sun: Prolonged exposure to UV rays can promote the production of Melanin and Hyperpigmentation that may lead to dark circles under the eyes. It can also cause sagging.

Dehydration: Water is essential to flush out the toxins that cause inflammation and puffiness around the eyes.

Stress and Deprivation: Stress may lead to a lack of sleep called Deprivation. Lack of sleep due to stress or any other factor may cause less collagen production, promote poor circulation of blood around the eyes and eye muscles and cause swelling.

Non-Invasive Treatments to Get Rid of Eye Bags

Home treatments are temporary fixes to reduce puffiness. Various wrinkle treatments have been proven effective against eye bags. You can get these treatments from nearby Skincare Clinics for permanent removal .

  1. Fillers
  2. Laser resurfacing
  3. Chemical peel

Dermal filler 

Dermal Filler injections made up of hyaluronic acid are injected under eye areas. They are particularly effective against under-eye dark circles by

  • Stimulating the Production of Collagen
  • Restoring the Volume 
  • Reducing the appearance of bags
  • hare particularly effective against 
  • Plumping up the under-eye area

The best results can be achieved by repeating treatments for several months.

Book Appointment for Dermal Filler Treatment

Skin Tightning

Another favored treatment to de-puff under the eyes is Laser Resurfacing. Different types of Fine lasers are used to remove the top layers of the skin beneath the eyes to

  • Tighten the Skin 
  • Constrict Blood Vessels 
  • Reduce Pigmentation
  • To reduce Puffiness

Request Appointment for Skin Tightning Treatment

Chemical Peel 

Another non-invasive option is chemical Peel. The top layer of the skin is removed by dissolving an acid in it that helps to regenerate new cells under the eyes. It helps to remove wrinkles and under eye sagging  as well.

Request Appointment for Chemical Peel

Home Remedies to Cut Down Under Eye Puffiness 

Puffiness under the eyes can be severe and mild. Severe Puffiness like dark circles below the eyes can be treated by getting eyelids surgery or blepharoplasty. If you have a mild swollen you can go with Home care remedies that may prove effective to shrink the fluid under the eye area. This is a temporary fix. Here are the ways to remove eye bags at Home

  1. Cold Compression
  2. Tea Bags and Caffeine Products
  3. Cucumber Slices
  4. Retinols
  5. Sunscreen and Sunglasses
  6. Gentle Skin Massage
  7. Facial Exercises
  8. Antihistamine
  9. Hyperpigmentation Products
  10. Makeup and Cosmetics

Cold compresses:

Gently applying cold compresses for a few minutes on swollen eyelids can provide you with good relief. Cold Temperature is a Good vasoconstrictor that constricts the blood vessels quickly and can reduce the blood flow to the eyelids. This helps to alleviate puffy lids by cutting down the inflammation. The following can be used as a cold compress

  • Ice Packs
  • Frozen bags of vegetables 
  • Chilled Cucumber slices
  • Refrigerated spoons
  • Cool washcloth

Tea Bags and Caffeine Products

Tea is not just for Nibbling. Caffeine present in the tea is a powerful vasoconstrictor that constricts the blood vessels to increase the blood flow to the skin and helps to reduce swelling and puff. This has been proven by multiple researches that green and black tea are circulatory boosters and perform well in reducing the appearance of dark circles. Being a good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, caffeine can improve skin elasticity and Tightening. Leaving cold Tea bags on your eyes for 20 to 30 Minutes is a favored option.

Cucumber Slices

Cucumbers may prove savior against puffiness and swelling of eyes. It exhibits anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties naturally. Putting chilled cucumber slices for 15 minutes on your eyes can reduce puffiness and help to rejuvenate the delicate skin around the eyes. More high water content in cucumbers will keep your skin hydrated.


Retinol is a vitamin A derivative and is widely used in eye and anti-aging skincare products. Combating Eye bags can be a savior, Retinol helps to improve fine lines and dark circles can give you a youthful appearance. Retinol Creams are also available in the Market.

Sunscreen and Sunglasses 

The skin surrounding the eyes and eyelids is very delicate. Prolonged exposure to sunlight is harmful to it. It aggregates the aging and causes hyperpigmentation of Melanin which can lead to darkened skin. Thus wearing sunscreen or sunglasses can help you to prevent sagging and swelling.

Facial Exercises:

Several facial exercises can improve circulation and muscle tone. Exercises like eye press, eye circles, eyelid lifting, and blinking may help you reduce under eye  severity swelling.

Gentle Skin Massage

Gently massage beneath the eyes can cut down the pain and inflammation to a great extent after getting cosmetic procedures. Massage in upward and outward motion can boost circulation and help in reducing puffiness. Avoid excessive rubbing.


Eye bags due to allergy can be treated very well by Antihistamine eye drops. Antihistamine is an anti-inflammatory.

Products for Hyperpigmentation or Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone in Skin-lightening creams interferes with the production of melanin to reduce the appearance of dark skin beneath the eyes. A doctor’s recommendation is mandatory to get it.

Makeup and Cosmetics Use 

For a limited period, the Use of Cosmetics like Eyeliner, Mascara, and Makeup can hide dark circles and bags under your eyes.

Other Tips to Prevent Bags Under Eyes?

Here are some special treatments that are effective in reducing puffiness formation 

Get Enough Sleep with an Elevated Head: At least 8 hours of sleep may help collagen production and blood circulation. Sleep Deprivation can cause vasodilation.

Stay Hydrated: Drink at least 8 glasses of water for better fluid retention.

Anti Allergic Medicine: Take Antihistamines and Corticosteroids according to the Doctor’s recommendation.

Gentle Facial Message: Getting a gentle facial massage in upward and outward motion under the eyes can improve circulation. Avoid over-rubbing.

Don’t smoke: Smoking promotes sagging and reduces collagen production. It’s recommended to avoid smoking.

Do Not Intake High Salt Diet: Sodium in the salts can cause water retention and promote the appearance of puffiness so do not take a sodium-rich diet.

Use Cosmetics: Mascara and Liners can be effective in concealing dark circles.

Eat more collagen and  iron-rich foods: Eating more collagen and iron-rich food such as bone broth, and fish like salmon and tuna, chicken, egg whites, beef, and chicken can be helpful to improve skin elasticity and reduce puffiness.

Sun Glass or SunScreen: Don’t get excessive UV light exposure directly from Sun.Use Sunglasses or SunScreen while going outside.

Final Verdicts 

Skin texture and tone change as age passes. Various underlying causes like aging, sedative lifestyle, and Genetic factors lead to the formation of puffy skin under the eyes. Eye bags along with dark skin destroy self-confidence by presenting oneself to be older than their original age. Depending on underlying cause and severity you can go with Surgical options and Non-invasive treatments to get rid of them permanently.

May 10, 2024 | Treatment guides

About the Author: Dr. Faisal

About the Author: Dr. Faisal

Induced is a skincare brand focused on transforming skin health. Founded by Dr. Faisal, a Cosmetic Physician with extensive experience, we offer innovative solutions for various skin concerns. Our products are crafted with premium ingredients to deliver visible results, promoting healthy and radiant skin. Experience the difference with Induced.

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