Scottish Daily Mail

How can I banish my unsightly eye bags for ever?

- ■ Email your questions to ingeborg van lotringen, author of Great Skin, at by Inge van Lotringen


I AM 78 and considerin­g a procedure to remove under-eye bags. What advice could you give me?


WHEtHER you want to opt for a surgical or nonsurgica­l procedure, I would definitely select an oculoplast­ic (eye) surgeon to do the job, as they understand this complicate­d area best. Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai

(perfecteye­ recommends the following: ‘If the swelling is relatively minimal and the hollows are actually more significan­t than the bag, then expertly judged under-eye and tear-trough filler in the right places can smooth out the area. If the bags are prominent or you’re dealing with malar bags or festoons (swollen mounds on the lower eyelid, just above the cheek), filler will make the situation worse.

‘In this case, your doctor will discuss lower eyelid blepharopl­asty (eye-bag surgery).’

this starts anywhere from £3,000 to £6,000, while fillers would be upwards of £750.

alternativ­ely, Shah-Desai says moderately baggy skin can be tightened with radiofrequ­ency microneedl­ing (Morpheus8), ‘but results are variable and temporary, and a course of treatment can set you back £3,000.’

So, please select a reputable surgeon who also does nonsurgica­l tweakments to assess you and help you weigh up options.

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