I have had puffiness under my eyes for a couple years now, and it has recently gotten even more pronounced. I've tried the roller wands (Olay, etc.) that have not worked. Is there anything else I can do without resorting to plastic surgery? I enjoy senior citizen status!
Kudos for embracing your senior citizen status! Puffiness under the eyes can be due to fat pads that have moved forward due to loss of orbital bone and muscle tone. Swelling under the eyes is sometimes associated with underlying medical conditions (thyroid), dietary intake, or water retention. A consultation will evaluate for these conditions.
Puffiness can accentuate the infraorbital rim or "tear trough", and dermal fillers can be used to improve this accentuation and lessen the apparent fullness. Hyaluronic acid is injected using a microneedle technique. This is a non-invasive procedure with no down time.The infraorbital area will appear better hydrated and less puffy.
Topical products such as antioxidants and skin brighteners may also be used to improve skin texture and color.