How to Remove Eye Bags – Advanced Eye Area Therapy

The causes of eye bags are numerous, and for many women they are a number one beauty concern. Dark, unattractive circles on the under-eye can be minor annoyances or severe, bruise-like discolorations, but they all tend to age the face and make it look tired.

Women have tried everything from creams to laser treatments to reduce the appearance of dark circles, and although there’s no silver bullet for the problem, there are steps that can help.

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This article will discuss:

  • How Do We Get Eye Bags?
  • How to Remove Eye BagsHow Can We Hide Eye Bags?
  • How Can We Remove Eye Bags?

How Do We Get Eye Bags?

Most dark circles are the inevitable result of heredity and genetics rather than eating and sleeping habits. Under-eye capillaries leak red blood cells that turn black and blue. This darker color is easily seen though the thin, translucent skin. Aging, smoking, and alcohol can make the skin even thinner, allowing more color to show.

Dark circles can happen on all skin tones, but particularly affect people with a high skin pigmentation like those of African-American, Southeast Asian, and Southern Italian decent. Because the skin’s under-eye area is so thin, the dilated blood vessels give off a look of tiredness.

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There are some environmental or behavioral factors that can make dark circles worse:

  • Allergens in the air cause a high concentration of blood under the eyes.
  • Some medicines, including birth control, also cause blood vessels to dilate.
  • Sun exposure and not sleeping enough make dark circles much more noticeable.

How Can We Hide Eye Bags?

To hide dark circles with makeup, start with a yellow-tinted concealer. The yellow in the concealer will balance out the blue. Creamy, non-drying concealer is best for the under-eye area.

Gently pat and blend the concealer starting at the inner corner, being careful not to damage the delicate skin.

Finish off by dusting with translucent powder for long lasting coverage.

How Can We Remove Eye Bags?

Invasive and Non-invasive Procedures
Fat grafting reduces the appearance of dark circles by thickening the under-eye skin. A doctor removes fat from your abdomen or buttocks and injects them under your eyes for a more youthful look. Because it is a surgical procedure, fat grating can cause swelling and bruising, and the effects can last anywhere from 3 months to 3 years.

Laser surgery destroys the dark pigment and resurfaces skin. Advancements in laser surgery have been made, but they can still be quite uncomfortable, and recovery time is needed after this procedure.

Although they aren’t approved by the FDA for this purpose, some doctors use dermal filler injections like Restylane Juvederm to plump the under-eye area and hide dark circles. These injections only last about 6 months and cost anywhere from $500 to $800. Some users complained of bruising, swelling, and allergic reactions.

Home Remedies

Besides getting enough sleep, quitting smoking, and staying hydrated, you can do some things at home to reduce the appearance of dark circles. Some suggested home remedies to reduce puffiness include relaxing with a cool, damp washcloth, cucumbers, or cold tea bags over your eyes for 15 minutes.

Since allergies may be a cause of dark circles, use an antihistamine Claritin or Benedryl to treat them and lighten circles.

There are a variety of creams available to reduce the appearance of dark circles. Some creams work by thickening the skin with a plumping agent or alpha hydroxy acids. Getting enough Vitamin C and K is a healthy way to reduce under-eye darkness by adding volume and plumping skin.

Dr. Perricone’s Advanced Eye Area Therapy can be used by everyone who is worried about or trying to improve the appearance of the eye area. Advanced Eye Therapy prevents and corrects signs of aging, fine lines, and dark circles to give a more youthful look. Purchasing the Advanced Eye Therapy is more affordable now with the use of a Perricone promo. Dr. Perricone includes the powerful antioxidant Alpha Lipoic Acid to smooth wrinkles, reduce discoloration, and refine skin texture. DMAE works great to reduce skin’s elasticity, while the Vitamin C leaves skin with a brighter, radiant look.

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Dark circles are a common problem with a number of common causes. Although there is no single treatment that works for everyone, there are things you can do to minimize them. A healthy lifestyle with good nutrition and plenty of rest is always key to a youthful appearance. Additionally, a combination of topical remedies and makeup can result in a brighter look.

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34 Comments • Please comment below


  1. I’ve had the puffy eyes since I turned 40. My mom had them, they skipped my two sisters and invaded my under eye area! I’m afraid to have surgery. Please help, they make me look rest deprived.
    Thanks in advance!

  2. I don’t know what to do about the bags under my eyes. I am so self concious about them.

  3. I have been suffering with under eye puffiness and bags for 2 years, it has made me feel very self conscious and really need the help.thank you

  4. HELP, I truly love skin as much as you do and trying your product would be dream come true.I have tried many over the counter product and some work but, i need the best. Thanks for caring.

  5. i would love to be a tester im so sick of buying the wrong product thank you

  6. Everywhere I go I wanna hide because of my bags under my eyes. No matter how much I sleep they are still there. I have been made fun of alot for having them.

  7. I am 40,yet my dark eyebags age me by many years, i have wasted lots of money on various products promising to help minimise them. I feel so concious that i will try anything as i feel surgery may be my only option, which i cannot afford. I would be more than happy to test your product for you and give honest feedback.

  8. Help!! my son told me that it looked like someone hit me in the eyes! I noticed puffiness and what looks like broken blood vessels under my eyes but thought with age comes the excess bags and nothing i can do about it except surgery and i’m not for that. I’ve tried just about every eye cream and if promises were gold I’d be rich unfortunately I still have the bags (none with gold). Is your treatment really the answer?

  9. I am 45 yr old single mother. I have bags and dark circles under my eyes. I have tried all kinds of creams to help me but nothing so far has worked and running out of money. I want to look my age and not older not only for me but want my girls to be proud of me too. Can you please help me I am running out of money to continue to try all things on the shelf or off the internet.

  10. I have had undereye bags since childhood and they continue to get worse. If this product would work for me it would be a miracle

  11. I have tried almost every product on the market for my under eye bags, but nothing works. You are my last hope! My Grave’s disease has a lot to do with my under eye bags, however if I could try a sample of your treatment and it works! I would be one of the happiest ladies on the planet and one of your dedicated buyers!
    Help me please!!!!!
    Thank You
    Bonnie Overbey

  12. “Dark circles can happen on all skin tones, but particularly affect people with a high skin pigmentation like those of African-American, Southeast Asian, and Southern Italian decent.”

    How does this work? I’ve never heard this. Southern italians aren’t highly pigmented either.

  13. I have had big puffy eye bags under my eyes for many years now and I’m only 28. I think its mainly due to lack of sleep. Will this eye cream help?


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  16. My bags are accompanied with a super dark ledge. My family all has the same thing I have bad luck with under eye treatments, so I would love to hear that this one worked well.

  17. I would love to be a tester. I will be 51 next month and have tried all the products in the department stores with little luck. I have dark circles and puffiness under my eyes. I also have large pores and uneven skin tone. I would love to find something that works.

  18. I’ve read your book The Wrinkle Cure and am convinced ! I have always looked much younger than my actual age (so did my mother, and my daughters all do, too),but as I don’t sleep so well now, I am very conscious of the bags under my eyes. Daughter no. 3 always asks me if I’m very tired !
    I have a very good diet, very little, if any, meat, lots of veg,fish,glass red wine 3 times per week etc. I am 74 now and keep fit and am not overweight – it’s just the eyes which bother me.
    I would like to try a tester of your eye product, and then to buy it here in London UK. Do you have a store here?

  19. Boy could I definately use this! I have dark circles and bags. I would love to test this product. I would forever be grateful if this would take care of my problems.

  20. I’d like to try this out. My under eye bags I have had since childhood are starting to get more noticeable no matter how long I sleep.

  21. I am very concious of my heavy lids and black circles under my eyes. I have seen some improvement with the advanced eye/vit c solutions. I am eager to see if long term, cumulative effort of these products will help get me closer to my beauty goals.

  22. I have fat accumulation under my eyes which causes my eyes to look tired and puffy. Can you please help? Thanks so much.

  23. I would love to be a tester. I really believe in Dr. Perricone and his products. I use the Advanced Eye Therapy and also take DMAE & Alpha Lipoic Acid capsules. I have read several of Dr. Perricone’s books and try to follow the dietary suggestions he makes for healthy glowing skin. I eat lots of salmon and take extra fish oil capsules. I’m a believer!

  24. My eyes age me more than anything else. Bags, fine wrinkles…some discoloration…yikes!!! I’d love to be a tester.

  25. I have been using the doctors products for about a month, how much longer before you see result? using eye cream,moisturizer, day and night cream.Would like to be a tester of any new product for a 61 year old face. No wrinkles yet, and want to keep it that way

  26. I have been using this product for about 3-4 weeks now and it has made a huge difference in the skin around my eyes. I had fine lines which are almost gone and some dark discoloration which has greatly lightened. Plus my skin is firmer and brighter. People keep asking me what I did to achieve this result.

  27. Do you have a product that helps reduce excess skin on the eye lids?

    I also have bags and dark circles under my eyes and I’m not looking for surgery, just something to help me have a younger looking face.

    I would really like to test your products!

  28. I’d Love to be a Perricone Tester!

    I’ve been searching for something to reduce my dark circles for as long as I can remember.

    If I ever find anything worth while I’ll be turning my 21-year-old son on to it. Sadly he takes after me “Thanks for That Mom”

  29. have not had sleep in 3yrs after having two kids back to back ( i have never had eye bags or dark circles until now) i look tired all the time!

  30. I have a lot of puffiness under my eyes, they look swollen. If I place my fingertips on the side of my face and pull outward, I look like I did in my 20′s. Is it excess skin? Do I need a face lift? or does Dr. Perricone have a serum that lifts and removes puffiness?

  31. I would like to know which vitamins will do good to my eyes, Im tire of using glasses besides that I look older wearing them. Please please help me. Im 57 and look like 62.

  32. I love this product! I have only just started to use Perricone MD and as I dod not sleep well, this product is my little miracle. Thanks Perricone MD.

  33. I am 40 years old and have terrible dark circles under my eyes. I would love if there is a product that could help minimize these circles. I had my first baby at 39 and my skin has been horrible ever since and these dark circles make me look older than I am.

  34. I have these unsightly dark circles. I sure would like to see these reduced. Im not looking for surgery just something that would make these dark circles better.