HOW AGING CONTRIBUTES TO DERMATOCHALASIS
As you age, your skin will gradually experience loss of elasticity. Once you start losing natural elasticity in the connective tissue that supports the structure in the front part of your eyelids, it will cause dermatochalasis.
In this condition, the excess tissue will tend to hand down over the eyelid’s front edge. Loose tissue could also cause vision obstructions, which can be as high as 50 percent of your superior visual field in severe cases.
The weakening of the muscles and tissue structures that support your eyelids will happen with age. As a result, the eyelid skin may start drooping, and the fatty tissue that is usually deposited in the orbital area may move in the space under your eyes.
OTHER CAUSES OF BAGGY EYES
- Gravitational effects: Gravitational forces over time will push the muscle and fat downward, causing your eyelids to sag and puffiness to occur under the eyes.
- Heredity factors: Genetic causes are often long-term and hard to resolve. If bagginess occurs because of heredity factors, you may have to undergo eyelid surgery even at a younger age.
- Fluid retention: Sometimes the choice of your foods, especially the ones that contribute to fluid retention, such as salty foods, can contribute to puffiness under the eyes.
- Stress, lack of sleep, environmental sensitivities, seasonal and other allergies, and certain types of medications taken over the long term can cause baggy eyes over time.
Eye surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and nearby areas for eyelid surgery and various other eye procedures.
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