Swollen eyelids: How to have a fresh and rested look ?

Swollen eyelids: How to have a fresh and rested look ?

Swollen eyelids covering a tired look, we all know these symptoms that mark a lifestyle or habits exhausting these sensitive organs. Following a bad position at work with permanent exposure to the screen, lack of sleep, or bad food hygiene, the eyelids are likely to swell. This requires great vigilance to protect the areas considered the most solicited and to keep a fresh look every day.

Why eyelids are so fragile?

The eyelids, protective organs of the eyes, are considered among the most fragile parts of the human body. They contribute to the hydration of the cornea by approximately 10 thousand blinks per day. This part, poor in collagen and elastin, is considered 4 times thinner than the rest of the face. For this reason, getting used to drinking sufficient quantities of water regularly is highly recommended, especially for elderly people whose level of collagen in the skin decreases considerably.

How to perform the puffy eyes decongestion ?

Puffy eyes can be the result of water retention in the eyelids due to a salty diet or a poor lifestyle. Therefore, the swelling of the protective layer of the eyes, which is a layer of fat with an excess of skin, can be countered by a balanced diet, sufficient time for sleep, and a healthy lifestyle.

Grandma's remedies can also improve the appearance of the eyelids such as applying :

  • Organic cucumber slices
  • Slices of quince
  • Cold tea bags
  • Cornflower floral water

These remedies will have the effect of decongesting the puffy eye area to tone and refresh it and have a bright look.

What techniques can be used to tighten swollen eyelids and eliminate eyelid bags?

Swollen eyelids can be accompanied by sagging eyelids due to various factors. To improve these heavy eyelids highlighted by eyelid bags, several options are available, such as surgery like upper blepharoplasty and other revolutionary technologies. All of the techniques detailed below can rejuvenate the eyes, but it is up to the cosmetic surgeon to advise you which one you should undergo.

Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper blepharoplasty is an eyelid surgery that modifies the skin surrounding the eyeball to eliminate excess fat in the upper eyelids. Men and especially women begin to worry about their appearance after the age of 35 and want to maintain a youthful and toned look.

It consists in making a drawing on the swollen eyelids, limiting the fat and the excess skin to be removed at the orbicular muscle level. Applied carefully and in a very moderate way, this operation allows the decongestion of eyelid bags without leaving visible scars on the eyelid fold. In most cases, this procedure will be linked to a brow lift for a more pleasing look.

Plasma exeresis technology

Plasma treats sagging eyelids by tightening the skin. This technology consists of using a pen that sends ions and electrons that allow the immediate retraction of the relaxed skin.

Thermage treatment

It is an application of radiofrequency waves that heat the deep cells of the skin and consequently stimulate the secretion of collagen in the eyelids. This technique allows the skin to be tightened and the elasticity to be restored to the areas affected by the laser application.

Swelling of the eyelids due to infections

Another factor leading to swelling that impairs vision and the aesthetic appearance of the eyelids is infection. An inflammation of the eye socket directly affects this fine part of the eyes and can even generate redness and pain there. These infections can be the result of :

  • Bacterial infection of the hair follicle
  • Periorbital cellulitis
  • Blepharitis
  • Local allergy
  • Lack of hygiene when wearing contact lenses

In addition, an excess of tear fluid around the eyes can also cause swelling of the upper eyelids. Indeed, the latter has a very thin layer from which the accumulation of this solution will be visible. Histamines are usually prescribed in case of allergy and antibiotics and antivirals may be recommended by your ophthalmologist.


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