The CDC has announced new mask protocols for vaccinated individuals, however as the announcement does not apply to hospitals or medical facilities, there will be no changes for our office protocols for patients, guests, and staff members. Masks are still a requirement for all patients, guests and staff at our offices.

To ensure your health and safety we will continue to implement the following:

  • Confidential virtual consultations (telemedicine) with all doctors using Klara to allow patients to continue their care with the physicians they know and trust while staying safe in the comfort of their own home. Please text 718-550-5971 to sign up. Please note that patients should not send photos or other clinically relevant information until they have agreed to move forward with their appointment using Klara.
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  • Bookings for in-person appointments 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here for you!

Dermatology & Surgery Associates

Treatment for Eye Bags


A common cosmetic concern on your face, eye bags may refer to a change in pigmentation (dark circles), loose skin, or swelling under your eyes. Puffy under eye bags can occur if you have sinus congestion, an allergic reaction, or due to a high-salt diet.

While not a concern for your physical health, under-eye bags can affect your emotional health. Talking to a board-certified dermatologist can help—several treatment options exist to decrease the appearance of your eye bags.

What are the Causes of Eye Bags?

Genetic and environmental factors can play a major part in the formation of eye bags. Some common causes of eye bags include:

  • Aging, a decrease in collagen production causes the skin to thin, weaken and sag
  • Allergies
  • Not enough sleep
  • Smoking
  • Heredity
  • Salty foods
  • Alcohol

Treatment for Eye Bags is Safe When Performed by a Board-Certified Dermatologist

Treatments for eye bags can help fill in the lost volume, reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles, as well as leave your face looking rejuvenated and youthful. Most treatments for under-eye bags are minimally invasive, require no downtime, and can be quick and easy procedures.

Standard therapies for under-eye bags include:

  • Dermal Fillers
    Dermal filler injections are used to replace the lost volume under your eyes, smoothing out the wrinkles. A very quick treatment that can last for several months, the results under your eyes restore volume, resulting in a more youthful-looking appearance. Common substances used in dermal fillers include hyaluronic acid (HA).

  • Topical Treatments
    Depending on your symptoms, products like hydroquinone and tretinoin can help with discoloration and pigmentation issues. However, it's important to remember that these can be harsh on your skin and may not be long-term solutions.

In addition to cosmetic procedures, home remedies can also help manage and treat your eye bags. This can include:

  • Using cold compresses to reduce inflammation
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Change your sleeping position
  • Limit salt intake, eating foods rich in collagen
  • Quit smoking
  • Allergy medications

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