The slightest of muscle movements around the eyes can communicate so much; it can be distressing when the signs of aging around the eyes misrepresent how we feel. Baggy eyes and sagging eyelids can make us look tired and unrested even when we are feeling our best.

Visible Effects

Persistently puffy eyes can evolve into baggy eyes and sagging eyelids which add years to our appearance and, in some cases, a droopy eyelid can interfere with eyesight.

Underlying Causes

Family history, allergies, sleep deprivation, fluid retention due to excess salt in the diet, lifestyle factors and hormonal fluctuations can contribute to the appearance of baggy eyes. Furthermore, in time, the delicate skin around the eyes can begin to thin as swelling simultaneously stretches, leaving eye skin loose and leading to wrinkles and sagging. Lastly, the fat pads under the eye can enlarge or descend while weakening musculature lets them hang as bags.


Depending on the condition of the skin, non-invasive dermal fillers and neuromodulators, such as botox treatments, can be quite effective for rejuvenating the appearance of the eyes.