what can REALLY improve wrinkles and bags under my eyes?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My dermatologist prescriber Tazorac for fine lines around my eyes.  Because it’s a ‘scrip, it’s stronger and more effective than anything you can get even at the most expensive beauty counter, and since it’s covered by my insruance I only pay $10! 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

By posting this on the Catholic page, are you implying that those of us who are Catholic all have bags under our eyes?!

Just kidding 🙂

 

@twalila – how did you get this prescribed – I am interested in doing this too.  Did your derm recommend it alone or are you doing it with micro derm treatments, etc?  Also, how long does it take to see results?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with the tazorac it has retnoids in it. Retnoids is the only thing proven to actually help get rid of fine lines. Also a good eye cream is necessary day and night. Sometimes dryness under your eyes can cause lines.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Drink more water, stay out of the sun and use moisturizer. REtin A helps too if you’re willing to deal with the side effects (peeling skin, super senstive to the sun, etc.).

I asked my dermatologist if she recommended any particular face cream or moisturizer and she said they’re basically all the same, just the fact that you use them makes a difference.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

All of the above, and for a little extra correction, caffeine works. I’ve been using a green stick (sorry, can’t remember brand!) on especially bad days, but it is the same idea as using black tea bags under your eyes. Sometimes old wisdom is especially good.

But get thee a Retinol or Retin A for the long term.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

If you can get over the embarassment of buying it, Preparation H is a great tool for undereye bags . . . it really helps to shrink down any swelling.  And ditto what the pps said re wrinkles, i.e., stay hydrated, use a great moisturizer, and get to a Derm for some Retin A.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@mrs.louboutin – FI’s mom was actually the one that suggested getting a prescription instead of paying like $85 for 3 oz bottles of less effective creams.  I just went in and told him I felt a little young for the wrinkles I was noticing and thought that my 10 yrs of being a slave to the tanning beds in hindsight wasn’t such a good idea.  I was afraid at first it wouldn’t be covered, but because it was originally used for treating acne it’s actually really common and covered by most plans.

Also, the side-effects are only temporary (peeling etc) but yes, you do become more sun-sensitive and need to wear sunblock – but you should be doing that anyway!!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Also if you use the tazorac make sure you have a good moisturizer. My skin is really dry and since its made for people with acne, It really dried it out. My dermetologist ended up prescribing one that was not as strong for my skin. And wear sunscreen daily. Luckily my mom drilled that in my head, and ive been doing that since high school.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Ladies thanks for the tazorac recommendation, I’m going to ask for it since I have all of the above plus the dark circles. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I got a little sample of this stuff (gotta love Sephora) in my Christmas Stocking:

http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P61211&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=5729

And a little tiny packet lasted me for over a week, and I swear it worked wonders!  As soon as I can I’m prob. going to buy the whole bottle.  You just need a tiny dab, so it’d prob. last a while.  I have problems with bags and darkness, and am starting to notice little wrinkles and stuff.  (agh…I’m only 29…)  anywho, just another option…

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: February 2017

I have only been using Dermalmd under eye treatment serum for a few weeks but I believe I can already see a slight improvement in the reduction of the horrible bags under my eyes. But I have complete confidence in with this serum and remember that the best results are noticed in a 3-6 month timeframe and I am going to be very patient. Thank you for providing me hope that my baggy eye problem will be much improved.

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Dermalmd under eye treatment Serum for under eye bags. I have purchased my second bottle of this already. It smooths out wrinkles and reduces the size of under eye bags. I have tried three other items from friends recommendation which promised to reduce under eye bags and sadly they did not work for me. But this serum made a noticeable difference.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

Retinols at a percentage prescribed by a doctor is perfect! xo

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