Bumps Under the Eyes: Causes and Treatments

bumps under the eyes causes and treatments

Bumps under the eyes are among the many skin nuisances that can happen on this delicate area of our facial skin. These pesky bumps can be hard to remove depending on the cause. Considering how important eye contact is for interactions, it can add stress to this already frustrating issue. Dr. Bailey addresses this problem when she tackles a readers question regarding bumps under the eyes in her blog post: "What Causes Bumps Under the Eyes?"

What Causes Bumps Under the Eyes?

Dr. Bailey always recommends visiting you local dermatologist to diagnose any skin problem since the skin is a complex organ (largest organ in your body!). Below is a brief list of the common causes for bumps under the eyes that Dr. Bailey finds in her practice:
  • Syringomas aka benign tumors of sweat glands.
  • Milia tiny white cysts that are often found on other areas of the face
  • Prominent Sebaceous Glands that become more visible due to aging skin or developing dark circles under the eye

General Treatments for Bumps Under the Eyes

A single product does not necessarily work for all bumps under the eyes and often requires medical procedures. Dr. Bailey outlines the general treatments for bumps under the eyes:
  • Syringomas: Surgical or laser treatment
  • Milia: Lancing by medical personnel trained in blood-born precautions
  • Prominent Sebaceous Glands: Products with hyaluronic acid that will plump the skin and possibly reduce the appearance of sebaceous glands
best eye cream to get rid of bumps under the eyes
Additionally Dr. Bailey recommends avoiding eye creams or serums with oils if you feel clogged pores are the issue. Dr. Bailey's Advanced Corrective Eye Repair Cream is a favorite. It contains hyaluronic acid, retinol, and no oils. It is most powerful eye cream on the market with ingredients designed for many under eye issues. The Advanced Corrective Eye Repair Cream treats under eye bags, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles. Check out the rave reviews by readers like you below: 

“…Most of the eye creams I’ve used have never been effective in keeping my under eye area well hydrated and have sometimes caused irritation.  Advanced Corrective Eye Repair Cream is gentle and hydrating.  I feel as though the puffiness I suffer from has improved with its regular use.” S. Marshall    

If you would like more in depth analysis of the causes and treatments for bumps under the eyes read Dr. Bailey's original post here.

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