Under-Eye Bags

For those who are tired of looking tired, Dr. Shaw is happy to provide a range of treatment solutions.

Woman checking for under-eye bags

Under-eye bags can give people a false impression of who we really are. If you have under-eye bags and dark circles, you’re likely frustrated by how often you’re described as looking tired. The interesting thing is that lack of sleep is only one of many causes for the development of under-eye bags. Of the different reasons these bags appear, only a few of them are related to your lifestyle. For those who are tired of looking tired, Dr. Shaw is happy to provide a range of treatment solutions. Our goal is to empower your look, quickly, naturally, and effectively.

Unpleasant Under Eye Bags

It’s true, under-eye bags can be caused by a lack of sleep. However, their appearance can also be due to other contributing factors. Skin changes, such as those incurred naturally through age, can diminish facial volume and accentuate the size of under-eye bags. Herniation of orbital fat through aging also causes our eyelid septum to shift position and protrude, leading to under-eye fat. While the appearance of under-eye bags has many causes, you will be happy to know that they can be diminished in a variety of ways.

woman examining her face for under-eye bags

Under Eye Bag Treatments


We offer Blepharoplasty procedures for the treatment of under-eye bags. These specialized surgeries involve making an incision to access prolapsed orbital fat and either reposition or remove it. Due to the close proximity of the eyelids and brow, additional facelift or brow lift procedures may be recommended if you are interested in a Blepharoplasty.


Our laser treatments are ideal for diminishing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, and under-eye bags. After a few laser treatment sessions, our patients see a dramatic restoration in skin tightness. These treatments give your eyes a healthy youthful appearance.

PDO Thread Lift

Our thread lifts are absorbable, monofilament surgical sutures embedded within fine needles. The PDO treatment involves inserting tight mesh-work threads into the subcutaneous layer of the skin. The treads support your skin, giving it a natural-looking lift. PDO threads also have the added effect of stimulating your skin’s natural collagen production process.


Travis Shaw, MD offers Restylane injections for under-eye bags. This FDA-approved treatment offers diminished under-eye bags and dark circle repair with results appearing in less than a day. The treatment is minimally invasive and takes less than an hour to administer. Afterward, you are free to go home and enjoy the rest of your day.

Treatment Results

Treatment results vary depending on the severity of your condition and the chosen procedure. Surgery for under-eye bags typically takes 1-2 hours and is performed under local anesthesia. Following the procedure, there will be some swelling and bruising around the eyelids for approximately 1 week. Ice packs are recommended for the first 2 days after the surgery to decrease swelling. Laser, thread lift, and injectable treatments offer temporary results, but some can be seen in as little as a week and last up to 18 months.

Under Eye Bag Treatments in Richmond and Midlothian, Virginia

Travis Shaw, MD is a skilled medical professional dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the Richmond and Midlothian communities. If you are struggling with under-eye bags, Dr. Shaw has the treatment options for you. Make an appointment today by texting/calling (804) 775-4559 or submitting your information via the form below.