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For about a year I have been wearing an extremely tight

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Hello, for about a year I have been wearing an extremely tight ponytail. It has definitely stretched out my under eye lids skin. My under eyelids are more saggy than before and lower down. It has even caused my eyes to become more dry. I was wondering if this is permanent? I am 18 years old.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no
Submitted: 20 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  KemalG replied 20 days ago.

Hello. This is Dr Geyik and I will be assisting you today.

Can I please ask if you have any other medical conditions or allergies, or take medications?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
No medical conditions
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
No medications
Expert:  KemalG replied 20 days ago.

Do you have any skin or eye diseases, any rash anywhere, redness, fever or other symptoms?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
None
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
I can also send before and after photos
Expert:  KemalG replied 20 days ago.

Yes, sure.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
This is a photo about a year agai
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
ago
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
This is them now
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
I was wondering what has caused them to do this
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
I know it’s the tight ponytail I could see it stretching my skin badly but I dint think there would be any consequences
Expert:  KemalG replied 20 days ago.

Do you have any skin disease?

Is the redness under your eyes normal for you?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
when I am tired, I am quite sleep deprived now because I’m having exams so I am staying up late (by the way I know this difference is not because I’m tired as I’ve had this for a couple of months and it was the same when I got a full nights sleep)
Expert:  KemalG replied 20 days ago.

You are right that chronic pull on the skin can cause some issues but it is difficult to tell that it was the ponytail that caused these changes.

You can try over the counter vitamin E creams or Aloe Vera which could help.

You can also see your GP for a closer assessment.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Ok I will try that. Do you know if this is permanent? And do you know what effect physically this has had on my skin, has it damaged the elastic layer? Also do if this is not permanent, how long it will take to heal? I am 18 years old.
Expert:  KemalG replied 20 days ago.

I don't think this will be permanent and should not cause any damage to your skin/layers.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Ok that’s good to hear, thank you
Expert:  KemalG replied 20 days ago.

You are most welcome