What Causes Eye Bags And How To Prevent Them?

What Causes Eye Bags And How To Prevent Them?
  • 20 September 2021
  • Healthsprings Aesthetics

Many people are concerned about their dark eye circles and eye bags, which may make them look older and more tired than they actually feel. There is also a common misconception that only surgery can help to improve dark eye circles and eye bags. This article looks at some of the treatments available for non surgical eye bag removal in Singapore.

Your Essential Guide to Non Surgical Eye Bag Removal in Singapore

Let us first take a look at the cause of eye bags and dark circles, in order to efficiently treat them.

  • Loss of skin elasticity around the eyes, resulting in wrinkles and fine lines
  • Resorption of bone in the cheeks and face
  • Lax ligaments around and under the eye
  • Protrusion and migration of fat under the eye
  • Droopy upper eyelids
  • Pigmentation accumulation and/or venous congestion around eyes
  • Thinning skin causing shadowing

These factors result in tired-looking eyes and an older appearance.

How Do You Remove Eye Bags Without Surgery?

A comprehensive approach is required to address each individual patient’s unique concerns for non-surgical eye bag and dark circle treatment in Singapore.

The following procedures can be considered for non-surgical eye bag removal, dark circle treatment, and rejuvenation of the eyes:

1. Fillers

Filler injections around the cheeks, temples, and under eyes replace lost volume in these areas, and can instantly refresh tired-looking eyes. With the right fillers and injection techniques, it is an efficient treatment to reduce the appearance of eye bags and dark eye shadowing.

2. Botox

Injection of botulinum toxin (Botox) around the eyes addresses two fundamental concerns – droopy brows and crows feet wrinkles around the eyes. Botox treatment elevates the brows and opens up the eyes, while at the same time eliminating fine lines and wrinkles – giving your eyes a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

3. Lasers

Lasers are well known to treat a variety of skin disorders, and are also a good option for dark eye circle removal in Singapore.

Fotona Smooth Eye laser treatment uses 3 different laser modalities to stimulate collagen production and remodelling. This results in improved skin elasticity and texture — plumped-up skin, improvement in fine lines, tightening saggy eye bags, reducing dark eye circles, and lifting of droopy eyelids.

Revlite laser reduces dark eye circles by breaking down pigmentation that accumulates in the skin. It also improves skin texture and reduces fine lines.

Fractional CO2 laser creates microthermal zones that stimulate collagen formation around the eyes, translating to tighter and firmer skin.

4. Radiofrequency (RF) Treatment

Radiofrequency (RF) treatments, such as Thermage and Exilis, are excellent for tightening the skin around the eyes, stimulating collagen production, and improving blood circulation. Puffiness and swelling around the eyes is reduced, droopy eyelids are lifted, and dark eye circles are improved.

5. Ultherapy (HIFU or microfocused ultrasound)

High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), also known as micro-focused ultrasound, uses ultrasonic beams that are focused into deep skin and connective tissue layers to promote new collagen formation to reverse the effects of ageing.

Treatment around the eyes can help with tightening skin around the eyes to lift droopy eyelids and reduce saggy eye bags.

non surgical eye bag removal in Singapore

Is Non-surgical Eye Bag Removal Better than Surgery?

Surgery is still the gold standard for eye bag removal, and results are more long lasting than non-surgical treatments. Non-surgical treatments may require multiple treatment sessions to maintain optimal results. For large eyebags, surgery is still recommended for best results to remove the excess skin and fatty tissues.

However, there are other considerations to surgery, such as the need for anaesthesia, risks of significant complications, and the permanency of results. Eye bag removal surgery also does not address other aspects of the face.

Non-surgical treatment methods are a fantastic option for people who want more time to consider their options, who aren’t sure if surgery is right for them, and who aren’t ready for a permanent change. With the rapid advance in technology, there are many options available for non surgical eye bag removal in Singapore.

Which Options are Suitable for Treatment of My Eye Bags?

The most appropriate non-surgical treatments for you will be formulated after a thorough examination, as well as detailed discussion with you about your unique considerations, risks and side effects of the procedures, and the expected downtime.

Standard off-the-shelf therapy packages rarely give desired results compared to a treatment plan tailored to you.

Is It Possible To Combine Different Treatments?

Most definitely. As eye bags and dark eye circles are usually due to various causes listed above, they should be treated in a multi-faceted approach. Thus, a combination of treatments may be advised, depending on your specific condition.

Is There Any Downtime or Recovery Time After Non Surgical Eye Bag Removal Treatments?

The recovery time after non surgical eye bag treatment in Singapore depends on the exact treatment combination and technique involved, but generally ranges from zero downtime to a week. Compared to the downtime associated with surgical eye bag removal, this is usually shorter and more acceptable.

Is The Removal Of The Eye Bags Permanent? How Long Do The Results Last?

The longevity of the results of non surgical eye bag removal is dependent on the particular treatment modality, as well as skin care and maintenance after treatment.

Certain non-surgical treatments have a long-term effect on the appearance of eye bags and dark eye circles, while others may require maintenance treatments. Your aesthetic treatment provider will usually discuss this with you.

If you have been concerned about eye bags and dark eye circles, there are many treatments available to give you a more refreshed appearance. Book a consultation with our doctors today.