Eye Bags under the eye are a common sight and the majority of individuals get them at some point in time for a variety of reasons. Eye bags can trouble patients of all ages, but not everyone is ready to undergo surgery to remove them. Fortunately, eye bag removal without surgery is possible and different approaches can be taken to get rid of them. For instance, the protruding bulge under the eyes can be reduced through fillers or radiofrequency treatment. The choice of treatment, however, can differ from one patient to the other depending on a number of factors.
What Causes Under Eye Bags?
There can be different reasons behind swollen or puffy eyes such as:
- Water Retention
- Alcohol Consumption
- High Sodium Intake
- Hormonal Changes
- Lack of Sleep
While eye lift or lower blepharoplasty is a common surgical procedure to remove eye bags, one can opt for eye bag removal without surgery if they don’t want to go for an invasive treatment option.
Who Should Ideally Go For Non-Surgical Eye Bag Removal
Non-surgical removal of eye bags is the right choice for anyone with:
- Better skin elasticity
- Mild to moderate bulging on their lower eyelids
- A desire to improve their dark circles around the eyes
- A preference for non-surgical eye bag removal
Common Treatment Options For Eye Bag Removal Without Surgery
There are several treatment options available to get rid of eye bags without undergoing surgery. The most common of the lot include:
Fillers are one of the most common, non-surgical treatments for eye bags that form under the eyes. The procedure involves the injection of soft hyaluronic acid fillers into the affected area for rejuvenating and plumping up any deficiencies to reduce the visibility of the eye bags.
The dermal fillers are injected with the help of a thin needle to reach deep under the eye bags, placing them just above the patient’s orbital bone. Different puncture and threading methods are then used to fill the trough and achieve a lifting effect in the affected area under the eyes. The entire procedure only takes around 10-15 minutes. Instantaneous results are achieved through this procedure and there is usually low to no downtime associated with the procedure. One of the main downsides to this treatment is that the results are usually temporary. Depending on the type of fillers used, results last between 6 to 12 months before the body metabolizes and dissolved the fillers naturally. Repeated treatments will be required to maintain the results.
Another widely used procedure for eye bag removal without surgery, the Radiofrequency treatment for eye bag removal is fast growing in popularity. An increasing number of individuals are choosing this method of eye bag removal in Singapore.
Eye bag removal with radiofrequency treatment is a safe and effective procedure, giving patients a perfect alternative to invasive options. During the procedure, the treatment site is numbed using a local anesthetic and then a radiofrequency probe is placed above the skin to deliver energy into the skin to kick start collagen remodeling and elastin fibre regeneration. As a result, the skin surrounding the eyes is tightened and firmed. It also smoothens up the wrinkles by stimulating the production of new collagen.
As it is a non-invasive treatment option, the patients can expect a no downtime. The procedure takes only 30-45 minutes to complete. The results show up in almost 4-6 weeks and may last for 2-3 years. For maintaining the results, it may be repeated once every year, unlike the surgical treatment options.
Agnes RF Treatment
Another treatment based on radiofrequency energy, Agnes is a medical and aesthetic treatment that combines an insulated micro needle with precise duration and pulse control for RF energy. The insulating coated needle has been specially designed for various skin depths and can precisely target the acne-causing sebaceous gland, syringomas, blackheads, wrinkles, and even fat under the chin and eyes. As these needles have been engineered to reach a certain depth with precision, they protect any other skin structures and the epidermis as well during the procedure. As a result, patients can expect minimal side effects and downtime.
The Agnes RF treatment relies on radiofrequency energy for contracting skin as well as undesirable fatty tissue through its specially-designed needle system that deposits just the right amount of radiofrequency energy to the skin safely and effectively.
When it comes to treating eye bags, Agnes can be an effective treatment option that inserts RF micro needles along the eye bags’ contours to release radiofrequency and heat for destroying fat cells present inside the patient’s eye bags. The pulse length is controlled to ensure that the radio frequency energy reaches just the right depth and destroys fat safely. In the end, wrinkles and sagging skin in the areas with the eye bags are targeted using another needle.
This technique is effective for melting fat and the body gets rid of it through the natural lymphatic drainage system. It works best for mild-to-moderate eye bag conditions and delivers a better skin tightening effect. The best part is that it removes the fats permanently.
The only major downside of the Agnes RF treatment is that it comes with 5-7 days downtime. Some swelling and bruising is common after the procedure and the best results are visible in a month’s time.
Under Eye PDO Thread Lift
Often called a “lunchtime” procedure, Under Eye PDO Thread Lift can be an efficient alternative to surgical options for eye bag removal in Singapore. The procedure involves implanting the threads into the sub-dermal skin to enhance collagen production. As a result, the skin becomes more elastic, and firmer.
During the procedure, numbing cream is applied in combination with a local anesthetic before PDO threads are inserted around 3-5mm under the skin. It results in an instant lifting effect. After putting the threads firmly into place, the doctor starts massaging the tissue manually for achieving the desired level of lifting under the eyes. Once done, they cut off the ends of the PDO threads that were left out. The mechanical lifting effect created by this procedure plumps the skin and improves the appearance of any sunken areas. Added volume to the right places improves dark circles and conceals the appearance of eye bags.
Once the treatment is completed, collagen remodeling from the wound-healing response of the skin helps to connect any gaps between the threads activating cellular rejuvenation. Depending on the patient’s condition, 10-12 mono-trait threads may be needed during the procedure. The best results appear almost after a month of the procedure. The procedure has little to no downtime. It may take 5-7 days for any bruising and swelling to subside, however.
Scarless Eye Bag Removal
One of the most widely used approaches to treat eye bags in Singapore, the Scarless Eye Bag Removal works by permanently removing any fat tissues from the area under the eye. It is an effective treatment option for eye bag removal without surgery that involves no knives, stitches, and scars. This method is used for permanently removing excess fat with the help of a fine laser probe that offers greater precision even on delicate and small areas like lower eyelids. Minimal swelling and bruising can be expected when eye bags are treated using this method and it causes less trauma to the skin as well. The procedure is pretty safe and fast and allows for faster recovery too in comparison to its surgical alternatives for eye bag removal in Singapore. Better results can be achieved by combining this method with facial fat grafting procedures.
During the procedure, a very small prick is made on the affected eye’s outer corner and a 600micrometer needle-size laser is used for removing water and fat. The fat that is melted using fiber optic laser energy is drained through an almost invisible entry point. The eye bags are eventually removed without leaving any scars behind. The procedure takes only 30 minutes to complete and involves a shorter time for recovery in comparison to the invasive treatment options.
Expect some swelling and bruising after the procedure. However, it will subside within 5-7 days of the procedure.
Eye bags under the eye are unsightly and are a major aesthetic concern. While surgery can remove them completely and permanently, multiple non-surgical options are available today for eye bag removal without surgery. Anyone who prefers not to go under the knife for eye bag removal can choose one of these non-surgical treatments to get rid of those unsightly under eye bags. They can deliver great results with minimal downtime and trauma.
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