One of the great and noticeable cosmetic concerns for people around the world is the under-eye bag. Eye bags and under-eye dark circles make people seem fatigued and unappealing. The bagginess under your eyes is what makes you look much older than your actual age.
Previously, there was little hope for people who did not want to undergo surgeries. As of now, there is hope for you if you do not want to go under the knife. Several ways can be used to get rid of the nasty bags under your eyes. These include home remedies, surgical treatments as well as eye bag removal without surgery.
Here we will talk about the non-surgical eye bag removal procedures offered at Dream Plastic Surgery to eliminate your eye bags.
What Causes Eye Bags?
As the skin surrounding the eyes is thin and delicate, the area surrounding your eye is susceptible to wrinkles, puffiness, and fine lines. Eye bags appear due to the following changes.
1. Protrusion Of The Fat Pad Under The Eyes
Several factors decrease the under-eye skin and the elasticity of its underlying soft tissue. Due to the declined elasticity, the orbital fat (that present around the eyes) bulges out over the lower eyelids, resulting in a baggy under-eye appearance.
2. Under-Eye Skin Sagginess
Firm and healthy skin is maintained because of the presence of collagen and elastin. But, these proteins get depleted with time due to certain natural phenomena and adopted habits and practices. As a result, the skin under your eyes loses its firmness and drops.
3. Tear Trough Volume Loss
Muscle and fat loss occur over the area surrounding the eyes, with time as the bones get weakened. It creates a hollow of the tear trough area, leading to “tear trough deformity” that further worsens the eye bag appearance.
Other Factors Causing Under-Eye Bags Occur?
Most frequently, eye bags occur naturally and are not a sign of eye health issues. Under-eye sagginess, protrusion of fat pad, and tear trough deformity occur due to sun exposure, the process of aging, and stressful lifestyle. Family history and fluid retention are also other causes of eye bag development.
1. Sun Damage
An assortment of skin issues develops due to sun exposure. These issues include baggy and puffy eyes. UV rays from the sun act by breaking down the elastin and collagen found in the skin, leading to loose and saggy skin. Excessive sun exposure can also lead to dehydration of the skin, which affects its proper functioning and further accentuates the appearance of puffy eyes, fine lines, and wrinkles, contributing to eye bags.
The thickness of the skin around your eyes is much lesser than that found over other body parts. With age, extra fat protrudes out of the orbit, giving rise to the puffiness under the eyes. Your skin further becomes thinner and weaker, resulting in droopiness. The force of gravity is also considered crucial in making the skin saggy, worsening the condition over time.
3. Stressful Lifestyle
Stress can be a huge causative as well as an aggravating factor of eye bags. During stress, blood from the tiny vessels under the eyes can leak and become oxidized. It leads to the formation of dark purple under-eye bags. High-stress levels also cause a salt-level imbalance in your body, inciting the body to retain more water and causing puffiness under the eyes.
Other subsequent stress conditions, including sleep deprivation, can trigger fluid and fat accumulation subcutaneously over the eyelids. Excessive alcohol and tobacco add toxic material to the body, contributing to stress and eye bag formation.
4. Family History
Eye bags can also run in families. If one or more of your elder siblings, a parent, or any other close relatives have swollen, discolored eyes, you are also prone to developing bags underneath your eyes.
5. Fluid Retention
Lymphatic fluid is normally present under the eyes, mostly in minute amounts. When too much fluid accumulates under your eyes, it results in uninviting bags.
Types Of Eye Bags
1. Under-Eye Puffiness
Puffiness is the most common type of eye bag condition. This type is characterized by some swelling over the eyelids and underneath the eye socket. It makes the person look exhausted and more tired than ever.
Under-eye puffiness is most pronounced when you wake up in the morning with swollen eyes that are almost impossible to open. It wards off by the end of the day when you are ready to sleep. However, if it doesn’t go away, that’s the second type of eye bags.
Bagginess forms the “true” under-eye bags. With age, our skin sags and loses its elasticity due to decreased muscle tone in the face. This paves the way for fat to bunch out and form a little pocket beneath our eyes, giving rise to shadows and wrinkles. Although under eye bagginess is not attractive, it does not cause any infection.
These pockets that develop with age do not depart on their own. However, the good news is that eye bag removal without surgery is possible.
There are three types of eye bags:
- Type I – least prominent type, involving a minimal accumulation of fat over the under-eye area. It is not noticeable and only visible at specific angles. It can be treated simply by injecting fillers.
- Type II– more pronounced than type I and involves visible bagginess. The accumulated fat forms semi-circles under the eyes and alters the overall facial projection.
- Type III– most prominent and involves large under-eye semi-circle protuberance. This makes eyes excessively swollen, giving a worn-out look.
3. Dark Circles
The bulging eye bags cast a shadow underneath, giving rise to dark circles, which appear as blue or black discoloration, reflecting severe fatigue and lack of sleep. These are more pronounced in fairer skin complexions.
Dark circles can be treated with home remedies, which do play a role in their correction. You can also hide them out with some makeup.
Can Eye Bags Be Treated Without Surgery?
Some lifestyle alterations and home remedies can help alleviate eye bags that occur due to factors such as water retention, allergies, and some sleeping postures. For example, using the right pillow, treatment of allergies, etc., can help minimize eye bags’ appearance.
Nonetheless, eye bags that occur due to other underlying conditions, including genetics and aging, might not be cured by home remedies alone. Medical intervention is needed for treating them. There are surgical procedures available, but a board-certified plastic surgeon will achieve eye bag removal without surgery if you don’t want to undergo the knife.
Non-Surgical Eye Bag Treatments
While home remedies and creams may help you diminish eye bags and dark circles up to a certain level, you need to be super consistent when using them. Dream Plastic Surgery Singapore is at your disposal to provide non-surgical treatments that can produce results with minimal downtime and last longer.
The non-surgical procedures for eye bag removal include:
a. Pico Laser
Pico Laser is an effective procedure that breaks down the pigments at 450 picosecond laser pulses that are then removed by the body. This treatment can eradicate even obstinate pigmentations. It is a safer procedure as compared to other conventional laser treatments.
Eye bags can occur due to loss of bone and fat surrounding the eyes. The resulting sunken appearance can be corrected by hyaluronic filler. The filler is injected in the hollowed-out regions to restore the lost volume and lessen the eyebags’ appearance.
c. Thermage eye
Thermage eye treatment makes use of radiofrequency energy for dermal heating and micro-resurfacing. It heats the collagen-rich layers deep in the skin. As a result, the existing collagen contracts and activates the formation of new collagen. Thus, the subtle skin surrounding the eyes becomes firm. Micro-resurfacing corrects the fine lines and wrinkles and improves the skin complexion, working to eliminate the eye bags.
Thermage serves as the best non-invasive option for individuals who want to achieve the closest results to blepharoplasty without surgery.
The High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) makes use of ultrasound energy to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin and generate heat, which likewise stimulates the production of collagen and elastin for skin lifting, tightening, and rejuvenation. Saggy skin and wrinkles are thus removed.
e. Rejuran Fillers
Rejuran fillers are an anti-aging injection that consists of a salmon DNA, PDRN. It repairs the damaged tissues and activates collagen production, helping to diminish the appearance of dark eye circles. These fillers work by improving saggy skin and reducing fine lines and wrinkles, including crow’s feet.
f. Scarless Eye Bag Removal
The Scarless Eye Bag Removal is a procedure in which permanent removal of fat tissue is done over the eye bag area. It utilizes a needle-sized laser of 600 micrometers (0.6 millimeters) for fat removal. The fiber optic laser is inserted through an almost invisible entry point at the corner of the eye to melt excessive fat. Hence, removing the eye bags without leaving scars.
The procedure’s duration is around 30 minutes and has a shorter recovery period than the surgical procedures for eye bag removal.
There are a few types of eye bags, and they do not pose a serious health risk. However, under-eye bagginess can be very bothersome and demoralizing for many. Fortunately, certified surgeons have come up with eye bag removal procedures without surgery for people who fear cuts.
Consult a board-certified plastic surgeon for a definite diagnosis and suitable treatment plan.