Eye bag removal treatments can address a range of cosmetic concerns around the eyes, including eye bags, under eye circles, and eye wrinkles. You may be considering between a surgical eye bag removal treatment, a non-surgical eye bag treatment, or turn to topical treatments and traditional home remedies to get rid of eye bags. Here is what you need to know about your eye bag treatment options in Singapore.
How do eye bags form?
Eye bags are primarily caused by the natural process of ageing, as the muscles and supportive tissues surrounding the eyelids weaken with time. This can cause fluids to pool in the area, leading to puffy or swollen-looking under eyes.
Other risk factors can also contribute to eye bags, such as a lack of sleep, genetic predisposition, smoking, or a high-salt intake in your diet.
Dark eye circles and eye wrinkles, or “laugh lines”, can develop simultaneously with or because of eye bags. These cosmetic concerns can also worsen the appearance of eye bags, as the dark patches underneath the eyes and fine lines can make the eye bags look even more pronounced.
What are my eye bag treatment options in Singapore?
Scarless eye bag removal (transconjunctival blepharoplasty) is effective for removing unwanted puffy eyebags. This surgical procedure is performed by a plastic surgeon who makes a small incision on the inside of the lower eyelid. This keeps the scar well-concealed after the surgery, and the entire procedure is conducted under local or general anesthesia, taking roughly 20 to 30 minutes.
Despite its lasting results, it can be frightening for some people who want to get rid of their eye bags. It may involve undesirable side effects, such as bruising or swelling, and comes with potential risks like inflammation or infection.
Non-surgical eye bag removal treatments address these concerns with reduced downtimes, lesser side-effects, and risks. Using a combination of aesthetic modalities, such as face fillers, thread lifts, ultrasound or radiofrequency (RF) energy, aesthetic doctors can achieve similar results with enhanced precision and accuracy.
If you are considering the alternative, patients need to know about non-surgical eye bag removal treatment options can include:
- Results are progressive; may not be immediate
- May require repeated sessions to maintain results
- May not be suitable for severe types of eye bags
Illumia’s Non-Surgical Eyebag Removal Singapore
Performed by Illumia Medical’s medical director Dr Nath, the Non-surgical Eyebag Removal procedure uses focused radiofrequency (RF) energy and optic cannula technology to reduce the appearance of eye bags.
The different treatment modalities have been clinically proven to stimulate the collagen production in the skin, as well as reduce the amount of fatty deposits in the under-eye areas. When used together, the consistency of the surrounding tissues can be effectively restored, with the boosted collagen production improving the skin laxity and complexion.
Illumia’s 3D Eye Threadlift
The 3D Eye Threadlift is another technique that eliminates unwanted eye bags and other accompanying symptoms. Using surgical grade polydioxanone (PDO) threads, Dr Nath inserts a soft cannula underneath the skin layers and gently lifts the excess skin to reduce the sagginess that gives the “baggy” appearance.
The threads also have a bio-stimulation effect and triggers the skin’s natural collagen neogenesis process, subtly improving the collagen matrix beneath the skin layers to repair the weakened skin structure that is often present in saggy eye bags.
Can you remove eye bags naturally?
Certain “quick fixes” such as tea bags or cucumbers may be effective for eye bags or dark circles. Tea bags contain caffeine, which are antioxidants that can help to stimulate blood circulation around your eyes. Chilled cucumber slices, on the other hand, can reduce the dilated blood vessels that caused the dark eye circles.
Other lifestyle habits, like regular hydration or getting plenty of rest, may reduce your risk of developing eye bags, but they do not promote long-term results. If you are concerned about the swelling in the under-eye areas, ask our aesthetic doctor to learn about your eye bag removal treatment options in Singapore.
How much does it cost to remove eye bags?
The costs vary based on certain factors, such as:
- The severity of your condition
- The amount of excess skin or fat deposit in your lower eyelid
- Doctor’s years of experience
Your choice of clinic can also influence the treatment costs.
Eye bags can make even the most youthful individuals look tired and less lively, but there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to eliminating them forever.
Schedule a consultation with our aesthetic doctor to determine which option suits your needs best.