Eyebags - The struggle
Bothered by stubborn eyebags?
Tired of people asking you to sleep more?
Eye creams not working?
You are not alone in the struggle to improve unsightly eyebags.
What are eyebags and how do we get them?
As we age, some of the tissues around the eyes such as muscles and ligaments weaken and become laxer. This allows normal existing fat under the eyes to protrude outwards, causing the area to appear “puffy”.
Medically, this is known as the herniation of the infraorbital fat pads.
Fluid may also accumulate in the area below your eyes, worsening the “puffiness”.
The combination of fluid retention and protrusion of undereye fat leads to the formation and appearance of eyebags.
Factors that worsen eyebags
Aging skin loses collagen and elasticity, becoming thinner with increasing age. It loses the natural ability to “hold back” the under-eye fats, thereby contributing to the appearance of eyebags.
With thinner skin, underlying blood vessels and dark eye circles also appear more obvious.
Especially noticeable after waking from sleep or increased dietary salt content
Lack of sleep
Conditions such as Hay fever or Allergic Rhinitis can worsen the appearance of eyebags
Eyebags can run in families. This is made worse by thin under-eye skin and deep-set eyes.
Non Invasive Treatment Options
HIFU Eyebag Removal
The Ultraformer 3 HIFU is Dr Edwin’s first choice in targeting stubborn eyebags.
Unique to the Ultraformer 3, is the new MF2 transducer which has a slimmer footprint, allowing it to focus on smaller and sensitive areas such as undereyes.
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), uses precise medical grade ultrasound for non-surgical skin tightening by stimulating collagen at 4 different layers of the skin.
When used for the undereye area, HIFU can achieve the following benefits.
- Tightening of underlying ligaments, muscles and SMAS layer
- Thicker skin with restored elastin and collagen
- Reduction in volume of under eye fats
This multi-pronged approach targets and treats the 3 main factors that worsen eyebag appearance – muscle and ligamentous laxity, thin skin and accumulation of under eye fats.
The treatment duration is between 20 to 30 minutes. Numbing cream will be applied prior to minimise discomfort. Most patients experience a sensation akin to tiny ant bites. There may be 2 to 3 days of slight swelling post procedure which can be improved with the Intensive Recovery Cream.
More information on the Ultraformer 3 HIFU can be found here.
Tear Trough / Undereye Fillers
The appearance of eyebags can also be improved by the careful and selective placement of fillers in the undereye area.
People with tear troughs will benefit from undereye fillers by smoothing out the “grove” between the junction of the lower eyelid and the cheek, thereby masking the appearance of eyebags.
Dr Edwin prefers to use the blunt cannula technique for this treatment as it reduces the risk of bruising and discomfort is minimal. Results are satisfying and immediate.
Word of caution - improper placement or excessive volume of undereye fillers may actually worsen the appearance of eyebags!
Speak with Dr Edwin today to learn more about how the eye area can be rejuvenated! Aside from eyebags, other common signs of aging such as dark eye circles and wrinkles around the eyes (Crow's Feet) can also be treated safely and effectively.
Share your skin concerns with us! Book an appointment or arrange a call back from our friendly staff now.