Bags under the eyes or commonly called eye bags is the mild swelling or puffiness under the eyes. As we age, our eye tissues and some muscles supporting our eyelids weaken. Due to the weakening of the eye tissues and muscles, some fats that supports the eyes move down into the lower eyelids causing the puffy appearance of the eyelids. Accumulation of fluid in the space between our eyes also adds up to the swelling.
Here are the most common causes of eye bags:
Eyebags can be classified into 3 types:
Having eye bags is rarely a serious medical condition and treatments (aside from remedies at home) are usually done for cosmetic reasons. Having eye bags can significantly affect someone’s appearance thus treatment for removal is sought. Eye bag removal treatments range from non-surgical to surgical ones.
If the swelling is observed to be severe, painful, itchy, or red, it is recommended to seek medical help as your symptoms may be related to a serious medical condition.
Cambridge Medical Group offers two (2) scarless eye bag removal technology - the Fotona Laser Eyebag Removal & Agnes EYE REVO™.
Fotona Laser Eyebag Removal is a new and improved non-surgical method for eye bag removal. It uses two different 4D lasers to administer treatment –
The general procedure for this treatment is the use of advanced laser technology for skin tightening and reduction of fine lines around the eye region, thereby getting rid of or reducing the bags under the eyes.
Prior to the procedure, a topical numbing cream is applied. To protect the eyes, an eye shield similar to a contact lens is also required. During the procedure, the deeper layers of the skin will be heated by the lasers at 42 – 45°C. The Fotona Laser works on the inside of your under the eyelid to reduce the targeted fat below the under eyelid from the inside. This way, fat from the lower eyelid can be reduced without making any cuts or wounds (as in done in surgery). This heating will also stimulate collagen production. Collagen is an essential protein in the body particularly in the skin and regenerating them will give results such as a firm and tightened skin in the eyes.
Recommended treatment is at least 3 sessions. Sessions will vary on the patients’ eye bag condition and their response to the treatments.
Fotona Laser Eyebag Removal has no downtime, ideal for those who want to quickly return to their normal activities after the procedure. Recovery time is dependent on your skin’s healing speed. It is often advised to avoid heat exposure 48hrs after the laser treatment and appropriate sun protection is required.
This Scarless Eye Bag Removal Treatment (EYE REVO™) originated from Korea is another treatment designed for eye bag removal and reducing wrinkles around the eyes. This is a non-surgical treatment and does not require going under the knife, so scarring is avoided. This is a signature service of Cambridge Medical Group.
The EYE REVO™ is administered with only topical anaesthesia (applied prior to the procedure). A fine microneedle that feels like a mosquito sting emits radio-frequency energy that precisely selects the targeted fats causing the eyebags. The targeted fats are removed by your own circulation without making any cuts, thus removing the eyebags. Collagen production is also stimulated, making the skin firm, and tightened around the eye. The whole procedure can be done in under 20 minutes.