Eye bags are often one of our biggest enemies in our journey of achieving flawless skin. It can be quite frustrating to try out a whole slew of products and quirky tutorials from the internet and not achieve the desired results. In this article, we discuss a few easy home remedies to get rid of your eye bags.
We will also talk about Cambridge Medical Group’s scarless and non-surgical treatment methods. At Cambridge, we offer two scarless eye bag removal technology - the Fotona Laser Eyebag Reduction & Agnes EYE REVO™ Eyebag Removal.
Despite the peskiness of those puffy rings, eye bags are completely normal.
Some common causes of eye bags are:
The ageing process causes the tissues and the muscles supporting our eyes to weaken. This might cause some fats supporting the eyes to move down into the lower eyelids which create puffiness. Fluid retention is created after we wake up or after we consume a meal high in salt.
If the swelling persists and appears severe, painful, itchy or red, it is recommended to seek medical advice immediately as these could be the first symptoms of a serious medical condition such as thyroid or severe allergies. If there are any underlying medical conditions, these patients will have to be referred to the correct physicians.
Most of the time, eye bags treatments are sought out for cosmetic purposes which can significantly change one’s appearance.
With unlimited access to medical information on the internet, the various types of home remedies are endless. We’ve narrowed it down to 3 simple home remedies that are easily accessible and affordable.
Before you rush to your nearest supermarket to grab these ingredients, we would also like to share that these home remedies are not been medically evaluated and are more suitable for short-term relief of eyebags. Results can also vary according to the individual's lifestyle and habits.
Caffeinated tea bags are no longer just for consumption purposes and can double up as your quick eye bag fix. The caffeine in tea bags contains powerful antioxidants which are proven to increase blood flow to your skin. The application of tea bags also protects your skin against ultraviolet (UV) rays and may potentially slow down the ageing process.
Green tea is one of the most effective tea bags which have proven to give some of the best anti-inflammatory results.
How to apply tea bags:
1. Steep two tea bags for 3 to 5 minutes
2. Place the tea bags in the refrigerator and leave them to chill for 20 minutes.
3. Squeeze out the excess liquid from the tea bags and place them underneath your eyes.
4. Leave the tea bags there for 15 to 30 minutes before cleaning off the liquid.
Instead of investing in topical creams, cold compress treatment is also an effective alternative treatment. You can make your own cold compress using items which you can find easily at home. Applying a cold compress is known to help blood vessels to constrict quickly. This temporary relieves swelling and puffiness around your eyes, which reduces the eye bags.
Some items you can find at home to make your own cold compress are:
- Chilled teaspoon
- Cool cucumber
- Wet washcloth
- Bag of frozen vegetables
To prevent any possible ice burns, you should wrap your cold compress with a soft cloth. Apply the compress for 5 to 10 minutes before checking to see the results.
Eight hours of sleep is often difficult to achieve. Despite this, having quality sleep is something we should all try to strive for. Keeping your head elevated with extra pillows prevents the pooling of fluid in your lower eyelids. This in turn reduces fluid retention and physically reduces puffiness.
You might want to consider investing in a special wedge pillow or special bed risers to elevate your entire bed. Some individuals choose these methods if elevating their head causes neck pain or the inability to fall asleep.
When home remedies have been tried and tested to no results, you may want to consider opting for aesthetic procedures that can help get rid of these pesky eyebags once and for all.
The general procedure of our Fotona Laser Eyebag Removal is the use of advanced laser technology (SmoothEye™ mode) for skin tightening and reduction of fine lines around the eye region.
With significant advances in technology over the past years, the Fotona Laser innovative eye bag treatment uses two lasers; firstly, a dermal collagen stimulating laser and secondly, gentle skin resurfacing laser.
This treatment is done on the palpebral conjunctiva (the inner mucosal lining) for a significant tightening of eyebags. It does not involve invasive treatment methods, needles, cuts, bleeding, bruising or downtime.
- Stimulate collagen production and contraction of fat pads
- Facilitate skin resurfacing and tightening of the skin around the eyes
Before the procedure, the patient’s face is cleansed for sterilisation. Next, a topical numbing cream is applied externally followed by topical eye drops. These minimise discomfort from the procedure. After which, an eye shield, similar to contact lens, will be inserted onto the patient’s eyes for protection and to make the procedure more comfortable.
The SMOOTHEye™ Mode pulse transmits optical energy in a single sub-second long pulse sequence which avoids heat build-up. The surface tissue will then stimulate collagen production which improves the elasticity and texture around the eye area during the last pulse.
1. Delicate Treatment
This treatment is highly effective in restoring delicate skin around the eyes without exerting too much pressure over the soft skin region.
2. Advanced Rejuvenation
The advanced lasers in this treatment method will gently ablate the skin’s surface and stimulate warming in the deeper layers of the skin. This contracts collagen fibres and boosts collagen production for more radiant skin around the eyes.
3. Noticeable Results
This treatment ensures improvements in the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes and eyebags. It is guaranteed to show a refreshing and natural appearance due to the lasers’ abilities to regenerate skin-healing. How many treatments are required? An average of 6 treatment sessions is recommended. However, this depends on the severity of the patient’s eye bag condition and how the patient responds to each treatment session. Each patient’s recovery time varies and it is best that they are not exposed to heat for at least 48 hours after the treatment and apply sun protection.
You can read more about the Fotona Laser Eyebag Rejuvenation procedure here.
EYE REVO™ is a technique hailing from Korea. It is an aesthetic procedure which aims to reduce unwanted eye bags and eye wrinkles without invasive or surgical means. In this treatment, only topical anaesthesia is needed. Our non-surgical Agnes EYE REVO™ eliminates the risk of scarring and hassle of stitching/stitch removal which is commonly used in traditional surgical methods.
Prior to the procedure, the eye bag area is marked and topical numbing cream is applied. A patented micro-needle (similar to a “mosquito sting”) emits radio-frequency energy with precision selects subcutaneous fat between the skin and before the orbital septum. This results in the skin around the eye region tightening and becoming firmer. Skin laxity is preserved on the upper eyelids and eye area, leaving no scars behind.
You can read more about the Agnes EYE REVO™ eyebag removal procedure here.
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