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Non-Surgical Eye Bag Removal & Reduction

Significant reduction of your eye bags can now be treated without resorting to surgery. This has long been desired by patients who are bothered by their eye bags but are not keen to risk surgery, surgical scar, bruising and downtime.

Eye bags can often make you look tired and older than your age. With  permanent eye bag reduction treatment, it can improve your overall appearance of and give you a more youthful and refreshing look. 

The old non-surgical treatment for eye bag removal uses fillers to temporarily fill the area below the eye bag, giving the optical illusion of the eye bag being smaller. While this method can be used to treat with younger patients, however this method is not suitable for some individuals, especially the older patients. Fibre-optic laser technology can shrink eye bag fat for patients with mild conditions. However, some patients see increased skin laxity and more wrinkles below the eye after this procedure.

Using advances in technology and improved techniques over the last few years, FOTONA has developed their 4D laser eye treatment. I find this innovative new technique for non-surgical eye bag reduction very rewarding. It uses two different lasers; a dermal collagen stimulating laser and a gentle skin resurfacing laser.

At Ensoul Clinic, we provide safe eye bag removal in Singapore, which can be followed with a High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment to the eye bag area, further tightening the skin and precisely shrinking the fat faster. The treatment takes less than 30 minutes for visible reduction of the fat bulge under the eye area. Stitching is not required for this procedure and you will not experience any pain or bruising. Recovery time is also very quick.

For an accurate treatment plan for your eye bags, we recommend to consult with our doctors for a detailed assessment. Some of these treatments can be used individually or in combination depending on the severity of your condition and goals. 

What Are Eye Bags and What Causes Them?

Bags under eyes — mild swelling or puffiness under the eyes — are common as you age. With aging, the tissues around your eyes, including some of the muscles supporting your eyelids, weaken. Normal fat that helps support the eyes can then move into the lower eyelids, causing the lids to appear puffy. Fluid also may accumulate in the space below your eyes, adding to the swelling. Bags under eyes are usually a cosmetic concern and rarely a sign of a serious underlying medical condition. 

Eye bags = skin laxity + fat herniation

Causes

As you age, the tissue structures and muscles supporting your eyelids weaken. The skin may start to sag, and fat that is normally confined to the area around the eye (orbit) can move into the area below your eyes. Also, the space below your eyes can accumulate fluid, making the under-eye area appear puffy or swollen. Several factors cause or worsen this effect, including:

  • Fluid retention, especially upon waking or after a salty meal
  • Lack of sleep
  • Allergies
  • Smoking
  • Heredity — under-eye bags can run in families

Difference between dark eye circles and eyebags

Dark circles and eyebags - although often used alternately - are actually two different things. The key difference is that while dark circles are characterized by the darkening of the under-eye skin, eye bags pertain to the swelling around the eyes.

Frequently Asked Questions – Eye bags

Q. How can eye bags be removed non-surgically?

A: Significant reduction of your eye bags can now be treated without resorting to surgery. This has long been desired by patients who are bothered by their eye bags but are not keen to risk surgery, surgical scar, bruising and downtime.

Eye bags can often make you look tired and older than your age. With permanent eye bag reduction treatment, it can improve your overall appearance and give you a more youthful and refreshing look. 

At Ensoul Clinic, we have various safe eye bag removal treatments in Singapore, one of the treatments for eye bag removal is fillers.  This treatment uses HA to temporarily fill the area below the eye bag to elevate the surrounding skin to the level of fat to make the texture smooth and uniform. While this method can be used to treat younger patients, however this method is not suitable for some individuals, especially the older patients. 

Using advances in technology and improved techniques over the last few years, FOTONA has developed their 4D laser eye treatment. I find this innovative new technique for non-surgical eye bag reduction very rewarding. It uses two different lasers; a dermal collagen stimulating laser and a gentle skin resurfacing laser to lift and tighten the skin around the eye bags to make it less obvious.

Other treatments include High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment to the eye bag area, further tightening the skin and precisely shrinking the fat faster. The treatment takes less than 30 minutes for visible reduction of the fat bulge under the eye area. The heat can also help the skin to induce collagen and elastin production making the skin tighter and thicker. 

Stitching is not required for this procedure and you will not experience any pain or bruising. 

For an accurate treatment plan for your eye bags, we recommend consulting with our doctors for a detailed assessment. Some of these treatments can be used individually or in combination depending on the severity of your condition and goals. 

Q. What is the downtime for eye bag removal treatment

A: Majority of the treatments have 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.

Solutions for Eye Bag Removal
Dr Kenneth Thean