Eye bags, eye bags, eye bags… We think its safe to say that we all dislike them. And we all look for ways to make them look smaller or less visible. Or just ways to remove them in general. There are plenty of options – ranging from DYI masks and creams to surgical procedures. A lot of these methods are to no effect, unfortunately. That’s because eye bags can be caused by a variety of reasons including lifestyle or just plain old genetics. This means that in a lot of cases, DYI tips and tricks won’t do the job. But which method to choose?
It’s all about personal preferences and expectations. In this article, we’re going to talk briefly about popular ways to get rid of eye bags and more in detail about a new promising method – the laser eye bag removal. What is it, what can you expect and what are the costs for it in Singapore. All of that information is down in the article. Enjoy!
What causes eye bags?
There can be several causes of eye bags. First and foremost, you’ve probably heard that lack of sleep and stress can cause eye bags. That’s true – in a lot of cases. In those cases, the eye bags can get back to normal once you correct your sleeping schedule and stress levels. In a lot of cases, however, eye bags and darkness are due to genetics. If you have inherited eye bags it’s likely that creams and DYI masks and other home remedies won’t do much for you.
Other causes of eye bags include smoking and ageing. Ageing is something we can’t really control. It’s the main reason behind eye bags because it causes loose skin and it also causes weaker muscles around the under-eye area which turn into eye bags in the end.
What are the eye bag removal treatments I can get in Singapore?
Singapore can offer some amazing cosmetic treatments for anyone who wants to undergo any sort of aesthetic procedure. That includes eye bag removal as well. There are basically a few options – surgical and non-surgical. Non-surgical methods include both creams and DYI methods but also aesthetic procedures such as laser eye bag removal. The surgical method is called blepharoplasty and is a permanent solution to eye bags. A lot of people don’t want to undergo eye bag removal surgery, though. That’s why they opt for milder options.
What is Laser Eye Bag removal?
Non-surgical laser blepharoplasty is an effective method for restoring and rejuvenating the skin around the eyes with the help of modern laser technology. It is a non-surgical alternative to traditional eye bag removal surgery in the under-eye area and is used for:
- correction of sagging eyelids and tightening of the skin of the upper and lower eyelids,
- erasing wrinkles around the eyes,
- lifting the skin around the eyes,
- remove bags and dark circles under the eyes,
- Eyebrow line correction.
How does laser eye bag removal work?
Lasers have been long used in aesthetic medicine. During a non-surgical treatment, the treatment works on the fat around the lower eyelid– and removes it. This in itself makes the eye bag appear less visible without any damage to surrounding tissue. It’s best to talk to your doctor before deciding to undergo the procedure. In the cases where eye bags are not caused by excess fat under the eyes, it may not be the most suitable option. Other than that, the procedure is suitable for most skin types and is most suitable for people who have moderate to severe eye bags.
During the eye bag removal treatment, patients don’t feel pain or high levels of discomfort. The doctor will put local anaesthesia eye drops and cream to reduce the risk of pain. Also, the procedure in Singapore will last around 30-40 minutes. Patients can go back to their daily activities as soon as the procedure ends. Of course, they still need to be careful with the eye area but there is no downtime required.
What results can I expect – can eye bags be removed without surgery?
Patients note that they don’t feel any discomfort during the eye bag removal. Some patients do notice mild bruising after treatment but it only lasts for a few days and goes away on its own. The results from the laser eye bag removal are permanent and patients note around 90% decrease of eye bags after procedures. Most patients need more than 1 session (around 3) to see the desired results. Usually, they see final results after a few weeks.
You’d need around 5 days to fully recover.
Are there any side effects?
While the laser method is very safe and effective there is some risk of side effects. Those include redness, swelling, slight irritation in the under-eye area. A lot of the side effects from the treatment will go away on their own but if you have any concerns ask your doctor for advice and suggestions!
What are the pros and cons of laser eye bag removal in Singapore?
Non-surgical laser blepharoplasty is one of the most effective methods for correcting wrinkles around the eyes and tightening the skin.
Benefits of laser eye bag removal
- no surgery – less risk of complications and bleeding,
- short recovery time – up to 2 weeks,
- minimal traumatic tissue impact,
- no need for general anaesthesia,
- absence of swelling and bruising after the procedure,
- the effect lasts for 1.5 -2 years, and in patients with thicker skin, the rejuvenating effect can last for several years (for wrinkles only).
- A lot of the times it’s cheaper than a surgery
While there are a lot of benefits to the method, there are some drawbacks as well. The main one is that you’ll have to do more than one session to get full results – this is not only time consuming but you have to pay each session as well. Another thing is that while the results are permanent, this won’t stop the ageing process – so you might have to undergo other procedures as well. And last but not least – don’t forget that you’ll have to go to a doctor to get laser treatment. In Singapore, only doctors (plastic surgeons or dermatologists usually) can perform such procedures, so if you see any beauty salon claiming they have laser eye bag removal – please reconsider and go to a professional.
The cost you can expect for laser eye bag removal in Singapore
The prices for eye bag removal in Singapore can vary depending on several factors. First – what type of laser does your doctor use? Price points for laser machines vary a lot, and ultimately some are more expensive than others. Another thing that may contribute to the final cost is the doctor’s fee and how many times will you need treatment. That being said, you can expect a cost of around 450$ to 2000$ per session.
The upper and lower eyelid skin is one of the most delicate parts of the face. That is why the eyelids are among the most vulnerable areas of the face in the ageing process. From an early age, this area is subject to many environmental factors such as gravitational forces, the skin of the eyelids relaxes, the eyes close, wrinkles form. As a result of lack of sleep, unhealthy diet and lifestyle, bags and dark circles appear under the eyes.
That’s why interest in non-surgical and scarless methods to remove eye bags has increased in recent years. On one hand that’s because modern laser technology has proven its effectiveness and safety for improving and tightening the skin. On the other hand, recovery is faster because there are no surgical incisions, and complications after therapy are minimal. We hope that this article was helpful and it will assist in making a decision on whether to try eye bag removal in Singapore.