What do stress, lack of sleep, and allergies have in common? They can actually be the source of dark under-eye circles and eye bags. Even when you catch up on and get enough rest, these unsightly facial flaws remain. Your face continues to look exhausted even though the rest of your body feels energised. As if that is not enough, try taking a photo and people just might mistake you for a racoon or a panda! Not fun.
You have probably tried to apply “home remedy” treatments to get rid of your eye bags and dark circles. There may be improvements right after application, however, the bags and dark rings remain stubborn and come back. Or you have probably gotten frustrated and tired of applying makeup to cover their existence on a daily basis. Are there remedies available to finally get rid of these pesky flaws once and for all?
Luckily, there are aesthetic eye bag treatments ready to address your dire needs. Let’s get to know more about the existing options!
Eye Bags or Dark Circles?
Before going directly to treatments, first, we have to set the records straight. We do not want to undergo a procedure that is ineffective for the type of eye bags that we actually have. Eye bags and dark circles both affect the peepers, but their signs and symptoms are different. You may only have one condition or have both at the same time.
Actual eye bags make the area under the lower eyelids puffy. The puffiness is caused by the wear and tear of the tissues located below the eyes. The deterioration of the tissues brings about the fatty layers that support the eyes of descent to the lower eyelids and result in bulging bags.
Dark circles, on the other hand, are characterised by discolouration that affects the outer rings under the eyes. Also known as tear troughs, dark circles happen for several reasons, such as accumulation of venous blood build up in the areas under the eyes, too much skin pigmentation on the surface of the skin, and volume loss that causes hollowness and dark mark circles under the eyes.
What are the causes of eye bags and dark under-eye circles?
There are a lot of causes that contribute to developing eye bags and dark under-eye circles:
- Diseases affecting the sinus, blood, and thyroid
- Excessive intake of sodium (salty food)
- Lack of sleep
What eye bag treatments in Singapore are there?
You might have tried other topical creams and products that promise to improve the appearance of your eye bags and dark circles but to no avail. The truth is, these products do not address the root cause of these facial flaws; hence they are not able to successfully get rid of your eye bags or dark circles.
To remove eye bags and dark circles, there are two reliable procedures that doctors practice in Singapore:
- Use of dermal fillers for dark circles
- Surgery for eye bags
How does the use of dermal fillers remove dark circles?
Dermal fillers are best used to remove dark circles or tear troughs. Dermal fillers are injected into the depressions under the eyes to fill up the hollowness caused by volume loss. Once injected, the fillers also work to improve the skin pigmentation as they cover the tracks of venous blood build-ups. As a result, the dark circles will improve and lighten and appearance. The fillers also cause the skin to stretch, resulting in less dark marks.
What makes dermal fillers effective in getting rid of dark under-eye circles?
Dermal fillers are made up of Hyaluronic Acid (HA). This substance is very effective in addressing dark under-eye circles as it promotes skin hydration. It also stimulates collagen production, which greatly helps in improving skin tone and elasticity.
Will there be downtime following a dermal filler procedure to treat eye bags?
Since this procedure non-invasive, there is no downtime needed. Patients can jump right back into their daily routine after a procedure.
How much does a treatment of dermal fillers cost in Singapore?
The cost for a dermal filler treatment in Singapore will depend on the number of syringes needed to treat your condition, as well as the brand of dermal filler to use. Normally, a syringe may cost around $600 to $1,200.
How does surgery help in removing eye bags?
According to Ubiqi.sg, the surgical eye bags treatment entails making a tiny incision on the lower eyelid area to drain the fluid that causes puffiness under the eyes. Surgery is the best choice if you want optimum results for those puffy eyes to be gone.
Will there be downtime following a surgery to remove eye bags?
Yes, there is minimal downtime required following an eye bag surgery in order for the eyes to heal.
Can eye bags recur even after an eye bag surgery?
Unfortunately, yes. Eye bag surgery is not a permanent solution, but patients can enjoy them for a long period of time.
How much does surgery to remove eye bags cost in Singapore?
Surgical removal of eye bags in Singapore cost around $3,500 to $7,500.