What You Need To Know About Eye Bag Removal in Singapore
Each person carries a certain baggage in life – it can be a memory of another person, a defining experience, a hard-earned lesson, or it can refer to something in the most literal sense, like the baggage under your eyes. Puffy bags under the eyes are a nuisance that no amount of sleep, expensive eye creams, or concealer can seem to completely remove. It affects anyone regardless of age and gender, even those who are blessed with clear skin. While eye bags remain as a common aesthetic issue and does not pose any serious health implications, it is a primary concern for many because eye bags are known to make people look haggard and tired. And we all know that that is one look no one has ever intentionally went for!
Thanks to innovations in the field of aesthetic medicine, there are available treatments for eye bag removal in Singapore. The procedure, also known as lower blepharoplasty surgery, can be either surgical or non-surgical. However, most people are fearful about the idea of undergoing procedures anywhere near the eyes because the eye area is the most fragile, with it having thinner skin and is typically the first to exhibit signs of ageing. But this should not mean that you need to spend your life with heavy baggage under your eyes. There are non-invasive procedures that address a variety of eye concerns, including the notorious undereye bags.
This article from Cambridge Medical, a pioneering medical aesthetic clinic in Singapore that offers bespoke medical skincare, face and body shaping and lifestyle optimization services, will provide you with everything you need to know about eye bag removal. We will discuss the causes of eyebags, the types of treatment, as well as the preparation needed before undergoing eye bag removal in Singapore.
Causes of Eye Bags
Eye bags, or the puffiness or swelling in the undereye region, are caused by the following:
- Collagen loss. As a person grows older, the natural process of collagen production in the body slows down and when it happens, the skin around the eyes is the first to be affected. Ageing is associated with skin laxity and in turn, it causes the skin, muscle, and fat to sag and accumulate on the orbital area.
- Sun damage. Too much exposure to UV light from the sun wreaks havoc to the skin in general and unfortunately, the thin skin in the eye area is not exempted to sun damage.
- Genetics. If your one or both of your parents is or are afflicted with eye bags, there is a great chance that you will acquire it, too.
- Stress. Stress aggravates the skin: when you are suffering from stress, more blood goes to your vital organs, which make your face look pasty and drained. This is what makes the dark circles under your eyes more visible. Furthermore, stress cause the delicate capillaries around the eye area to break, or worse, leak blood.
Types of Eye Bag Removal Treatments
Depending on the severity of the case and the patient’s personal preference, removal of eye bags can either be surgical or non-surgical.
The surgical option involves creating a small incision in the lower eyelid and removing the excess skin and fat deposits. This process is called scarless eye bag removal because the incision is done in the inner lash line along the lower eyelid, thus leaving no appearance of scar on the face. This trans-conjunctival approach is suitable for those with mild to moderate eye nag severity whose skin is not very loose. Or, you may also opt for another surgical procedure called incisional technique where the fat in the eye bag is removed and the re-positioned (fat repositioning). This option is recommended to people with severe protrusion.
For the non-surgical alternatives, there are two common methods: using radio frequency and laser melting of fats. Radio-frequency needle treatments are done by inserting multiple needles along the eye area and applying controlled depths of heat using radio frequencies to melt fat deposits and stimulate the production of collagen. This process tightens the skin in the lower eyelids and at the same time, reduces the droopiness of the upper eyelids. RF treatments come in many forms and names, with EyeLIFT and EYE REVO as the most popular. Some RF treatments also combine radio frequency with other innovation like focused ultrasound and plasma resurfacing for more effective and precise targeting of fat deposits in the undereye region. There are all great non-invasive options for patients with mild to moderate eye bag conditions (wrinkles and skin laxity around the eye area included).
To find out which option is best for your condition, you are encouraged to visit us at Cambridge Medical clinic for an expert assessment.
What to Prepare Prior to Undergoing Eye Bag Removal in Singapore
If you are still having second thoughts about getting an eye bag removal treatment or of you have questions about it, the best thing to do is to consult with an experienced professional. They will be able to advise if you need eye bag removal (or not) and subsequently recommend the most appropriate treatment plan. Just remember: whatever treatment option you and your doctor decide upon, it is of utmost importance to discuss the aesthetic outcome that you want to achieve before you make your final decision. Select a reputable clinic or a doctor that you know you can trust and make sure that all options and expectations are properly discussed to you prior to the schedule of any procedure.
Once you have decided to go through it, you must avoid all of the following at least a week before your procedure: alcohol, smoking, painkillers, and anything that contains Vitamin E. If you are wondering why Vitamin E is included in the list, the answer is simple: Vitamin E is associated with increased bleeding and this can lead to a collection of blood (known as hematoma) that could result in unwanted complications.
On the day of the procedure, you must immediately inform your doctor if you are experiencing fever or fever-like symptoms, red eyes, eye irritation, or any general malady. This is necessary to mitigate any risk or further complication.
Cambridge Medical Group
91B Orchard Road, #08-05A1,
Tower B, Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238874
+65 6733 0777