As the saying goes, ‘The eyes are the window to the soul’. No matter what situation we are in, our eyes don’t lie. For most people, the eyes are the first signs to display signs of aging, be it eye bags or dark eye circles.
Depending on our genes and the lifestyle choices, people can age at different rates. For most people, signs of aging start to appear around our eyes in the mid 20s. The skin around the eyes is extremely thin and fragile. We lose collagen and elastin fibres around the eyes very quickly too. When that happens, the skin around the eyes become loose and it hangs and creates folds.
Sun damage remains one of the leading causes of aging of the eyes. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays is by far the most harmful to the skin. Both UVA and UVB cause serious damage to the skin. UVB rays are known to break down the healthy DNA in your body. On the other hand, UVA rays penetrate deeply into the dermis to break down collagen and elastin fibers – which are key to maintaining firm skin and giving structure to a plump, tight skin. Over time, UVA rays cause premature aging to the skin, weakening the delicate skin further, weighing the fatty tissue under the eyes down, forming eye bags and wrinkles.
Unknowingly, a lot of the food we eat daily contain high levels of sodium. A diet high in sodium may cause the fatty tissue to accumulate more water content, making eye bags more visible.
How to Get Rid of Eye Bags Non-Surgically
Just not too long ago, cosmetic surgery was the most popular option to get rid of eye bags. Opting to undergo a surgical procedure is a personal choice. It is important to weigh the potential benefits and risks before deciding on it. Although it may seem like a pretty straightforward procedure, there are potential lifelong complications that may arise from an eye bag removal surgery.
With better machines and improved medical techniques, non-surgical treatments are now available to get rid of puffy eyes and reduce the appearance of dark eye circles.
According to Dr. Siew Tuck Wah, one of the most prominent aesthetic doctors in Singapore, he said that doctors in Korea have discovered a new technique for non-surgical eye bag removal using AGNES. Using a special insulated micro-needle, the doctor delivers targeted radiofrequency waves directly to the fatty tissue. The excess fatty deposits will then drain out naturally via the body’s system.
At the same time, the radiofrequency waves tighten and firm the loose skin by stimulating collagen production in the treated area. Over the next few months, the eye bags subside, blending in with the upper cheeks to restore a more youthful look.
In certain cases, a lack of volume around the eyes could be a reason for the tired-looking eyes. Hollow areas under the eyes can sometimes cast dark shadows, giving the illusion of dark eye circles, even though it may not be the case. Wrinkles and fine lines around the area may exacerbate the condition.
In such cases, adding tiny amounts of dermal filler under the eyes can smoothen the under eye area and immediately rejuvenate them. Doctors often use a wide range of hyaluronic acid fillers to fill the under eyes. Injecting dermal fillers into the under eyes hydrates and stretches the skin and so that the eyes don’t appear too sunken.
To further rejuvenate the eyes, opting for a laser treatment for dark eye circles is an effective way to get rid of hyperpigmentation and the visible blood vessels under the skin. Unlike conventional laser treatments, Dual Yellow Laser penetrates deep into the skin layer without breaking the skin surface. Dual Yellow Laser is currently one of the most advanced laser treatments for combating skin pigmentation and achieve skin brightening.
Dr. Siew is the Medical Director and co-founder of Radium Medical Aesthetics.
Radium Medical Aesthetics prides itself as one of the few medical aesthetic clinics that offers a wide range of highly customized medical treatments to enhance your anti-aging journey, making your skincare routine a sensorial ritual that you look forward to every day.
It is conveniently located at #03-326 Suntec City Mall, Tel: 6837 0507. For more information, visit http://www.radium-aesthetics.com/