Under eye bags can develop for a number of reasons. Whether it’s ageing, lack of sleep, fluid retention or genetics there are a number of ways we can help reduce the appearance of under eye bags so you can move on with your life with more confidence.
About eye bags
What Are Eye Bags?
Under eye bags are common as you age. As you age the tissue under and around your eye begins to weaken – fat and other fluid can begin to accumulate there. Under eye bags are usually just a cosmetic concern. There is rarely any underlying medical condition.
What Causes Them?
As you get older the tissue structures and facial muscles that support your eyelids weaken. This can cause the skin to sag. Furthermore the fat that normally sits around the eye can begin to migrate to the area below your eyes. The space below your eyes can also accumulate fluid causing your under eye area to look puffy and swollen. Contributing factors can include: allergies, fluid retention, lack of sleep, smoking or genetics.
How To Get Rid Of Eye Bags
There are a range of different options for treating eyebags. Depending on the severity and location. Our treatments are outlined above we will tailor a treatment plan to suit you.
Treatments for eye bags
Eye lift surgery or Blepharoplasty of the lower eyelid is performed to address under eye bags, loose skin and sagging tissue supporting the lower eye area.
Am I A Good Candidate For Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty?
You may be a candidate for blepharoplasty if you always look tired, even after plenty of sleep, if your eye bags are present all day long, if you have excess skin around the eyes and if you notice applying make up is more difficult.
The Benefits Of Blepharoplasty
Having surgery to treat eye bags, loose skin and tissues under the eyes can have a dramatic effect on the overall aesthetic of your face. By addressing the eye bags you will appear less tired and look fresher. With the sagging eyelids being toned and eye bags removed, your eyes can look many years younger.
What is Blepharoplasty?
There are different surgical methods a surgeon can use to rejuvenate the lower eyelids, but the approach usually involves removing fat (or sculpting and redistributing the fat) as well as removing excess skin and sagging muscle.
Following the surgery, you can expect minimal swelling and some bruising, this diminishes anywhere from within a week to ten days. Most people go back to work after one week of downtime. You will receive specific instructions for your recovery and have a follow up appointment.
Laser skin resurfacing using a CO2 laser is a laser procedure performed by a specialist laser dermatologist. It improves skin texture and the appearance of eye bags.
Key Benefits Of CO2 Laser Treatments
- One off treatments
- Dramatic results
- Long lasting
How Does It Work?
CO2 laser treatment for skin rejuvenation is widely considered to be one of the most effective skin resurfacing techniques available today. The laser aims an intense wavelength of light on damaged skin and vaporises the outer layers that have been affected by sun, age, and other factors. In addition to destroying damaged skin, the laser stimulates underlying skin cells to trigger collagen production.
Is This Treatment Suitable For Me?
Laser skin resurfacing is not appropriate for everyone who visits Brisbane Skin. Our experts meet with each patient to determine whether s/he is a good candidate for the treatment. We do a complete medical history, find out about your lifestyle, and work to get to know you as a person. During your consultation with our Specialist Dermatologist and Plastic Surgeons , we will discuss your expectations for the results. Being realistic about what this treatment can accomplish for you is a major factor in success.
What Does The Treatment Involve?
Laser skin resurfacing targets the outer layer of your skin while simultaneously heating the lower layers in the dermis. This will promote collagen production. Ideally, new collagen fibres will help produce new skin that is smoother in texture and firmer to the touch.
Does The Treatment Require Downtime?
Recovery from this laser resurfacing treatment takes up to two weeks.
EndyMed RF Tightening
This treatment is excellent for tightening of the under the eyes.
EndyMed prompts collagen production for tighter, smoother skin around the eyes. By tightening the skin, EndyMed not only reduces wrinkles, but also lifts the skin for a youthful, refreshed appearance.
How does it work?
EndyMed uses the power radio frequency RF technology to offer a safe, state-of-the-art system that delivers targeted, phase controlled radio frequency directly into collagen fibres.
It works by generating sequential radio frequency waves which repel each other, thereby pushing the RF energy deeper into the skin in a controlled manner. The heat produced tightens existing collagen and stimulates the production of new healthy collagen, this results in a lifting and tightening effect of the skin and a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance.
What’s is involved during the treatment?
After your initial consultation where the treatment is explained and your suitability confirmed. You’ll be asked to sign a consent form to say you understand both the benefits and the risks of the treatments.
During the treatment first we’ll cleanse your skin and then apply a cool gel on the area to be treated, the hand piece is then slowly worked over the area of concern in circular motions, gently warming the skin. We temperature check the treatment at various intervals and ensure that you’re comfortable.
When the treatment is finished, the gel is then removed and moisturiser and SPF sun block is applied.
Does it hurt?
No. The treatment is not painful – many people even find it relaxing.
When will I see results?
You will see immediate results – but the results also become more noticeable over the next month as the collagen is remodelling.
How many treatments will I need?
EndyMed requires a course of four treatments.
Eye bags can be treated non surgically using dermal fillers.
Under eye bags can be caused by fat or fluid and appears as bulges of the lower eyelid. Dermal fillers help smooth the area between the lower eyelid and cheek to make them less obvious.
What To Expect
Before your treatment you’ll have a consultation with one of our trained medical team, where we determine the right treatment plan for you. This gives you the opportunity to find out more about the procedure, ask questions about fillers and allows you to make an informed decision about the treatment.
On your treatment day dermal fillers are injected directly into the under-eye area. Often only a very small amount of dermal filler is required to achieve the desired result. Some patients may undergo a second treatment after 6 to 9 months.
Your treatment will take place in Brisbane Skin’s modern medical dermatology rooms. Dermal fillers are only administered by our highly trained nurse Krys Luszczek who has been performing these treatments for over 20 years. We firmly believe you should only trust your face to expert injectors.
The procedure usually takes less than an hour and no downtime is needed following an eye bag treatment.
You will see a difference immediately – more volume and plumpness under your eyes will reduce the appearance of bags. Typically results last between 18 and 24 months. Although this differs from individual to individual.