Unwanted extra baggage or “pouches” beneath your eyes, known as under-eye bags, can cause you to look permanently tired. It can bring unwanted self-issues, affect your self-confidence and be time-consuming if you were to try and cover it up. It is especially disheartening if you are in good health and feel energised but your outward appearance tells a different story.
Can Eye Bags Go Away?
Eye bags are one of the banes of many people’s lives. They may have occurred through ageing where the tissue and muscles supporting your eyes weaken, as collagen and elastin break down, resulting in sagging facial skin. With fat moving to the space below your eyes and retaining fluid, your eyes can look swollen and puffy. Ageing is not the only cause of eye bags, they can also be a result of:
- Not getting enough sleep
- Sun damage
Sometimes eye bag appearance may be temporary. They may be improved by a good diet, more hydration and sleep. If you have a predisposition to eye bags, then you may need to look at more permanent methods of improving them.
How Do You Permanently Get Rid Of Eye Bags Without Surgery?
The skin around the eyes is extremely delicate and thin. It doesn’t repair itself as easily as other parts of the face, so it needs to be taken care of. Because most of us want to look fresh, bright and healthy, any effective treatment that can rejuvenate the area is going to be an attractive option. Blepharoplasty or surgery around the eyes will require 10–14 days of hiding away and downtime.
Surgery can cost around £3,500. There are other effective options available.
Can You Laser Your Undereyes?
You may not want the costs, risks and longer recovery time associated with eye surgery. So what are the non-surgical alternatives?. There are two non-surgical options that are extremely popular. These are lasers and fillers. There are two types of under-eye laser treatments. They are called ablative and non-ablative.
- Ablative laser treatments treat the outer surface of the skin directly. It involves rejuvenation by removing the top layer of skin. It has a longer recovery time as your body has to heal the ‘wound’ created and carries a greater risk than non-ablative laser treatment.
- Non-ablative laser treatments such as Clearlift treat the layers below the surface. It works from the inside out. Ablative laser treatments work in the opposite way.
Laser Treatment For Baggy Eyes
The most common non-ablative laser treatment is called (Clearlift) Sublative Rejuvenation. It is perfect for pulling up the under eye area without any surgery. Sublative refers to the micro “sub ablation” fractional holes it causes in the upper layers of the skin using an electrode attached to a handheld device.
What Is The Most Effective Treatment?
Under-eye laser Sublative Rejuvenation for eye bags is one of the most effective methods for brightening the under-eye area and encouraging the growth of new collagen. Sublative rejuvenation is growing more popular every year. It can achieve the same results you get with more aggressive laser treatment without the lengthy downtime associated with aggressive ablative treatments.
How it works
This non-invasive treatment uses fractionated bipolar energy (laser) to penetrate below the skin and stimulate collagen production. The treatment helps stimulate the re-growth of cells. As the skin is targeted with the laser, the connective tissue where the skin is joined to the muscle is also lifted and tightened. The end results are a natural, youthful appearance with no stretched or unnatural look to it whatsoever.
Is it painful?
Because the treatment is very precise and controlled it is not painful and those undergoing it will not feel any pain…it’s a safe and effective treatment for all skin types too. Treatments take around an hour to complete and most people are extremely pleased with the instant result.
Prices start from £208 per session
Tear Trough Fillers
Another option for eye bags are tear trough fillers. They can provide transforming results in less than 10 minutes. Fillers do not add volume to the bags themselves, as this could make surface bags worse. Instead, filler is used to restore volume, creating a smoother transition between the eye and cheek area. It can even out dark, puffy eyes. The lift filler provides volume and reflects light instead of forming dark shadows that can make dark puffy eyes appear even darker. Fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid. This is naturally produced by the body and tolerated well.
Skin treatments should only be carried out by an experienced, qualified medical practitioner to reduce the risk of leaving visible lumps. If the skin sags significantly, surgery may be the only answer.
Eye Bag Treatment, London
Our team of experts offers laser treatment for under eyes. We have 9 clinics across London & Surrey, which use the latest FDA-approved technologies to help achieve effective results. Our free consultation service will talk you through the best treatment for you. Contact us online or call 020 3871 8218 for further information.