In the old days, if you wanted to cure eye bags, you had no choice but to go under the knife. At present there is no need to take that road anymore; in fact, depending on your condition, it might be the wrong thing to do. Today the star of the show is non-surgical eye bag removal – a faster, safer, and easier alternative that you can have during your lunch break. Get to know more about it in the paragraphs to follow.
But first, to understand how this works, you need to be aware of what causes eye bags. The term refers to mild puffiness and swelling under your peepers, which usually occurs as you get older. As the tissue and muscles surrounding the upper eyelids get weaker over time, they enable some of the fat to move down into the lower lids.
Aside from the most obvious cause, age, bags can appear for several other reasons. The biggest offender is fluid retention. If you often indulge in salty meals, your body might begin to retain water to prevent dehydration. The sad part is that in most cases, the excess fluid collects in the skin around the eye and manifests itself in a tired look, even when you are not tired.
Furthermore, allergens speed up water retention in the facial area, causing bloating. Not to mention, during an allergic reaction, the body releases histamines (chemicals), giving your under-eye area an additional touch of puffiness.
It is also undeniable that DNA can play a role in whether or not you get eye bags. In short, if they run in the family, odds are you will get them too. There is no escape from this.
Last but not least, eye bags can occur as a result of poor diet, smoking, lack of sleep, and medical issues.
This is an innovative treatment that can send your puffy circles packing. A Korean technique for eye bag removal, it was created by Dr Lee Mun Heng. The procedure addresses excess fats and skin in the eye region but unlike traditional surgery, it does not involve cutting.
Instead, the method uses fine microneedles, which deliver controlled bursts of radio-frequency energy into the treated area. This helps to target the fat before the orbital septum, stimulating collagen production. As a result, the skin becomes tightened and firmed.
The doctor will spend less than 30 minutes on the job. First, they will mark the areas that need enhancement, which will guide them through the injections. The second step will be to apply local topical anaesthesia so that you feel nothing the entire session.
When enough time has passed to allow the sedative to work, the specialist will grab an ultra-fine needle and begin administering it in all the right places. The radiofrequency energy it emits will melt fat between the skin and help collagen regrow.
When it’s over, you can resume your normal activities right away.
If you want to know the truth, it shouldn’t be painful. It is possible to experience a stinging sensation and probably some mild discomfort, and that’s all. Try to chill out. It’s okay to be nervous but there is no need to be scared about the procedure. Let your doctor know if you have any concerns that are tormenting you.
If everything goes right, you will have no side effects but small bruising. Some patients report redness at the incision site, although that’s rare. It’s really nothing to worry about.
For starters, the former takes less time to perform and there is no recovery period. The risk is kept to a minimum.
With the surgical treatment, they get rid of excess skin and shift subcutaneous fat from one area into another. The thing is, sometimes patients need quite the opposite approach – to fill in deficiencies in the skin rather than cut tissue.
This is what gives EYE REVO an advantage over ablative procedures. The new collagen that’s bound to form after the treatment will replenish imperfections and tighten the skin.
Thanks to the growth of new collagen the results are still observable a year after the first session. Sometimes they may be there longer, but eventually, you will need a touch-up.
Zero scarrings, no downtime, and no cutting – so far EYE REVO seems too good to be true. So what are you missing? Well, unfortunately, not everyone makes a good candidate. It works best for people who have mild or moderate eye bags. Severe cases of bulging and puffiness will not benefit from this treatment and might need surgery instead.
Most of the time, you will pay around $3,800 or higher. It depends on which clinic you get the session at. The doctor’s expertise will affect the cost as well.
So, you’ve done the removal procedure, now what? How do you take care of your under-eye area so that you don’t develop eye bags again?
Sadly, unless you have a refill every once in a while, you will probably get puffy eyes and dark circles at some point. There is something you can do to prolong the time between the EYE REVO sessions, the most important step being to take care of your health.
To begin with, you need to implement the right skincare routine. If necessary, consult your doctor on the best products to use. Make sure to properly wipe off all the cosmetics from your face and avoid going to bed with makeup on.
The next step is to follow a low-sodium diet. Like we said before, getting too much salt into your system can cause water retention, which results in eye bags. By limiting your salt intake, you will ensure that this never happens.
Third, always protect your skin from the sun – that means putting on sunscreen and wearing sunglasses at all times. You can’t just apply any kind of cream on the under-eye skin since it’s so thin and sensitive. That’s why sunglasses are a must; they will keep the UVA and UVB rays out of the way.