Eye bags are the unsightly pouches that hang in the lower eye region giving a tired and listless appearance. Many people associate the formation of eye bags with a lack of sleep or fatigue. However, it Is caused by weakened muscles and loose skin around the eyes leading to the formation of ‘bags’. These ‘bags’ are eventually filled with excess fat deposits called fat pads. The situation can be worsened when fluids from the body bein to pool in these areas creating an even puffier appearance.
Some people are more genetically prone to having deep cut creases in their lower eye area. As a result, this makes eyebags more prominent as they age.
Allergies can also cause eye bags to become more prominent as the body releases a chemical compound that leads to the swelling and puffiness of the skin around the eyes.
Age can be a causal factor as well. Over time, oxidative stress combined with a multitude of other factors would lead to the degradation of collagen in the skin leading to a decrease in skin elasticity. Loose skin contributes to making the eye bags look even more prominent.
Eye strain may also be a reason for heavy eye bags. In the modern world, we are required to spend long hours staring at the screen. This can lead to fatigue causing irritation and dry eyes. This can lead to habitual rubbing of the eyes. This paired with friction from makeup removal can cause damages to the collagen fibres causing the skin to sag even more.
Dark Circles – Dark circle are caused by pigmentation of the skin the lower eye area due to genetics or UV damage. It can also be caused by underlying capillaries that become more dilated and thus leading to the discolouration of the skin becoming more prominent.
Eye Bags – This is caused by the skin around the lower eye region sagging and creating a space where fat pads form from fat deposits resulting in a ‘bag’. This can be made worse by the accumulation of interstitial fluid making the eye bag more prominent.
Puffy Eyes – This usually occurs when the eyes become swollen and red normally as a result of allergies. The body releases chemical compounds called histamines as a response to the allergens. This results in the puffy appearance and reddening of the eyes and surrounding areas. Allergens include pollen, animal fur, components in eye make up etc.
Eye bags can be commonly mistaken for deep tear troughs which are due to skin laxity or loss of volume to the face as the person ages. Those experiencing persistent swelling under the eyes should consider seeking medical advice from their doctors.
There are a variety of home remedies that claim to eliminate eye bags. However, they often produce dismal results as it does not tackle the root cause of the problem which is the accumulation of body fluids and formation of fat pads.
The same goes for cosmetic eye creams. They only provide a temporary solution as the eye creams are unable to penetrate the skin deep enough to reach the fat pads.
Medical aesthetics is a field of medicine that uses scientifically proven techniques to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals including removal of under-eye bags. These treatments provide faster, more noticeable results as it can use medical-grade technology to treat the root cause of the problem.
We have combined two revolutionary pieces of medical-grade equipment – SygmaLift’s HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) and Cold Laser Technology to provide a safe and efficient treatment for the under-eye area.
This is a non-invasive treatment for skin rejuvenation through the use of ultrasound energy. Consisting of 1000 beams of intersecting beams, it can access layers of the skin with extreme precision.
While SygmaLift HIFU can go up to three different layers, only the 1.5mm function will be used to protect the eyes from any possible damage. This will heat the beneath the eyelids which induces a healing response from the body. This is the mechanism that is used to increase collagen production to firm up the skin.
Furthermore, the state of the art patented HIFU fractionation technology breask up the ultrasound beams into short bursts of energy making it safe and comfortable to use around the eyes
Cold laser technology works by using red wavelengths of 635nm which are deemed ‘cold’ as it is not enough to heat the body’s tissues keeping the treatment safe for sensitive areas and enhance fat drainage.
Many clients may be worried since the treatment area concerns a highly sensitive organ – the eyes. However, SygmaHIFU has a patented, state of the art function of fractionating HIFU energy ensuring that the treatment is safe and comfortable.
There is no age limit for the treatment of eye bags. Anyone looking for a non-invasive yet effective way to eliminate puffy eyes is recommended to try this treatment.
Due to the low intensity of the treatment, it is a very relaxing procedure that gives little to no downtime.
Every client is unique and will have their own special set of needs. However, the recommended number of treatments would be 5.