Looking tired, sleepy,sick and old because of puffy eye bags under your eyes? When you had a complete 8 hours of sleep but when you wake up you still look sleepy because of your eye bags? I feel you! Many people especially those who are very particular with their face wanted to get rid of the bags under their eyes. Who would have never wanted to get rid of those eye bags?! Lol! Kidding aside, let us help you together with Ubiqi by giving important information about eye bags and eye bags removal treatment in Singapore.
Nowadays, several beauty products have been out in the market that claims to remove eye bags. But wait, before you search the web for those products, let me tell you that their effect is just temporary. As you age, the tissues and muscles around your eyes weaken where fat that supports the eyes can move to the lower eyelid causing it to appear puffy. Fluid may also add to the puffiness and if eye bags are persistent a surgery might be needed.
Causes of Eye bags
The common causes of eyebags are:
- Lack of sleep and oversleeping
- Fluid retention
A change in your lifestyle is the first step to prevent eye bags. Ubiqi has some tips on how to get rid of your eye bags. If you are smoking, stop it. Nicotine in cigarettes can disrupt your sleeping pattern which causes fluid to collect on your lower eyelid. It also breaks down collagen which affects the elasticity of the skin. Next is, avoid too much consumption of salty foods. Salt can retain water in the body which causes puffiness in the body and the face. Avoiding stress can be a big help. When you are too stressed you overthink and you can’t sleep which causes you eye bags. Cold compress works too by reducing inflammation. And lastly, get enough sleep.
Eye bag removal treatment in Singapore
Here is the list of eye bag removal treatment in Singapore:
1. Radio Frequency Eye Bag Removal Treatment
If your pain tolerance is low and does not want to go under the knife to remove your eye bags, Ubiqi recommends having Radio Frequency eye bag removal. It is one of the non-surgical methods available in Singapore that reduces the appearance of eyebags.
This treatment takes 35-50 minutes. A patented micro-needle that targets excess fats under your eyes is inserted and emits a radio frequency that reduces puffiness and tightens the tissue under the eyes. It also stimulates collagen formation to tighten skin.
Though there is no cutting involved, there will be minimal discomfort but topical anesthesia will take care of that. This treatment greatly works with mild to moderate eye bags and it lasts up to two years. The estimated cost of this treatment is around $3,500-$4,500.
2. Scarless Eye Bag Removal Treatment
A small incision on the lower eyelid is made and the doctor will remove excess tissue and skin. From the name itself, it does not leave any visible scars. The treatment usually takes 20-60 minutes and full recovery takes 1-3 weeks. However, there are restrictions before you go under this treatment. A week before the surgery you need to avoid taking alcohol, vitamin e, pain killers and you need to stop smoking. Can’t live without alcohol and smoking? Then choose a different eye bag removal treatment.
3. Laser Blepharoplasty (Laser Eye Bag Removal Treatment)
Laser eye bag removal treatment targets swelling and puffiness with the use of laser. The treatment uses a carbon dioxide laser to seal small blood vessels as it cuts tissues. Compared to traditional surgery, this treatment lessens the risk of scarring and discomfort. Aside from treating eye bags, it can be also ideal for other issues like droopy eyelids and double eyelids. This treatment costs around $3000-$5000.
4. Non-surgical 4D Laser Eye Bag Removal Treatment
4D laser eye bag removal is a treatment that does not require incision and uses lasers. The laser is used to stimulate collagen production which causes the tissues to tighten under the skin and shrink the eye bags. After this, another laser will be used to adjust the contour of the skin around the eye bags for it to look natural and less wrinkly. This treatment is non-surgical so expect that there will be no pain, bruising and almost no downtime. This is ideal mild to moderate eye bags and will cost you around $900-$1,100 per session.
Though eye bag removal treatments in Singapore are said to be safe, we cannot avoid that there are risks involved. If you are taking any medications make sure to inform your doctor to avoid any complications during or after the treatment. Here is the list of potential risks in having eye bag removal treatment:
- Double vision
- Skin discoloration
- Vision loss
- Dry and red eye
If pain increases and there bleeding, fever and vomiting consult your doctor right away.
Choosing a Doctor
There are several clinics and doctors in Singapore that offer eye bag removal treatment. Make sure to choose the best one. Make a research on the web about the doctor you like. Check his or her credentials and see if he or she is certified to do eye bag removal treatment. Ubiqi emphasizes that choosing the right doctor is a big factor in the success of your eye bag removal treatment. Choose well and good luck!