How to get rid of eyebags… this is a common concern I get from patients. We see this in people with ageing matured skin and those who are chronically sleep deprived.
Do eye bags go away with sleep?
In some cases yes, especially if your eye bags are false eye bags due to a lack of sleep, water retention, consuming salty food etc.
What is the cause of Eyebags?
Bags under eyes are mild swelling or puffiness under the eyes. Bags under the eyes can result from various factors, including aging, genetics, lack of sleep, smoking, allergies, and fluid retention. They can be classified as true vs false eyebags.
- Aging and Tissue Weakening + genetics:
- As we age, tissues around the eyes gradually weaken and sag.
- Loss of skin tone allows fat to shift forward into the lower eyelids, causing puffiness and swelling.
- Fluid can pool in the area, leading to edema (swelling) and a puffy appearance.
- Inherited conditions can also play a role, as this condition may run in families.
- False Eyebags | Other Contributing lifestyle Factors:
- Lack of sleep, smoking, allergies, and retaining fluid (especially after waking up or consuming salty food) can contribute to the development of bags under the eyes.
- False Eyebags | Dark Circles vs. Shadows:
- Dark circles under the eyes may be caused by aging, genetics, allergies, or sun exposure.
- Shadows under the eyes are often cast by swollen, puffy eyelids.
- Dark circles can be treated with avoidance of sun exposure, allergy management, and the use of hydroquinone creams to lighten areas of increased pigmentation.
If you are concerned about the appearance of your under-eye area, it’s advisable to consult with an ophthalmologist. They can help determine the specific causes of bags, dark circles, or shadows and recommend appropriate treatments or interventions based on your individual circumstances.
How can I get rid of Eyebags? How can I remove eye bags permanently in Singapore?
Treatment can be divided into conservative, medical and surgical.
- Home Remedies:
- Use a cool compress on the eyes to reduce puffiness.
- Ensure you get enough sleep (seven to nine hours per night).
- Sleep with your head slightly elevated to prevent fluid retention.
- Limit fluid intake before bed and reduce salt in your diet to minimize overnight fluid retention.
- Quit smoking to prevent collagen loss and thinning of the delicate skin under the eyes.
- Manage allergy symptoms and avoid excessive eyelid rubbing.
- Makeup concealer can be used to cover shadows under the eyes.
- Medical treatment: Skin treatments such as laser resurfacing, chemical peels, skinboosters, Juvelook and fillers can tighten the skin, improve tone, and reduce the appearance of bags.
- Eyelid surgery | Blepharoplasty: The careful removal of excess fat +/- skin to address puffy eyelids.
What is the cost of eyebag treatment in Singapore?
Classification of eyebags
Eyebags can be classified as mild moderate and severe. Here is how i treat it.
- Mild cases: Either Undereye fillers or Juvelook skin treatment to tighten skin
- Moderate cases: Combination of undereye fillers and Juvelook or skinboosters
- Severe cases: Treatment is surgical.
How can I remove eye bags permanently in Singapore?
Apart from the conservative home remedies and medical treatments explained above, another option would be surgical.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty):Depending on the cause, blepharoplasty may help diminish bags under the eyes. The surgeon removes or repositions excess fat and, in some cases, extra skin through tiny incisions. This outpatient procedure can also address baggy or puffy upper eyelids.
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