What are the non-surgical options for treating dark circles and eyebags in Singapore?Aesthetic Medicine
Is there any non-surgical option that can improve dark circles/eyebags around my eyes? Or if surgery is the only option, what’s the most effective and safest procedure?
- Genetic Predisposition eg. in Indians
- Very thin skin in the under eye area allowing the vessels underneath to be seen
- Loss of volume in the under eye area
- Periorbital Hyperpigmentation
Dark eye circles are mainly attributed to:
1) Under eye hollowing/ loss of volume with the resultant shadowing causing the area around the eyes to appear darker than it is
2) Blood vessels showing through the skin
1) Under eye Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers. This replaces the volume loss under the eyes and the HA hydrates and draws moisture up to 1000x. This improves the shadowing under the eyes and coupled with the hydration, will improve the dark eye circles
2) Pigment-specific lasers that target pigment around the eyes.
Prominent eye bags are caused by the loss of volume under the eyes and herniation of the orbital fat forwards. Sometimes, the loss of volume under the eyes makes the eye bags more prominent than it really is. Replacement of this volume under the eyes with HA fillers can improve the appearance without the need for surgery.
However, in severe cases, surgery will be the recommended option.
Hope this helped with your queries.
All the best!
For dark eye circles, there’s usually 2 problems involved.
1) Loss of volume resulting in a depression called the tear trough (best treated with low viscosity fillers like Restylane Vital Light, Belotero Soft, Teosyal Redensity II)
2) Accumulation of venous blood , pigmentation at the dermal layer (best treated with Teosyal Redensity II containing vitamin C and glutathione , or Vitamin C infused monofilament threads)
For eyebags , there are 1) real eyebags (needs surgery by a plastic or facial plastic or oculoplastic surgeon) or 2) fake eyebags (tear trough- needs fillers only)
Hope this answers your question!
Under eye bags and dark circles are a common complaint and are usually caused by a combination of several factors. These factors include increased pigmentation in the area, increased blood vessels in the area, fine lines and wrinkles, and periocular volume loss.
Often times, the main contributors are mild volume loss and increased pigmentation. These two issues can be