If you feel self-conscious about your under-eye bags, it might bring you some comfort to know that you’re not alone. Both men and women come to our London clinic searching for something to help the eye bags and dark circles that are affecting their self-confidence. It’s perfectly normal to have something you wish to change or alter about your appearance, and thankfully with new cosmetic procedures, we can give you this boost with little to no downtime.
If you think the bags and dark circles under your eyes are too noticeable, there are things you can do to get rid of under-eye bags. Short-term products and remedies may work for a day or two and are pretty easy to find in pharmacies and beauty shops — products like facemasks, eye cream and clever makeup are all options, along with applying a cold compress. But if you want a long-term solution, you’ll have to consider cosmetic procedures, as they will give you more lasting results.
The permanent or longer-term solutions for treating the under-eye area vary in price and accessibility, but there are two main ways to give your eye bags a long-term fix. One is a non-invasive filler treatment, the other is surgery. Let’s discuss these different options and the benefits of each.
Because of the risks and costs involved with surgery, many people do not choose this option unless they have a serious problem with under-eye bags. While surgery can provide permanent results, it can also be a scary, painful and costly experience that takes weeks (if not months) to heal from. So if you are thinking about having eye bag surgery, you really must weigh the risks and speak to a qualified surgeon to see if it’s right for you.
During lower eyelid surgery, the surgeon makes an incision under the eyes and removes any excess fat from the region. Then the skin is rejoined with tiny stitches. You will be required to go under local or general anaesthesia, and usually, the surgery doesn’t require an overnight stay in the hospital.
Receiving tear trough filler treatment is a revolutionary approach to getting rid of eye bags and skin around your eyes, and it’s something many men and women swear by. The results are effective though not permanent, but you’ll notice a subtle and positive result without having to go under the knife. The treatment only takes about 30 minutes, and you’ll experience minimal downtown (most people go back to work the same day). Under-eye fillers can last nine to 12 months or even up to two years for some, depending on factors like age, lifestyle and heredity.
The soft tear trough filler that gets injected under your eyes is made up of pharmaceutical-grade hyaluronic acid (HA). This is a substance that already appears naturally in the body and supports and hydrates the skin — giving you even more of a youthful glow and a reduction of fine lines. The FDA has approved hyaluronic acid for use in cosmetic procedures, so it is considered safe. Many clinics in big cities are performing 10 to 15 tear trough filler procedures a day, so it is a popular alternative to surgery
One of the greatest benefits of non-surgical procedures like under-eye filler is the fact there is little to no downtime. You may experience some slight bruising at the incision sites, but you can go to work right after the procedure if needed and go about your day as usual.
While surgery has many risks involved, non-surgical treatments have far fewer risks than procedures that require anaesthesia and going under the knife. With our tear trough filler procedure, we use a tiny needle for the entry site, which is not even detectable. You may experience some mild local swelling, but there are no major side effects to worry about.
We look forward to discussing your options on how to brighten your face with our non-surgical procedures. To learn more and see a video of this procedure, visit the tear trough filler treatment page. Let us know if you have any questions and set up your free no-obligation consultation today!
Updated April 2021