Eye bags are a common condition, generally caused by the weakening of the skin tissues and the reduction in collagen & elastin production around the eyes, usually as a result of ageing. While eye bags are rarely a sign of a severe medical condition, many women feel the saggy and loose skin along with swelling, puffiness and dark circles affect their confidence and cause them to look more tired, fatigued, or run down.
Eye bags can be caused by a variety of factors – not just lack of sleep. Some of the most common causes of eye bags include;
Smoking – smoking causes the skin to become dehydrated, and some doctors suggest that nicotine withdrawal during the night can disrupt sleep, which worsens dark circles under the eye.
Alcohol consumption – alcohol is another vice that causes dehydration of the skin, making it more likely to become weak and sink, or sag.
Sleep deprivation – when you don’t have enough sleep, blood vessels can dilate, creating or worsening dark circles under the eyesLoss of fatty tissue – as we age, fatty tissue in the upper cheeks breaks down, which can lead to protruding bulges under the eye if there is an uneven breakdown rate.
Weakening of the orbital septum – the orbital septum is a thin membrane that holds fat under the eye; as we age it weakens and allows the fat behind it to sag or bulge and press against the skin under the eye, adding to or causing bags under the eyes.
Genetics – unfortunately, genetics can play a big part in how noticeable bags beneath the eyes are, but in most cases, there is more than one reason behind this problem, and figuring out what worsens it can go a long way in helping to treat the issue.
Poor diet – a high sodium diet can affect the delicate under-eye area, as salty foods can cause water retention beneath the eye, which can make bags more obvious
We provide a variety of procedures to remove bags under the eyes, giving your skin a more revitalised and renewed appearance. Under-eye bags and swollen eyes can be reduced with a variety of non-invasive procedures including:
Microneedling - Microneedling is a safe, non-surgical treatment that treats bags under the eyes by stimulating the renewal and replenishment of collagen deep within the skin – lifting up and smoothing out sagging or puffy tissues.
Morpheus8 - Morpheus8 is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to reduce the appearance of under-eye bags without any downtime. It can also decrease signs of wrinkles around the eyes while lifting and tightening the skin.
Eye Bag Creams - While eye cream has its benefits, it can't do much for reducing undereye puffiness or diminishing dark circles. Eye creams can help reduce undereye puffiness however, the results are often only temporary.
There are many at-home treatments that claim to get rid of your eye bags once and for all, however majority of them will only reduce the appearance temporarily and not treat them. With the help of our Model Standards clinicians, we will evaluate your skin and determine the best way to treat your eye bags to ensure optimal results that leave you looking refreshed and rejuvenated.
All of our clients first come in for a consultation. The consultation is there to talk you through your options, give you a patch test and check for any medical issues. The consultation costs £50 but this comes off the price of the treatment package that you go with. At your consultation, one of our nurse clinicians will talk you through options and get you booked in for your first treatment.