Dark Eye Circle / sunken tear trough / eye bag
DARK EYE CIRCLE & SUNKEN TEAR TROUGH – SCULPTRA
Dark circles under eyes usually aren’t a sign of exhaustion or serious illness, though they can make you feel old, unhealthy and tired. If you get plenty of sleep and still have dark circles under your eyes, that’s not unusual. Fatigue isn’t the only reason for under-eye circles. What appear to be under-eye circles are sometimes just shadows cast by puffy eyelids or hollows under your eyes that develop as a normal part of aging.
- Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
- Heredity — dark under-eye circles can run in families
- Lifestyle factors, such as physical or emotional stress, smoking, or chronic alcohol use can take a toll on your appearance
- Nasal congestion (which can dilate and darken the veins that drain from your eyes to your nose)
- Pigmentation irregularities — these are a particular concern for people of colour, especially blacks and Asians
- Rubbing or scratching your eyes
- Sun exposure, which prompts your body to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its colour
- Thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen — common as you age — can make the reddish-blue blood vessels under your eyes more obvious
Many people used fillers to fill in those sunken area under the eye, we called it tear tough. When you need a lot of volume or want something that is longer lasting, Sculptra may be the answer. Sculptra is approved by FDA for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss through natural collagen stimulation with l-poly-lactic acid.
In a clinical study, the effects lasted for up to 2 years after the sessions been recommended is complete. It is a natural and gradual change.
The results from Sculptra are not immediate, Sculptra provides a gradual increase in skin thickness. It is like a lawn, and the grass will then grow in gradually. It stimulates your body to produce its own collagen. Subtleness is the beauty of Sculptra. Even though it works gradually, the results are noticeable.
WHY CHOOSE US
Rest assured that you are in good hands:
- Dr Dylan Chau is the trainer of Sculptra, both locally and overseas.
- Dr Chau has over 10 years of hands-on experience in Sculptra, he is one of the pioneers in this procedure ever since its launch in Singapore.
- Dr Chau is also the Key Opinion Leader (KOL) for Sculptra.
HOW SCULPTRA WORKS?
As you aged, there is global volume loss of internal facial tissues. There is loss of bone density as your skull becomes smaller, loss of collagen and muscle tissues, as well as fat resorption.
As a result of the aging processes, your skin sags and becomes droopy. Folds at the cheeks, tear trough, laugh lines and corners of the mouth become more prominent. There is development and deepening of wrinkles. There is also development of pigmentation of the skin associated with aging.
Sculptra helps to replace and reinforce the skin’s collagen structure within the deep dermis. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the fullness of your facial contour which in term smooths out shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that has been depleted over time. In addition, it also reduces wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, eye bags and more as the collagen begins to take effect.
WHERE CAN SCULPTRA BE USED?
Sculptra is used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds which are treated with the appropriate injection technique.
Sculptra is suitable for:
- Sunken temples – adding volume to hollowing temples
- Sunken & droopy cheeks – lift, contour & define cheeks
- Smooth deep nasolabial folds (smile lines) and deep marionette lines (laughing lines)
- Fill sunken under eyes and improve eye bags & dark eye circles caused by sunken tear troughs
- Skin laxity – Define jawline and volumize pre jowl depression
- Creases on the chin
- Buttocks Lift
THE PROCEDURE FOR DARK EYE CIRCLE/SUNKEN TEAR TROUGH
Treatment takes about 15 mins. A topical numbing cream will be applied to minimize discomfort before the injection process begins.
Using a thin needle, Dr Chau will inject Sculptra into the targeted facial areas. A series of injections filled with Sculptra will be introduced to the lower layers of your skin, which triggers the skin to produce collagen and begins both the process of healing and filling or contouring.
Dr Chau will tailor the sessions to best suit your desired outcome. It is important to return for all treatment sessions as instructed in order to get the maximum effect from the gradual process of collagen replacement offered by Sculptra.
Immediately after each treatment session you may experience mild swelling, which can give you a preview of how you may look once your tear trough have been smoothed. The swelling on average subsides within a few days and the dark eye circles will temporarily reappear as the gradual process of collagen replacement continues. You may begin to see progressive visible results within the first few weeks after each treatment session.
Prior to your Sculptra treatment please make sure you have not been taking aspirin, ibuprofen, or any other blood-thinning medication or fish oil supplement for 5-7 days.
DARK EYE CIRCLE – VENUS LEGACY™
Eye care is just as important as skin care. These eye care programs will keep your eyes healthy, beautiful and looking sharp. Caring for your eyes like you do to your skin and your face will ensure you look and feel your best.
In Celevenus, one of the most popular treatment for lightening dark eye circle and smoothen fine lines around the eyes is using radio frequency.
Venus Legacy under eye treatment helps tighten the skin, reduce under eye bags and improve the appearance of the dark eye circle. This treatment repairs the dull skin, sun damaged areas as well as improves blood circulation for healthy glowing skin under eye.
ABOUT VENUS LEGACY
Venus Legacy is currently the most advanced radio frequency to reduce dark eye circle and eye bag without the need for surgery or downtime.
This medical-grade system is designed to be used on any parts of the face, neck and body, especially on areas with wrinkles, saggy skin, stubborn fats, stretch marks and visible cellulite.
This innovative technology combines the patented Multi-Polar Radio Frequency, VariPulse Technology™ and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields (MP) to produce a targeted thermal reaction that deeply penetrates the skin and body tissues to stimulate the body’s natural collagen process.
The increased collagen production leads to a reduction of skin laxity, smoothening out of fine lines and improve the appearance of the dark eye circle.
The treatment is pain-free, has no downtime, provides immediate and long-lasting results, and is FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) approved to improve the appearance of wrinkles/fine lines/dark eye circle.
WHAT ARE THE AREAS SUITABLE FOR VENUS LEGACY:
- Face (Tightens and lifts the skin, slims and contours for a V-shaped face)
- Eye area (Improvement of wrinkles and the look of dark-eye circles)
- Neck (Smoothening of neck lines, tightens the skin on the neck, double-chin reduction)
- Body (Spot reduction of stubborn areas of fat including the love handles, tummy, thighs, buttocks and arms, diminishes the appearance of cellulite)
HOW IS THE TREATMENT PROCESS LIKE?
A heated applicator is used to deliver the radio frequency and thermal energy into the treated area, and it will gradually get warmer until it reaches an optimal temperature range. The level of heat can be adjusted at any point in time during the treatment if you start to feel uncomfortable.
HOW MANY SESSIONS AND HOW OFTEN IT SHOULD BE DONE TO SEE RESULTS?
It is recommended for individuals to receive 6-10 sessions per treatment area. It should be done once a week to see visible results and once a month thereafter for maintenance. The number of treatment sessions needed, and the frequency varies by individual and the treatment area. Each session lasts about 10-15 minutes.
HOW LONG DOES THE RESULTS LAST?
Individuals usually see visible results after 1-3 treatments, depending on their condition. FDA has approved the documentation of its results to last a minimum of 18 months. Individuals will be able to achieve longer-lasting results if a maintenance session is done every month after the initial treatment series have been completed.
EYE BAG – AGNES RF
WHAT ARE EYE BAGS?
Baggy eyes and dark circle under eyes are always reflective of tiredness and aging. Our eyes are surrounded by a protective layer of fatty tissue encased by a membrane that holds the fatty tissue tightly in place. As we age, this membrane weakens, allowing the fatty tissue to slip downward causing baggy lower eye and some shadow beneath them like a dark circle. By daily using mobile devices and computing, young people easily develop eye bags and dark circles sooner than before.
Agnes RF is a non-surgical radiofrequency device that treats eye bags and also used for skin tightening, facial contouring and acne treatments which in the past have been treated with surgery or more invasive procedures. The most exciting part is, it also tightens and reduces fat from the double chin, jowl area and eyelids.
HOW ARE AGNES RF TREATMENTS DONE?
Agnes RF procedures depend on targeted tissue. Many treatments can be performed with only numbing cream applied 30 minutes before the procedure. The treatment is relatively painless. In the case of eye bag treatment and deeper treatment, local anaesthesia injections may be used in addition to the numbing cream.
In a short 30 mins procedure, Agnes uses a RF micro-insulated needle to deliver heat and radiofrequency to the excess fats under your eyes. These fats are melted then naturally passed out through your circulatory system.
This radiofrequency also rejuvenates the overall appearance of your eyes by inducing collagen renewal (nucleogenesis).
RECOVERY TIME POST RF TREATMENT – DEEP LINES AND EYE BAGS
For deep lines and eye bags the downtime is between 3 – 7 days with possible swelling and redness followed by another week of less severe redness. It is possible to do lighter treatments with less downtime, but more treatments may be needed. The redness and swelling may be concealed by foundation. Sometimes with heavy treatments, numbness and hypersensitivity may be experienced for up to 4 weeks.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR IMPROVEMENT?
For deep wrinkles and eye bags, the best results can be seen 4 to 6 weeks after treatment. The area may look “worse” than it did before the procedure, which is normal.
Most of the benefit appears over the coming months as new collagen is deposited under the skin and the skin begins to remodel its structure. For the treatment of eye bags, it will take 2-6 months for the fat cells to be removed by the body’s macrophages.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Benefits from a single treatment may be permanent but this does not mean you can treat everything in a single treatment.
Depending on the severity of your eyebags or conditions, Dr Chau would recommend a program of 2 to 3 sessions for longer lasting results. You can expect a fresher and younger looking eye after Agnes RF treatment.
Further treatments should be 3 to 6 months after the initial treatment. Results vary based on individual circumstances. To find out if Agnes RF is right for you, please schedule your free consultation with Dr Dylan Chau!
CAN I COMBINE AGNES RF WITH OTHER TREATMENTS?
Yes, it can be combined safely with various treatments like Sculptra, Filler, Botulinum toxin and even Rejuran treatment. In fact, we find the best results when treatment modalities are combined as each treatment addresses an aspect of aging.