What are Eye Bags?
Eye bags are a common skin complaint. They typically present as mild swelling or puffiness caused by fluid build-up directly under the eyes. Bags under the eyes often occur when the tissue structures and muscles supporting your eyelids begin to weaken.
Collagen and elastin are key components in the structure of the skin. As we age, the body’s natural collagen production begins to decline. When this happens, the delicate skin around the eyes can droop and sag. This gives the appearance of ageing, heavy, or tired-looking eyes.
Though they are not harmful to your health, significant eye bags can be noticeable and difficult to cover up. While eye bags are permanent, various treatments are available to help reduce and improve their appearance.
What Treatments are Available for Eye Bags?
Here at Eden Skin Clinic, we offer two effective treatments for addressing eye bags at our Wimbledon and Kensington clinics.
Venus Freeze is a treatment offered at our central London Wimbledon clinic. It is a completely non-invasive skin tightening treatment that requires minimal downtime. The process uses pulsed magnetic fields combined with a radio frequency to gently heat the skin from within with the aim of encouraging the body to reproduce more collagen and elastin fibres.
Using the latest technology, Venus Freeze acts as an effective anti-ageing and skin tightening treatment. For maximum results, our skincare specialists will likely recommend a course of 6-8 skin tightening sessions per area.
HydraFacial, in particular the Perk Eye treatment add-on, provides gentle exfoliation and manual stimulation of the lymphatic nodes, encouraging drainage across the whole face, especially in and around the eye bag.
This treatment refreshes the outer eye area, delivering ingredients such as horse chestnut seed and arnica flower extract, providing firming, hydrating and depuffing benefits. The Perk Eye treatment is available with the HydraFacial treatment or as a standalone service and includes a take-home serum to prolong your results.
ACCOR Plasma Pen
Plasma pens use low frequency technology to target a wide range of advanced skincare conditions. ACCOR cosmetic corrector treatment uses a plasma pen that projects a small electrical arc from the tip of the pen onto the surface of the skin. It does this without making direct contact. This heats the skin, causing a tightening effect on the surrounding areas.
What Causes Eye Bags?
Eye bags are caused when the tissue structures and muscles supporting your lower eyelids weaken. When this happens, it is usually owed to the natural ageing process. With age, the skin starts to sag, and the fat concentrated around the eye can migrate to the area just below your eyes.
As well as this, fluid can also migrate and gather under the eyes, making them look puffy and swollen. While eye bags can be hereditary, several environmental factors can influence or worsen their effect.
A lack of sleep directly correlates with the severity of eye bags. When you sleep, fluids naturally settle in the tissue beneath your eyes. Lack of sleep can also add pressure to the blood vessels in this area, causing them to leak and mix with these fluids, creating eye bags. Your daily habits can also impact the appearance of eye bags, including frequent cigarette use and alcohol consumption which can dehydrate the skin, worsening this effect.
A poor daily skincare routine combined with sleeping in makeup can irritate the tissue below your eyes. As well as this, inadequate protection from UV rays slows down cellular regeneration, resulting in damage and alterations to the appearance of the skin. Sun exposure can damage skin cells and the collagen that keeps the skin beneath your eyes firm.
Preventing Eye Bags
In addition to our range of available treatments, various lifestyle factors can help minimise or prevent eye bags. Overexposure to UV rays, lack of sleep, excessive smoking and drinking are some of the most detrimental factors that contribute to the appearance of eye bags as well as dehydrating your complexion, which can exacerbate this.
Avoiding these instances and protecting your skin with strong SPF can help it to retain its natural health and complexion. When you book a consultation at our Wimbledon or Kensington clinic, one of our specialists can tell you more and recommend a routine tailored to you and your skin.
Eye Bag Treatment Costs
If you are interested in our Venus Freeze or HydraFacial treatment, please get in contact with Eden Skin Clinic today. We would be happy to assess your skin concerns and provide you with a bespoke treatment plan.
To find out more about our eye bag treatments, why not book a consultation with one of our Eden Skin Clinic specialists? Our expert team will examine your skin’s condition and answer any of your questions, helping to recommend the right course of ageing hands treatment for you.
You may also call us at either our Wimbledon or Kensington London clinics. Our expert team would be happy to answer your questions and help you find a treatment that suits your needs.