Once the structures that support your eyelids begin to weaken, a lack of collagen can cause thinning, sagging skin. Other factors like aging, fluid retention, and even prolonged stress can also lead to the appearance of under eye bags.
Most over-the-counter and drugstore under eye treatments can rack up a bill and still not provide your desired results. If you’re developing under eye bags, there are proven, non-invasive medspa treatments that are effective at reversing signs of aging. Discover how to get rid of bags under your eyes at any age with these seven expert-approved treatments.
How to Get Rid of Under Eye Bags with 6 Trusted Medspa Treatments
From injectable solutions to topical treatments, there are several methods for getting rid of under eye bags. Here’s a look at the top under eye bag treatments recommended by skincare experts.
1. Under Eye Filler
Under eye filler, also referred to as dermal filler, is a hyaluronic acid solution that is injected directly into the skin to improve the appearance of sunken or discolored under eyes. Filler is particularly successful at minimizing the appearance of under eye bags caused by thinning skin underneath the eyes, as well as bulging fat directly below the lower eyelids that is common with aging.
Under eye filler offers near-immediate results for a brighter, tighter and plumper under eye area. The hyaluronic acid also reduces fine lines and wrinkles, making filler a fantastic choice for men and women beginning to show their age under the eyes.
2. Fraxel Laser Treatment
Fraxel laser treatment is a non-invasive under eye bag treatment that targets aging skin with thousands of microscopic laser columns. The lasers penetrate the dermis (the deep layer of the skin) to activate the body’s natural healing process and stimulate collagen production. Enhanced amounts of collagen under the eyes tighten and smooth the thin skin that leads to the appearance of under eye bags.
After a Fraxel treatment, results are immediate and progressive, with optimal improvement and visible results within two to three months. Fraxel treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, which allows for fast healing. However, there is an estimated recovery period of one to three days for those who undergo Fraxel under eye treatments. If you’re looking to head back to work immediately after treatment, you may want to opt for an injectable, like Sculptra, instead.
3. Sculptra Injectables
Sculptra is one of the newest under eye bag treatments offered at Tribeca MedSpa. Like Fraxel, Sculptra stimulates collagen production for more youthful, plump skin. However, rather than lasers, Sculptra uses an injectable form of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) to activate collagen under the skin.
“We have a relatively new product called Sculptra. It consists of the same material that makes up dissolvable sutures,” said Dr. Gerald Ginsberg M.D., Medical Director at Tribeca MedSpa. “Only in this case, it’s made into a powder and injected under the skin as a slurry to help the body make fibrous protein. Sculptra is a great treatment because it lasts two or three years and takes only about four to six weeks to kick in,” said Dr. Ginsberg.
Like other injectables, Sculptra offers a speedy recovery period that allows you to resume daily activities immediately upon finishing treatment. Sculptra also helps to add volume under the eyes, so it’s best suited for men and women wanting to reduce the look of sunken under eye area.
4. PDO Thread Lift
For those who desire facelift-worthy results without the downtime, try a PDO thread lift instead. Multiple variations of polydioxanone (PDO) absorbable sutures are strategically inserted under the skin for immediate lifting and tightening effects. Known as a nonsurgical facelift, a thread lift helps achieve a taut, natural-looking under eye area with progressive rejuvenation.
As the skin heals itself and the sutures naturally dissolve, they stimulate collagen where the threads were placed. Men and women in their 30s to 50s are the primary candidates for a PDO thread lift, though anyone with sagging skin, especially under the eyes, can benefit from this proven treatment.
5. Medical Facials
Medical facials offer a clinical approach to a variety of skincare concerns, namely aging and sagging skin. At Tribeca MedSpa, our medical facials are customized with professional-strength products that contain a higher concentration of active ingredients to effectively combat under eye bags, fine lines and wrinkles.
For instance, a micro-channeling facial uses tiny needles to deliver powerful anti-aging cosmeceuticals and neurotoxins, such as Botox and Dysport, directly into trouble areas. If you’re just beginning to research how to get rid of bags under your eyes, start with a custom medical facial.
6. Medical-Grade Eye Cream
Medical-grade eye creams are some of the best under eye bag treatments to target darkness and puffiness. Unlike what you can purchase over-the-counter, medical-grade products contain a higher concentration of active ingredients, such as advanced glycation end-products (A.G.E.), that penetrate deeper into the skin to reduce the appearance of sallow, sagging skin.
Medical Aestheticians at Tribeca MedSpa recommend an assortment of SkinCeuticals products formulated to treat under eye bags, including the A.G.E. Eye Complex advanced anti-wrinkle eye cream and AOX Eye Gel, for brighter and firmer under eyes.
How to Combine Under Eye Bag Treatments for Maximum Results
At Tribeca MedSpa, we have extensive experience with an assortment of clinically proven under eye bag treatments and have the expertise to understand which solutions are best suited for your unique skin concerns. Our Medical Aestheticians may recommend a custom program to address your under eye area.
A custom program combines multiple under eye bag treatments for maximum results. For instance, you may begin with a medical facial to exfoliate the skin and prep it for treatment, then follow with an under eye filler to smooth fine lines, or opt for Fraxel laser treatment and Sculptra injectables. We’ll work together to select the right treatments to meet your aesthetic goals.
Why Choose Tribeca MedSpa
Developing under eye bags over time is a natural part of the aging process as skin begins to thin in this delicate area. Fortunately, the award-winning Medical Providers and Medical Aestheticians at Tribeca MedSpa have spent more than 15 years at the forefront of medical advances to offer our clients the highest level of care possible.
Led by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gerald D. Ginsberg, the experts at Tribeca Medspa provide anti-aging innovations and highly-customizable treatment plans that help reduce those stubborn eye bags once and for all. If you’re struggling with bags under your eyes, schedule a complimentary consultation today.
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