Can Undereye Lines Be Removed with Laser Treatment?

Can Undereye Lines Be Removed with Laser Treatment?

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As clichéd as it may sound, but our eyes are the “mirror of the soul”. You may not realise it but the eyes are always the first thing you see when you meet someone. For this reason, most of us would like our eyes to stay beautiful and attractive.

Unfortunately, intrinsic aging hits our eyes first. In fact, our eyes age much faster than other parts of the face because the skin around the eyes is extremely thin and delicate.

So why do fine lines appear under the eyes and can laser treatment erase the fine lines under your eyes effectively?

Intrinsic Aging of the Eyes

Over time, muscles around the eyes weaken and the skin loses its elasticity due to loss of collagen and elastin fibers. Fatty tissue that once help to support the eyes become more visible below the eyes, giving rise to a swollen appearance.

Hollowness under your eyes become more apparent because of the loss of volume when we age. Intrinsic aging combined with environmental and lifestyle factors will lead to loss of volume, wrinkles, and loss of radiance.

These harsh, unforgiving environmental conditions are further exacerbated by the laws of gravity. Loose and saggy skin under your eyes are weighed down by gravitational pull, forming lines that make you look tired and unattractive.

Can Laser Treatment Remove Undereye Lines?

Fine lines form because the skin loses its collagen and elasticity. The results are droopy eyelids, wrinkles and loose folds due to the excess skin under the eyes.

Most laser treatments for undereye tightening work the same way. They destroy superficial layer of the skin to stimulate collagen growth and skin tightening also occurs as a result of the treatment.

Fine lines under the skin are commonly tightened or firmed using carbon dioxide (CO2) fractional laser treatment to produce acceptable, and sometimes excellent results.

CO2 fractional laser resurfacing is the gold standard for treating several skin issues especially deep wrinkles and fine lines. During the process, precise, micro-ablative columns are created on the skin surface to allow new skin and collagen to grow. A thin layer of skin is destroyed to encourage collagen production in the healing process. The procedure generates an entirely new layer of epidermal tissue as well as tightening of the dermal layer.

In other words, the deeper the breakage of skin, the greater the effect, but also the higher the risk of complications. The most common complications include post-inflammatory pigmentation, scarring, and outbreak of cold sores.

Although some results can be seen with just one treatment, most people may require at least 3 to 4 sessions to see long-lasting results.

Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment Sufficient to Remove Undereye Lines?

Laser skin resurfacing treatment is excellent for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, people with certain skin types and medical conditions may suffer from an increased risk of developing adverse side effects to laser skin resurfacing treatment.

Dr. Siew Tuck Wah, Medical Director of Radium Medical Aesthetics said: “Most of the time, the fine lines that appear under your eyes are not only the only factor causing the under eye area to look tired and aged. Several other factors could contribute such as loss of volume and fat deposits.”

“Laser resurfacing treatments help reduce fine lines – however, multiple sessions are required. Often, a filler treatment also helps improve them by plumping them up. In addition, fillers help correct structural deformities such as volume loss. With combination treatments, the results are much better than either one alone.”

LOSS OF VOLUME Fine lines in the undereye may also be due to the hollowness of the eyes due to loss of volume in the undereye area. In this case, laser skin resurfacing treatment alone would not be able to improve the appearance of fine lines.

Dermal fillers made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) are injected to fill the hollow spaces for a smooth, natural result. Dermal fillers of varying viscosity are introduced into the hollow areas to rejuvenate the undereyes. By hydrating the area and stretching the loose skin, the undereye will appear smoother and fine lines will be reduced after the treatment.

EYE BAGS Presence of eye bags may contribute to the development of fine lines because of the skin under the eyes has been stretched due to the fat deposit or fluid retention. As the skin becomes thin and weak, it can crinkle like a piece of paper.

In the past, undergoing eye bag removal would mean going under the knife. An advanced Korean technique allows the eye bags to be removed – non-surgically. Excess fats in the eye bags are melted away with micro-insulated needles delivering radiofrequency waves. The melted fats are then drained from your body via the circulatory system.

The radiofrequency waves also stimulate collage production to tighten the skin after the melted fats have been drained out.

DARK EYE CIRCLES Dark pigments are sometimes found under the eyes because of accumulation of melanin deposits around the eyes. Sometimes periorbital dark eye circles can appear to be more obvious in some people because the skin under the eyes are naturally thin. As a result, blood flow around the under eye area become more visible than other parts of the body.

With the introduction of an advanced laser treatment with minimal downtime, dark eye circles are a thing of the past. Leveraging on copper bromide technology, Dual Yellow Laser treatment is an effective treatment to get rid of the dark spots under the eyes.

Alternatively, Radium Medical Aesthetics designed a combination laser therapy to get rid of stubborn dark eye circles.

Contact Radium Medical Aesthetics if you wish to restore a pair of youthful, attractive eyes with the above treatments today.

Tel: +65 6837-0507

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About the author:

Radium Medical Aesthetics

Medical aesthetics is not about making yourself look better by fixing a wrinkle, a scar or a pimple. It is a journey to make you feel better about yourself, building your self-confidence and self-esteem.

Our name itself: Radium – Latin for “Ray”, embodies our spirit and philosophy: to always give you our best, and illuminate the way for you to pursue confidence & exude radiance, both inside and out.

At Radium Medical Aesthetics, we aim to help you achieve a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that promotes a better quality of life. We help to invigorate you to make that change, through in-house proprietary medical aesthetic solutions, specially tailored to suit your needs.

Medical aesthetic treatments we offer such as lasers, non-invasive skin-lifting, filler injections, botox, thread lifts and chemical peels are U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved and/or Conformité Européene (CE) marked. We also offer medical facials and RadiumTM – our proprietary skin care range, both specially designed to work synergistically with your treatments and give you the best possible outcome you wish to achieve.
Our experienced team of nurses and therapists is led by Medical Director Dr. Siew Tuck Wah. Dr. Siew has been practicing aesthetic medicine for more than ten years, making him currently one of the most sought-after doctors offering safe and effective medical aesthetic treatments.

Dr. Siew has a keen interest in non-invasive medical aesthetic procedures for facial contouring and rejuvenation. We understand that many of our clients are looking for maximum results with minimum downtime. Ensuring positive results with your safety in mind is our priority.

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