The eyes are one of the first things people notice when looking at someone, as the windows to one’s soul – it is no surprise that eye bags are one of the most common complaints when a patient visits an aesthetics doctor.
Given how eye bags can make one look tired and listless, the removal of these eyebags can rejuvenate one’s face by making them look fresh and younger.
Now, if you’ve read my blog, some months ago you would have seen that my mom underwent Ultherapy for her eyebags.
Here’s my mommy at Dr Phua’s clinic where she underwent Ultherapy.
Ultherapy is powered by ultrasound, most people think of a machine that doctors use to see a fetus’ image during pregnancy when ultrasound is mentioned. For some time now, thanks to new advances, this same technology is being used to smoothen, lift and firm facial skin, all without the use of injections, surgery or downtime.
Referred to as Ultherapy or Ulthera, the procedure uses DeepSee, a technology that uses focused ultrasound waves to produce “hot spots” deep under the skin. These hot spots trigger a repair process within the body, in which new collagen is formed to tighten and lift the skin.
Ultrasound is defined as sound waves that produce a frequency higher than what humans can hear. The Ulthera system stimulates soft tissue to heat up by focusing acoustic energy at a particular spot in the skin. It can be used to treat lines and bags under the eyes.
Ultherapy now offers 3 different depths of treatment. It can go 4.5 mm, 3.0 mm, and 1.5mm below the surface of the skin. At these depths, the device places 1mm wide high frequency ultrasound waves that turn into heat and damage tissues. The damaged tissues are replaced with new collagen and cells, causing tightening and lifting. The results take 2-3 months. There can be some temporary swelling and bruising associated. Otherwise, it is completely non-invasive.
However if what you have is herniation of the fat pads, then I don’t think that ultherapy will give super great results. You can’t go past the orbital rim (bony rim) under the eyes – so it can’t reach these fat pads. But, if you are absolutely opposed to surgery – I think it is worth it to try ultherapy.
My mom described the pain as bearable mainly due to the fact that it is a speedy process – just about 10mins, the next few days there was some bruising which went away quickly enough. No pain after the procedure however, just a little redness which once again subsided quickly.
Ultherapy is available at Dr Phua’s Clinic in Lucky Plaza www.drvanessaphua.com/
Dr Vanessa Phua is a Singapore certified aesthetic physician who specializes in body contouring, threadlift, filler, thermage and IPL treatment.
Curious about the procedure? Read more about it on Asiaone
There are also certainly alternative treatments for eyebags.Such as fillers or blepharoplasty surgery where fat is removed from your eyelid pockets. So do read up before embarking on your quest for better looking eyes!