Re­fresher Course

If you’re look­ing tired, eye bags and tear troughs may be to blame. Re­store a youth­ful ap­pear­ance to your peep­ers with Cam­bridge Med­i­cal Group’s EYE-REVO ™ treat­ment.

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Cambridge Medical Special -

Most peo­ple un­der­stand eye bags to be a re­sult of pro­tru­sion or “sag­ging” of the pad of fat un­der the eye be­cause of thin­ning skin and tis­sue lax­ity – which of­ten sur­face with age. How­ever, pseudo eye bags – the more in­sid­i­ous cousin of the real ones – can have an equally age­ing ef­fect on your ap­pear­ance.

Seen in women as young as 25, pseudo eye bags, as the name sug­gests, aren’t ac­tu­ally caused by bulging pock­ets of fat un­der the eyes. On the con­trary, they re­sult from a loss of fat in the un­der-eye area, caus­ing a deep crease be­tween the nose and the lower eye­lid, also known as the tear trough. A shadow forms along the tear trough, re­sult­ing in what looks like un­der-eye cir­cles or eye bags. Fur­ther­more, tear troughs tend to ex­ag­ger­ate the ap­pear­ance of ex­ist­ing eye bags.

Thus far, hyaluronic acid filler in­jec­tions have been the go-to treat­ment for ad­dress­ing pseudo eye bags. Although ef­fec­tive, fillers may ex­ac­er­bate the ap­pear­ance of eye bags slightly, and the re­sults wear off in about nine months.

BAG BUSTER

Dr Lee Mun Heng, who helms Cam­bridge Med­i­cal Group, tack­les the tired look caused by tear troughs and eye bags with a pro­ce­dure called EYE-REVO.

Con­ceived by a Korean der­ma­tol­o­gist, this in­no­va­tive treat­ment com­bines tried-and-tested tech­niques with cur­rent med­i­cal tech­nol­ogy. Us­ing a round-tip can­nula (a nee­dle that is not sharp) for im­proved safety, com­fort and re­duced risk of blood-ves­sel dam­age, a ma­te­rial called Poly-L-lac­tic acid – be­lieved to stim­u­late the pro­duc­tion of col­la­gen – is ad­min­is­tered to the tar­get area to bol­ster sup­port for tis­sues around the up­per cheek. The tech­nique is per­formed un­der lo­cal anaes­the­sia and needs fewer nee­dle punc­tures to achieve the de­sired re­sult.

Over the next few days af­ter the treat­ment, the Poly-L-lac­tic acid is said to en­cour­age the body’s own fi­brob­last cells to man­u­fac­ture nat­u­ral col­la­gen.

Be­sides stim­u­lat­ing col­la­gen pro­duc­tion, this treat­ment also uses ra­dio-fre­quency tech­nol­ogy to help tighten the tis­sues hold­ing the fat pads within the eye bags.

“Ra­dio fre­quency is a proven method for caus­ing col­la­gen con­trac­tion and skin tight­en­ing. It works in com­bi­na­tion with and en­hances the ef­fect of tar­geted and ac­cu­rate place­ment of Poly-L-lac­tic acid. As the area is ‘filled’ by new col­la­gen made by your own body, it will feel nat­u­ral to the touch,” ex­plains Dr Lee.

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