Eye bags are usually a natural consequence of aging, but they can also be caused by lack of sleep, allergies, and lifestyle habits that promote water retention. Bags under the eyes can make you look tired or sick and are a real aesthetic concern.
The Centre Laser Sorbonne is equipped with new non-surgical, injection-free technologies that can treat certain types of eye bags.
O.F.F. and Needle Shaping for under-eye bag removal
It is important to point out that you can treat not only under-eye fat pockets, but sometimes also pockets of liquid.
A simple test can tell the difference between the two. We simply apply a sugar paste on the under-eye bag. If there is a decrease in the quantity of sugar paste, it is a bag containing liquid. Otherwise, it is a fatty hernia (fat pocket) under the eye.
In both cases, treatment is possible according to the size of the under-eye bags.
O.F.F. is a technology that emits high frequency fractional sinusoidal waves using acupuncture needles. The use of this technique reduces under-eye bags by inducing selective heat. O.F.F. allows our doctors to perform a micro-lipoplasty by destroying small fatty build-ups.
The next step is for your doctor to use Needle Shaping technology. It will allow for the autologous volumetric reconstruction of the under-eye bag using a combination of a programmed current and a virtually painless galvanic current. This electric current is extremely weak and is only applied for a few seconds, which are amply sufficient to obtain a tightening effect.
How does the procedure work ?
Your doctor inserts very fine acupuncture needles into the dermis (little to no pain) at the site of the under-eye bag, before applying the radio frequency with the O.F.F.. The doctor then switches machine. With Needle Shaping, he applies a mix of low intensity currents without danger.
Counter-indications for O.F.F. and Needle Shaping
- Wearing a pacemaker
- Metal prostheses
- Very bulky under-eye bags
- Skin alteration in the area to be treated : eczema, psoriasis, injury, inflammation, herpes, ...
- Recent surgery or cosmetic procedures on the area to be treated
- Scars (must be 2 years old minimum in case of a major intervention and 6 months for small scars)
- Pregnant women as a matter of precaution
After under-eye bag removal treatment
The treatment leaves no scars.
The procedure is usually painless and post-treatment follow-ups are quick and easy.
Small blood spots as well as a slight oedema are normal reactions that disappear within a few hours.
With this technique, natural and lasting results can be attained without surgery !
Cost and duration of an under-eye bag removal session
Your first cosmetic consultation will be charged €45 tax included.
One session will last between 30 and 60 minutes.
An average of 2 to 3 sessions, 1 month apart will be necessary for optimal and lasting results.
A precise quote for an O.F.F. and Needle Shaping session for an under-eye bag removal treatment will be drawn up during your initial consultation, when your doctor will assess the feasibility of the procedure.
Publication date: 2020-06-05