Get rid of eye bags without going under the knife? Dr Justin Boey, Medical Director, discusses your best options.
How does AGNES eye bag removal work?
AGNES is a Radio-frequency (RF) treatment that is delivered through tiny micro-needles. These micro-needles are as fine as a mosquito sting.
AGNES Eye bag treatment has 2 powerful effects: tighten under eye skin and melting eye bag fat.
The radio-frequency energy selectively targets and shrinks subcutaneous fat between the skin and before the orbital septum. The melted fat is absorbed by your body and removed from the under eye area.
This results in tightening and firming of the skin around your eyes as new collagen is produced.
AGNES is one of several types of under eye treatments to reduce the appearance of eye bags.
How is AGNES eye bag treatment performed?
AGNES eye bag treatment is a non-surgical, in-clinic treatment that is performed comfortably under local anesthesia.
During the AGNES eye bag treatment, numbing cream (topical anesthesia) is applied around the eye area, followed by local anaesthesia injections to numb the treatment area.
Next, the AGNES RF laser is used to deliver RF energy at multiple controlled depths of your under eye skin and under eye bags. This melts the fat and stimulates collagen production.
Ice packs are then placed on the treatment area to reduce swelling and bruising.
The entire treatment of AGNES RF takes about 30 minutes.
We suggest that you avoid undergoing AGNES treatment if you have important social events within 5 days of treatment as there is significant recovery time involved.
What are the causes of eye bags?
Eye bags are swelling or puffiness around the under eye regions.
Eye bags are commonly due to collagen loss, sun damage and gravity.
Other causes of eye bags are genetics, stress and lack of sleep.
Eye bags is a very common aesthetic issue and are a big source of concern for many. This is because eye bags can make you look tired and more haggard.
You do not have to live with eye bags. There are non-surgical treatments like AGNES that can treat your eye bags safely and effectively.
What are the possible benefits of AGNES eye bag removal?
AGNES is a non-surgical radio-frequency treatment that effectively tightens the skin of your lower eyelids.
AGNES reduces the droopiness of your upper eyelids and crow’s feet wrinkles without any incisions or scalpels.
Being a non-surgical treatment, AGNES eye bag removal treatment also does not require anaesthesia or hospitalisation.
Is AGNES eye bag treatment safe?
Yes, AGNES eye bag treatment is generally safe. Especially when performed by experienced doctors with good manual dexterity. There are minimal long-term complications.
AGNES uses the patented technology of insulated micro-needle radiofrequency to specifically target under eye bag fats and loose skin. These needles have an insulated coating which protects other structures in the skin as well as the epidermis. This increases the safety profile of the treatment.
When can I see results of AGNES eye bag treatment?
Best results of AGNES eye bag treatment takes about 1 to 2 months to be visible.
This is because collagen stimulation takes weeks and some time is required for your body to metabolise the melted eye bag fat.
However, some patients do see improvements in their eye bags and under eye wrinkles as early as after one to two weeks.
How long do the effects of AGNES eye bag treatment last?
The effects of AGNES eye bag treatments are expected to last at least 1 years to about 3 years. Individual results vary.
Is the eye bag fat removal permanent?
Yes, AGNES permanently removes eye bag fat in the treated areas. The treated fat is metabolised by your body and removed from the area within weeks after treatment.
However, your eye bags might still worsen in appearance if other aspects of eye aging are not tackled effectively and if you don’t undergo maintenance treatment to slow down aging.
Is AGNES eye bag treatment painful?
AGNES procedure is well-tolerated by most patients.
We use both topical anaesthesia (numbing cream) as well as local anaesthetic to minimise any discomfort. Most patients breeze through the treatment with little concern. However, do note that this is subject to an individual’s personal tolerance of pain and discomfort.
Is there any downtime/ recovery time for AGNES treatment?
There might be some redness, swelling and bruising for 4-5 days after treatment. This is temporary but it can be significant.
You can put on make-up or concealer the next day after AGNES treatment to hide the redness/ swelling and bruising.
What is the price/ cost of AGNES eye bag removal treatment in Singapore?
The price/ cost of AGNES eye bag removal treatment is from $1200 per session. Multiple treatment sessions are generally needed.
For patients with moderate to severe eye bag, surgery might be a better option. Please consult a medical doctor for formal consultation and treatment plan.
Is AGNES eye bag treatment as good as surgery?
The results of AGNES eye bag treatments are slightly more significant than HIFU eye treatments but less than a surgical lower blepharoplasty.
The benefit of surgery is that it is a single treatment. AGNES requires multiple treatment sessions.
In cases of severe eye bags, surgical removal of eye bags is still more effective. However, surgery has anaesthesia risks, longer recovery time and higher cost.
Can I see reviews, before/ after photos of AGNES treatment?
Unfortunately, we cannot share our AGNES eye bag removal results online.
Ministry of Health in Singapore does not allow licensed medical clinics to advertise results, reviews or before/ after photos.
We are happy to show you the results of the AGNES treatment during formal medical consultation.
Am I suitable for AGNES eye bag treatment?
AGNES treatment is suitable for patients with mild to moderate severity of eye bags and under eye wrinkles.
An ideal candidate for AGNES eye bag treatment is one who has already tried medical grade eye creams and non-invasive treatments like Ultraformer Eye HIFU and EndyMed Eye treatments.
For patients with large eye bags, multiple sessions of AGNES may be needed. Combination treatments with Ultraformer HIFU might also be required.
AGNES is also suitable for patients who have already undergone eye bag removal surgery but require maintenance or touch-up treatments.
Suitability of eye bag treatment can only be determined during formal medical consultation. This article is for educational purposes and does not replace the necessity of formal medical consultation. Please speak to your doctor for formal medical advice.
Can I combine AGNES with other treatments?
Yes. AGNES treatment can be safely combined with other treatments like botulinum toxin, fillers, HIFU and Rejuran i treatment.
In fact, we observe that the best results are achieved when treatment modalities are combined because the treatments have a synergistic effect on each other.
Price of Under Eye Fillers: from $800/ syringe.
Price of Eye HIFU: from $300.
How do I find the most suitable doctor for AGNES eye bag treatment?
Find a doctor or clinic that has a comprehensive range of lasers and treatments for eye rejuvenation.
Eye rejuvenation requires a multi-faceted approach using lasers, botox, fillers, Rejuran and also HIFU.
This is to ensure that you get other appropriate treatments, if needed. Especially if you might need more than just AGNES.
Want to know if AGNES is suitable for you? Ask us now!