New product acts as 'spanx' for under-eyes

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New product acts as 'spanx' for under-eyes

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by KING 5 HealthLink

WCNC.com

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Under-eye bags appear at any age, but making them go away is a challenge.

Now, MIT researchers have come up with a new fix. It’s being billed as “spanx” for under eyes.

“Oh, it's a huge problem!" said Dr. Suzanne Bruce, dermatologist. "The first place we start to show aging is around our eyes because our eyes are the thinnest skin on our body."

For many people, eye bags are the first thing they see when they wake up.

"Yeah, every time you wake up and look in the mirror in the morning to apply your make up, that's one area that's very visible and it's just looks like a tired look. So this will be exciting if it'll work," said Connie Kirk, a patient.

A new product called neotensil promises to smooth away those bags under your eyes.

"They call it invisible shapewear for the eyes. No shots, no fillers and you just get to see that instant smoothness," said Bruce.

Dr. Suzanne Bruce said you apply it in the morning and use special remover to take it off at night.

She explained, "It's a polymer film, so you put on the first layer just a simple application. Then right after that, put on a second layer and it polymerizes into a thin invisible film which holds the eye skin underneath the eyes smooth and taunt and holds that eye bag in place."

It takes about an hour to see the full effect and lasts up to 16 hours.

"There's no pain," said Kelly Goodman, patient.  "I just feel it kind of tightening and it feels tight and smooth"

Neotensil is available only from a doctor. The cost is about $500 for the kit, which has 50 applications. Some offices also offer one-time treatments for special occasions.

Related links:

Neotensil website

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