New product billed 'Spanx for under eye bags'

Published On: May 21 2014 02:53:40 PM EDT   Updated On: May 21 2014 10:15:00 PM EDT

From cucumbers to tea bags and expensive eye creams, many people try everything under the sun to get rid of under eye bags. A new product on the market, that is now available here, is being billed as "Spanx for under eye bags."

Dermatologist Dr. Suzanne Bruce, who practices in Houston, Texas, says that under eye bags are a huge problem.  

"The first place we start to show aging is around our eyes because our eyes are the thinnest skin on our body," she explained.

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

"I've got the eye bags going on in the morning. Just the puffiness, you know that tired look," said Kelly Goodman.

"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 a tired look," added Connie Kirk. "So this will be exciting if it'll work!"

The brand new product, called Neotensil, promises to erase those under eye bags and smooth wrinkles.

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

Created by MIT scientists, Bruce says patients can apply Neotensil in the morning and use a special remover to take it off at night.

"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 thin skin underneath the eyes smooth and taught and holds that eyebag in place," Bruce explained.

Within an hour, you should start noticing a difference and the effects are supposed to last up to 16 hours.

After trying the product, Kelly said, "There's no pain. I just feel it kind of tightening and it feels tight and smooth."

Neotensil is available only in doctors' offices and is recommended for someone with moderate, not severe eye bags. It costs about $500 for the kit which has 50 applications. However, some dermatologists, like Bruce, offer one-time application if you have a wedding or another special occasion. 

We checked and there are a number of places in the Jacksonville area that carry Neotensil.  Find a location near you.


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