A new topical cream, which is expected to become available in 2018, may offer another other option for fighting fat under the eyes, which leads to bags and bulging. Dubbed XAF5 Ointment, and currently being developed by Topokine Therapeutics, the proprietary active ingredient penetrates into the fat to shrink the size of the fat cells in under-eye bags. The smaller the fat cells, the less bagging there is. Results can be seen in about five weeks.
According to Topokine Therapeutics, XAF5 Ointment not only reduces the volume of eyelid fat, but also improves patients overall sense of facial attractiveness, saying that those who have used XAF5 Ointment felt happier about their appearance and reported looking more youthful and well-rested.
If brought to market, XAF5 Ointment (which is currently still in clinical trials) would be the first prescription-strength topical medication of its kind, and one day, may be able to replace the need for surgery.