Very delicate skin surrounds the eyes, showing your age faster than other skin on our faces or bodies. The eye area skin is thin and prone to sagging and wrinkles. If you’re concerned about the look of your eye area, there are plenty of remedies, with some clear cosmetic winners.
A stand-out favourite, anti-wrinkle injections can take a simple wrinkle and make it go away. Anti-wrinkle injections work by relaxing the muscles that draw your skin together, forming a crease. This crease then turns into a wrinkle over time and with repeated action; smiling, frowning, laughing or squinting all contribute.
Every face has a unique wrinkle profile, so treatments will differ based on your unique facial structure.
We use anti-wrinkle injections to prevent eye wrinkle treatment before a wrinkle forms or to stop it from progressing. Of course, if you have very wrinkled skin, anti-wrinkle injections aren’t much use, but in that case, you will love some of our other eye wrinkle treatments.
Dermal fillers for under eyes
Dermal filler injections are an eye’s best friend, softening wrinkles and filling in fine lines. A good dermal filler treatment can shave years off the face. The ingredient in our favourite dermal fillers is a molecule naturally found in the skin that absorbs 1,000 times its weight in water. That means maximum hydration and plumpness.
For example, we can treat crow’s feet with dermal filler, and over time and repeated treatments, improve the underlying skin – the filler is also a transporter for nutrients. Cellular performance is enhanced, making our dermal filler not just a pretty face.
We can also use filler under the eyes to smooth out under-eye bags and dark shadows.
Dermal filler is a plumping and filling tool that we use in multiple ways. We can enhance lips, cheeks, wrinkles, and even do a nonsurgical nose job. Modern dermal filler is absorbable, so you’re never stuck with just one look, and we can adapt your treatment goals and strategies as you age.
When applied by a trained, experienced doctor, you can expect great results and maximum longevity from fillers under the eyes. However, some areas will absorb filler faster than others, so for example, a non-surgical rhinoplasty should last up to 18 months, while lip filler will only last a few months due to movement of the mouth. Your metabolism also makes a difference in how long your filler lasts, with some patients absorbing the ingredients quicker than others.
Dermal filler injections come with some minor redness and swelling, but this lasts just a short time.
Eye cream for dark circles and maintenance
Eye cream is one of the beauty industry’s bestsellers, but quality matters. Cream on top of the skin cannot penetrate to the cells beneath due to our very effective skin barrier – otherwise, we’d absorb just about everything we touched and be very unwell as a result.
Eye cream’s job is to hold moisture and nourishing ingredients in the skin and ensure cells remain as plump as possible and retain their structure and function. Plump, hydrated cells are larger, thus don’t wrinkle or dry out as quickly. Encouraging hydration and high performance of the skin around the eyes is vital to help manage signs of ageing.
It’s best where possible to get your skincare regime from your dermatologist, who will tailor the products to your skin type and advise you on what’s most beneficial for your anti-ageing and skincare treatment plan. For example, eye cream for dark circles might be appropriate for your circumstances.
Eye creams should be part of your regular skincare routine to enhance your skin. There is no downtime associated with eye cream.
Laser, ultrasound or plasma resurfacing and rejuvenation
If your eye area is very wrinkled, perhaps resurfacing is more appropriate. Laser or plasma resurfacing is what it sounds like – we remove the top layers of skin, and the sun damage, wrinkles, and fine lines go with it. For severe wrinkling, resurfacing can make a dramatic difference to the appearance of the skin.
We use the Portrait, Ultraformer and ThermiSmooth state-of-the-art technology for effective eye treatments.
Deeper resurfacing comes with sometimes significant downtime, with the skin requiring extra care and protection during healing. Speak to your dermatologist about expectations regarding recovery and results.
Eye rejuvenation is an umbrella term that can mean any of the above treatments combined or alone. It means the eye area appearance is freshened and revitalised.
Eye treatments can make a huge difference to the appearance of the face, brightness of the eyes and overall aesthetic. If your eye area is starting to bother you, there are plenty of options, so get in touch.