Having tired looking eyes can really put a dent in your self esteem & overall facial appearance. However, not everyone is open to undergoing eye lift surgery such as Blepharoplasty. For those of you that fit into that category rest assured there are other ways you can get younger looking eyes without going under the knife. Our Cosmetic Enhancement Expert, Ricky Allen spoke to Dr. Sean Arendse to give us his insight into these alternative options.
Dr. Sean Arendse of Flawless Rejuvenation Clinics in Victoria is a cosmetic physician who considers one of his specialties the treatment of the appearance of the eye area. He is also quick to add that when he feels that the patient will benefit more from a blepharoplasty, he refers them onto one of his specialist colleagues. Because anatomically the area under the eye and also in the upper eye has minimal tissue and fat with slightly thinner skin than other areas of the face Dr. Arendse never rushes into treating around the eyes without a very good aesthetic plan.
There are a number of treatments which Dr. Arendse has at his disposal. They include Dermal fillers, muscle relaxant injections, Derma Pen, Venus Viva, a vitamin and muscle relaxant combined injection and Ultraformer.
From this wealth of treatments, Dr. Arendse is able to pick the exact treatment which matches his patient’s aesthetic concern. Many of his patients just need a dermal filler under the eye to actually fill the area. This can make a huge difference in giving a more youthful look under the eye. For tear troughs, he may use a gold nano needle device from Precise medical which contains a solution of muscle relaxants and vitamins to fill, stop extra movement of the muscle and aid in collagen stimulation.
The Ultraformer, works well under the eye, tightening the skin in a very natural manner. The Derma pen also helps to stimulate the collagen and offer some tightening under the eye area. Sometimes the patient may not require a treatment which focuses on anti-aging such as his Asian clients who just require a very slight adjustment to the shape. Dr. Arendse makes sure that whatever treatment he uses will leave his patient with very natural looking improvements.
Eye masks are a great way to treat the skin around your eyes at home.
Thalgo Hyalu-Procollagene Wrinkle Correcting Pro Eye Patches come in a box of 8 masks for – RRP $75:
It is the newest one on the market. It comes loaded with hyaluronic acid and the patches need to only remain under the eyes for ten minutes to see an improvement.
Hydro Peptide Polypeptide Collagel + Line Lifting Hyrdogel Masks for Eyes – RRP $80 for box of 8:
They are sheet masks containing peptides which firm, smooth and decrease puffiness around the eyes. They feel really cool on application and start correcting the skin straight away.
Skincare products which work specifically on the eye area are essential to achieve the best improvements rather than using products designed for the rest of the face.
Skin Virtue Future Advanced Eye Serum – RRP $70
Is an ultralight eye serum which contains an advanced stem cell liposomal smoother. It is very effective in treating fine lines, dark circles, wrinkles and puffiness.
Priori TTC FX330 Tightening Eye Serum – RRP $105
Includes the exclusive, highly potent natural compound of three kinds of turmeric root, green tea and grape seed and licorice. It brightens and calms as well as feeding the skin with powerful antioxidants. It also tightens that delicate under eye skin.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Yeux – RRP $34.95
Instantly provides hydration to even the driest and most sensitive eye skin. Even contact lens wearers can use this product with no problems. Ingredients include Niacinamide and Neurosensine as well as antioxidant laden spring water.
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado – RRP $86
Contains avocado oil, beta- carotene and shea butter. It helps to defend the delicate eye skin against the effects of the blue light from devices. This product has been tested under ophthalmologist control.
Ageless beauty is an art and Ricky Allen is our curator. Australia’s leading voice in her field, Ricky has a degree in psychology and nursing (specialising in cosmetic enhancement), is a qualified paramedical aesthetician, and will share invaluable insight on the best and safest procedures for our face and body. You can find her at Aesthetic Reconstructions.
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