Dream Makeover Essex

Treatment Choices for Youthful Eyes

This month I will discuss and look at ways to help tired eyes, and the reasons as to why your eyes look tired, old or dark. When my clients attend for a consultation or new treatment, the eye area is normally always an issue in some way, the eyes are the windows of our soul, when you meet a person you naturally look at their eyes. Most clients seeking treatments will say ‘I’m sick of people saying I look tired!’ These comments damage a person’s confidence when constantly repeated. There are fantastic cosmetic and make up applications that can help disguise imperfections, but without a doubt it is harder to conceal problematic issues around the eye area.

Few of us escape the occasional raccoon-eye when we’ve not slept well or been unwell with an illness. This is a temporary condition solved with rest and improved health. But what’s going on if you ALWAYS look in the mirror and see that “raccoon” looking back at you?

Here are some suggestions of non surgical treatments that can help with specific issues. The right mix of these nonsurgical procedures can nearly mimic the results of plastic surgery with far less risk and downtime.

Dermal fillers – Volume loss directly under the eye is the top culprit in creating under-eye hollows. Light doesn’t bounce off your facial contours equally. Projected areas get more “bounce” – cheeks, lips, nose, forehead…Any concave area is left in the shadows, so they look darker. Such is the case with loss of volume under the eye. So by using droplets of Hyaluronic acid fillers which draw water to the sugar derivative particles helps to re-volumise the hollow ring around the eye naturally.
Furthermore, Volume loss under the eye and in the upper portion of the check will dramatically accentuate bags since the “bag” is now the portion that gets the most light reflection. Subtle cheek enhancement will help to reduce the sagging folds under the eye and restore facial balance. I use Hyaluronic acid fillers or calcium based fillers to give definition. However if there is a lot of dystrophy or facial sagging then poly lactic based fillers are great and almost give a face lift effect!

Plexr – Eyelid ptosis is simply loose skin; a result of age and sun exposure. Your eyes look smaller when the skin above and under the eye is loose and wrinkled. Again this appearance is accentuated by the light/shadow interplay of wrinkles. Plexr is a plasma based technology which emits an electrical arc and penetrates the targeted skin surface and will tighten eyelid skin by shrinking and lifting the tissue and spurring new collagen production for a renewed, fresh appearance of the skin with less wrinkling and smoother skin surface, it can also be used around the crows feet wrinkles and under eye crepey loose skin.

Muscle relaxing injections- given around the crows feet area, helps to relax hyper active muscle activity and can create more space to make the eye area look more awake, open and fresher.

Eye creams – my favourites are Anubis HA contour for very dry skin, Inspira med eye care cream for anti-ageing and vitamin C serum for dark circles.

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Treatment focus Tired Eye Rejuvenation

1 The science – a combination of mesotherapy which is a French rejuvenation system consisting of a specific eye contour cocktail of vitamins and minerals including,
Hexapeptide-10
Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5
Vitamin C
Caffeine
Hyaluronic acid 0,1%
Organic silicon 2%
Peptides and hyaluronic acid reinforce firmness, increase moisture and reduce wrinkles. Acetyl tetrapeptide-5 peptide fights against oedema-forming mechanisms and shows a decongesting effect, enhancing elasticity and skin smoothness. Caffeine activates the elimination of liquids and blood originated pigments responsible for dark circle colour, it also acts to reduce local inflammation. Organic silicon and vitamin C restore the dermal matrix to firm the skin. A unique synergy to achieve a beautiful, enlightened eye contour.

2 Benefits – who is suitable? All individuals over the age of 18, who do not have any known allergies to any of the substances and who do not have any infections at the injection site. A full medical history should always be given, medications and medical history need to be discussed also as part of patient safety.

3 How many and when can I expect to see results? A course of 3 – 5 treatments is suggested
Depending on severity and can also be combined with other aesthetic treatments.