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Eye Rejuvenation Using Injectables

November 04,2015 | Posted by: Aimee Surtenich

Several studies show the eyes are the most important facial feature that other people use to determine our age, level of fatigue and even overall health.

Such studies have shown that the eyes are what we most focus on during conversations on first meeting someone, revealing that factors such as the degree of wrinkling, poor skin texture and upper eyelid “hooding” indicate poor health and lifestyle to the beholder.

As we get older ­– and our eyes develop lines and wrinkles and sags and bags – of all the features the eyes are the ones that can age our appearance most. But artful positioning of fillers and anti-wrinkle injections, as well as customised laser or radiofrequency treatments to improve skin integrity, can help turn back the clock and reveal a more youthful-looking eye area.

Anti-wrinkle injections

Fine lines and crow’s feet can detract from an otherwise youthful appearance, and the use of anti-wrinkle injections around the eye area can act as both an anti-ageing and preventative measure. These injectables work by temporarily relaxing the underlying muscles to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles – or wrinkles that occur due to repeated facial expressions. Anti-wrinkle injections can be placed under and around the eye to help combat fine lines, crow’s feet and deeper furrows.

An experienced injector can also create an “eye lift” by using anti-wrinkle injections to target the muscles that pull the brows downwards.

Fillers

Fillers can be used to add volume, fill deep folds and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. They are gel-like in consistency, and the type of filler (composition and viscosity), the area of injection and the depth of injection all influence the final result and how long they last.

Fillers can be effectively used to refresh and beautify the eye area. Precise placement of filler under the eye can help counter the appearance of dark circles and a small amount of filler in the upper eyelid can effectively reduce hollowness. Filler under the eye can be partnered with filler in the upper cheek for a more holistic, natural-looking rejuvenation.

More often than not, the source of dull, tired-looking eyes is the quality of the skin around them. A chemical peel, laser or radiofrequency treatment may be recommended in combination with other non-surgical options to restore the skin underneath the eyes, targeting pigmentation, sun damage and poor-textured skin.

As with all cosmetic procedures, a “less is more” approach to using fillers and anti-wrinkle injections will reap the most impressive and natural-looking results. Always ensure your practitioner is skilled and experienced in injectable treatment to ensure natural-looking and harmonious results.

For more information on how eye rejuvenation can be tailored for you, contact one of our rejuvenation experts today.