The eyes are the window to one's soul and the first feature that is noticed by an observer. However, the lower eyelids are one of the first areas of the face to show age-related changes. Sagging and puffy lower eyelids can dampen an otherwise youthful appearance, and correcting them can make one look rested and refreshed. Changes related to gravity become more pronounced and signs of facial ageing are the development of prominent under eye bags, crow's feet, excess skin around the eyes, dropped and sagging brows and dark circles.
Frequently Asked Questions
If there is an excess of fat in the under eye area, this can be treated non-surgically by Mesotherapy injections with Chondotrofin. The patient will have a series of micro-injections in the fat bag below the eye every 2 weeks. Active ingredients in the Mesotherapy solution dissolve the fat cell wall and improve circulation in the area. Two to four sessions, two weeks apart, are needed for the desired effect. Mild swelling can be expected for 24 hours after the treatment. Traditional surgery involves removing the fat pads which can, down the line, result in a skeletal look which has to be remedied with fat transfers into the area or dermal filler volume loss replacement.
Traditionally the eye area has been very difficult to treat non-surgically. Previously there was no alternative to surgical eye lifts or blepharoplasties. The choices were fairly black and white; surgery or eye bags. Now with the advent of novel treatments such as Dermal fillers, Carboxytherapy and Mesotherapy, virtually any patient in their thirties or above can be a candidate for a a non-invasive procedure that improves under eye bags and the sooner these eye bags are treated, the better the result.
Another new treatment that is combined with Mesotherapy for under eye bags at Skin Renewal is Carboxytherapy. The theory behind this treatment is that by mildly insufflating the lower eyelids with carbon dioxide, blood flow to the area is increased, oedema is reduced and oxygenation improved leading to improvements in the skin. After 4 or 6 treatments of Carboxytherapy to the lower eyelids, there is marked improvement in eyelid texture, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, vascular pooling, fatty prolapse and tissue luminosity. The results appear to be permanent and touch ups can be done 6 to 9 months later.
- Restylane Dermal Fillers:
Take a good look at your under eye bags - are there mild eye bags and a hollow trough between the base of the puff and the top of your cheek? If so, then a smart new technique could be perfect for you. Surgery to address tear trough hollows is not always appropriate but tear-trough rejuvenation with Restylane or Perlane brings back a youthful volume and contours the lower eyelids in a safe and minimally invasive way. You'll have a series of micro-injections along the line of the hollow using ONLY the following dermal fillers Restylane or Perlane - hyaluronic gel fillers - followed by a little gentle massage to distribute the gel evenly. There is only minimal discomfort and the procedure only takes about 10 minutes. There could be a little swelling and a 10% chance of bruising around the eyes but they soon settle if the treatment has been done correctly by an experienced injector. You'll see the results instantly and a follow up dermal filler treatment 4 weeks later to fine tune the area can be expected. The eyelid area is very unforgiving, and if the correct dermal filler is NOT placed correctly, continued puffiness and discoloration can be expected months later. After the final treatment, the effects can last around 2 to 5 years. As the result is very injector dependent it's best to seek out an EXPERIENCED to doctor to carry out the treatment.
These treatments are ablative fractional laser treatments that improves crows feet, elasticity and collagen content of the upper and lower eyelid area. 3 to 5 days of downtime (redness and swelling) can be expected but only 1 to 2 treatments may be needed to improve the laxity of this area.
- The new improved micro / skin needling treatment called Dermapen
is a great way to rejuvenate the eyelid area. A series of 4 treatments done 6 weeks apart is done to improve crows feet, collagen and elasticity in the area. Minimal redness for 24 hours can be expected.
Very often a hooded eye is caused by a droopy forehead and thus treatments to the brow or forehead above with Titan skin tightening, Laser Genesis and Carboxytherapy can raise the eyelid by 1 to 3 mm non-surgically. A chemical brow lift using injectables can also improve the hooded appearance. Loose skin and muscle create a droopy appearance and excess fat becomes more prominent. Sagging and puffy under eyelids can dampen an otherwise youthful appearance, and correcting them can make one look rested and refreshed.
At Skin Renewal we offer a specially compounded topical eye therapy that includes Phospatidyl choline to help dissolve the fat cells together with AHA's, PHA's, Retinol, Apple stem cells and Peptides that improve puffiness and the quality of the skin in this area.
A highly professional team led by a Medical Doctor assesses every patient and an appropriate combination treatment, together with long term maintenance program, is recommended. The sooner these procedures are started to improve collagen levels and reduce the fat bags in the problem areas, the better the long term outcome of orbital rejuvenation will be.