Sparkling eyes can be the secret to looking younger for longer, but the eye area itself is notoriously difficult to treat, and crows’ feet, eye bags and volume loss around the eyes can often give the game away. So, what treatments are available to help rejuvenate that tricky ocular area?
1 Dermal fillers
Be very careful and make sure you do your research before trusting any old cosmetic doctor to inject dermal fillers around your eyes – London cosmetic doctor Dr Joney de Souza is an advanced practitioner, and as such is very experienced and trained to a high level in injecting fillers into the tear trough and crows’ feet areas. Although a temporary treatment – you generally need a top-up every twelve months – fillers can be highly effective in treating ageing problems around the eyes.
2 Anti-wrinkle injections
Commonly known as Botox, anti-wrinkle injections are most doctors’ preferred choice when it comes to ‘dynamic’ lines – wrinkles that are created when you form a facial expression – such as crows’ feet. Because Botox works by paralysing the muscles that cause these expressions, the wrinkles themselves disappear. Again, it is important to visit a highly qualified and experienced cosmetic doctor before going ahead with this treatment.
3 Laser skin rejuvenation
Laser skin rejuvenation can be a great adjunct to Botox or dermal fillers for the eye area, helping to remove any remaining fine lines and leaving a smoother, more youthful complexion. Generally, four to six treatments, spaced around four weeks apart, are necessary to achieve the best results. The treatment can also be performed on the face as a whole, in a “laser facial” procedure.
Most of the major, proven cosmeceutical brands will stock a product that is specifically formulated for the eye area. The brands stocked here at Dr Joney de Souza Aesthetic Clinic in London are all clinically proven to have an anti-ageing action, and contain active ingredients at the necessary concentration to affect the dermis.