Eye Area Rejuvenation

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Eye Area Rejuvenation

As we all know too well, ageing is a part of life.  As our collagen levels start to decrease, our skin’s firmness and plumpness also start to decrease. The eyes are often the first area to show signs of lines, wrinkles and hollowness due to their delicate skin.

So, how do you treat ageing eyes? While many practitioners might immediately recommend injectables, at LSG, we take a different approach to eye rejuvenation. We emphasize a focus on personalizing the experience to give our clients the best results.

The eyes are the window to the soul, a conveyor of emotions. They make us unique and individual but what is the solution when they start to look tired and dull?

We often see clients that are unhappy with looking tired for long periods of time with dark circles and bags under their eyes, wrinkles, crepe paper thinning skin, or sagging hooded eyes. Other factors that contribute to looking tired and dark circles are excessive pigmentation, spots of discolouration, thin or translucent eyelids showing blood vessels and tear trough depression, only deepening with age. A common question we receive is how to correct this everlasting look of tiredness and reduce the ‘hollowed’ look.

With the increase in demand for eye rejuvenation, we’ve seen an improvement in non-invasive technology. More non-surgical options are available than ever before. These are some of the approaches that we use at LSG when creating a rejuvenation plan. During a consultation, we go through the available options to suit your personal circumstances to work towards the look you want to achieve.

 

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Frequently asked questions

Non-ablative Radio Frequency (RF) is fast becoming one of the most popular non-invasive procedures for skin tightening and improving skin laxity. RF-based devices heat the dermis through the application of electromagnetic current. It causes skin tightening by collagen breakdown, followed by wound remodelling. Essentially damaging the skin to kick-start the repair process.

At LSG, we use EndyMed 3DEEP or BBL Skin Tyte for lower lid tightening and eyebrow lifting. Weekly treatments are required for a minimum of six weeks, then recommended every three to six months for maintenance treatments.

Sublative Radio Frequency is effective for both light and darker skin tones. We use EndyMed Fractional Skin Resurfacing (FSR) for tightening the eye area, treating hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and scars. This technology has six independent radio frequency sensors that generate pulses of RF energy, pushing heat to the deeper layers of the skin. This allows for the removal of the top layers of skin (epidermal micro-ablation) and resurfacing.

It leads to an improvement in skin texture, reduction of fine lines, and pigmentation. The downtime is minimal compared to ablative and non-ablative fractional laser.

Neuromodulators and wrinkle relaxers like Botox work to reduce, not eliminate eye wrinkles. They can be used to open the eyes and reposition the eyebrow.

Dermal Fillers (hyaluronic acid) can be an effective treatment for a tear trough hollowness. When using dermal fillers to treat a tear trough, we look beyond the eye itself and first support the areas around temples, cheeks, and cheekbone region. We have seen success in using this approach. In certain cases, we don’t even need to use dermal filler in the actual tear trough itself.

Platelet-rich plasma and Mesotherapy (PRP) are popular treatment options too. PRP uses the patient’s blood platelets to generate new cells. The platelet concentration is up to five times higher than the plasma concentration and once activated, they secrete at least seven protein growth factors. PRP can promote wound healing and increase collagen bundle thickness, helping to improve lower lid fine lines and increase skin thickness. This is especially important for patients with thin crepey skin. We usually recommend three treatments four weeks apart with monthly maintenance treatments.

 

Age-related skin changes around the eyes are caused by a host of factors. Gravity pulls skin and muscles downward over time, resulting in an aged appearance. As the skin sags, it causes you to look tired, even if you had a full night of sleep.

Creases also form as your skin starts producing less elastin, a protein that is essential for keeping skin flexible so that it can “bounce back” into place after you make facial expressions.

Collagen also decreases beginning around age 30. Collagen is like concrete in a brick wall – It holds your cells (the bricks) together and gives your skin structure. Less collagen means weaker skin that is more prone to sagging, wrinkles, and other cosmetic problems.

You may have noticed that the eye area has particularly delicate, thin skin compared to the rest of the skin on your face. Because of this, it is often one of the first areas of the face that you will start to notice signs of aging.

Swollen eyes or puffy eyes can happen to both men and women. Luckily, there is something you can do about it.

What do puffy eyes look like?

Bags under the eyes can appear worse with age. Some people may notice there eyes are slightly puffy in the morning. As you lay down, any water retained in the eye area can start to gather and cause swelling under the eyes. As you get moving and start your day, under eye puffiness decreases.

Other people may have more severe puffy eyes. Bulging skin under the eyes indicates a fluid buildup. If under eye bulging is persistent, you may need eye rejuvenation treatments.

What causes puffy eyes?

If you have puffy eyes, your first stop should be to your primary care doctor or opthamologist to rule out medical causes. Puffy eyes can sometimes result from allergies, infection, injury and other factors. As you age, the skin around the eyes becomes thinner. That means there is less skin to cover up fluid retention under the eyes.

Puffy eyes home remedies and cosmetic treatments

Home remedies for puffy eyes are plentiful. The goal is to reduce swelling under the eyes. A cold spoon in the morning may help alleviate some of the puffiness. Warm compresses may also help. Benadryl can help if the root cause is allergies. For puffy eyes or bulging skin under the eyes caused by aging, eye rejuvenation treatments may improve the condition.

Dark circles are a common problem among men and women. The older you get, the worse they tend to look. When you see dark under eye circles, what you are really seeing is pooling in blood vessels under the eyes.

What do dark circles look like?

Dark circles can be a wide range of colors. The color of the circles really comes down to your skin tone. On cool skin tones, they tend to look purple or blue. On warmer skin tones, they can appear olive, purple or dark brown, and on dark skin tones, the circles may look purple to dark brown or black. Sometimes they are accompanied by bags under the eyes.

What causes dark circles under the eyes?

Dark circles are often blamed on lack of sleep. Allergies are another possible cause. Aging is another big factor. The skin under your eyes gets thinner with age. That allows the blood vessels to be more readily visible than they were in youth. Genetics also play a role in periorbital dark circles. It can run in families, and may even be linked to ethnicity.

Are dark circles harmful?

Dark circles are usually not a cause for concern, unless they are present due to lifestyle factors like poor sleep habits, alcohol consumption or poor diet. Some people just seem to get them no matter how healthy they may be.

Treatments for dark circles

Dark circles are hard to fight. Many patients find little help from home remedies. While they can help manage dark circles to a degree, more advanced cosmetic treatments may be needed. Another reason people seek treatment is because it is very difficult to cover dark circles with makeup.

Eye rejuvenation treatments for dark circles are very effective. More on Dark Circles

This can happen both above and below the eye. Drooping upper eyelids tend to become more pronounced with age. But it is normally below the eyes where sagging skin is most obvious.

Signs of sagging skin around the eyes

Drooping skin is a telltale sign of aging. The under eye skin may appear loose and stretched out. You may also notice crepiness and fine lines. The skin may also feel thinner and less elastic to the touch. There is less of the elastin protein in your skin as you age, which weakens the skin structure.

Droopy upper eyelids are also common with age. The problem can get so severe that the upper eyelid may be concealed entirely. That is because the upper eye skin, which is normally plump and firm in youth, loses it firmness and elasticity which causes the skin to hang down. This gives the eyes a hooded appearance.

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Causes of sagging skin under eyes

With age, there is less collagen and elastin to give the skin around your eyes the strength to fight gravity. Skin that appears taut and firm when you are young won’t stay that way forever, at least without the help of cosmetic eye rejuvenation.

Home remedies and cosmetic treatments for sagging skin around the eyes

Under eye creams are the most popular way to treat aging skin around the eyes. They help the skin around your eyes appear more plump and moisturized, which helps diminish sagging and fine lines to a degree. It is important to choose a high-quality eye cream. Injectables may also help.

Fine lines around the eyes are perhaps the most common sign of eye aging. It happens to nearly everyone at some point.

What do crow’s feet look like? 

Crow’s feet are most obvious when you smile. For many people, these pesky lines are a reason to frown. You may notice crinkly skin around your eyes that resemble the feet of the bird they are named after. Many people first notice smile lines around the eyes when they have their photo taken and they are smiling. If you have them, don’t worry. It is not too late to do something about it. In fact, they are easy to treat with eye rejuvenation treatments.

What causes crow’s feet?

There are small muscles around the eyes that are constantly moving. Nearly every facial expression you make causes those muscles to move. You may squint your eyes to read or to fight the sun’s glare. When you smile, your eyes move too. A curious expression also gives the eye muscles a workout. In youth, skin has more elastin and collagen, so it bounces back the instant the facial muscles relax. As skin ages, it loses elastin and collagen. That means the skin doesn’t bounce back as fast.

A lifetime of making facial expressions takes a toll on the skin around your eyes. Dynamic wrinkles are the kind that form first. You make a facial expression, and instantly notice a temporary fine line or crease when your face relaxes. Dynamic wrinkles eventually turn into static wrinkles, the kind that are etched in the skin long after the skin relaxes. If you wake up in the morning and notice fine lines and wrinkles straight away, those are static wrinkles.

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Hollows under the eyes (aka pronounced tear troughs)

Hollows under the eyes can make you look older than you are. This can be easily corrected with cosmetic eye rejuvenation.

What does it look like?

There was once plump, firm skin just below the inner eyelid. But now, you may notice that area looks like it’s been drained. The under eye area looks hollow, losing volume that makes you look older. It gives you a tired look, no matter how much sleep you got the night before.

Causes of hollows under the eyes

Under eye hollowing is mainly caused by cheek sagging. As the cheek muscles begin to droop downward with age, tear troughs form. This usually begins around age 30. It tends to worsen as the years go by. The condition is harmless, but treatable and our nurse can administer fillers to restore volume to the hollow area.

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Methods we use to treat

The Madonna Lift, also called fractional Eye Lift, is a non-surgical alternative to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and lift the eyebrow for a younger look to the eye. The Madonna Lift improves drooping skin, wrinkles and those telltale signs of aging around the eyes. This fractional laser technology has been used to perform a host of functions, including skin resurfacing and the treatment of acne scars. Now it can give men and women a younger look by rejuvenating the skin around your eyes including the eyelids
If you are looking to smooth and tighten the skin on your neck, lower jaw, upper arms, chest or knees, EndyMed Skin Tightening could be the perfect treatment for you. Whether performed on the face or other parts of the body, EndyMed skin tightening relies on 3DEEP technology that deeply heats collagen fibers. The thermal energy targets the sub-dermal layer of the skin in order to stimulate the body’s natural healing process and stimulate the collagen to rebuild, hence giving a firmer, tighter appearance in the area.
Moderate to severe frown lines between your brows form over time as a result of muscle activity. To address this problem, Botox® Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscles between your brows and works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces the activity of the muscles that caused those persistent lines to form. If you are looking to rejuvenate your appearance, tackle the signs of aging, bring back volume to your face, or even treat excessive sweating, Botox® is definitely the right treatment for you. Book an appointment at LSG to receive a detailed understanding of the treatment and how it can help you.
Skin Tyte works by depositing infrared heat deep into the dermis, which is where our collagen and elastin fibers are found.  The immediate response to the infrared heat exposure is a contraction of the collagen and elastin fibers.  Longer-term, fibroblasts (cells that make collagen) are activated which stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin in response to wound-healing which continues to take place for up to 6 months after the initial heating.  This tissue remodelling results in a thickening of the dermis and shrinking of elastin fibers plus the contraction of collagen, resulting in the improvement of the skin’s firmness.
A medical grade facial uses both medicinal and natural corrective measures to help erase the signs of stress your face is showing. These facials target the root cause of your skin problems, whether it be the need to remove toxins with powerful antioxidants or the need to counter years of UV ray exposure. Our patients see a tremendous improvement in their conditions because of the way we target the underlying cause of their problems. Our  facials are results-driven, meaning we create a unique facial for each client based on their specific skin needs and goals. The experience is very relaxing, but you’ll notice real changes in your skin due to the active ingredients and solutions used in our treatments.  That why we use the term “Medi-Facial” – it’s simply an enhanced facial geared towards achieving specific results.
The key to optimal skin health is a skincare professional. By combining a customized at-home regimen with powerful in-office treatments and targeted skincare solutions, the result is healthier skin with visible improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of premature aging. At LSG we offer SkinCeuticals skincare products. SkinCeuticals is an advanced clinical skincare line that offers comprehensive formulas to correct signs of aging, promote healthy skin, and prevent skin damage. Ranging from anti-aging moisturizers and eye creams to acne cleansers, vitamin C serums, and retinol products, our advanced skincare products are backed by science. Physicians and skincare professionals define cosmeceuticals as products on the cutting-edge between cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Active ingredients in cosmeceuticals are expected to be clinically proven to enhance skincare efficacy.
Perk Eye Treatment was designed to treat the most sensitive skin on the face, by providing gentle ingredients. Using arnica, green tea, citric acid and peptides to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles. The results will hydrate and promote elasticity to the under-eye area, leaving you with a brighter and more smooth eye area. Included in your service are a take home under eye serum to keep your eyes energized and hydrated.
Experience the 3-in-1 super facial professionals are calling better than Microdermabrasion. Incorporating patented OxyGeneo Technology for unparalleled skin nourishment & oxygenation, see younger looking skin after your first treatment. The treatment begins with an eye lift using TriPollar Radio FrequencyRadio frequency (RF) energy is used to heat tissue and stimulate sub-dermal collagen production in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin. You will feel immediate tightening of the eye area.
Some of the many benefits of receiving this treatment deal with stimulating collagen production through the increase in microcir­culation. This then helps to detox and rejuvenate the skin. Furthering the treatment's anti-aging benefits, cryo facials are said to restore firmness to the skin and will even cause the skin to feel tighter right after the treatment. In rejuvenating the skin, the cryo facial also restores radiance, soothes inflammation and improves skin texture and tone. This treatment can even go as far as to help clients who are suffering from more severe skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
The Intraceuticals treatment, adored by Victoria’s Secret models, pop queen Madonna and other Hollywood stars, is a hyperbaric oxygen system. Due to the Intraceuticals system and use of a high-pressure jet of oxygen, the skin is enriched with hyaluronic acid and serum, which intensely moisturises the skin and provides it with vitally necessary materials, maintaining the skin moisture and providing a clear glowing effect immediately after the procedure! Intraceuticals is the number one treatment from the world’s most famous beauty therapists! Intraceuticals has been awarded the Prix H. Pierantoni pour l’innovation award for outstanding innovation in the field of cosmetology!
INTENSIF combines the deep skin tightening benefits of radio frequency and the collagen-producing technique of microneedling. This patented technology delivers thermal energy deep within the dermis to stimulate collagen without damaging the surrounding tissue. The radio-frequency thermal energy is delivered in multiple passes through tiny needles at varying depths to provide a 3-dimensional coverage to lift and tighten the skin from within. INTENSIF is the latest advancement in tightening skin and reducing wrinkles on the face and sensitive neck area. If you’re looking for serious results, without the downtime and risk of surgery or aggressive CO2 lasers that leave you embarrassed to leave the house, INTENSIF is the treatment for you. After INTENSIF radio-frequency treatment, there is no need to hide in the house for weeks. Over time, your skin will begin to look more youthful as wrinkles diminish.
If you’re looking for a natural way to improve your skin’s texture, elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles, look no further than Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for facial rejuvenation. PRP works with your body’s natural healing processes to repair and rejuvenate the skin. The treatment involves the extraction of a small sample of your blood, which is then placed in a centrifuge to separate your red blood cells from your plasma. Using our U225 meso-gun, the concentrated Platelet-Rich Plasma is injected into the areas being treated. Our plasma contains platelets that, once injected, release essential growth factors that promote collagen production, healing, and tissue repair, among other things. The treatment immediately gets to work rejuvenating the treated areas and producing a more radiant appearance.

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