The first sign of ageing in a face are fines lines at the corner of the eye (Crow’s feet). This is followed by the eyelid skin becoming loose and textured, like crepe paper. Lines appear because of a reduction in collagen and elastin in the skin which occurs with ageing. Once lines appear, it is really time to begin active anti-ageing treatments.
Botox remove lines within 5 – 7 days of injection. This is a good treatment for an immediate solution. Botox injections have to be repeated every 3 – 4 months. Botox injections over time reduce the depth and number of lines.
Chemical Peels give a more effective anti-ageing solution to lines because the procedure stimulates collagen. There are many types of peels to address varying severity of lines
Fillers are ideal for lines that occur under the eye and spread over the cheekbone. Botox in this area is tricky as it could affect muscles responsible for movement of the mouth. Fillers not only fill out lines, but like chemical peels, can stimulate collagen. Over time the lines improve greatly. Only hyaluronic acid fillers are used in this area.
Radiofrequency (RF) stimulates collagen production. Thermage Eye is the only tightening procedure that can treat eyelids safely and effectively. It treats excess skin on the upper eyelid known as hooding. The procedure smoothens the crepe-like skin so that make-up does not cake together on the skin anymore. The eyes appear brighter and more defined after the surrounding skin is tightened.
Cosmeceutical Creams containing Retinol, Vitamin C, Hyaluronic acid, and growth peptides which help to reduce lines. The use of eye creams augments the effect of chosen anti-ageing procedures, and maintains the appearance and quality of a rejuvenated skin after treatment.