Your eyes can say a lot about your age, personality and vitality. The first signs of aging often appear around the eyes, with changes like wrinkles, dark circles, sagging and hooded eyelids all contributing to a person looking older, more tired, angrier and sadder than they actually are. The good news is there are effective non-surgical eye rejuvenation treatments that help the delicate skin around the eyes look brighter, lighter, and smoother. With advances in technology and injectable formulas, you may not even need to go under the knife to see a more youthful and rejuvenated you.
Relax Dynamic Wrinkles
The skin around the eyes and the forehead contains some of the most-used muscles in the entire face. These areas allow you to convey complex and easily distinguishable emotions like surprise, anger, and concern. These peri-ocular areas however become wrinkled over time. This is due to the frequent use of muscles beneath the skin that lead to the folding and wrinkling that can become etched on the surface.
You see, muscle movement doesn’t just affect the muscles themselves, but the skin that gets wrinkled or crinkled when they are contracted. Over time, the cutaneous tissue becomes damaged and leads to permanent creases that appear at the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet), between the eyebrows, and across the forehead. These peri-ocular wrinkles together with brow descent and saggy eyelids closes the eye aperture, conferring a tired appearance.
Botox and other neuromodulators (Xeomin, Dysport, and Nucevia) soften and reduce the appearance of wrinkles with injections performed once every few months. In addition, people who begin getting maintenance injections may be able to prolong their youthful skin, as some studies show that by relaxing injected muscles, people may be able to avoid contracting them in ways that lead to tissue damage that causes wrinkles and fine lines. Thus Botox treatments helps with conferring a youthful and less tired appearance by softening peri-ocular wrinkles and lifting of the brows. It is a great way to achieve non-surgical eye rejuvenation.
Regardless of your concerns or motivations, Botox is a quick and easy way to achieve smoother skin when you smile and make other facial expressions involving the eyes.
Fill Hollow & Saggy Eyes
Along with wrinkles, volume loss is another sign of aging that often affects the eyes and under-eye area. A key indicator of old age is sunken eyes and sagging skin, which may be able to be treated without surgery with dermal fillers. Volume loss is caused by degradation of fat pads in our eyes and cheeks, which pulls slightly on the skin as it descends over time, creating the appearance of hollowness and sagging skin. By restoring some of that lost volume in strategic areas around the eyes, we’re able to lift and contour the area and help the skin to look fuller, tighter, with less dark circles.
Dermal fillers in the under-eye region has been used for numerous years by doctors with great results. Some side effects after dermal filler injections include swelling and bruising that go away within a few weeks, after which you’ll begin to see a rejuvenated look to your eyes that can help you look younger and feel more confident in your appearance.
Restore Bright Eyelids and Under-Eye Skin
Dark circles under your eyes can mean more than just a lack of a good night’s sleep. Sometimes these pigmented regions appear due to aging and thinning of the skin, resulting in an almost bruise-like or hyperpigmented appearance. Skin enhancing treatments can be used to help promote collagen and elastin production in the skin, thus improving the skin tone and texture. The techniques and technology are carefully calibrated by our skin care experts to ensure the delicate skin of the eyes produce the best results possible.
RF Skin Tightening for Eye Rejuvenation
One possible non-surgical approach to thickening and tightening skin involves the use of radiofrequency (RF) energy to gently heat targeted layers of skin responsible for collagen and elastin production. Skin tightening is one option for treating the eyelids with several treatment sessions spaced out over a few weeks. The best part is that there’s no downtime and very little discomfort from this state-of-the-art treatment.
Microneedling for Eye Rejuvenation
Whether on their own or combined with RF therapies, microneedling is a great way to stimulate the body’s natural regeneration process by creating controlled, precise microchannels in the skin around the eyes. The wounds heal with collagen and growth factors that are produced in response to the treatment over the course of a few weeks. For best results, we recommend a series of microneedling treatments to help with the skins scaffolding and retexturing.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing with create microwounds stimulating collagen production. However, this treatment does come with a little more downtime, as side effects like swelling, sensitivity, and redness may not resolve for up to a week. Dr. Chetty can help you decide whether this approach or something less extensive is right for your skincare concerns and needs.
Reduce Pigmented Veins
Commonly, redness or visible thread veins in the cheeks and the eyes can contribute to a person looking older than they actually are. With vascular treatments designed to reduce and eliminate pigmented anomalies like spider veins or rosacea, you can help your eyes look brighter amongst a more even skin tone and texture.
Medical Grade Skincare for Rejuvenation
Along with the effective treatments above, we recommend a medical grade skincare routine to enhance your results and help you achieve healthier skin over a longer period of time. Active ingredients like topical Vitamin C for protection, hyaluronic acid for rich moisturization, eye specific creams, retinoids for age-defying skin rejuvenation and SPF for sun protection can help you look your best every day and prolong your youthful skin for as long as possible.
Non-surgical Eye Rejuvenation in Kelowna, BC
There’s a reason people from throughout British Columbia and beyond trust Dr. Chetty’s advice and steady hands for their facial rejuvenation for everything from Botox to laser facials. His expertise and experience make him among the top cosmetic physicians in the country and have earned him multiple awards in the past several years. Find out for yourself how you can look like a naturally enhanced version of yourself with effective and painless eye rejuvenation treatments by scheduling your appointment at Cerulean Medical Institute today.