The area around the eyes is a common concern because changes occur in this area as we age that make us look old and tired. There are a number of options that work well to enhance the appearance of the eyes and provide a more healthy and rested look.
Changes in the Eye Area
As we age there are a number of changes that occur in the eye area. The brows descend and can feel heavy. The lashes thin out. Wrinkles appear around the eyes. Dark circles and hollowing are seen under the eyes. And bags can occur under the eyes as well.
Restylane is a dermal filler that works well to address hollowing under the eyes. As we age the fat pad we have under the eyes at birth moves downward into the upper cheek. As the volume is lost a hollow can appear under the eyes, giving a tired appearance. Restylane is a hyaluronic acid product that is placed in this area to restore the volume and give the rested and refreshed appearance. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the skin that binds 1,000 times its weight in water. It will bring water into the area and provide the youthful fullness to the under-eye area. The results of a Restylane treatment are seen right away. There is usually a good amount of swelling after a Restylane treatment and the final results are seen approximately two weeks later once the swelling has subsided. Most people enjoy the results of their Restylane treatment for six to 12 months.
A E Skin Enlightening Eye Cream
The A E Skin Enlightening Eye Cream is one of our most popular products for enhancement of the eye area. It is a product that Dr. Alex recommends to all patients with concerns in the area because it improves the appearance of the eye area and enhances the effects of the treatments described below. The A E Skin Enlightening Eye Cream delivers rich hydration to the delicate skin around the eyes. It is rich but not too heavy and can be applied to the skin above, below, and around the eyes twice daily. It works well for fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness around the eyes. It contains the perfect level of retinol, ceramide, and peptides to stimulate collagen formation, fighting wrinkles, loose skin, and under-eye bags. Hyaluronic acid draws water into the skin, hydrating it and providing volume. Niacinamide (vitamin B3) calms the skin and brightens discoloration. calms the skin and brightens discoloration. Caffeine, arnica, and vitamin K reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Green tea extract serves as a powerful antioxidant to protect the skin.
Botox is a purified protein used to address wrinkles associated with aging. Botox is commonly used to address wrinkles in the eye area between the brows and around the eyes. The frown lines are the vertical lines seen between the brows when we smile and the crow’s feet are the lines seen around the eyes when we smile or squint. Botox will relax the muscles we use to make these facial expressions and smoothen out the overlying wrinkles. Dr. Alex uses a painless Botox injection technique to maximize your comfort. The results of a Botox treatment are seen by two weeks and most people enjoy their results for three to four months.
Latisse is a product used to enhance the appearance of the lashes. Latisse comes as an ophthalmic solution. Once drop is placed on the tip of the applicator that comes in the kit and the Latisse applicator is drawn along the area where the upper lash meets the skin starting from the corner of the eye closer to the nose to the corner of the eye closer to the ear. Latisse can also be applied on the eyebrows to promote hair growth there as well. This is repeated with the other lash and brow every night. Initial results with Latisse can be seen in as little as four weeks. Full results are seen at 12 to 16 and you will continue to enjoy the results as long as you keep using the product.
Brilliant Distinctions Program
A E Skin participates in the Brilliant Distinctions program. This is a rewards program where you receive points for each treatment of Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure, Volite, and Kybella as well as purchases of Latisse. These points are used towards discounts at subsequent treatments.