How to tighten and rejuvenate ageing eyes, London, Harley Street
The question I get asked most often? Nine times out of 10, it’s how to deal with the eye area. Whether dark circles, crow’s feet lines, sagging eyelids or puffiness, we are all on a quest for brighter, more youthful eyes. So, if you’re noticing signs of ageing in this area, here are my top treatments and skin care recommendations for helping your eyes look their best.
Best for tightening
Drooping eyebrows and saggy eyelids are one of the most common eye concerns that make us look aged, sometimes beyond our years but also tired and drained.
Sofwave is a new ultrasound method of tightening the skin around the eye, with Parallel Beam Technology that is FDA approved for lifting the eyebrow, lifting lax tissue in the face and neck, and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. This means an eye lift is now possible without surgery – and the results are ground-breaking – with up to a 4mm lift!
Best for smoothing lines and wrinkles
Anti-wrinkle injections are the gold-standard treatment for softening lines and wrinkles. They work by blocking the chemical needed for muscle contraction. When treating the eyes, we may inject the outer corners of the eyes, but some patients also benefit from a tiny amount injected in the muscle band below each eye. By stopping the muscle contraction, the creases and wrinkles temporarily disappear. Anti-wrinkle injections can deliver very subtle, natural results and last up to four months.
Best for dark circles
Traditionally, we’d turn to facial fillers to help fade darkness under the eyes – and while this is still an excellent treatment method in the right candidate, some people may benefit more from an innovative new treatment called LightEyes Ultra.
Light Eyes is a mesotherapy cocktail containing hyaluronic acid, ruscus, vitamin C and antioxidants. It helps combat everything from eye bags and dark circles to crepey skin, wrinkles, and dehydration. It’s a simple treatment with no risk, which is very important for the eye area as it is often a challenging area to treat. LightEyes Ultra is formulated with purely natural ingredients that don’t change your features but enhance and maintain a fresher, brighter look.
Best for hollow under-eyes
Injectable treatments like tear trough fillers are an effective way to treat dark circles under the eyes and under-eye hollows. By injecting filler under the eyes, we replenish volume lost by ageing, lightening dark circles, filling the hollows, smoothing out wrinkles, and thickening the delicate skin tissues, brightening the whole area. But it’s essential to go to an established medical professional for this procedure since it’s a more complicated injectable technique.
My new 360 Eye Treatment
I developed the 360 Eye to help combat all the most common signs of ageing eyes in one very effective treatment plan. It combines Sofwave (a new ultrasound technology) to lift the eyebrow, LightEyes Ultra for brightening dark circles and improving hydration, dermal filler to treat hollowing, and anti-wrinkle injections to treat movement-related lines.
The 360 Eye is excellent for anyone with tired-looking eyes. It provides a comprehensive approach to the different components of eye ageing – heavy eyelids, dark circles, hollowness, fine lines, and wrinkles. We can combine all of the steps as needed for an individual patient to brighten the eye area and give the face a more rested and rejuvenated look.
The best skincare for the eyes
The skin here is delicate, so you don’t want to overload it with rich, oily creams, nor do you want to traumatise it with ingredients that are too powerful. Look for skincare products that contain hyaluronic acid, tri-peptides, vitamin C or caffeine. Vitamin C helps boost collagen production – combined with hyaluronic acid, and your skin should feel plumped and fresher. It’s well worth investing in a good-quality, targeted eye cream. The SkinBetter Science EyeMax AlphaRet Overnight Cream contains a patented combination of a retinoid and an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), in an optimised formulation to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the delicate eye area.