As we age, we develop lines under and around the eyes. Fine lines under the eyes and crow's feet on the sides of the eyes can become deeper if they are not corrected. There are several muscles around the eye that make different movements. When facial muscles make the same repetitive movements, wrinkles and folds develop because of a loss of elasticity and skin padding. Fortunately, there are safe non-surgical options for restoring a youthful look with under eye treatment combinations using dermal fillers and laser skin treatments. Using these treatments in combination helps ensure that all three layers of the skin are treated: the epidermis, dermis and subcutis.
Fraxel, or fractional lasers, target the epidermis and dermis. The beams penetrate the skin in channels to target and expel older pigmented skin cells. This creates a more even skin tone, a smoother surface and a healthy glow. The beam also stimulates the regeneration of collagen, the substance that gives skin its elasticity and contributes to firmness. The Clear & Brilliant laser works in a similar fashion. It is a gentler option that is used for treating and preventing the signs of aging. After just one short treatment, our patients notice that their skin is smoother, brighter and more even in tone. It is common for the skin around the eyes to lose elasticity, so these treatments are very helpful in restoring a youthful look.
Both Restylane and Belotero are dermal fillers that are injected into the face to give the skin more volume. As we age, we begin to lose the subcutaneous fat under the dermis around the eyes. This is the natural padding that gives skin its fullness. As the padding gradually deteriorates, wrinkles form and grow deeper. The best way to combat wrinkles and folds is to use a dermal filler that replaces the lost padding and stimulates regeneration of healthy cells. Professional injection specialists are able to safely administer dual procedures for maximized anti-aging treatment.
In some cases, it is best to use under eye laser treatments, like Fraxel or Clear & Brilliant, in addition to an under eye filler, like Belotero or Restylane. The result is a long-lasting youthful look that comes from restoring all three layers of the skin. Our injection specialists are experienced in providing all of these treatments. Contact us for more information, a consultation and a personalized treatment plan in our Beverly Hills aesthetics practice.« Back to Articles & Tips