Wrinkles around the eyes and under-eye bags are often an inevitable part of our ageing process. On a daily basis, men and women ask us what they can do to improve signs of ageing in this area. Before we explore the treatments that help this problem, let’s have a quick look at the factors that contribute to signs of ageing around your eyes:
So, how do you treat eye wrinkles and other signs of ageing around your eyes?
Luckily, there are many treatments that are available to tackle ageing eyes. Whilst it can be really tempting to look for an over-night miracle cure, it’s not usually the case that one treatment or an eye cream alone is going to solve the problem; think about the number of factors that contribute to ageing eyes that we explored earlier. You may need a combination of treatments to really improve your concern. The best approach is going to be bespoke; what works for you may not be right for your friend because we’re all unique. Some of us may be much more suitable for surgery if our signs of ageing are particularly advanced, however many of us will be suitable for non-surgical treatments to correct and prevent signs of ageing around our eyes.
Products definitely have a role in maintaining the youthful skin around your eyes. Creams will also be able to correct signs of ageing to a degree and support any cosmetic eye treatments you have.
“When should I start using an eye cream?” is a question we’re asked all the time at Skin to Love. The answer is, your mid-20s is the ideal time to start looking after this fragile area because prevention is much better than a cure. Don’t wait until you start to see wrinkles and bags to treat them if you can help it. If you’re no longer in your 20s and you haven’t started using a cream yet doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start now. ‘Now’ is better than ‘never’!
There are countless eye creams on the market so it can be difficult to know what to choose so our tip is to look for a product that has active ingredients in it (this goes for your face creams as well); if you don’t, you’ll essentially be using a barrier cream of which it’s the greatest asset is preventing water leaving your skin (this the job of all moisturisers), which definitely has its merits but it’s highly unlikely that it will actively correct or protect you from signs of ageing if it doesn’t contain active ingredients. Retinol is a great ingredient to use around your eye (make sure that you chose one with strength suitable for this delicate area), as is hyaluronic acid. Peptides within an eye cream are a fabulous way to trick your skin into producing new, bouncy collagen. Our clients love Revision Skincare Teamine Eye Complex for dark circles and puffiness; Medik8 Retinol Eye for turning their skin cells over and softening signs of wrinkles; and Skin to Love Anti-aging Eye Cream which is supercharged with collagen-stimulating peptides.
Non-surgical cosmetic treatments can be used as a treatment on their own or in combination with each other to tackle multiple concerns around your eyes. Your medical practitioner will discuss the most appropriate treatments for your particular concerns however, here are some of our most loved treatments:
Ideal for crepiness, thinning skin, lines around the eyes, loose skin and ‘heavy’, hooded eyelids. This is taken as a single treatment.
Ideal for lines and wrinkles, the first signs of hollowness under the eye, loose skin and eye bags. A course of four treatments is required.
Ideal for hollowness under your eyes often referred to as the ‘tear trough’ area. This is usually a single treatment, however, in some instances your practitioner may decide to treat you in 2 phases.
Ideal for improving the quality of your skin, deep hydration, antioxidant protection (we need this to fight the ageing effects pollutants have on our skin), reinvigorating our existing collagen and elastin and stimulating further production. Best taken as a course of treatment.
Ideal for tackling lines and wrinkles by stimulating new collagen. Best taken as a course of treatment.
If you would like to learn more about non-surgical cosmetic eye treatments and would like personalised recommendations, don’t hesitate to book a consultation with one of our medical practitioners. Call The Skin to Love Clinic on 01727837429 for more information.
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