Eye Rejuvenation: The Peri-Orbital Area
Rejuvenating the area around the eyes can be a challenging task. In order to achieve excellent results you must identify the problems and specifically attack those problems with a specific technique or combination of techniques. There are five main conditions that cause problems around the eyes.
Click on the following highlighted words (crow's feet, deep tear troughs, dark circles under the eyes, loose-crepe' skin around the eyes, excess fat below the eye) to see before and after pictures.
Crow's Feet: This is a problem of the skin being creased by muscle action below the surface. The muscles must be relaxed with Botox to fix this problem.
Deep Tear Troughs: This results from volume loss in the infraorbital region. This can cause a dark shadow under the eye resulting in "dark circles under the eyes". This makes someone look chronically tired. In order to fix this problem, the volume must be replaced. An excellent and simple remedy is dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm.
Dark Circles under the Eyes: This can be from the shadowing of the deep tear troughs mentioned above or it can be from Excess Pigment or Vascularity (small blood vessels) or even blue reticular veins. The treatment would be Pigment Treatments with the IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) or Fraxel or Vascular Treatments with the IPL or Vantage 1064 Vascular Laser. Pigment Treatment Protocol.
Loose or Crepe' Skin around the Eyes: In order to correct this problem you must tighten the skin by adding collagen and elastin to the dermis. this can be accomplished in a couple of effective ways. Fraxel Laser Treatments and ActiveFx Laser Treatments are two very effective treatment methods.
Excess Fat below the Eyes: As we age, our Retro-Orbital Fat (fat behind the eyeball) drops from behind the eye to below the eye (Infra-Orbital area). This fat can show as an unsightly bulge below the eye making you look chronically tired. The best way to treat this is to remove this excess fat. This can be done a number of ways. One of the best ways is to remove the fat is via SmartLipo. SmartLipo is a procedure that melts the fat and then sucks it out through a small catheter. Go to "Special Reports" and then to "Articles" to see more information about SmartLipo.