Need an Eye-Opener? Eye Cream May Not be the Cure! Try the CO2 Laser Eye Lift.
Need an Eye-Opener? Eye Cream May Not be the Cure!
Try the CO2 Laser Eye Lift.
Eye creams may help as temporary coverup, can be used as preventative against the appearance of fine lines, or help with general skin care. However, they are rarely the cure for a lasting reversal of the eyelid skin wrinkles that are a normal result of aging.
Some of the first signs of aging are the fine lines and wrinkles around the eye. The lower eyelid skin is very thin and loosely bound to a thin muscle around the eye. It is under constant movement as you blink, squint, or even smile. Additionally, sun damage, smoking, and genetics contribute to loosening, wrinkling, and texture changes in the eyelids. The bony framework also shrinks with age, leading to bone support loss, hollowness, and dark shadows.
For most people, the eyes impart more emotion than any other part of the human body. Although our eyes can reflect our most sincere emotions, at times they send the wrong message. We’ve all heard comments like, “Are you tired?” or “Are you angry?” when in fact we are neither! Bags, puffiness, sagging, wrinkled skin, or drooping eyebrows often cause others to interpret our expression in ways that betray our real state of mind.
The upper face frequently ages earlier than the lower face, and the eyelids are frequent areas of concern in patients of age 35 and older. Younger patients usually are concerned about droopy eyelids and fat bags, whereas older patients usually require brow repositioning along with eyelid surgery.
Medical and cosmeceutical treatment of the aging eyes has enjoyed an unprecedented increase in popularity over the past decade. There are a bewildering number of eye creams at every cosmetic and beauty counter. Usually, when there are so many solutions to one problem, it’s a good indication that there’s not one great treatment yet.
More recently, many people have been searching for minimally invasive techniques aimed at creating a more youthful and natural-appearing eyes, which focus on reliable results that truly reverse the aged skin. Before, surgeons would remove some of the loose skin below the eyelashes by making a small incision. Unfortunately, this procedure is somewhat problematic for two reasons.
First, the aged skin is usually of poor quality and has less collagen, which makes it behave like a stretched-out rubber band. Tightening it may therefore not give lasting results, as the poor skin has lost its elasticity and may soon loosen again. Second, if the amount of removed skin is overcorrected to account for the early relapse, then there may be too much pull on the eyelid, which could change the shape of the eye.
There’s good news, however: we have a great way to address the problem of fine lines around the eyes. No other facial cosmetic procedure carries such a degree of rejuvenation and patient and doctor satisfaction.
So, what’s the solution?
CO2 Laser treatment of the eyelid skin is the best approach, as it actually corrects the underlying cause of the problem by helping to restore the lost collagen back to the damaged skin. This restores elasticity, making the eyelids as firm and as tight as they were in one’s youth. CO2 is a Carbon Dioxide laser that has been around for more than 25 years for the correction of fine and deep wrinkles, scars, sun damage and pigmentation. The CO2 laser heats up and vaporizes the top layer (epidermis) of the skin to shrink and smooth the damaged skin.
Previously, this procedure could only be performed in the operating room under general anesthesia. Today, it usually requires just one application of topical anesthesia and a mild sedative just to calm the nerves a bit, and the treatment is administered in the office. The Mixto CO2 laser has literally revolutionized the cosmetic field with respect to skin rejuvenation. With the Mixto CO2 laser, most patients receive results that not only meet, but often surpass their hopes!
The change to the skin of the eyelids occurs immediately while performing the procedure. Patients then go through a healing process that takes typically 5-7 days, after which they see further tightening as a result of collagen production up to the next 6 months. This is their own
collagen to keep, which is what gives them the preventive effect of slowing the aging process for several years afterward.
If you’re ready to find a real solution to your fine lines, it’s time to throw out the eye cream and talk to your cosmetic surgeon about what the Mixto CO2 laser can do for you. It’s a spectacular option for patients who are tired of looking tired.