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A glamorous gaze for the Holidays

A glamorous gaze for the Holidays

The eyes are the mirror of the soul so they say. They are also the first to reflect signs of aging and accumulated fatigue.

Dark circles, puffiness, wrinkles, fine lines all happens around the eyes and can easily add years to the face. To brighten and freshen the look, there are several solutions.

Dr Tremblay, dermatologist and director of MédIME, answers your questions regarding aesthetic and cosmetic procedures for eyes.

 

For a Glamorous Gaze – Question #1: Are there treatments for dark circles around the eyes?

Dr Tremblay: First we must identify what is the type of eye circles by a thorough visual and tactile examination. Indeed, there are different types of dark circles and treatment differs depending on the type. Some circles are due to genetic, hereditary factors such as dark pigment circles linked to skin color and ethnicity. In this case, the skin is genetically programmed to produce more pigment around the eyes. Intense pulsed light laser treatments are effective, but the results will not last long since the skin is programmed to produce pigment it will continue to do so and more treatments will be needed. We usually recommend treating it with a cream containing high concentrations of vitamin C known for its brightening properties. Of course, the concentration and form of vitamin C is important in the context of an effective treatment. OTC products do not contain a high enough concentration of vitamin C to be effective in the case of pigmented dark circles.

 

For a Glamorous Gaze – Question #2: What can we do for hollow creases?

Dr Tremblay: In the specific case where the creases are hollow, meaning that there is a loss of volume, the treatment will be different from pigmented dark circles. Over time, the already very thin and delicate skin around the eyes loses collagen and hyaluronic acid, responsible for volumes around the eyes. We must therefore, if we want to restore volume, inject hyaluronic-based filler. These injections will erase the creases and so minimize the appearance of severe and tired aspect of the eye contour. Filler injections for creases are often combined with Botox injections to treat crow’s feet.

 

 

For a Glamorous Gaze – Question #3: Can we treat the wrinkled appearance of eyelids?

Dr Tremblay: Skin that has thinned out is a common complaint from patients at the first evaluation. The skin around the eyes is constantly solicited by 10,000 blinks per day. It is also extremely thin, 3 to 5 times thinner than on the rest of the face which makes it vulnerable to aging. Poor in collagen, elastin and fat, the eyes suffer from dryness and age quicker than elsewhere on the face. This “transparency” thus makes visible even the smallest blood circulation problems.  We can treat this transparency and induce skin tightening to reduce the wrinkled appearance of the lower eyelid with different lasers. eMatrix laser for example has the  capacity to improve the skin density for a tighter, more resistant skin.

Treatments to rejuvenate and brighten the eyes are available at MédIME.

To learn how we can help you get a younger, rested and refreshed eye contour area, please make an appointment for a free evaluation of your needs.

 

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