Eye Rejuvenation Melbourne
They say that eyes are the window to the soul. And rightly so, as one look into our eyes can reveal what’s going on inside us – whether we are happy, sad, angry or tired. Our eyes and the skin around them are telling signs of our age too, and they can often give away our state of health and well-being.
Age and time can cause a lot of changes to our skin – in terms of texture, pigmentation, loss of volume, elasticity, muscle action and fine lines – which can change the way our face looks. This is especially true of the skin area above, under and to the side of our eyes, as well as the forehead and temples. This skin is more delicate, and can start showing the first signs of ageing – like lax under-eye skin, crow’s feet and eye bags, tear troughs, dark circles and so on.
But age isn’t the only factor that causes our skin to age. There are other factors too… like stress and lifestyle which can cause the skin in these areas to look aged and weary, giving us a perpetually tired, sad or angry look. The eye area assumes more importance as it can also influence a lot of our one-to-one communication in daily life.
Rejuvenating the delicate skin around our eyes can change the way we look, and can give us a more youthful appearance. And there are many methods for eye rejuvenation, especially in Melbourne. At Nitai Skin Clinic, our clinicians assess each patient individually, and take care to identify the right problems, and then choosing a suitable technique, or combining different techniques to give you the desired result.
Let us first look at some of the common issues that one can face:
1. Crow’s Feet
These are fine lines and wrinkles at the side of your eyes, which appear when you smile or make some expression. These are usually caused by sun exposure or excessive smoking or genetics. Frequent squinting or smiling could also cause this.
2. Sunken eyes
Sunken eyes and undereye bags are common for a lot of people as they age, sometimes even afflicting younger people. These could also be caused due to sleep deprivation.
3. Dark circles
Dark circles are caused due to the oxidization of haemoglobin in the capillaries around the eyes, which become more apparent as the under eye skin is thinner compared to the rest of the areas.
4. Sagging skin
Skin begins to lose its elasticity as we age, and this leads to loose, sagging skin around the eyes. Our eyelids could also droop down, giving a hooded look to the eyes.
5. Under eye bags
Under eye bags are caused due to accumulated fat behind the eye protruding from under the eye, due to a weakening of the tissue that held it in place, resulting in a puffy “bag” like appearance below the eyes.
6. Tear troughs
An early sign of aging, a tear trough is a fold that begins from the inner corner of the eye and stretches all the way out to the cheek – causing a dark shadow that creates a division between the lower eyelid and the cheek. This is an early sign of aging.
At Nitai Skin Clinic, we offer many different surgical and non-surgical options if you are looking to rejuvenate your eyes:
Blepharoplasty is a common surgical procedure used to correct sagging or droopy upper eyelids, reduce puffiness in upper and lower eyelids, remove excess fat deposits that cause bulges or puffiness, and also to refine the skin around the eyes.
Sometimes, sagging loose skin can droop over the upper eyelashes and make it difficult to see normally. In this case, Blepharoplasty would be then treated as a medical procedure, not a cosmetic one. Lower eyelid skin could also sag resulting in eyebags, which can cause us to look tired, despite getting good sleep or rest.
Blepharoplasty is performed under sedation. At Nitai, we may also include lasers instead of scalpels, for better precision and quicker healing.
2. Portrait Laser
Portrait Laser is an effective non-surgical method to tighten the skin around the eyes. This works with the superficial as well as the deeper layers of the skin, and stimulates new collagen production on the inside tissue, which results in a smoother, wrinkle free appearance on the outer layer. This also helps remove pigmentation.
Apart from this, Portrait Laser is also used to lift the sagging skin around the eyes and jaws, and to treat nasolabial folds.
3. Anti-wrinkle injections
Anti-wrinkle injections help to relax muscles, and reduce the appearance of creases and fine lines, especially around the forehead and upper eyelids. These injections have been proven effective time and again, to fight signs of aging like crow’s feet.
These work by relaxing the muscles that allow us to scrunch or squint and cause the skin to lose its elasticity, and develop fine lines. The effect of these injections lasts for up to three to five months, depending on the area treated.
4. Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers can be used to fill out hollow areas like the tear troughs, as well as to reduce the puffiness of the bags. By adding more volume to sagging or hollow skin, dermal fillers are like an instant eraser that wipes away the dark under-eye shadows and the perpetual “tired look”.
They help to smooth the transition between the lower eyelid and the cheek, thus giving the face a firm contour, and restoring a youthful appearance.
Depending on the severity of the condition, our clinicians may also recommend eye creams to lift the skin, reduce dark circles and nourish the skin around the eyes.
You can always be assured of complete transparency and commitment to your wellbeing at Nitai. Our clinicians will only recommend a procedure or treatment after a thorough consultation, to ensure that the results are in sync with what you are looking for. To know more about possible treatments for eye rejuvenation, and to book a no-obligation consultation, call us on (03) 9300 1244.
Case Study 1 : Forehead Wrinkle Lines
This patient presented with severe forehead wrinkles and was treated with antiwrinkle injections by Dr. Shobhna Singh. The After photos were taken 2 weeks post-treatment.
Case Study 2 : Crows Feet Wrinkle Lines
This patient presented with severe crows feet wrinkles and was treated with antiwrinkle injections by Dr. Shobhna Singh. The After photos were taken 2 weeks post-treatment.
Case Study 3 : Frown Wrinkle Lines
This patient presented with frown wrinkles and was treated with antiwrinkle injections by Dr. Shobhna Singh. The After photos were taken 2 weeks post-treatment.
If you require assistance with your skin condition, we can help. Every patient presenting with a skin condition is reviewed by a doctor and an appropriate treatment and ongoing skin care plan is developed to suit your specific case.