Rewind time on aging eyes with this youth-inducing trio!
Your skin doesn’t age in one dimension. Through the years, we see changes to our skin’s texture, volume, smoothness, and even resiliency. These changes result from muscle contractions that cause aging, fat, and collagen loss that causes sagging skin, and even bone loss, which can make our skin lose vital support. The delicate skin around our eyes is especially vulnerable to showing the signs of aging due to its thinness, exposure to the sun, and its prominent role in our facial expressions. Multiple causes of aging require multiple solutions to address them. When these solutions are combined and used synergistically, the results can be truly transformational for your entire eye. Meet your eye rejuvenation “A” Team-Botox, filler and peptides!
Botox for Eyes
Besides our mouths, our eyes are one of the most expressive features of our face. Because we furrow our brows when we’re concentrating, we crinkle the corners of our eyes when we squint at the sun, and we lift our eyebrows sky high when we’re surprised. All of this muscle movement can lead to fine and deep lines around our eye area, like the dreaded “crow’s feet.” That’s where Botox for eyes comes in.
“Conservative treatment with Botox for eyes can not only smooth these wrinkles, but it can also prevent them from forming in the first place,” says Katie McClellan PA-C, a cosmetic injection specialist and the owner of Infinite Youth Medical Spa. “That repetitive muscle contraction breaks down the collagen and elastin in our skin and forms a wrinkle, but skillfully placed Botox can soften these contractions and restore smoothness while maintaining your ability to still be expressive.”
Botox works by preventing the signal from your brain to contract from reaching your muscles. Your results set in gradually over 7 to 10 days and last up to 4 months. With a skilled injector, you will never get that “frozen” or “overdone” look, and with consistent treatment, Botox for your eyes will actually prevent more lines from ever forming!
Dermal Filler for Under Eyes
“We have a fat pad that lies just below each eye that tends to both distend lower down our face with age and to decrease in fullness,” explains Katie. “At the same time, we gradually lose bone mass in our cheekbones with each passing decade. These changes can lead to a hollow and gaunt look under our eyes that makes us look tired and much older than we are.”
Unlike Botox whose results take time to set in, dermal filler for under eyes like the new VERSA™ deliver instant results. Comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA) molecules, a substance naturally occurring in our skin, VERSA is injected into an area that needs volume, like a wrinkle or hollow. Once injected, an HA filler will attract water from surrounding tissues and plump the skin. This action results in fullness and smoothness that can last up to one year, sometimes longer.
“What I’m enjoying about VERSA, especially for under eye area is that it produces so much less swelling than other products,” shares Katie. “This is crucial when working on the delicate tissue under the eyes because it is a fragile and vascular area that can easily bruise,” she explains. “This attribute of VERSA allows me to focus on delivering balanced and smooth results without the obstacle for the skin suddenly swelling and not being able to discern how much volume is needed for correction.”
Peptide Eye Cream
While Botox and dermal fillers work underneath the skin’s surface to smooth wrinkles and restore volume, peptide eye cream contain potent ingredients that work from the outside in to rejuvenate the appearance of the skin around the eyes.
“Around the age of 18 years we begin to experience a shutdown of the sebaceous activity or oil production in the eye area,” says Katie. “This change can lead to the skin of eye area becoming very dry and dehydrated,” she continues. “In turn, the eyes can look crepey and be more susceptible to fine lines and premature aging because the skin is not hydrated and loses its resiliency.”
Enter peptide-rich eye creams! Peptides are made up of amino acids that are necessary for protein production. Proteins are the vital building blocks of our skin. Peptides in skin care can be formulated to enhance skin’s firmness, texture, and strength. In essence, peptides make your skin act like YOUNGER skin!
“What I love about our PCA Skin Restorative Eye Cream is that its chock-full of antioxidants to neutralize free damage, peptides to strengthen the skin and humectants to bind moisture to the skin around the eyes,” explains Katie. “I find that my patients who combine a comprehensive skincare routine that includes an eye cream and who also receive quarterly Botox treatments and annual dermal filler have much younger looking eyes overall. They’re addressing the signs of aging at every level in the skin, and it shows!”
Would you like a younger looking eye area? Schedule a consultation with Katie McClellan PA-C to discuss eye rejuvenation solutions like Botox, VERSA dermal filler, and PCA Skincare products!