Premature ageing of the eye

The delicate skin around the eyes is particularly susceptible to premature ageing, especially from sun damage. We have to treat the skin delicately, especially when applying creams and makeup , taking care not to pull on the skin which will have its consequences in later life. Smiling and laughing will eventually lead to those laughter Lines or crow's feet.

What can be done?

The top treatment is Botox injections to relax muscles and therefore soften the lines. This has the added advantage of preventing the lines from getting worse as it reduces the muscle movement. If, however, you are not keen on the idea of Botox, then there are alternatives.
Mesotherapy is a pure form of hyaluronic acid, which is injected around the eye, including underneath the eye in very small superficial dots. The hyaluronic acid is a major component of youthful skin and will help build collagen as well as improve hydration and therefore help to plump the skin and erase fine lines. For clients that have either lost fat from under the eye or have very thin faces, this can lead to a ageing appearance to the lower eye area. Dermal fillers, such as Restylane can very effectively fill the hollows and improve the appearance of the eyes. Combinations of the above treatments may be recommended in some cases to give the best cosmetic result. It is always worth seeking advice as there are many effective treatments out there that don't mean you have to resort to the surgeon's knife.