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The development of small crow`s feet, or shadows beneath the eyes (dark circles) can be the first signs that our skin is not as youthful and elastic as it once was.
There are many large beauty companies who advertise creams and lotions that claim to deal with these problems. However, in reality, their effect is limited and some people seek the advice of a specialist as they get older.
There are many different approaches that may be suggested and used by practitioners. These depend on the depth and extent of wrinkles, whether you have protruding bags or hollows underneath your eyes, your skin type, age, and your expectations.
For mild to moderate depth lines and wrinkles, there are a number of very effective "non-surgical" options that may be recommended by a practitioner skilled in these treatments.
The feature of most of these is that they are generally quick, safe and effective ways of improving these types of wrinkles.
Loose skin over your eyes and the large bags under your eyes can make you look more tired and older than you feel inside. These generally require a surgical approach to obtain a significant improvement.
Upper and lower eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasties can help restore a more youthful appearance by tightening droopy or hooded eyelids and removing or moving fatty pouches beneath the eyes.
Botulinum toxin type A, know by the brand names Botox (Vistabel), Dysport (Azzalure) and Xeomin (Bocouture), is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. It is licensed as a prescription only medicine and can be used to treat wrinkles like frown lines and crow`s feet as well as hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. As a prescription only medicine, it requires a face-to-face consultation to determine your suitability for treatment.
Dermal fillers are made of various kinds of natural, man-made or synthetic materials that have been developed for injection into the skin and lips; including hyaluronic acid.
Unlike ablative and non-ablative lasers Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing (Fractional Photothermolysis) only damages small zones within a target area, causing fractional trauma and quicker recovery.
Infra Red Laser Skin Tightening, currently available in the UK using the Titan device, is the latest, minimally invasive way to tighten skin and reverse the signs of ageing.
Medical Skin Needling, also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy and Micro-Needling is aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Plasma Sublimation or Soft Surgery allows the treatments of the signs of ageing and skin complaints, without actually cutting the skin. It can be used for non-surgical eyelid reconstruction (blepharoplasty), removing lines around the mouth, improvement in the appearance scars and treating a number of skin imperfections.
RF energy is able to penetrate deep into the skin and affect the deeper dermis and subcutaneous layers, causing tightening and improvements to the underlying tissue structure for facial rejuvenation.