They say that every woman starts aging in its own way: one suddenly treacherously sags her breasts, the other gets stained with her arms, the third finds a solid layer of fat on her former waist that defies any fitness. But all these errors can be camouflaged with the right clothes or good makeup, but what to do with the eyes and eyelids, where “signs” of age appear with increasing speed?
The main age-related problems in the eyelids and the area around the eyes can be summarized as follows: there is little collagen, but a lot of fat. The latter is a huge "bags" that give the whole face an unhealthy look. Lack of collagen means loose skin folds on the eyelids and a network of wrinkles that deepens over the years. What to do? Eliminate "age-old" excess and stimulate collagen formation!
Aesthetic problems in this area can arise not only due to advanced age, but also due to hereditary predisposition, diseases of the thyroid gland, cardiovascular system, kidneys, allergies and an unhealthy lifestyle. Therefore, any manipulations to rejuvenate the eyelids and skin around the eyes are possible only after clarifying the state of health and determining the cause of this aesthetic defect.
Cut and sew . . .
Blepharoplasty is a classic rejuvenating eyelid surgery that removes excess adipose tissue and skin. The surgeon makes incisions along the ciliary edge and in the folds of the eyelid, removes "excess" and sutures - naturally, the process takes place under anesthesia.
And then . . . Bruises, puffiness, pain in the eyes - all this lasts up to two weeks. Such a rehabilitation period knocks out of the normal rhythm of life for a long time, and it's just scary to risk your eye health for the sake of eyelid aesthetics. And the most unpleasant thing is that the doctor can "overdo it", and then there will be a feeling of being overwhelmed.
Several years ago, there were legends about our pop stars who allegedly could not completely close or open their eyes: the eyelids interfered . . . And even now some people, having gone through unsuccessful blepharoplasty, acquire an unnatural facial expression. But with a successful outcome, the eyes become younger immediately by ten to fifteen years!
Transconjunctival blepharoplasty is a more gentle operation than the classical one, performed on the lower eyelids: excess fat is removed through a small puncture or incision. True, it is impossible to get rid of excess skin in this way. But the facial expressions are not disturbed at all and the cut and shape of the eyes do not change.
Warm up, evaporate . . .
Non-surgical blepharoplasty is a rejuvenation of the eyelid area without surgery. Less risk, contraindications, much shorter rehabilitation period, and the effectiveness is almost the same. Eliminate overhanging and sagging skin, bags under the eyes, "open" the eyes and rejuvenate the look - all this is possible thanks to the use of modern hardware techniques, such as laser and radio wave lifting.
Special monopolar devices have a sufficiently high power and give a pronounced result after just one session (and the second is not required! ). Bipolar ones have a softer effect on the skin, therefore, to achieve the desired effect, you will need a course of several procedures.
Thermage and thermolifting are radio wave technologies that use energy to heat tissues: old collagen is destroyed under the influence of high temperatures, and its rapid growth begins immediately. Radiofrequency lifting is especially effective on the upper eyelids, but the skin around the eyes also shrinks, becomes more elastic and youthful, and overhangs disappear. The effect grows within six months and lasts a long time, up to five years.
Fraxel laser or fractional photothermolysis - used to correct wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. A small amount of old skin is removed (vaporized with a laser) pointwise, and a young and healthy skin is formed in its place. When warmed up, collagen becomes denser and more elastic, the skin gradually tightens. After three to four procedures with an interval of one and a half to two months, we can say that the skin around the eyes is completely renewed.
And now - ukolchik!
- Carboxytherapy - an injection technique of introducing carbon dioxide under the skin - activates local blood circulation, as a result of which tissues are better supplied with oxygen, and cells more actively produce collagen. After several sessions, bags and wrinkles are reduced, bruises under the eyes disappear, a lifting effect is observed on the eyelids. Another big plus is that the procedure has a minimum of contraindications and the shortest rehabilitation period.
- Contouring comes to the rescue of those who suffer from crow's feet around the eyes and wrinkles on the lower eyelids. For thin skin, fillers are used - preparations based on hyaluronic acid with a low density. They are injected superficially, right under the wrinkles, to support and straighten tired skin and create new volume. Fillers restore normal moisture levels and provide a lifting effect for at least six months. The procedure is quite simple and comfortable, and if you do it regularly, you can really delay age-related skin changes.
- And the most fashionable, environmentally friendly and safe procedure today is plasmolifting. Platelet-rich plasma, isolated from the patient's own blood, is injected under the skin and starts the regeneration process, accelerates the production of collagen and elastin. Rejuvenation occurs from the inside - without introducing foreign substances into the body, and therefore without the risk of allergic reactions. A course of three to four procedures will make the skin around the eyes "remember" what it was like in youth, and the result of rejuvenation will last at least a year.