What's New In Eye Rejuvenation

Aging eyes are among our patients' top cosmetic complaints.  Fortunately, no-knife techniques energize tired eyes with minimal downtime to the patient.  Eye rejuvenation depends on a fourfold approach: resurface, tighten, volumize and enhance.  Lasers are a great great choice for men and women who want to tighten moderate bags and add youthful contours to their lids and brows.  Using monopolar radiofrequency, Eyes by Thermage produces results in a single treatment, and can treat the lids themselves.  Monopolar RF addresses deep skin damage, so it's beneficial to combine Thermage with Fraxel to target surface photoaging.  As one of the few clinics in Seattle to have the newest Fraxel, the Dual, this laser can specifically treat concerns such as wrinkles and acne scarring that are deeper in the skin layers.  Fraxel Dual also effectively targets sun spots, age spots, as well as tone and texture, which are more superficial.

While Thermage and Fraxel can diminish mottled pigmentation and crepiness, injectables enhance laser procedures by adding volume to sunken eyes and prevent further wrinkling.  Periorbital wrinkles are caused by a combination of photo-aging and contraction of the orbicularis oculi muscles.  Neurotoxins, such as Botox and Dysport, can help maintain laser resurfacing results; the goal here is to weaken, not paralyze, the muscles.  As we age, our periorbital skin thins, revealing dark under-eye circles; hyaluronic acid-based fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, offer promising results to this very noticeable area with minimal downtime.  We can also enhance results topically using light chemical peels and retinol products.  These topical treatments help maintain cosmetic procedure results and offer subtle skin tightening for people not ready to undergo laser or injectable treatments.  The icing on the cake for eye rejuvenation is eyelash enhancement.  Latisse is an FDA approved,  prescription strength treatment for eyelash growth, making them grow longer, thicker, and darker.

While we cannot stop the aging process, we can certainly help it along with lasers, injectables, and topical treatments offered at Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center servicing the greater Seattle area.

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