Cliche as it may sound, your eyes are literally the window to your soul. The common issues faced by many individuals are usually the eye area which is more common than you think. Here’s what you can find out of what they truly mean and how you can treat them.
It starts in your mid-twenties when they begin to form. They are fine lines and wrinkles which are the first creases to form on your face.
These fine lines will gradually deepen overtime making you look older. Crow’s feet are also a sign of dehydration or even nutritional deficiency.
Did you know that these two are completely different conditions? The difference is that dark eye circles are darkening of the under-eye skin while eyebags are defined by swelling around the eye.
Mild swelling or puffiness around the eyes is known as bags under the eyes. They are frequent as you grow older and the tissue around your eyes, especially the muscles that support the eyelids, deteriorate. Fat that supports the eyes can then migrate to the lower eyelids, hence making them puffy.
Under your eyes may develop dark circles if you’re sleep deprived or exhausted. Even though you’re well rested, if you still have dark circles under your eyes, it’s evident that something other than tiredness is at play. Dark eye circles could develop due to genetics or lifestyle factors too. Allergies and even dietary deficiencies can result in dark circles.
There are different kinds of treatments available to help treat your concerns on your eyes. They usually help address fine lines, small eye bags and dark circles, however severe eye bags may require surgery. Let’s take a look at each technique.
Botulinum Toxin (BTX) is a neurotoxin formulated from the bacteria known as Clostridium botulinum. It works for crow’s feet and it can make a big impact on it especially for those who have deep lines. The injectable helps reduce the visibility of these lines by relaxing the muscles that surround the corners of the eyes.
It is commonly used for wrinkles. So when it is used for Crow’s Feet, it relaxes the muscles that surround the corners of your eyes, smoothening your skin out.
BTX is delivered by fine needle injection into specific muscles. It is a simple procedure that takes less than 10 minutes and does not require any form of anaesthesia. There is no downtime and no specific post care needed. The effect will kick in after 4-5 days and achieve optimal results by 2 weeks.
Before conducting the treatment, patients will undergo a consultation with our doctor to ensure the right dosage and points of injection for the best results.
Fillers are known to be very effective to refill volume loss around the eyes.
One of the most effective anti-aging face treatments is to refill the volume loss. The product used to fill the volume loss and deep wrinkles is called ‘filler’ or ‘dermal filler’.
Redensity II is a unique under-eye filler made from both cross-linked and non-cross-linked hyaluronic acid (HA). It is formulated using essential nutrients that are naturally produced by the human body. The filler does not only lighten the under-eye area but also adds required nutrients to fill up tear trough which reduces eye bag. This will give instant resolution for the enduring dark circles.
The filler has antioxidant and skin vitalizer properties, which makes it perfect to improve skin tone and hydration. If you have sensitive or thin skin around the under-eye, then this is the best filler for you. The Redensity II filler will get you the lost skin volume back in no time!
Numbing cream will be applied and the filler treatment can be completed within 10-15 minutes.The filler can be injected easily without much complications. It is easy to use and has lasting results making it a great filler. Results can be seen right after the treatment and it progressively improves over a month.
Just 1 session is needed and the filler can even last for a year!
SUNEKOS® is a skin booster made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and a mix of 6 kinds of amino acids. It has scientifically proven to provide hydration around the eyes with no adverse reactions like improved firmness, elasticity, reduced fine lines and wrinkles.
It even promotes extracellular matrix (ECM) regeneration for dermal tissues by stimulating fibroblast activities and collagen stimulation.
Once numbing cream is applied, the product will be injected around the eye area. The application of numbing cream is done for 20 minutes followed by the procedure which is about 10 minutes.
After the treatment is done, you may notice an improvement on your skin. It will look more hydrated after a few days and skin texture will improve in a month.
The effect of Sunekos lasts about 6 months and is recommended to maintain the results every 6 months.
Rejuran contains salmon DNA fragments, polynucleotide and a small percentage of hyaluronic acid. It hydrates the skin and provides radiant glow. It is not penetrated deep into the skin.
The polynucleotide content of Rejuran initiates the skin healing and repairing process by stimulating collagen production in the peripheral layer of skin, dermis. Hence it gives a much more natural-looking result by using a safer treatment technique than other skin boosters.
Rejuran improves the overall texture of the skin by shrinking large pores, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, tightening sagging skin. It also strengthens the elasticity of your skin and lightens the dark circles, along with improving the depressed acne scars and stretch marks.
The injection point may feel like a tiny ant bite which is very tolerable amongst our patients. Once the treatment is done, there will be tiny bumps that look like mosquito bites.
We will apply recovery cream and ensure the bumps are massaged into the skin.
During the procedure, each injection may feel like a tiny ant bite but it is very tolerable.
They will subside after 1 to 2 days and will recover quite fast.
Thread lift is a non-surgical facelift and it is recommended for anyone who experience skin laxity but does not wish to undergo surgery. Thread lift aims to restore the original position of skin tissue and fats.
PDO (Polydioxanone) is a synthetic polymer widely used as surgical stitch. It is compatible with our bodies and biodegradable. It dissolves spontaneously and is excreted from the body within 6-9 months.
When PDO thread is inserted in the skin, it acts as a mechanical external stimulant which activates the body’s “healing response”. This floods the treated area with growth factors and new vessels to bring about the regeneration of collagen and elastin.
10 tiny threads will be inserted into the skin at under-eye area. The use of special blunt needle allows optimal treatment with lower risk of bruising and swelling. The effects of collagen stimulation and lipolysis (fat melting) from PDO thread will help to reduce dark eye circles and improve eye bags.
It is unavoidable that our eyes age as we become older. Luckily, we now have the option to either keep them or remove them thanks to advances in medical technologies. At Kowayo Aesthetic, our signature treatments help patients achieve younger looking eyes and help reverse signs of aging to look as fresh as ever.