Demand grows for procedures to ensure the eyes still have it
20 December 2013Americans are turning their attention increasingly towards their eyes, and the areas around them, as they made Blepharoplasties, or Eye Lifts, the second most popular Cosmetic Surgery procedure requested. The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reports that the procedure is regarded as the 'gold standard' of available Eye Rejuvenation procedures and treatments, and is popular among patients from a wide age group, but mostly 35 to 60-year-olds. But in an article published by SkinInc.com, the AAFPRS also highlights the range of other treatments available which "bridge the gap between surgery and eye creams". Among these are Dermal Fillers, which can reduce the appearance of under-eye hollows and plump up areas covered by skin folds. Medical Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels, which remove dead skin cells and help promote the production of collagen, resulting in younger-looking skin, are among the most popular, the Academy says, while a three to six-treatment course of Fractional Laser Therapy has also been shown to improve the appearance of skin in this area, and give results which can last for a year or longer. The eyes are expressive, and can convey a tired, sad or angry appearance as the result of aging or genetic features, not reflecting the true emotions, says AAFPRS president Edward H Farrior. He urges anyone considering a procedure to rejuvenate this area to be sure to consult a qualified Cosmetic Surgeon.