If the eyes are truly the windows to the soul, then nobody would like to think their soul is being presented as tired, angry, or unapproachable. Unfortunately, though, due to the signs of ageing and decreasing skin quality, tired eyes can become apparent through no fault of our own. The eyes are one of the most expressive parts of our face, so when the skin around them makes them appear sunken or saggy we’re immediately predisposed to looking sad. Our top treatments for tired eyes are as follows, and they combat everything from a drooping brow to puffiness. Here’s how to brighten and tighten the eye area.
Tired eyes and dark circles
Dark under-eye circles are caused by darkened pigment, poor blood circulation in the area, or deep tear-troughs below the lower lash line. Whatever their cause, they provide the appearance of tired eyes and prematurely age us. Using an advanced treatment called carboxytherapy, that Omniya’s own Dr Jules Nabet was one of the first to bring to the UK, we refresh and rejuvenate the skin beneath the eyes to naturally brighten them. By injecting tiny amounts of Carbon Dioxide just beneath the skin, we trick the skin into thinking it needs more oxygen. This stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, the proteins essential to skin laxity and firmness, while also increasing blood flow to the area. The skin will appear refreshed, firmer, and more evenly toned with the stimulation of these natural bodily processes.
As we age, we lose collagen proteins that give the skin its ability to ‘bounce back’. This lost laxity coupled with thinning skin as part of the ageing process creates fine lines in expressive areas. Over-active muscles in areas like the outer corners of the eyes combines with thinning skin to create lines that appear when we smile. With the use of anti-wrinkle injections, we relax these over-expressive muscles to soften how aggressively they contract the offending muscles. This results in more awake- and younger-looking eyes.
The crow’s feet area is also rejuvenated using radiofrequency, which is the ideal treatment for reintroducing volume to the skin. If wrinkles and fine lines are still present when your face is static, then added volume will benefit these ageing areas. This treatment is completely non-invasive, so no injections or numbing creams are needed at all. We use radiofrequency combined with vacuum technology to heat the skin cells which both break down fat cells and stimulates the production of collagen to tighten the skin.
Drooping and frowning eyebrows
A drooping brow contributes to tired eyes because it shows that the skin is losing structure and strength. The falling of the skin tissue and the brow pushes down the tissue below it, creating an unwanted fold above the eye. By using anti-wrinkle injections to add the arch and lift back into a brow, we can help tired eyes appear more open and awake without the need for surgery or cutting. The muscle won’t contract to droop and will hold the eyebrow in place rather than let it depress the skin beneath.
Frown lines develop through over-use of the glabella muscles that, over time, remain there even when static. Targeted use of anti-wrinkle injections relaxes these over-expressive muscles to stop them consistently compressing. This results in your eyes seeming far more open and less angry an unapproachable.
Don’t let your eyes convey something untrue about you because of the ageing process or depleted skin strength. Brighten and tighten the skin to combat tired eyes with Omniya in Knightsbridge. Call 020 7584 4777 or enquire online to book your consultation today.