By Patrick Treacy / Posted in on May 18, 2016 PRIME Journal
Patrick Treacy discusses the options available for the rejuvenation of the periorbital area, including chemical peels, fillers, and microfocused ultrasound.
The demand for non-invasive and minimally invasive skin-tightening procedures is rising within the aesthetic world as patients seek safe and effective alternatives to aesthetic surgical procedures of the face, neck, and body. The face, and more specifically the eyes, is the area for which most patients seek cosmetic rejuvenation as it is very important in contact between humans; providing a window to the rest of society regarding a patient’s level of health, tiredness, emotional status as well as interest in others. The periorbital area, consisting of the eyelids and surrounding areas, including the eyebrows, bony eye socket and rims, cheeks, and forehead is also the first area to show signs of ageing. [...]Surgical procedures address some aspects of periorbital ageing but leave many elements untreated. The eyes and eyelids are very complex and delicate areas, and as such need to be approached and treated with care. Recent literature has shown that changes occurring in the bony structure surrounding the eye causes a substantial impact upon the ageing process especially with respect to volumetric changes.