The Aging Eye! Oh My!

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Welcome to the Skin Deep blog! I am Jo Ann Seele, the owner of Skin Deep. I’ve been a licensed Esthetician since 1993 and I have worked in the beauty industry since 1986. I am licensed and certified to work with plastic surgeons and dermatologists with advanced certifications in; microneedling, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, acne treatments, dermaplaning, aromatherapy, pre/post facial surgical care, laser technician, laser safety, and pro-aging treatments.

Unfortunately, the eyes are often the first area to show signs of aging due to the difference in skin structure. The skin surrounding the eyes is up to ten times thinner compared to other areas of the face. The thinner skin around the eyes not only provides less support, but it also makes imperfections including dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles more noticeable. There are several methods that can be used to aesthetically enhance the eye area, including medical procedures, skin care treatments, and product use at home.

To preserve a youthful appearance, protection is key, especially in the eye area. It is well known that diligent sun protection and a healthy lifestyle are the best ways to avoid prematurely aging skin. The use of UVA and UVB protective sunglasses should be recommended for optimal protection. Blue light emissions from devices are documented and deteriorate the skin & eye like regular sunlight. Blue light emission blocking screen protectors are available for your devices as well as glasses with a protective shield designed for blue light emissions. Prevention also includes the use of topical products. The eye area has minimal sebaceous glands compared to other areas of the face. More moisture and advanced serums designed for the eye area should be applied topically to keep it soft and supple, helping to prevent the appearance of aging. When choosing products to protect the eye area, the use of antioxidants should be incorporated to protect against further damage. Key ingredients, such as vitamins A, C, E, & K, hesperidin, retinols, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and peptides are excellent choices to slow down the aging eye.
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The use of cosmetic Micro-needling will stimulate the area to produce collagen and elastin production. Medical Microneedling, also called Collagen Induction Therapy, is the use of small needles to create micro-channels in the skin to stimulate a wound-healing response. The wound response triggers collagen and elastin production resulting in thicker skin with fewer lines and wrinkles, as well as a more even skin tone. A series of microneedling treatments is commonly performed in a series of 3-6 treatments at 4-6 week intervals.

Energy Based Treatments
Energy-based treatments, such as microcurrent and light-emitting diodes (LLLT), are helpful in reducing lines around the eye area. Microcurrent is known for its ability to retrain muscles using electrical current and specific movements. Clients often say they see the most improvement with lifting in the brow area when receiving microcurrent. LLLT works by simulating circulation and increasing the metabolism of cells, including fibroblasts, resulting in smoother skin. Multiple treatments should be expected with microcurrent and LLLT. These are not one-time solutions and maintenance with topical products is necessary to preserve results. Book Skin Deep’s Light Therapy Treatment.

Clients with deeper set lines, who want to speed up the process, may be referred to a medical office for more aggressive treatments. Some of the more commonly used devices for treating the eye area are fractional lasers, radiofrequency, and micro-focused ultrasound, fillers and or surgery. Many of these modalities use varying types of energy to heat the skin, resulting in tissue contraction and ultimately collagen stimulation. Try the OxyGeneo Facial Today.

The Skin Deep Eye surrender treatment may be added to any facial service for enhanced delivery of key topical ingredients. Don’t Miss Skin Deep’s Eye Surrender Treatment as well.

Combined techniques will help the appearance of the skin around the eyes from home care to medical aesthetic treatments. Each client is different and will experience various results per treatment. Some notice great benefits from the use of products alone; others may need to seek medical treatment before results are seen. Ultimately the best results can be obtained from both professional services and home care.


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