How can I make my droopy, sleepy-looking eyes look younger and

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Bright eyesThank you so much for your question. For immediate results which are great and long-lasting, I would highly recommend dermal filler for the under-eye area (to help with your dark circles and the drooping), and possibly a bit of Botox for the crow’s feet area (if needed). We can also prescribe some treatments for you if you’d prefer those to Dermal Filler or Botox, however these will take a bit longer for you to see dramatic results and I would have to actually see you to decide on exactly which treatments would best suit your particular condition, but in most cases we would do an eye package that has a combination of carboxy therapy, mesotherapy and laser. It is also vital that you maintain your eye area at home with active products.

Get yourself onto a product that is going to (over the long term), hydrate, protect, nourish and maintain your under eye area, and prevent further damage to the fragile skin under the eye. Something like Skin Medica’s TNS Illuminating Eye Cream OR Skin Ceuticals AGE Eye Complex OR Neostrata’s Bionic Eye Cream.

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Dr Maureen Allem is a GP with a special interest in Aesthetic procedures and Integrative Anti-Ageing Medicine. She is also the founder and Medical Director of national group Skin, Body and Health Renewal and Oasis Spas, with 17 centres and four Oasis spas across South Africa's major cities in Johannesburg, Pretoria, the Western Cape and KZN. Anti-ageing treatments include non-surgical, anti-aging procedures, cellulite and weight loss programmes as well as body sculpting procedures. The ultimate aim of all consultations is to provide optimal health and to restore aesthetic beauty. Health Renewal appointments involves an hour long extensive medical consultation which includes hormonal balancing, nutraceutical supplements, intravenous support and detoxification treatments. Dr Maureen has seventeen Doctors working with her using the same techniques she has spent years honing. Dr Maureen frequently travels overseas to World Anti-Ageing Congresses and Laser Forums to stay abreast of the most up-to-date non-surgical procedures.

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  1. WAFIQA ABBAS

    I don’t trust the needle. Will just stick to natural products.

    4 days ago •

  1. McPherson

    I thought there would be a more natural treatment. Not keen on the needles

    4 years ago •

  1. Noma

    I wish to age gracefully without any needles.

    4 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    If only……..most eye creams do not work! I know…

    4 years ago •

  1. Zellikinz

    I’m considering Botox, but I’m still so young so I’m scared.

    4 years ago •

  1. Hess

    Injecting the face, especially around the eye sounds so scary.

    4 years ago •

  1. Zellikinz

    For dark circles you can always use a nice concealer.

    4 years ago •

  1. Ayesh

    I would rather stick to the long-term plan with a bunch of different creams, than go the easy way and use Botox. The risks are simply too great. Would never inject my face. No thanks.

    4 years ago •

  1. Natali

    Have seen some Botox gone wrong on TV before, and it’s not a risk I would consider taking.

    4 years ago •

  1. Missy

    No needles for me thank you very much

    4 years ago •

  1. me

    I’ll rather do the treatment taking longer than the botox’s quick result.

    4 years ago •

  1. Larissa B

    my definite quick fix is the Clarins eye revive beauty flash. the name says it all, revive beautiful eyes in a flash!

    (sorry i’m not a believer in botox)

    4 years ago •

  1. fourieliandi

    Maybe one day,but i also choose to have a healthy lifestyle and use good skincare products

    4 years ago •

  1. 2ly gal

    My beauty therapist has recommend Dermaphuzion Serum Eye Gel has anyone used this product? I saw it has great reviews on its website but I’m abit sceptical. Please help as Botox is not an option

    4 years ago •

  1. Ginna

    Botox scares me, but would probably consider it in a few years.

    4 years ago •

  1. du Plessis

    I dont agree with botox. Clean eating and drinking tons of water will be much more effective.

    4 years ago •

  1. ProMakeupMe

    I also shy away from the Botox option.. seems a bit extreme

    4 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    The idea of botox still frightens me. I think I’ll stick to good skincare habits and eating well for now.

    4 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    This is such a big problem to me……im at the point of strongly considering surgery….lower eyelid

    4 years ago •

  1. Carlene

    Sigh… Botox again… can’t escape it, LOL!

    4 years ago •

  1. BeautySouthAfrica

    Hi RoseAngel

    It is very possible that your medical aid will not cover it, however, each company and each scheme is different, so it’s worth investigating to find out:)

    4 years ago •

  1. Ladyconfused

    Not keen on Botox or anything similar to that, but will most definitely invest in a good eye cream

    4 years ago •

  1. RoseAngel

    Would medical aid cover the dema filler

    4 years ago •

  1. Leana

    There’s also a great range of Vegan and Organic beauty products called Hey Gorgeous. They have awesome moisturisers and eye gel suitable for all skin types

    4 years ago •

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