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Face masks bringing even more attention to the eyes

As mask-wearing becomes the norm, there is increasing interest in procedures and non-invasive treatments that improve the look of the eyes. Here are three ways you can make your eyes look their best.

Erase wrinkles

The top cosmetic procedure for more than 15 years, Botox is a household name as a safe, effective wrinkle eraser. It’s FDA-approved to improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, laugh lines (crow’s feet) and frown lines (“11” lines between the eyebrows).

Botox is effective on dynamic wrinkles on the upper third of the face. Repeated facial expressions such as frowning or squinting causes dynamic wrinkles to form above a contracting muscle. Botox works by temporarily blocking the nerve signal from reaching the muscle, relaxing and softening the wrinkled skin above.

Botox treatment takes only minutes, with no downtime necessary. You’ll see results in just a few days and they’ll last for about four months.

Wake up tired eyes

Dermal fillers work on the other type of wrinkle that Botox can’t fix: Static wrinkles. There are several dermal fillers that fill various lines and wrinkles and plump hollowed-out areas of the face. Restylane is one filler that’s effective at multiple things, including treating tear troughs, or the dark circles under your eyes.

Made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body, Restylane adds volume under the skin to smooth out and lift skin, minimizing dark circles to give you a more refreshed look. You’ll see immediate results and complete effects within a week. Results from dermal fillers like Restylane last anywhere from six months to more than a year.

Grow real eyelashes

Why wear false eyelashes when you can grow your own? Latisse is the only FDA-approved treatment clinically proven to grow your lashes. Available by prescription only, Latisse is a once-nightly treatment. Simply swipe it across the base of your upper eyelashes each night, and see results in as little as four weeks.

Full results take about 16 weeks. If you stop treatment, your lashes will eventually return to their pre-treatment state over several months.

If you want to rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes for a more refreshed look, call (818) 662-5005 to schedule a consultation at one of our offices in Glendale, Encino and Irvine.

 

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