Wrinkles around the eyes are a problem that affects both men and women. This common skin problem can affect your confidence and damage your self-esteem. Aging happens to us all, but it doesn’t have to take over your life, as there are ways to prevent and reduce the appearance of under-eye wrinkles and crow’s feet. As experts in dermatology, we’re going to use our expert knowledge to share the best skincare products with you for tackling this issue.
If there is one range that targets under-eye wrinkles effectively, it is the Obagi skin care product range. With years of expertise in the dermatology industry, Obagi has developed three outstanding eye treatments that successfully reduce the appearance of eye wrinkles. So, let us introduce you to the Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Treatment range:
ELASTIderm® Eye Complete Complex™Serum
This specialist eye serum improves both the strength and resilience of the skin around the eyes, therefore reducing under-eye wrinkles. This is a new formulation from Obagi, now with the added benefits of caffeine.
- The inclusion of caffeine aids the reduction of the common skin problem of under-eye puffiness.
- In order to stimulate the production of healthy skin cells, malonic acid is included within the formula.
- With bi-mineral complex, this proven formula helps to replenish the skin’s elasticity, support collagen and promote the appearance of smoother-looking skin.
- For easy application, this serum comes complete with innovative rollerball technology.
- The ELASTIderm® Eye Complete Complex™Serum produces excellent results by promoting youthful-looking skin.
ELASTIderm Eye Treatment Cream 15g
This cream was specially developed by the Obagi medical team. The ELASTIderm Eye Treatment Cream restores the elasticity around your eyes; therefore reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
- Using a revolutionary bi-mineral complex called Copper Zinc Malonate, this is the only skin treatment of its kind that works to improve the resilience of delicate skin.
- This cream is suitable for dry skin and normal skin.
- It is clinically proven to replenish elasticity and build collagen.
- Rich cream that feels luxurious and fresh against the skin; it is easy to apply and has been proven to reduce wrinkles in less than 2 weeks.
ELASTIderm Eye Treatment Gel 15g
This eye cream has been specially formulated for normal and oily skin. Thanks to its specialist ingredients, it works to restore dull skin and tired eyes by reducing the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes.
- ELASTIderm Eye Treatment Gel has been proven to work in a little as two weeks.
- Clinically proven to help rebuild collagen and enhance elasticity around the eyes.
- Features easy-to-apply cooling gel that results in younger and healthier skin.
- Like all of the products in the Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Treatment range, it includes bi-mineral complex to produce smoother skin.
These Obagi products are reliable, trustworthy and are truly one-of-a-kind in the skin industry. So, if you’re struggling with the appearance of under-eye wrinkles and crow’s feet, try the Obagi skin care range. For more information or advice, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our knowledgeable team here at Skinstation.
Ever wondered why some areas of the body never seem to shape up or slim down despite your best efforts in the gym? The answer lies in our genetic code and the way our body is programmed to store fat in case of times of hardship or famine. Stubborn pockets of fat can linger on our thighs, hips and bottom and can be resistant to exercise and a healthy diet but a new treatment called Aqualyx could be the solution.
Oh no, not another fat buster, you say. In the last 35 years, entrepreneurs have introduced a cavalcade of technologies to reduce fat, each with its own drawbacks. First came liposuction: It requires anesthesia and surgery and sometimes leaves patients with uneven results and weeks of bruising. Then there was ultrasound: A technician moves a hand piece over the body to deliver deep-diving sound waves that destroy fat below the surface of the skin. But it, too, requires pain medication.
More recently, we have been offered cryotherapy, which kills fat cells by freezing them. Pretty cool in every sense of the word. But it’s slow going: Only one body section can be treated at a time, so to reduce a waistline, you need to treat each love handle, and then the upper abdomen, in back-to-back one-hour sessions. For the five minutes until the treated area becomes numb, cryotherapy feels like you’re sitting next to a block of ice. And afterward, it takes an hour to defrost the bulge of flesh that’s now as hard as a stick of frozen butter.
Also awaiting FDA approval are various chemical injections that dissolve fat—previously these products had side effects including pain and swelling. However Cosmetic Doctors, this side of the pond, are excited by the development of Aqualyx, a European medical device version with a CE mark. Early results show it to be effective and virtually painless. If it is as good as they say, this is set to become a ‘Blockbuster’ and has just been released into the UK.
Aqualyx is a minimally invasive treatment option for men and women who want to reduce stubborn pockets of localised subcutaneous fat. It works by dissolving the fat cells in the treatment area and is ideal for people who have a healthy diet and exercise plan but cannot slim down small but resistant areas such as saddlebags, inner thighs, upper arms or ‘muffin tops’.
This new technique has been developed and patented by Prof. Dr. Motolese, Italy, to break down fat cells, fat content and even the fat cell nucleus without surgery or downtime.
The solution destroys the fat cells’ nucleus, which means that the cells do not regrow.
Using thin, flexible cannulas, Aqualyx is injected directly into the subcutaneous fat tissue. The treatment is virtually pain free, as fat tissue is almost free of sensation and Aqualyx contains an additional local anesthetic.
Most patients need between two and four treatments at costs starting at £395 per session.
Zapping fat has never been so easy, so expect the queue for appointments to be longer than tickets for a New Direction concert!
Why regular exercise and healthy nourishment do not always work..
You pay close attention to a healthy lifestyle by exercising regularly and a well-balanced diet, yet that one pad of fat that troubles you most will not disappear? The cause for this lies within our genetics and the special structure of our fat cells in certain areas. The human body naturally stores fat cells in certain areas. The human body naturally stores fat in order to supply energy in times of restraint. Fat cells located in the subcutaneous fat tissue are difficult to diminish, as only their contents and overall volume can be altered, but not the fat cells themselves. These particular fat cells cannot be reduced and continuously serve as a reliable depot for the body to store fat.
How does Aqualyx work?
Aqualyx contains desoxycholan-acid, a secondary bile acide and endogenous substance. It’s fat-dissolving effect was utilised by Prof. Pasquale Motelses, the inventor of Aqualyx, resulting in a synthetically manufactured variant. The treatment with Aqualyx is performed in combination with external ultrasound. The liquid substance supports and enhances the fat-dissolving effect by the process of cavitational adipocytolysis.
Which areas of the body can be treated by Aqualyx?
Used for the dissolution of fat depots, Aqualyx can be administered over the entire body. e.g. hips saddle bags, thighs, stomach, knees and more. Aqualyx is also a possible treatment of pseudo-gynecomastia and buffalo humps.
How many treatments are required?
The amount of treatments vary according to the desired degree of amendment, the dimensions of the fat depot and the individual reactions of the fat tissue. On average you will have to expect around 3 to 5 appointments with 3 week intervals, until you can actually perceive the results. A treatment with Aqualyx does not result in weight loss. Healthy nutrition as well as an exercise regimen are an absolute necessity to ensure success of the treatment.
How is the treatment with Aqualyx conducted?
Using thin, flexible cannulas, Aqualyx is injected directly into the subcutaneous fat tissue. The treatment is virtually pain free, as fat tissue is almost free of sensation and Aqualyx contains an additional local anesthetic. Immediately after the injection external ultrasound will be applied onto the treated areas for about 10 minutes. After the treatment the affected areas may redden and swell to a slight degree. As with any treatment with a hypodermic needle, minor bruising and swelling might develop. All these are expected side effects that abate within a couple of days after treatment.
What should I pay attention to after a treatment with Aqualyx?
Do not apply any cosmetics onto the treated areas within a 12 hours period and avoid all direct sources of heat and radiation (sunlight, UV-radiation, sauna etc). Furthermore, you should abstain from particularly demanding physical exercise for 7 days. As the released fatty acids are converted into additional energy, it is especially important that you keep a strict and healthy diet, otherwise your body will simply store the fat in an alternative fat depot.
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