21 September 2020

All about the eyes


How to make the most of your eyes with Transform 

Face masks have become part of our everyday lives, and look set to be a long-term fixture, which means that with half of our faces covered up, the focus is very much on our eyes. 

But with so much more attention on this facial feature than ever before it leaves our eyes open to self-scrutiny. Perhaps we’re noticing more lines or all we can see are puffy under eye bags making us look more tired and older than we areHowever, Transform Hospital Groupone of the UK’s leading providers of medical aesthetics, is sharing tips and advice on how to make the most of our eyes and what we can do to feel more confident about any ‘problem areas’.   

Helen Green, National Aesthetic Nurse at Transform Hospital Group, said: “We’re able to offer a wide range of treatments and procedures to improve any ‘problem areas’ and help people feel their most confident. It’s not about changing the way people look – it’s about making subtle enhancements. This is a really important ethos which we extend to our patients, and it’s part of our pre-treatment discussions with them so that they can be sure that they’re undergoing treatment for the right reasons. 

Goodbye tired eyes 

Injections which help smooth the skin around the eye can help them appear brighter and look more youthful. They are a great way to plump skin and fill deep lines. 

Helen comments: “If you’ve noticed that your lines and wrinkles are quite deep and are making your face look tired, dermal fillers or anti-wrinkle injections can help to restore a more youthful look. They can be used on parts of the face that have lost volume due to the ageing process such as the tear trough (the crease between the lower eyelid and upper cheek), between the eyebrows (anti-wrinkle injections work best for this area) or near the temples. At Transform we offer a range of dermal fillers and can create bespoke treatments depending on what you’re looking to achieve. We also offer injections which can temporarily relax the facial muscles to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles which can be a good option for troublesome crows feet.” 

Get rid of bags 

For those who are desperate to get rid of their under-eye bags, blepharoplasty (or eye bag removal) could be something to consider. The surgical procedure looks to remove bags from under the eye or excess skin from the upper eyelids.  

Helen said: “As we age the muscles around the eyes relax and the skin surrounding them loses elasticity which is when eye bags form. Aside from ageing, the puffiness around your eyes could also be caused by external lifestyle factors such as poor sleep and dietSo if you have tried getting more sleep and exercise and reducing your salt intake, or if makeup just can’t seem to hide those bags anymore and it’s really getting you down, this could be an option to thoroughly research and speak to an experienced practitioner about to see if it’s the right option for you.” 

Help lift the eyes 

Thread lifts could be something to consider to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and shape the eye area. 

Helen adds: “The thread lift is a quick and simple procedure which involves Polydioxanone (PDO) threads via a thin tube beneath the skin attaching the threads to surrounding tissue. These threads anchor the tissue to lift the face almost instantly and recovery time from this is minimal. This type of treatment really helps to tighten the skin and stimulate collagen and elastin production which helps to restore the plumpness of the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.” 

For further information or to find out more about the range of treatments on offer visit www.transforminglives.co.uk.