At age 73 I need to get rid of the dark circles under my eyes and lift the eye lids. what do you suggest. Non-invasive.SW
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 73
A lot of creams.
Hi,Minimally invasive treatments (needle based) like I-AL and Dermal Fillers can markedly help with dark circles. Non-invasive treatments are less effective. However as far they go I find the following regimen to be one of the most effective:DCL Eye Refining Matrix - massage into affected area once at night Seba Med Q10 (eye lifting) cream - massage into affected area once in the morning. 1% Hyaluronic acid serum - apply over affected area twice a day 5 minutes before applying either of the above creams.Use an SPF 50+ sunscreen 2-3 times during the day and avoid sun exposure when possible.Drink plenty of water. Green vegetables are helpful.Cut down on caffeine. Avoid binge drinking.If you smoke try cutting down or quitting.Try and sleep 8 hours a day with regular sleeping hours.NOTE: All of the above are available without a prescription. In general it takes 4-6 weeks to see improvement which then requires regular of the creams for maintenance.As far as non-invasive procedures go Arginine or Lactic acid peels are helpful - they need to be done once every 2 weeks and help in some cases. As does microdermabrasion (MDA). These procedures are done by dermatologists as well as aestheticians. Stronger peels like glycolic acid are not recommended because of the sensitive nature of the areas involved.Hope this information is useful, please feel free to ask if you have any queries.Please remember to only rate my answer when you are completely satisfied. If you feel the need to click either "Helped a little" or "I expected more", please stop and reply to me via the CONTINUE CONVERSATION button with the issue you have. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.
MBBS, MD (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology)
Great information so I will ask you about what can help your face get rid of sagging and wrinkles. Again non-invasive. What does Life=Style Lift procedures do?
Sorry just saw your response. Typing out an answer now, be back with you in a few minutes.
Facial wrinkles are of two types - dynamic (those that appear during facial movement as in smile and frown lines) and static (those wrinkles that are there even when the face is at rest). The only thing that helps dynamic wrinkles is Botox (this is minimally invasive since a very thin 30G needly is used for the procedure). For static lines there are three non-invasive options - Radiofrequency treatments (e.g Pelleve treatment), Thermage (also radiofrequency based) and Ultherapy (ultrasound based). All of these usually require just one sitting to produce significant improvement which lasts for a few years. Ultherapy is then newest of the three and appears to be giving better results, however the other two are more widely available. Regarding Lifestyle Lift - this appears to be a minimally invasive surgical face lift. All the same there is actual cutting involved.Again please feel free to ask if you have any queries.
1% Hyaluronic acid serum---I can only find 100% HA serum. I mix it with water as directed. Is that Ok for all over face skin?
Also since I had radiation I now have many many moles. Anything to get rid of them without surgery? Food topical cream???
Hi again,Hope you’re doing well. What you probably have is 100% pure Hyaluronic Acid, the concentration may not be mentioned on it. Here are some examples of 1% Hyaluronic Acid Serums:http://www.amazon.com/Hyaluronic-Acid-Serum-100%25-Pure/dp/B003MJ7Z0O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342971252&sr=8-1&keywords=1%25+Hyaluronic+Acid http://www.amazon.com/DCL-Hydrating-Serum--Anti-System/dp/B004M1V6EC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342971151&sr=8-1&keywords=DCL+Hydrating+Serum About the moles - I’m afraid there is no way to way to get rid of them with any oral or topical medication. They require excision or laser removal.Please feel free to ask if you have any queries.