In this Nov-Dec, 2012 issue of Elevate Magazine Dr. Benjamin Barankin discusses the importance of taking care of the skin around the eyes, especially using the right sunblocks and sunscreens. He also reviews the importance of proper hydration, and using topical products containing vitamin C and retinol for their anti-aging effects. He also mentions some of the newer products that contain stem cells and peptides. Dr. Barankin also reviews when the areas around the eyes would benefit from Botox or fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane, and brings up the exciting news that topical Botox will be coming to the market in the near future. Laser resurfacing with ProFractional laser, skin tightening lasers, and vascular lasers around the eyes are also reviewed. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels are advised to be avoided too close to the eyes because the skin is so thin and sensitive in that area.
By: Dr Ben Barankin