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Curing Under Eye Circles

As we age, our under eye circles grow progressively worse, but there is something you can do about them.

Esthetician Charlene Philips says, "We lose volume, and therefore we lose collagen, elasticity, bone density. So, it's a multitude of things that contribute to the aging process and our tired, fatigued under eye look."

She says one option is hyaloronic acid filler injections. The fillers will "restore and plump up and smooth out the fine lines, conceal the dark circles, and at the same time, it will give an additional benefit of filling in the cheek with in time and age you lose."

These range between $500-700 per syringe and usually last about nine months.

She adds, when choosing topical treatments, look for the following ingredients:

  • Human growth factor
  • Hyaluronic acids
  • Antioxidants
  • Caffeine

Phillips recommends Neocutis Lumiere and Lumiere Riche eye products and says within six weeks, patients should see results.

However, because medical grade products can be pricey, Salon Owner Rachel Gower suggests these less expensive alternatives:

  • Neutrogena Instant Eye Reviver
  • Origins Ginseng
  • Neutrogena's Rapid Repair Eye Cream

For more information:

Charlene Philips
RN & Licensed Esthetician
Premiere Aesthetics

Rachel Gower
Owner  The Upper Hand Salon

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