As we age, the skin around our eyes becomes creased and droopy, while some look considerably more distinguished, others are unhappy with the signs of ageing – which is why cosmetic eye treatment has become so popular… 

Ophthalmologist, Dr Peter Martin from Harley Place Day Surgery in Bondi Junction can surgically enhance your eyes to help you fight the signs of ageing. For most patients, their eyes are the first area that shows the signs of ageing. This is largely because the eye contour has the thinnest and most fragile skin on the entire face. The skin around the eyes is constantly under the strain of the 22 muscles in continuous motion (this strain is caused from the 10,000 or so blinks our eyes make per day). This perpetual strain of the eye contour is the first area to show signs of ageing and a common desire for cosmetic treatment.

What is the cause of droopy, tried looking eyes?

Over time and as a result of strain, blood and lymph microcirculation around the eyes begins to slow. This inevitably causes the skin to look droopy or saggy; the thin skin around the eye contour reveals the marks of damaged vessels and capillaries often as a result of inadequate lymph drainage. The more fragile or dehydrated the skin is, the more it shows signs of ageing and tiredness.

Lifestyle choices, genetic factors and your environment can all also contribute to the effects of ageing around your eyes.

What are my treatment options?

The severity, type of wrinkle and area you wish to treat will affect the type of treatment required to enhance your eyes. Dr Peter Martin will assess your eyes and the surrounding skin to help determine the treatment that is best for your needs. The cosmetic treatments available at our Bondi Junction practice include:

  • Blepharoplasty – used to correct drooping upper eyelids and puffy bags below the eyes.
  • Skin Laser Resurfacing – used to treat the retina and often following cataract surgery to improve vision (i.e. YAG Laser). More recently lasers have been used on the cornea (the front of the eye) to improve the vision of those wearing spectacles.
  • Brow Lifts – used to lift the skin above the eyes to open the eye and smooth the skin above
  • Anti-wrinkle Injections – the most popular, pain-free and least invasive ways of minimising crow’s feet and frown lines which are found on the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes.
  • Thermage – a non-invasive treatment that delivers tighter skin, renewed facial contours and healthier collagen
  • Dermal Fillers – a gel that is injected into the skin in order to add volume to lips and lift up wrinkles and folds

Making you feel comfortable from the get-go

When you visit Dr Peter Martin from Harley Place Day Surgery in Bondi Junction, comfort is our number one concern – we pride ourselves on putting our patients first and providing a comfortable environment for everyone to receive treatment.

Dr Peter Martin is the principal doctor at Harley Place Day Surgery with his experience extending over 30 years specialising in Ophthalmology. Dr Martin has successfully treated many patients in the Sydney area and is focused on providing the very best in health care. With his many years of experience, his supportive team and the use of innovative technology, patients can feel confident when they visit Dr Peter Martin for their eye concerns.

For more information about cosmetic eye treatments or to book an appointment please don’t hesitate to call 9369 1608 for more details. 

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