The top four most common complaints or concerns that are presented to us when it comes to treating the eye area are: Crow’s feet, Under eye bags, Lax skin (including hooded eyelids and under eye wrinkles) and Dark circles.


Let’s have a look at what treatments are available for each of the conditions mentioned above, as well as what these options entail:


1) Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet are the small wrinkles that develop on the sides of the eyes, often referred to as “laughter lines”. These can be treated with:

  • Carboxytherapy
  • Fraxel DUAL Laser
  • CO2 Fractional Laser
  • Jett Plasma Therapy


2) Hooded Eyelids & Under Eye Wrinkles

Lax skin around the eye area is often caused by a loss of fat or volume around the eye area, giving the eyes a “sunken” or tired look. Hooded lids, on the other hand, look like one’s eyelids are droopy and hanging like a little umbrella over the eye.


There are a few options for this:

  • PDO threads
  • Carboxytherapy
  • Dermal Filler (under eye area)
  • Radiofrequency


3) Under Eye Bags

It’s important to establish WHAT TYPE of eye bag we are treating. If it is an eye bag that is caused by loose or lax skin, then we would utilise the same treatments as we do for hooded lids or lax skin. If, however, the under eye bag is caused by protruding fat pads under the eye area, then we could do any of the following:

  • Cecarrelli injections
  • Carboxytherapy


4) Dark Under Eye Circles

In most cases, dark circles are caused by a combination of factors including poor drainage (and poor blood flow), thinning skin, high-stress levels and a lack of sleep, to name but a few. There are a number of effective treatments to improve dark circles, including:

  • Carboxytherapy
  • PDO threads



  • Botulinum Injections prevent the ability of the targeted muscle to contract, stopping it from being able to form lines and wrinkles
  • Carboxytherapy is arguably one of the most versatile therapies within medical aesthetics. Carboxy can act on blood and lymphatic circulation, it can be used to target fatty pockets, and it can stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, causing a tightening effect in the skin.
  • Pearl and CO2 Fractional Lasers both partially ablate the skin, causing a contraction in the skin to tighten the area, but also fractionally resurfacing the skin and forcing new tissue formation.
  • Fraxel DUAL Laser is a non-ablative resurfacing laser, causing dramatic skin renewal.
  • Jett Plasma Therapyhas been nicknamed the “non-surgical blepharoplasty”, it has the same incredible results as a Fractional Laser but allows the doctor to treat a more targeted area.
  • PDO Threads strengthen the skin while promoting collagen and elastin formation. The thread also results in improved circulation around the eye area.
  • Dermal Fillers replace volume to remove the “sunken, gaunt” look under the eyes.
  • Laser Genesis improves circulation, colour and texture and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.
  • Ceccarelli and PC injections are used for destroying fatty deposits which result in fat pads under the eyes (although their way of breaking down the fat is slightly different).
  • Skin Needling encourages increased skin cell turn over and cell renewal, improved texture and tightening. A great all-rounder treatment that can be performed on all skin types.
  • Radiofrequency encourages the production of new collagen and elastin and causes tightening of the collagen fibres in the skin, resulting in skin tightening. This is also a fantastic treatment that can be performed on all skin types.


For more detailed information or to book a consult with a Skin Renewal Doctor, call your nearest Skin Renewal Branch today!

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Renewal Institute offers its clients a holistic and integrated approach to anti-aging. This includes non - surgical anti-aging procedures - weight loss programmes, body sculpting procedures as well as health renewal diagnostic screening, nutraceutical supplements, IV detoxification and gene screening for hereditary diseases. The aim is to provide optimal health and well-being and to restore the aesthetic beauty of our patients. 16 Luxurious clinics can be found across Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban. There are also 24 Medical Doctors all with a special interest in aesthetic medicine and integrated healthcare. They are supported by a qualified team of registered nurses and fully trained therapists. Renewal Institute was founded by Dr Maureen Allem in 2005 and its fast paced expansion and growth is testament to its team’s aesthetic knowledge, professionalism and personalised care of each of its clients. The choice to join the company’s Radiant Loyalty Programme is offered to all new clients. It’s generous and easily attainable rewards is the company’s way of giving back and rewarding its client loyalty. Most Popular Procedures include: Skin Renewal: Injectable treatments using Botulinum toxin and Dermal fillers, chemical peels, pigmentation and rosacea treatments, lips and eye rejuvenation, sun damage reversal, age-defying facials, jaw line definition and acne treatments. Body Renewal: Medical weight loss programmes, cellulite and body sculpture with fat freezing treatments, hair and vein removal (sclerotherapy), stretch mark treatment, and hand, neck and décolleté rejuvenation. Health Renewal: Health renewal integrative consultation, bio-identical hormone balancing, nutritional supplement advice, IV vitamin therapy and IV detoxification. Oasis Spas: Five of the Skin, Health & Body Renewal branches offer their clients spa treatments providing massages, facials, hair waxing, manicures and pedicures. To find out more about holistic anti-aging: 0861 SKIN SA (7546 72)

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