In 2021, the vaccine is on everyone’s mind. With the potential end of this pandemic in sight, people have started to turn their attention towards the fact that, in the near future, we might actually be able to see each other in person again. While this idea brings thoughts of tearful reunions, it also brings with it a lot of insecurities; we haven’t had to worry about first impressions in quite some time! The overall stress, stagnant lifestyle, and (for most) the carb-heavy diet of the past year has aged us. Not to mention that most businesses that help us feel better about our appearance have been closed, such as the hairdressers, nail salons and beauticians.
The Botox® Boom
It is a mix of these factors that have spiked the demand for non-surgical cosmetic treatments. This increased demand isn’t just a bump either, it’s a mountain. RealSelf.com, one of the most trusted sources for cosmetic procedures, says appointment bookings spiked 71% in October of 2020, and they are continuing to see this trend well into 2021. There have been a few other factors contributing to the heavy increase in demand for Botox® and Juvederm® Fillers.
People are paying more attention to tired eyes.
In a time when high levels of stress are a part of daily life, our regular sleep schedules can be thrown off, which can worsen the appearance of dark under-eye circles. Although this is not the only contributing factor; mask wearing has forced people to cover the majority of their faces. The major section of the face that is uncovered by the mask, including the forehead and eyes, therefore becomes a focal point during conversations. People who look in the mirror with a mask on often notice tired eyes staring back. There are a couple of treatment options to combat this problem.
The most popular ways to perk up the eyes is through Botox® injections to target the muscles that cause fine lines such as crow’s feet. The lines around the eyes, referred to as crows’ feet, naturally occur with age from a combination of lost collagen and repetitive facial movements. Although these lines are natural, damage from the sun, free radicals, stress, and hormone changes can quickly speed up this process, easily making you appear older than you feel. These lines are treated with the help of Botox® injections around the corners of the eyes used to relax the muscle and prevent any further wrinkles from appearing.
Botox® Brow Lift
Another treatment that can help with tired eyes is a Botox® Brow Lift. This treatment works by relaxing the muscles around the eyes and between the brows, which results in a lift of the eyebrow to a higher position. The medical injector strategically places the Botox® so it can lift up the area and open up the eyes, resulting in a much brighter look to the eyes.
Tear Trough Filler
For those who are looking to replace lost volume under the eyes (tear trough) to combat a hollow appearance, tear trough filler may be a better option. This treatment works to plump the hollow areas, rejuvenating the under eyes without undergoing any surgery. The skin located under eye area is 40% thinner than the rest of our skin, which means it is more susceptible to more environmental damage than the rest of our face, meaning it needs some extra attention.
When it come to the eyes, we are looking for the same outcome as the rest of the face – strengthening the skin. Vivier®offers a GrenzCine™ Eye Cream that is formulated specifically helps with increasing the firmness of the skin around the eyes and eyelids, while diminishing fine lines and increasing moisture and luminosity. A targeted eye cream can address the specific concerns such as under-eye circles, loss of collagen, fine lines and wrinkles. Eye-specific skincare is generally formulated differently than products designed for your face. It tends to be thinner in texture and has a lower concentration of active ingredients, therefore reducing the chance of irritation. This eye cream is available on our eStore here.