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Crepey eyelids - any nonsurgical methods to tighten? tks

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Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:41 am      Reply with quote
Please let me know if you've ever had a medium peel or any other type of procedure that helps with this - not time yet for a scalpel.

Thanks, BF
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Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:37 am      Reply with quote
Is it just the texture, or do you need a lift as well?

I was able to avoid a bleph by doing some basic eye exercises...now my eye liner no longer rubs off on my upper lid.

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Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:29 am      Reply with quote
...very slight lift needed (hence my desire to avoid the knife) - just the skin is changing, getting that wrinkly crepey look.

This skin looks different from the rest of my face because I don't treat it the same (avoid many topicals or procedures here because, well, the skin above the eyes is very thin and sensitive and don't want topicals leaking down into my eyes)

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Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:57 am      Reply with quote
You may want to read the copper peptide thread as foxe discusses improving her eyelids (with a similar problem as you state) and doing so successfully with Super GHK CP and then some CP's indicated for use around the eye tissues.

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Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:23 pm      Reply with quote
I've actually seen photos of great before and afters from laser procedures. They are pretty intense and costly but it beats nipping and tucking.

I've noticed this on myself in the past year. I have allergies so I rub my eyes quite a bit over the course of the day.

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Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:22 pm      Reply with quote
eyelift surgery is probably the easiest procedure to undergo...I should know I have done it all. if you just do the uppers you will be healed in a couple of weeks and the diference can be very dramatic and take 10 yrs off your face overnight.
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barefootgirl - I had been contemplating an upper bleph when I tried CPs on my lids. They improved enuf to call off that SX for a while. Smile

I had hooded eyelids from my youth (as seen in my kindergarten pic), but the texture of them had gotten worse and they also were drooping more - enuf that you couldn't see any shadow on the lower half of the lid(almost resting on the lashes). The skin would drag along with the sponge applicater when I applied shadow and when I pinched the skin it stayed in that position for several seconds.

All this improved after using CPs. I no longer had the skin drag along with the sponge, and I could see some of the lower lid again (the skin lifted/tightened up). The texture greatly improved. And it seemed to spring right back when I pinched it.

I did a lot of research on CPs before I started using them. I went a with a very gentle route to avoid 'uglies' that can happen whe the CPs are used too fast.

I started with the Super GHK (sample size), and then moved up to the Night Eyes Premier and then the Night Eyes. I never diluted these. I did see some 'uglies' when I moved up to the stronger CP, but that always went away when my skin adjusted to the strength. I would back off a little for a couple of days to get over the 'hump'.

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Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:55 pm      Reply with quote
Barefootgirl wrote:
Please let me know if you've ever had a medium peel or any other type of procedure that helps with this - not time yet for a scalpel.

Thanks, BF


Yes, I had a laser peel on the upper lids and it tightened them up and got rid of the crepey look. My PS (who performed the procedure) said the skin wasn't loose enough for a blepheroplasty (and I preferred the peel anyway).

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Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:14 am      Reply with quote
tessera wrote:

Yes, I had a laser peel on the upper lids and it tightened them up and got rid of the crepey look. My PS (who performed the procedure) said the skin wasn't loose enough for a blepheroplasty (and I preferred the peel anyway).


do you know what type of laser peel it was?
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Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:56 am      Reply with quote
Wow, this is really good news - two things that work Smile

Yes! Please let us know what type of laser that was!

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Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:04 am      Reply with quote
What about facial exercises/massage? There seem to be some people who have great success with both of those (me included).
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Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:29 pm      Reply with quote
Barefootgirl wrote:
Wow, this is really good news - two things that work Smile

Yes! Please let us know what type of laser that was!

BF


BF - I'm not sure which two things you were referring to here (but am kinda sure one is laser)

IF you do go w/ a laser, the CPs would be the perfect companion to that. They really help skin heal after peels and lasers and with their own skin firming qualities, it would be a great pair. CPs are strong anti-inflammatories as well as remodeling agents.

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Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:10 pm      Reply with quote
foxe wrote:
barefootgirl - I had been contemplating an upper bleph when I tried CPs on my lids. They improved enuf to call off that SX for a while. Smile

I had hooded eyelids from my youth (as seen in my kindergarten pic), but the texture of them had gotten worse and they also were drooping more - enuf that you couldn't see any shadow on the lower half of the lid(almost resting on the lashes). The skin would drag along with the sponge applicater when I applied shadow and when I pinched the skin it stayed in that position for several seconds.

All this improved after using CPs. I no longer had the skin drag along with the sponge, and I could see some of the lower lid again (the skin lifted/tightened up). The texture greatly improved. And it seemed to spring right back when I pinched it.

I did a lot of research on CPs before I started using them. I went a with a very gentle route to avoid 'uglies' that can happen whe the CPs are used too fast.

I started with the Super GHK (sample size), and then moved up to the Night Eyes Premier and then the Night Eyes. I never diluted these. I did see some 'uglies' when I moved up to the stronger CP, but that always went away when my skin adjusted to the strength. I would back off a little for a couple of days to get over the 'hump'.


Foxe:

I wanted to thank you for all your posts on CPs.

I have been thinking about adding this to my routine for a while. I will continue to read up on this, but I do think it would be worth it to drop the C serum in my routine and add Skin Biology CP slooowly.
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