Special Report: Eye treatment
Ella Sante in Boston offers treatments that promise to smooth out and de-puff in a blink.
"You absolutely can look younger after a treatment."
"Typically what we do is several types of massage, one that helps to calm fine lines, one that helps to bring circulation to the area, which helps to plump up those fine lines."
Rimante Minassian says she does what it takes to keep her skin looking supple, and "doe eyes" are her number one priority.
"It's nice and tightening and brightening, but the massage really does help to relieve the stress around my eyes." Minassian said.
An esthetician cleans the face first. Then using both massage and special vitamin-packed sea-based products, the delicate area is hydrated and tightened at the same time.
But Dr. Michael Kaminer says if you think eye facials will stop the signs of time, long-term, you have the wrong perception.
"I think if somebody's a surgical candidate the eye facial is unlikely to delay that... it might make the skin look a little bit better and feel better but it's not going to put off surgery."
But still, Grettacole in Boston has a steady stream of people looking to give their eyes "the treatment."
"Women are so concerned with their eye area... the crow's feet, the puffiness, the dark circles."
To erase lines, collagen pressed tightly to the skin is their weapon of choice.
"Collagen is so awesome, it totally works... it also has caffeine and mountain arnicot and green tea. All of those ingredients are key in taking care of the eye area, making sure it stays smooth and subtle and more awake."
Talk about a wake up call! After just one of these treatments you could be looking bright eyed and bushy tailed.
Eye facials can come as a treatment alone, or as an add-on. They generally run $25 - $90, depending on where you go.
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