At 50, some questions about the eye area and home devices like the Tria, Palovia and Jenu?
First of all, I completely agree with you about the home devices. Let’s not waste our time ladies and gents! We are all busy and these devices, while the marketing makes them sound like miracles, offer very little if anything for a lot of work and some money. The home laser devices in particular don’t have enough power to do much.
The Jenu I like, but I agree that it’s a temporary effect (about 4-5 hours for most). But…….that can be a life saver when you’re tired, have an event, have to go out in the evening or just didn’t sleep well!
At 50, in general, the eye area needs volume support as well as rejuvenation of the skin, but it’s easier to find good dermatologists with lasers like the fractionated CO2 (like the DEKA DOT, the Affirm or the Lumenis Active/Deep Fx) to give tightening and a reduction in crepiness. The Thermage or Exilis (Ultherapy gives the same result but much more painful), will tighten modestly. There are good to start if your problem is mild to moderate. If you have lot of loose skin, you may want to look into surgery (blepharoplasty).
Hope this helps, Dr. I