We recently had Caitlin Green from the CHUM FM morning show in for some treatments at our Toronto clinic. Caitlin starts work super early in the morning (so early, most of us would consider it the middle of the night). So she wanted to try some treatments that would help her look less tired. She met with our nurse injector, Sasha, and our medical aesthetician, Marine, to discuss some options for helping her skin look brighter, her eyes look less tired, and to overall help her feel more awake.

Sasha recommended under eye filler for Caitlin. At MD Beauty Clinic, we use Redensity II, a non cross-linked hyaluronic acid. This treatment, sometimes referred to as tear trough filler, helps to brighten dark circles and sunken eyes. You’re a candidate for this treatment if you have a little hollowness or depression in the area between your lower eye lid and the start of your cheek (i.e. the “trough”). When individuals have a depression in the trough, the higher part of the cheek casts a shadow down on the valley, making the whole eye area appear dark and sunken. You’ll see results immediately after treatment and it should last anywhere between 12 and 24 months, depending on the individual and how much filler you required.

In the video below you’ll see Caitlin’s before and after photo and the results are truly incredible. It’s subtle, no one would know she “had something done,” but she looks more awake and brighter. Redensity II has the added benefit of softening fine lines around the eyes.

Next up, Caitlin saw Marine for a Miracle 10 Peel Treatment. We typically recommend patients have this treatment every 4-8 weeks, depending on your needs and skin type. A peel is basically a more advanced version of a facial, and it has zero downtime. Your skin doesn’t actually peel off (get that Sex and the City image out of your head, that’s NOT what we’ll do to you!). We gently exfoliate the dull, surface layer of the skin, decrease skin congestion, improve circulation and hydration, and overall make the skin look brighter and more youthful. It’s basically the best skin treatment ever. It’s safe and gentle for all skin types.

Caitlin is also a big Miracle 10 skincare fan. We prescribed a range of products to keep her skin well hydrated and to improve her skin’s texture and tone. Someone like Caitlin would typically use Cleanser II, Solution I, AHA Cream, Night, Eye Treatment, and maybe a Stem Cell Serum or Botanical Oil.

Check out the video below to see some of these treatments in action and to peep Caitlin’s before and after photo! She looks amazing!