Invisible undereye girdle works like Spanx
According to Living Proof, a high tech beauty company, “Every day should be a good hair day.” Now, they are trying to make every day a good undereye day.
The old saying is “There’s nothing new under the sun”; but is it true? With poster child and Living Proof partner Jennifer Aniston, front and center, the company will be offering a substance you can wipe under your eyes to compress sagging skin (like a girdle). It’s called “Strateris” and according to Allure magazine, it’s reputed to be “breathable, flexible and imperceptible.” One hour after application, the company says you will see that the product has made your undereye area firmer. However, remove the product at night and you will revert to your original sagging state.
Strateris has been ten years in the making and was tested on 600 people. Valeant Pharmaceuticals, marketer of Restylane, an injectable filler, and Dysport, a Botox-like competitor, is taking Strateris so seriously they want to corner the competition. Last week they became investors to the tune of $75 million.
Strateris will be in direct competition with noninvasive cosmetic procedures that also smooth and fill the undereye area. A plastic surgeon can inject a hyaluronic acid, such as Restylane, into the area to improve bags and undereye circles. Alternatively, the surgeon can harvest your own fat and inject it under the eyes for results that will last longer than hyaluronic acid injections.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) describes surgical treatments that yield long-lasting improvement. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty eliminates under eye bags, excess lower eyelid skin, fine crepe-paper type wrinkles, dark under eye circles and lower eyelid droopiness to give you a more alert and rested appearance. If surgery does not completely resolve your undereye circles, a chemical peel or bleaching solution to the area may help.
Hopefully, Strateris will be free of annoying side effects like itching, burning and skin irritation in this very delicate facial area. If you want to try the Spanx-like Strateris, it will be available for sale in your doctor’s office and you will not need a prescription. If you want to try a more long-lasting procedure, make sure you put yourself in the hands of a board-certified plastic surgeon.