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Periorbital Focus: Treatments Surrounding the Upper Face

04 Mar 2021

Could Covid be behind the rise in Cosmetic Treatments?


Since March of 2020, lockdown generated a new normal within society, and with it, brought a shift in priorities for many.

Firstly, the introduction of mask-wearing drove the worry of how our skin would cope, surely breakouts were about to follow!

The Centre of Attention

We suddenly relied greatly on our eyes for communication. An advantage? We now had an excuse to keep unwelcomed conversations short, or we would run the risk of running out of breath every five minutes. Unless you continued to wear your concealer (let’s face it, the mask was an excuse for most of us to give the make-up a rest), our eyes exposed our truth, and if we were tired (and going make-up free), dark circles and eye bags, were for all to see.

The frequency of Zoom calls allowed us to focus on our facial appearance much more than before. Forget about being seen by others, it was our own reflection that we could not escape throughout these weekly video meetings!

Periorbital Focus


At Absolute Cosmetic we classify the procedures we offer under two main categories, Surgical and Non-Surgical. A variety of options are available within each category, which is determined by several factors, including the patient’s primary concern, results and aesthetic goals, the health of the individual, age, skin type, and much more. 

So, when Absolute Cosmetic Medicine re-opened after the initial lockdown in 2020, we began to see a rise in facial cosmetic procedures, specifically procedures to rejuvenate the eye region. Hyaluronic acid-based injections to the Tear Trough, Surgical Eye-Lid surgery, Non-Surgical Eye-Lift, and Skin Tightening procedures (Thermage, Ultraformer, and Renuvion) were front and center on our inquiry list.

Periorbital rejuvenation has been an ongoing focus in cosmetic medicine, with Dr. Murray’s experience in this field extending over 22 years. With a myriad of treatment options available from skincare to surgery, it can be overwhelming for patients to decide on what to choose. Dr. Murray breaks it down into three categories for his patients, helping both the practitioner and the patient, decide on a customised treatment plan to achieve the best and most realistic results. 

Skin, Fat & Muscle

When patients are seeking to improve their lower eyelids, Dr. Murray commonly recommends that the individual enhance their tear troughs and in many cases, additionally treat the cheeks. Focusing on these areas will help lift the mid-face while replacing volume and bone loss. In turn, treating the tear trough and mid-face often resolves the appearance of sunken tear troughs, overall helping to reduce the signs of ageing.

Non-Surgical Options

Dr. Murray simplified the treatment process into three categories, to help educate his patients on the causes of ageing. By taking into consideration the ageing process you can better understand the treatment options behind the recommendations that your practitioner has suggested, in the order of ageing. This simple tool is designed to help the patient prioritise their treatments based on their concerns, budget, and potential downtime involved while receiving optimal results. 

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Many of these areas are high-risk injection sites, Dr. Murray reminds us of the importance of choosing an experienced and well-qualified practitioner when selecting any cosmetic treatment. While rare, due to the complexity of the anatomy in these upper facial regions, when it comes to Injectables, there is a higher risk of vascular accidents.


  • Tighten and lift the forehead or muscles under the eyes with Threads or Mini Brow Lifting (Silhouette Soft or Surgical Thread Lifting)

Individual results will vary. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

In addition to the above treatment options, more options could be available and suitable to you, which can be discussed at a consultation with our experienced nursing team.

Alternatively, come see us in person for a consultation, at one of our full-time locations Monday to Saturday.


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Dr. Glenn Murray (AHPRA Registration MED0001196978) Registered Medical Practitioner. General disclaimer: Patient outcomes can vary due to factors such as... genetics, diet, age, exercise, lifestyle, weight, and overall health. It’s essential to understand that all invasive surgeries come with inherent risks and require a recovery period and specific care regimen. Detailed information regarding surgical risks and complications is available here, but it is advisable to conduct thorough research and obtain a second opinion to ensure you are able to make an informed decision. Please note that the information provided is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice or establish a doctor-patient relationship. For real patient images, please visit our Before and After page. Please be advised that surgical outcomes vary, from patient to patient, and comprehensive research is crucial before making any decisions. This website contains imagery which is only suitable for audiences 18+.

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