I think we can all agree that working from home (WFH) comes with its perks like spending more time with family and saving a few pennies by cooking your own lunch or dinner – but it’s not entirely without cons either.
Along with serious eye strain which causes you to squint (therefore leading to fine lines and wrinkles), WFH has also caused eye fatigue while worsening dark circles and undereye bags.
The condition of my eyes is certainly proof of that, given that my work requires me to sit in front of a monitor for at least eight hours a day.
- Is there no hope for our eyes anymore?
- What is Browhaus Plasma Lift all about?
- Browhaus Plasma Lift review: The treatment steps
- Browhaus Plasma Lift review: Using Browhaus Wide Focus Eye Cream as at-home aftercare
- Browhaus Plasma Lift review: Before and after results
- Extra tips to take care of your eyes
- Browhaus Plasma Lift and Wide Focus Eye Cream: Where to find + price
Is there no hope for our eyes anymore?
Just when I was about to resign to my fate of dealing with perpetual panda eyes, I was offered an opportunity to try a non-invasive eye treatment that is said to improve the look of tired eyes, fine lines, and dark circles.
The preventive treatment is known as Plasma Lift, which is offered by one of the top brow and lash experts in town, Browhaus.
Since going under the knife to treat my tired, panda eyes is not something I plan to do for the time being, the Browhaus Plasma Lift trial arrived just in time – and I was especially excited since it’s said to be an alternative to other invasive treatments such as Botox.
To have a taste of the experience, I trialled the Browhaus Plasma Lift treatment for a total of four sessions at two weeks’ intervals. Keep reading for my honest review!
What is Browhaus Plasma Lift all about?
Before I share further, here’s what you need to know about the Browhaus Plasma Lift treatment. As mentioned, it’s a completely non-invasive treatment that promises to lift the delicate skin around the eye, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and fade stubborn dark eye circles without needles, injections, or downtime.
The only tools involved in this heatless, needle-free treatment are a machine that generates plasma energy and emits it through a wand connected to the machine, plus a Browhaus-exclusive eye cream known as Wide Focus.
The idea behind using plasma energy to treat common concerns around the eyes is simple – plasma is able to target the fibroblasts, which are collagen and protein-producing cells located in the dermis, the layer of skin just below your outermost skin layer.
By working on the fibroblasts, the treatment is able to boost the skin’s natural collagen production for a more rejuvenated pair of peepers.
Browhaus Plasma Lift review: The treatment steps
The treatment begins with a quick registration upon arrival for new customers before you are greeted by your personal therapist.
I was left in the safe, skilful hands of Candy, a senior Browhaus therapist at the Browhaus ION Orchard outlet, who ushers me to the treatment cubicle and then hands me a form for me to fill in my existing skincare routine and the concerns I have for my eye area.
Following that, Candy explains all the treatment steps of Plasma Lift, including the equipment and skincare products involved.
After a thorough explanation, the treatment officially starts with the cleansing step where any skincare or makeup around your eyes will be gently removed.
The Plasma Lift treatment uses a plasma jet to treat the eye area in three ways. First, a flat, square-shaped applicator that releases ionised gas particles is used to purify and sterilise the skin.
The ceramic applicator also helps prime the skin for better absorption later on too. There was hardly any painful sensation during this step other than feeling like a small cold plate pressing down on my eyes.
Then, Candy puts the machine on pause in order to map out the problematic areas that require attention during the treatment.
She does this by measuring and lightly tugging at my skin to unravel the fine lines and crow’s feet before demarcating them with a pencil.
After about 10 minutes, it is now time for the star of the show: the spot applicator, which is a blunt-ended wand with a tip that’s akin to a ballpoint pen.
This applicator fires tiny zaps of plasma at my skin as Candy clicks on the wand which felt nothing more than very mild biting sensations on the skin around my eyes.
Using this applicator is meant to stimulate the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin while improving circulation and reinforcing the skin’s defence against signs of ageing, resulting in a visibly lifted, firm, and smooth eye area.
While I barely felt any pain on my eyelids and under my eyes, Candy did mention that those with sensitive skin may feel some level of discomfort (for the record, I have combination-dry skin).
With the spot applicator, Candy takes about 20 minutes to complete one side of my eye. The treatment ends with a quick relaxing eye massage using Wide Focus, the Browhaus-exclusive eye cream.
Before sending me on my way, Candy shares some possible side effects to take note of such as dryness, redness, and minor peeling as well as the proper usage of the Wide Focus Eye Cream which I received as part of the review for at-home use.
Browhaus Plasma Lift review: Using Browhaus Wide Focus Eye Cream as at-home aftercare
For optimal results and maintenance of the eye area, it is recommended to use the Browhaus Wide Focus Eye Cream twice a day – once in the morning, and once at night – as part of your daily skincare routine.
For the uninitiated, Wide Focus is a multi-purpose eye and lip treatment product that’s created with Nanomax technology.
The formula contains a powerful antioxidant blend of Coenzyme Q10 as well as vitamins C and E to nourish cells and protect the skin.
On top of that, it is also formulated with active ingredients such as boerhavia diffusa root extract, liposome soy isoflavones, and olive squalane to help strengthen, brighten, and moisturise the delicate skin around the eyes.
Wide Focus comes with an applicator which I diligently used day and night as part of the review. While I pride myself on having a relatively basic and fuss-free skincare routine, adding Wide Focus into the equation helps give me some much-needed ‘me’ time to quiet my mind as I gently massage the eye cream as per the instructions that come in the product booklet.
Personally, I feel that the cold metal applicator also helps depuff my eyes especially in the morning and it feels especially refreshing to apply the eye cream with the applicator versus my fingers alone.
What I like even more is that the lightweight formula can be used on the lips too as it doubles up as a lip treatment to soothe and nourish chapped lips while reducing the appearance of fine lines and cracks.
Browhaus Plasma Lift review: Before and after results
Having tried the Plasma Lift treatment for just four sessions (the recommended number of sessions for best results is eight), I must say that I am pleasantly surprised by the results.
I’ve had dark undereye circles for most of my life and I never thought that there would come a day when I can actually get the dark undereye rings significantly reduced – without any cutting or punctures, no less!
Even the fine lines at the outer corner of my eyes seem to have visibly reduced too, which is quite a feat considering that I’ve only attended half the recommended number of sessions.
While the results do take a longer time to reap compared to a more invasive treatment at a certified doctor’s office, I, for one, have no issues with investing more time to achieve the desired results since I don’t have to deal with the risks that come with surgery or invasive treatments.
Plus, the entire treatment experience felt more like a targeted treatment for my eyes which is often more neglected than the rest of my face when it comes to skincare application.
The relaxing eye massage at the end of each treatment is such a bonus too, as it helps relieve some of the eye strain that I constantly get from too much screen time.
With more regular sessions, I am confident that I can maintain the results I’ve achieved so far and improve the appearance of my eyes even further to look younger and more rested.
Don’t just take my word for it, check out the honest reviews of Browhaus Plasma Lift and Wide Focus Eye Cream by 20 Daily Vanity readers here!
Extra tips to take care of your eyes
You should know by now that the skin around your eyes is the most delicate, which is why you should take extra care of it.
On top of going for a regular targeted treatment like the Browhaus Plasma Lift and using eye cream in your daily skincare routine, you can further protect and take care of your eyes with these tips:
- Avoid rubbing and tugging your eyes as the constant friction will cause the area to be more susceptible to fine lines and wrinkles
- Wear sunglasses when you go out to protect your eyes from UV rays
- Give your eyes a break from the screen a prolonged exposure to blue light causes extra tiredness
Browhaus Plasma Lift and Wide Focus Eye Cream: Where to find + price
Browhaus’ Plasma Lift — Upper & Lower Eyelid + Crow’s Feet is available at all Browhaus outlets at S$780 per session. For best results, a package of eight sessions is recommended at two weeks’ intervals.
Browhaus Wide Focus Eye Cream retails at S$158 and is also available at all Browhaus outlets. You can also find it online at Beauty Emporium.
This article is brought to you by Browhaus.