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Beauty sleep

Dr Steve Harris, Aesthetic Medicine editorial board member and founder of Dr Harris Clinic in London, has launched his first retail product for patients. We first reported on the mask in 2017, when it was still in the research stages.1

In partnership with aesthetic and beauty device retailer and manufacturer Current Body, Dr Harris has created the Dr Harris Mask, an at-home “anti-ageing” eye mask that was in development for six years. Designed to target dynamic lines and wrinkles (those formed on movement) overnight, the mask uses 2R technology to promote muscle and emotional relaxation, with carefully placed silicone dots to stimulate the mechanoreceptors (nerve endings) around the eyes. Because mechanoreceptors respond to instant and sustained touch, which the mask provides, muscle relaxation is kickstarted, resulting in the smoothing of lines and wrinkles. According to Dr Harris’s data, it is clinically proven to reduce wrinkles by up to 64%.2

As well as targeting signs of ageing around the eyes for a more youthful appearance, the mask is also designed to encourage mind and body relaxation by involving the autonomic nervous system, which regulates factors such as heart rate and blood pressure.

In addition to overnight wear, the mask can also be worn for a quick 15-minute treatment, with effects lasting up to five hours, according to Current Body. It is also billed as providing a complimentary treatment to help maintain the effects of dermal fillers in the periocular area.

“The amazing thing it that it employs these silicone dots which lock in moisture, and so there is benefit in addition to skincare routines. If you’ve had injectables, the mask can certainly be used, and we’ve had some anecdotal evidence that there may be a prolongation of the effect from the use of botulinum toxin, but this is still to be substantiated,” says Dr Harris.

He says the idea for the mask came to him while on a long-haul flight when he realised he had to actively try to stop himself from frowning while wearing an eye mask he was given on the flight. He then set out to create a mask that could stop him from frowning, helping to promote relaxation, while preventing and treating fine lines and wrinkles.

To use, the wearer puts on the mask and presses firmly over the relaxation point between the eyebrows, holding for five seconds. The mask is available exclusively from Current Body online.

REFERENCES

1. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2379/8747/ files/Dr-Harris-Eye-Mask_FEB-2017-PDF. pdf?7794712031147775146

2. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2379/8747/ files/Dr-Harris-Mask_NOV-16-PDF. pdf?13765143232418077395

This article appears in the October 2021 Issue of Aesthetic Medicine

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This article appears in the October 2021 Issue of Aesthetic Medicine