Are your eyes making you look older than you feel? Whether it’s genetics or the result of the aging process, one of the earliest signs of aging can be seen around the eyes- which is why it is important to take care of this delicate skin early on. You can skip the invasive procedures such as a blepharoplasty because we offer a variety of alternatives to help restore more youthful, vibrant eyes.
Whether it’s dark circles, puffiness, wrinkles, eyelid drooping and sagging, crow’s feet, thinning lashes or under eye bags, we address these issues in our office daily. Males and females alike are looking to improve their overall eye appearance as the eyes are seen as an overwhelming contribution to the beauty of the face.
Anatomy of Beautiful Eyes
For females, there are several components to a beautiful mid to upper face which include: a full arched brow, tight upper eyelid skin, long and full lashes, and a smooth transition to from the lower eyelid to a healthy cheek volume.
How the Eye Area Ages
As the natural aging process takes place, our eyes don’t look as bright or open, and the skin becomes thinner with the loss of collagen causing a sunken in, more tired look. The eyebrow generally becomes thinner and flatter over time which results in saggy, droopy skin of the upper eyelid. The crow’s feet and other wrinkles around the eye develop from repeated movements over time. Volume loss and thinning skin cause wrinkles under the eye, accompanied with loss of cheek volume that no longer supports a smooth transition of the lower lid. Lastly, the lashes become more sparse and shorter.
5 Simple Youthful Eye Treatment Solutions
Short, Sparse Lashes:
Latisse! Latisse is FDA approved to grow longer, fuller, and darker lashes. It is so easy, just apply to lashes once a day!
Crows feet occur from repeated movement such as squinting or smiling and over time become etched in. Botox or Dysport are two phenomenal treatments which relax those muscles, therefore eliminating the wrinkles and resulting in a more rejuvenated look.
Because the skin thins and the loss of underlying collagen, products can help improve the discoloration while helping rebuild collagen. Our personal favorite eye cream, NeoCutis MicroEyes, targets this delicate area to help hydrate and reduce puffiness and dark circles using hyaluronic acid.
Crepey and Loose Skin:
There are several options to help improve the thinning skin around the eyes. A lot of weakening and thinning of the skin is due to UV damage from the sun. A daily sunscreen is essential to prevention and can help protect the skin from aging. Again, eye creams such as NeoCutis MicroEyes, helps plump up the skin while allowing your body to naturally rebuild its collagen. Ultherapy is a treatment that uses ultrasound energy to penetrate the deeper layers of skin to stimulate collagen reproduction combined with the superficial setting to improve the loose skin and wrinkles.
When injected correctly, Botox and Dysport can effectively shape the brow by relaxing the muscles that pull the brow down in certain areas. Ultherapy is FDA- Approved to lift and tighten the brow.
When it comes to each individual, you and your eyes are unique. Some people may have issues with dark circles and puffiness, while other may experience wrinkles and sagging. Schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation and we would be happy to create a treatment plan that works best for you!