While your eyes may be the window to your soul, they can also give away your age. The eyelid skin is extremely delicate, and unfortunately, after years of gravity, sun exposure, facial expressions, contact lenses and just about everything else we do, it can easily wrinkle, sag and lose firmness. When you couple this with the other age related changes that occur around the eyes such as increased hollowness of the upper lid and fullness or “bags” below, your eyes can become more of an “eye sore” than the focal point of your face!

Rest assured, there are things that we can do to help reverse the signs of aging eyes! Since the aging process frequently involves more than one eye structure, rejuvenation can also require more than one type of treatment to help you look your best. Here’s an example of a patient with typical aging around the eyes. She needed more than one treatment to achieve her goals, so we combined three treatments for a better outcome.

First, we used Dysport (Botox) in her crow’s feet. Smiling, talking and squinting are all culprits involved in the formation of crow’s feet—those fine lines at the outside corner of your eyes. Dysport relaxes the muscle beneath the skin, smoothing it while still allowing natural facial expression.

Next, we addressed the changes in her eyelid skin. We used fractional laser resurfacing (Sciton Profractional) to erase the finer surface lines and wrinkles, tighten and firm by stimulating collagen and improve the overall skin tone.

Finally, we used Restylane dermal filler injections to correct some of the volume loss under her eyes. Specifically, we treated the lower eyelid “tear trough” area between the lower eyelid and the cheekbone. This helped smooth the area and fill it in, giving her back a more youthful, rested look.

Eye rejuvenation can be tricky. Aging in this part of the face is usually multifaceted and so treatment should be the same. Discussing your eye rejuvenation goals with an experienced practitioner who has an in-depth knowledge of how to treat age-related changes around the eye and the proper tools to get the job done.


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