Smiling woman with bright eyesAre your eyes sending the wrong message? The last thing anyone wants to hear are those three dreaded words: “you look tired.”

As we age, collagen levels in our skin diminish, deep creases take the place of fine lines, and sun damage takes its toll. The delicate skin around our eyes is one of the first places to show these signs of aging and can cause you to look tired, even if you feel great. The good news is that, because the eyes are a major focal point, treating aging in this area is a great way to get a lot of bang for your buck when improving your appearance.

Turning Back the Clock

If you’ve been struggling with aging eyes, the good news is there are a number of surgical and non-surgical options that can help erase fine lines and correct puffiness, creases, and sagging skin. Let’s cover some common issues associated with aging eyes and the solutions we have for treating each one.

Crow’s Feet

While you wouldn’t trade all of those days of fun in the sun and years of laughter, you may be wishing you’d worn more sunscreen and would like to erase the wrinkles that are now collecting at the corners of your eyes. BOTOX® can temporarily help the appearance of crow’s feet by freezing targeted muscles.

If you wish for a longer lasting solution, a brow lift procedure can help by tightening the forehead. Because a heavy brow can exacerbate the appearance of crow’s feet, a brow lift will smooth out creases and wrinkles at the corners of the eye.

Excess Skin or Sagging Eyes

Seeing bags and puffiness accumulating around your eyes, causing you to look older or tired beyond your years? Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, could be the solution.

Many of our clients will elect to have blepharoplasty performed on the upper, lower, or both sets of eyelids to correct a diminished eyelid crease, address puffy fat deposits under the eye, and bring back a brighter, more refreshed look.

Heavy Brow

If you have what is known as a heavy brow that has taken on a sagging or “grumpy looking” appearance, a brow lift procedure may be right for you. A brow lift can help to smooth creases in the forehead, deep furrows between the brows and across the nose, and bring light to the eyes.

Maintain Your New Look With Skincare

Whether your goals require a surgical procedure or not, skincare is a crucial step in maintaining your results and preventing further damage. Investing in professional skincare is an investment in yourself. In combination with any of the procedures mentioned above, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser treatments can have rejuvenating effects on the surface layer of the skin and diminish the appearance of wrinkles.

In addition to these treatments, it is also vital to protect and care for your skin on a daily basis. Surgical results are long-lasting, but they won’t stop the natural aging process from continuing. Preserve your results for the long run by avoiding additional damage to the thin tissue surrounding your eyes. Sun and wind are often the worst culprits, so using a high SPF to block damaging UV rays and maintaining a skincare regime are vital to keeping a vibrant appearance. We also have skin care professionals on staff to help!

If you’re ready for your eyes to shine with the youthfulness of yesterday, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We are happy to discuss your options and answer any questions you may have about these or any of our services.

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