Even before the days of wearing masks, the eyes were one of the very first physical features we would notice about one another. This area of the face is central not only to how old one looks but also how friendly, healthy, happy, and open their personality is. It’s no wonder why so many people seek some sort of eyelid rejuvenation as they begin to notice the signs of aging. Whether those are fine lines and wrinkles, under eye bags, dark circles, or sagging upper eyelid tissue doesn’t matter. What matters is finding the right treatment for the job. We’ve got options.
Relaxing into Youthfulness
Many of the creases and fine lines that appear around the eyes are referred to as dynamic wrinkles. This means that they originate with muscle movements. Every time we squint, frown, laugh, cry, and move our face to emote, the skin somewhere around the eyes wrinkles in the same place every time. Eventually, lines become etched in the skin. For dynamic wrinkles, the best solution is to interrupt the facial movements that cause them. This can be done with Botox or Dysport.
Youthful skin is plump. This is so because youthful skin has a lot of collagen and hyaluronic acid to keep it resilient and firm. Throughout adulthood, both of these chemicals decline remarkably, leading to a host of changes in the skin. Too little volume beneath the skin can result in hollowing under the eyes and at the temples. Volume changes can cause crescent-shaped lines to appear under the eyes, resulting in puffiness and bags. To correct these concerns, Dr. Smith may focus on restoring plumpness. This is achieved with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Juvederm or Restylane.
Refining the Skin
There are no hard-and-fast rules to cosmetic aging. Everyone is different. Where some people achieve their desired improvements by restoring plumpness and relaxing tensed muscles around the eyes, others are troubled by fine lines, discoloration, dullness, and mild laxity in the delicate skin that lives here. To refine the skin around the eyes, we may recommend fractional laser resurfacing or RF microneedling. Both work in unique ways to stimulate prolonged tissue regeneration.