Cosmetic Procedures for the Eye
It has been said that the eyes are the windows of your soul. When we look to someone, our attention is first grasped by the eyes. If our eye lids sag, or are surrounded by wrinkles & dark circles, we look old and tired, Even if we feel young & well.
The good news is that there are now much easier ways of solving “aging” eye problems without the need for surgery.
BOTOX, Soft tissue fillers and lasers significantly improve the bags under the eyes. They allow the patient to look well and rested without surgery. Surgery if needed also gives good results.
Botox treatment for mild wrinkles around the eyes
Botox + fillers for severe eyer wrinkles
Before BOTOX, surgery was the only option. Now we can use BOTOX, to relax the wrinkles and give the eyes a smother wide-awake appearance. We can now treat the fine wrinkles around the eyes and nose, the angry-looking “frown” lines between the eyes, and the “bunny” or “crunch” wrinkles on the sides of the nose. BOTOX is also preventative. By relaxing the muscles we prevent the worsening of the wrinkles lines over the years.
The main value of using fillers around the eyes is to fill the very deep wrinkles if they do not respond sufficiently to Botox, and to fill ‘tear trough’ area that gives a hollow look under the eyes. Fillers may also be used to smoothen the area below the bags to make the bags less apparent. Elevating the lateral area of the eyebrows with fillers gives a more useful look.
Non-surgical Brow Lift Like sagging eyelids sagging eyebrows can also make you look tired and old. In the past the only treatment possible was a surgical brow lift.
With the advancements in BOTOX injection techniques, doing a brow lift is now simpler and better. The BOTOX relaxes the muscles pulling the brow downwards. By relaxing these muscles, your doctor can change the shape of the brow.Fillers may also be used to lift the lateral eyebrow as noted above.
FRACTIONAL LASER may also help tighten the skin around the eye.
Surgery is reserved to severe cases
Dark Circles under the Eyes
These deep circles stem from several factors. With age the skin under the eye becomes thinner allowing the blood vessels to show through. Hereditary disorders of pigmentation may cause these circles. A pigment, hemosederin might deposit in the skin causing this discoloration. Also, wrinkles may cause shadows making the area below the eyes appear darker.Several methods or combination therapy may be employed to treat these dark hallows. These include depigmenting agents, lasers, and peels. Botox or fillers may be used if wrinkling and shadows intensify the shadows. The patient is advised rest for at least 8 hours daily although the effect of rest might be debated.
Tear Trough under eye fillers
Bags under the eyes the eyes may be heredity, but some conditions may lead to earlier or more obvious bags. Lifestyle factors that lead to the development of these bags include lack of sleep & lack of exercise which decreases the circulation and increases the congestion under the eyes. Excess salt intake may also increase the puffiness under the eyes. Chronic sinus infection may also increase the congestion and puffiness.Non-surgical treatments for bags under the eyes include exercise, having enough sleep, adding less salt to your meals, and treatment of associated conditions like nasal allergy and sinusitis. Sleeping on an extra pillow raises the head thus increases the drainage & possibly decreases the puffiness.Frozen green tea bags might help as green tea contains a natural anti-inflammatory chemical and the cold decreases the congestion. Frozen cucumber has also been used for the same purpose.
BOTOX, Soft tissue fillers and lasers significantly improve the bags under the eyes. They allow the patient to look well and rested without surgery. Fillers like Juvéderm, Restylane & Toesyal may be used to smoothen the area below the bags to make the bags less apparent. Botox is used to smooth out the lines. The overall effect is a younger & healthier looking appearance. Surgery if needed also gives good results.