The eyes are one of the first areas of the face we observe. This is true when we look at others and also when we look at ourselves. This part of the face is also the first on which the signs of aging may become noticeable. The reason that the eyes may seem to age faster than other areas of the face is that the skin and superficial tissue that make up the eyelids is thinner than the tissue on other parts of the body. Knowing how delicate the eye area is, you can become better equipped to manage the appearance of this important facial feature throughout the years of your life, and we can help.
Tips for Younger Looking Eyes:
Know the Problem
The first step in getting your eyes to look the way you want may be to get a better idea of the problem. Are your concerns subtle and inclusive only of the epidermis at this point, or has facial aging affected how the connective tissue around the eyes is holding fat pads? A consultation with a qualified esthetician or plastic surgeon can set you on the right path to achieve your goals. When correction is the first order of business, rejuvenation may include surgical or nonsurgical techniques.
Eyelid Rejuvenation Done Your Way
There are benefits to both surgical and nonsurgical eyelid rejuvenation. Patients choose blepharoplasty for more dramatic improvements such as upper eyelid smoothing and for long lasting results. The tissue around the eyes does continue to age over time, but blepharoplasty turns back the hands of time for many years. The benefits of nonsurgical eyelid rejuvenation revolve around the fact that there is little to no downtime after treatment. Nonsurgical eyelid rejuvenation includes injections of a wrinkle-reducer such as Botox and of dermal fillers to reduce undereye puffiness or dark circles.
Skin Care for Younger Looking Eyes
Being some of the most delicate skin on the face, the area around the eyes needs specific and consistent care. Two of the best tips offered by doctors and estheticians is that this skin is protected by wearing sunglasses. In our sunny environment, UV rays are shining almost all the time and this can do a lot of damage, particularly to eyelid tissue. Good sunglasses will filter 100% of harmful UV rays to diminish effect like collagen breakdown. The second-most-important aspect of caring for the skin around the eyes is to use an appropriate moisturizer every day. Vitamin and hydration-rich serums may be layered with moisturizing creams for maximum effect.