Eyes are the window to the soul, but they are also the dead give away to when we are tired, and one of the first areas to age. There is much that we can do to rejuvenate the eye area, and many of the steps are non-invasive and with minimal to no downtime.
1. Relax overactive muscles. Dysport and Botox ar botulinum toxin A products FDA-approved for frown lines. Botox recently received approval for the crow’s feet region referred to as lateral canthal folds. Most dermatologists use Dysport and Botox in an off-label manner to many areas of the face and neck, including the crow’s feet. With a nearly painless procedure that lasts just a few minutes, crinkles along the expression lines of the eyes can be markedly softened within 4 to 7 days.
Here is a quick video featuring crow’s feet treatment including a lateral brow lift:
2. Uplift the Brow. A sagging brow can herald the signs of an aging eye area. Over time, the brow may drift downward, causing a tired, smaller eye. Ultherapy, an ultrasound based device, is used to non-invasively create a brow lift, creating a brighter, wider eye area. Results occur gradually after treatment over a period of weeks to months.
Before and After treatment with Ultherapy for Brow Droopiness
3. Retexturized skin. Sun-related effects and the natural aging process can cause wrinkles and damage to the delicate skin around the eye. Laser skin resurfacing can result in dramatic skin tightening and new collagen formation around the eye area. Some downtime is involved with a fractionated carbon dioxide laser device such as the Lutronic eco2 device, but improvement is well worth the recovery.
4. Improve the tear trough. Loss of volume around the bony area of the lower eye region can lead to exaggeration of the tear trough. Volume replacement to the entire face with a longer term filler such as Voluma or with a collagen-stimulating volumizing agent such as Sculptra Aesthetic can improve the overall facial volume including dissipation of the tear trough deformity.
Improvement in tear trough deformity following Voluma placement in cheeks and mid face.
In some patients, volume carefully placed in the tear trough region can result in smoothing of this transition zone under the eye. Restylane is ideally-suited for the tear trough deformity, and I frequently use a blunt-shaped cannula to place the filler smoothly in this area.
Treatment of tear trough deformity and under eye hollows using Restylane.
For more information on how to get bright eyes for Spring, contact the highly qualified staff at Art of Skin MD by contacting us through the Art of Skin MD Contact page or by calling 858.792.7546.