A Closer Look at Aging Eyes
Our eyes, like every other part of us, gradually change as we age. While you might be one of the lucky ones still seeing 20/20, over time your eyes might not look as bright, or as open, as they once were and it may not be just a matter of sleep.
The truth is, some of the best solutions for a tired looking appearance begin with the eyes – actually – it’s not just the eyes themselves; our eyebrows, cheeks, mid-face and eyelashes all play an vital part in how our eyes appear. Some of the most common age-related eye issues include: Dark circles, crow’s feet, droopy eyelids or eyebrows, hollowness and Puffiness (aka “under eye bags”).
Let’s dive deeper and learn about the possible causes and potential solutions for each of these common eye concerns:
DEALING WITH DARK CIRCLES?
Your skin thins as you age allowing the underlying veins around the eyes to show through. Mid-face volume is also lost due to gradual collagen depletion. A host of other factors including skin discoloration (from years of sun damage), hormonal changes and genetics all contribute to the appearance of dark circles.
• Cosmetic Fillers: Can help replace lost volume in the tear trough or upper cheek. Hyaluronic Acid based fillers can also help add extra hydration to the area.
• Daily Serum: SkinMedica TNS Illuminating Eye Cream® can help reduce the appearance of discoloration and improve the skins tone and texture
CAN’T STAND THOSE CROW’S FEET?
Repeat muscle movements like squinting and smiling tend to become an issue as you age. When paired with drier skin and a gradual loss of collagen, frequent muscle movements began to slowly etch those fine lines and crow’s feet in place.
• Neurotoxins (like BOTOX®) work by temporarily paralyzing the underlying muscle. As the muscle relaxes the treated area appears smoother.
• Not ready for the needle? Venus Freeze and iEllios treatments can help lift and tighten the skin around the eyes through Radio Frequency and Microcurrent technology (respectively) to help reduce the appearance of fine lines.
• Daily Serum: SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair® is an all-in-one serum that helps hydrate the under eye region while targeting fine lines and dark circles.
DONE WITH DROOPY UPPER EYELIDS OR EYEBROWS?
The skin around our eyes becomes thin, less elastic and begins to sag from all of the factors mentioned above. As you age your eyebrows also begin to flatten out (appear less arched) over time.
• Neurotoxins (like BOTOX®) can lift the brow giving the eye a more youthful appearance. It targets the muscles that pull the eyebrows down and helps relax them, which in turn raise the eyebrows.
NEED HELP WITH HOLLOWNESS OR PUFFINESS?
A combination of thinning skin, loss of collagen, genetics, sun damage, diet and general aging can all contribute to both common eye concerns. Puffiness is often due to drooping orbital fat pads combined with a loss of upper cheek volume. Fat pads, once positioned directly below the eye, sag downwards and become more visible as the upper cheeks lose volume. The under eye area can appear sunken because of a loss of orbital fat in the lower eyelids.
• Cosmetic Fillers: Can help replace lost volume by smoothing out and camouflaging the recessed, hollowed areas that contributes to appearance of both under eye bags and sunken under eye hollows.
• Daily Serum: SkinMedica Uplifting Eye Serum® can help smooth the appearance of the skin around the eyes and help reduce the appearance of puffiness.
LONGING FOR LONGER LASHES?
Thinning eyelashes are also a part of the aging process. As you age and your hair follicles age as well, leaving fewer follicles and less lashes.
• LATISSE®: is a prescription lash serum that contains the active ingredient Bimatoprost which increases the length and number of hairs in the growth phase.
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We recommend evaluating your sleep routine and checking for any underlying medical conditions that may be affecting the appearance of your eyes prior to treatment. The above information is for educational purposes only and does not replace the need for a consultation with a medical professional.