The eyes get a lot of attention, so when signs of aging dull their energetic value, we notice. Most of us are more critical of our own appearance than we are of others. However, that doesn’t mean we should write off tired-looking eyes as no big deal. It’s a very big deal when the eyes look tired, sad, or angry. The eyes portray how we feel. We want them to be accurate. In our Cincinnati office, patients can explore several ways in which to address specific problems that affect the eye area.
Problem: Crow’s feet
The Solution: Botox®
Crow’s feet are the tiny lines that develop at the outer corners of the eye. We get them when we laugh or squint, though, when we’re young, we don’t see them when the face is at rest. Botox corrects crow’s feet (and frown lines to boot!) very quickly. After injections, the botulinum ingredient in this medication binds to neuroreceptors in the muscle. This prevents strong movements that cause wrinkles.
Problem: Under Eye Hollows
The Solution: Dermal Fillers
The area around the eyes changes with age. Not only on the superficial plane but all the way down to the bone. The changes that take place can lead to volume loss under the eyes, which often causes hollowing and shadows that look like dark circles. To address this problem takes skill and great care. An experienced provider can select the right dermal filler to restore volume to the dermis so the eyes look fresh and more youthful. In addition to correcting hollowness, dermal fillers are also an excellent solution for minor undereye bags.
The Solution: Eyelid Surgery
Depending on the severity of undereye bags or a desire for permanent results, some people choose to undergo eyelid rejuvenation surgery. Blepharoplasty is the procedure in which the upper or lower eyelids can be carefully sculpted so tissue is smoother and younger-looking. A board-certified plastic surgeon has the specific training to reposition or remove fatty tissue from the eyelids and trim excess skin to achieve naturally-youthful looking eyes.