When it comes to premature aging, the eyes have it. Sad but true, the delicate skin around the eyes is susceptible to showing the signs of aging in the form of crow’s-feet, droopy lids, under-eye circles and a generally deflated look. But Maywood, IL dermatologist Rebecca Tung, MD, has a four-part plan to rejuvenate the eyes and turn back the clock.
Sun damage, a decrease in collagen and facial expressions like squinting and smiling all contribute to the lines that develop around the eyes. “While nothing in life is better than expressing joy, seeing etched lines in the mirror can be discouraging. But that’s no reason to stop sharing your beautiful smile,” Dr. Tung said.
To smooth out fine lines and other signs of aging, Dr. Tung suggests “the four Rs” of eye rejuvenation:
Relax the muscles that cause expression lines by using an injectable such as Botox or Dysport. Some people start injections when they are as young as their 30s to prevent the lines from deepening. These injections can also help return the eyebrows to a more youthful position.
Refill areas around the eyes that may have lost volume due to less collagen production or weight loss. Temporary, long-term and permanent fillers are available, depending on your needs and desired outcome.
Resurface the skin with laser treatments or chemical peels to reveal glowing skin that has far fewer lines. Fractional CO2 lasers are ideal for reducing deep lines and work well around the eyes or lips.
Rest each night to get your beauty sleep (that’s right, it’s not just an expression, ladies).
On a daily basis, be sure you’re wearing your sunglasses and sunscreen to prevent further damage.
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