Address Your Aging Eyes

The eyes are one of the first areas of the face to show the signs of aging, which can be anything from fine lines and wrinkles to more severe under-eye bags, hollows and crepey skin. Fillers may be a quick fix for the right patient but they don’t physically address structural changes to the eyes—only surgery can.

For under-eye problems, like dark circles and hollows, injectables and fillers can be injected along the bone to plump up the area. Fillers add volume, and just the right amount can help camouflage depressions and darkness.

Expect subtle fullness to the under-eye area that shows immediately and lasts about three to six months. There may be less darkness since fillers can disguise the look of shadowing by reflecting light from the under-eye area differently. 

If you have heavy bags and loose skin, a lower eyelift should be considered. When the under eyes are accompanied by heavier bags and skin that has lost its elasticity, the only way to correct the problem at hand is with surgery—the underlying structure of the eye needs to be restored. During surgery (the recovery time is fairly quick), fat is repositioned and excess skin is removed to give a tighter, more youthful look all around.

Your eyes will look five to 10 years younger, which will make the face as a whole appear younger, too. Even though the results are long-lasting, the eyes will continue to age so you may need to have the procedure done again later on in life.

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