Many people express concern about the appearance of their eyes. It may surprise you to hear that people as young as their 30s are getting blepharoplasty. There are good reasons for this trend. One is that the eyes are the most expressive part of the face. When they are puffy, we look tired. When the eyebrows slant toward frown lines, we look angry. Eyelid rejuvenation can help us express authentically. Another reason why people may seek corrective treatment at an age younger than we might expect is that the skin around the eyes ages faster than we may think.
For skin to look young, it needs firmness and volume. These attributes come from a good supply of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. By age 20, the production of these chemicals declines sharply. As a result, we find ourselves looking at bags, crow’s feet, and dark circles sometime during our thirties. Here, we discuss some of the things we can do about those problems.
Whether you are in your twenties and interested in preventing premature aging around your eyes or you are in your sixties and prepared to undergo eyelid rejuvenation surgery, skincare is your BFF. We offer two medical-grade skincare lines from which patients may choose products that suit their needs. These lines feature serums and creams formulated for the delicate skin around the eyes.
There are a few different injectables that may help rejuvenate the eyes. Neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport are injectable products that reduce problems like crow’s feet and frown lines. These mild toxins work by relaxing muscle contractions that cause dynamic wrinkles. For concerns like undereye puffiness or dark circles, dermal fillers may be the solution. These products add volume to the skin to push lines and creases to the surface. The results achieved with injectables can last from a few months to two years.
Even with the variety of nonsurgical treatments available today, many people prefer the idea of blepharoplasty. This surgical procedure rejuvenates the eyes by trimming excess skin from the upper or lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty also repositions and removes fatty tissue as needed to restore optimal contour above and below the eyes.
We’re here to help you look and feel your best. To explore your options for eyelid rejuvenation, call our Denver office at (303) 839-1616.