If the eyes are the windows to the soul, we want to keep them in tip-top shape right? No one wants their soul-windows to have wrinkly droopy curtains and look like they’re in desperate need of a dusting.
Depending on lifestyle and other factors, the eyes can be one of the first places to show signs of aging. Because I want to stave off wrinkles and any signs of skin aging as much as possible, I apply sunscreen daily and I’ve started working on my anti-aging skincare routine, which includes a reliable and effective eye cream.
But, a preventative anti-aging skincare routine isn’t always enough to keep your eye area looking as youthful as possible. When you want to take bigger steps towards enhancing your eye area, there are lots of different treatments to consider.
You can enhance your natural lashes with an eyelash growth serum like Latisse, which helps grow the lashes longer in a fairly short period of time. We typically have promotions on Latisse in our Danbury office!
When it comes to crow’s feet – those pesky wrinkles on the sides of the eyes that become more pronounced the older you get, consider visiting a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your treatment options.
Botox can be used as a preventative measure. “Botox or Dysport may, in fact, prevent or delay the deep etched-in crow’s feet lines from forming in the first place. It is also possible to interrupt the muscle in the area of the crow’s feet surgically which will have the same effect.” So if you want to get ahead of the aging effects of crow’s feet, Botox may be a good option for you.
As a genetic sufferer of puffy under-eye bags, this eye enhancement is particularly intriguing to me. “Prominent under-eye bags usually require surgery. The good news is that it’s a one-and-done procedure. Once you do it, you never have to have it done again. Basically, the fat is removed through a small incision under the eyelid and the area is smoothed out, providing a much more youthful and less tired appearance,” he explains.
“If the bags are not so large, it is also possible to improve the overall appearance by using a filler like Juvederm, Restylane or Belatero to smooth the area out.” The filler would be applied in the “tear trough” (where the puffiness from the eye bag meets the non-puffy skin) to create a more even look.
If, instead of under-eye puffiness, it’s wrinkles or crepey skin that you’re contending with, there are other treatments. (chemical peels, lasers) Skincare in this area is essential too, including the use of Retin-A to maintain a smooth appearance.”
As we age, the brow can start to droop. It’s usually a genetic component that comes into play. The outer ‘tail’ of the brow should be higher than the inner brow which should be low. It should peak at about two-thirds of the length of the brow.
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