Eyelid Rejuvenation Tailored to Your Needs
- Posted on: Jan 15 2018
We don’t learn early enough in life just how delicate the skin around our eyes is. Therefore, we rub and lose sleep and get dehydrated and expose ourselves to UV rays from the sun more often than we really should. Eventually, the cumulative effects of our habits show up in the form of aging eyes. This can feel catastrophic sometimes, especially when bagging and sagging look severe. Here, we want to discuss what causes certain eyelid concerns and how we can tailor treatment, so you achieve the results you want.
Concern #1 – Undereye Bags
Many men and women notice that the skin under their eyes starts to look puffy at some point. This doesn’t always relate to age, either. We meet lots of people who are in their twenties and thirties who struggle with a persistently tired appearance caused by bags. Where puffiness stems from is the fat that lies beneath the surface. Overlying skin and superficial tissue are meant to hold this fat in place, but it doesn’t always achieve this.
Resolve undereye bags with blepharoplasty. One of the best ways to treat moderate to severe undereye puffiness is with blepharoplasty. This surgical eyelid rejuvenation tightens the tissue that secures fat, excising what isn’t needed. Dermal fillers can also improve appearance. However, periodic treatments are necessary to maintain results.
Concern #2 – Dark circles and Hollowing Beneath the Eyes
With age and environmental stressors, the fat that usually rounds out the upper cheeks loses height. Degradation in collagen strands lets this tissue fall lower on the face. As a result, some people notice that their undereye area begins to look dark and hollow.
Resolve undereye hollowing with dermal fillers. This temporary solution is popular because it is convenient and affordable. Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm® can decrease darkness by adding volume to superficial tissue beneath the eyes and across the upper cheek. The added volume is made up of water molecules that bind to the hyaluronic acid in the product. Another option for longer lasting results is to fill out the mid face area with fat. Fat transfer, or facial fat injections, is quickly becoming the gold standard for folks who want to eliminate the need for ongoing maintenance.
Because the eyelid skin is so fragile, there are several concerns that may coincide with age-related changes. We have treatments that can correct hollowness and bags, crepe-like skin, crow’s feet, drooping brows, and more. Learn more about our Bryn Mawr office. Call 610-527-4833.
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