Dark under eye circles and crow’s feet. Tired-looking eyes. None of us can escape the inevitability of passing time and age, but we can definitely choose how we wear it.
This is what we tell our patients who come to us with remarks like “I look tired all the time” or “I look old even though I don’t ‘feel’ old”. It’s a familiar story because it’s the reality of how we age; the first signs of change are revealed around the eyes – the area where we show fatigue. It’s the thinnest skin on our face, and the first to give our age away.
Lucky for all of us, we no longer have to rely on concealers and foundations that temporarily conceal our lines or under eye hollows and bags, because now we have better tools in our toolbox. Injectable fillers and neuromodulators like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are safe, long-lasting and transformative. We’ve seen patients tear up when they look back at themselves after their first treatment, amazed at how just a few injections can turn back the clock so quickly, revealing a bright-eyed reflection that still looks natural, just more rested and youthful.
Why Do Your Eyes Look Tired?
There are countless reasons why eyes might look tired – too little sleep, dehydration, allergies, smoking – the regular culprits. But hereditary factors and age are some of the key reasons why patients come to see us complaining of ‘raccoon eyes’ and crow’s feet.
The reason this is happening is that the skin around the eye is thinner and more delicate than the skin on the rest of the face, which makes change all the more visible. The processes of age cause tissues and ligaments that support the eyes to weaken and collagen to breakdown. As a result, the eyes settle back into the eye sockets and appear more sunken while veins that sit beneath the surface become more prominent. The lack of collagen and fat around the area means that wrinkles and fine lines appear faster and are more visible. This is exacerbated by years of smiling and squinting (especially in the summer), and sun damage that can weaken the skin and deepen creasing.
Altogether, it’s no wonder that aging can make our eyes look tired and ‘older’ than we might feel.
How Under Eye Filler Injections Correct Dark Circles And Hollows
Luckily we have a solution that no amount of concealer or foundation will ever be able to match. Instead, one of the fastest ways to correct under eye circles and hollows is with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers (you may recognize names such as Restylane or Juvederm.) The hyaluronic acid (a natural substance that’s also found in the body) helps ‘fill in’ the lost volume around the eye for a replenished, rejuvenated, rested look. The filler also helps smooth out lines and wrinkles, strengthen the skin’s integrity, provides cushioning on top of those pesky purple veins, minimizes the appearance of a deep ‘tear trough’ and helps take away the shadows that make us look fatigued.
How Fillers And Botox Work Together
Even though fillers do an incredible job of refilling lost volume and replenishing the eye area, the best results we see are when they are combined with neuromodulators like Botox, Dysport or Xeomin. Why? Because neuromodulators do what fillers can’t – they temporarily minimize the contraction of muscles that deepen furrows, lines and crow’s feet that highlight our age. They also help to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles so they look less exaggerated. When used together, fillers and botox provide comprehensive anti-aging results.
The Best Treatment For Under Eye Circles And Crow’s Feet
At Russak Dermatology Clinic and Russak+, we never look at a patient’s skin or ‘problem areas’ in isolation, we look at the full face. That’s why our 3D Restoration, full-face rejuvenation treatments are so effective (and so popular). The same approach applies to treating dark circles, under eye bags and crow’s feet. To help your eyes pop, and to banish premature signs of age for a natural effect, we use fillers and neurotoxins, treatments that work best in tandem, to give you, and your reflection, the very best and lasting results.
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There’s no better time than Spring to freshen up… your skin! Let us help your eyes pop and stand out above your face mask.