Your eyes are one of the first things that someone looks at when they’re talking to you and they’re also the one area of your face that ages the quickest.
The skin around the eyes is incredibly thin and delicate, which is why most of us start developing crow’s feet in our early 30s. As we age, loss of fat can also make the eyes look sunken and hollow. Drooping is another common issue that makes the eyes look tired and years older.
Fortunately, there are a number of different treatments that can be used to rejuvenate the eyes.
Botox injections are one of the most effective ways to minimise wrinkles around the eyes in just a few sessions.
When administered correctly, Botox will temporarily relax the muscles around the eyes that result in wrinkles and crow’s feet. Botox treatments are quick and don’t require any recovery time, which means you can return to work directly after your treatment. While movement in your face may be limited, it will never freeze your facial muscles.
The results of your Botox treatment will be seen after a week or two as it needs time to develop and take effect. Patients will be able to enjoy the results of their treatment for up to four months, after which another treatment will be required.
A board-certified Botox doctor for Gold Coast & Southport will be able to provide you with more information on this treatment if you feel it’s the right choice for you.
Dermal fillers are another effective way to combat the signs of ageing around the eyes, particularly under-eye bags or hollow eyes.
The fat in our faces give us the volume that makes us look more youthful but as we age, this fat is lost, which is what causes our eyes to look darker, heavier and older.
Fillers contain hyaluronic acid that fills in these areas, helping restore any volume that’s been lost over time. Your doctor will inject the fillers around and under the eyes before sculpting the area. Fillers have the ability to take years off of your appearance.
There are a number of different fillers that can be used, each of which has their own advantages. Your surgeon will be able to tell you which fillers would be best suited to your aesthetic goals. Your surgeon may even suggest a combination of fillers and Botox to achieve your desired result.
Ageing brings about facial fat loss, which can cause the eyes to sag. Many people actually start experiencing vision problems because of sagging eyelids.
There are two types of eyelid surgery that can be performed to rectify sagging or drooping eyelids.
An upper blepharoplasty focuses on removing excess skin while tightening drooping eyelids and minimising puffiness. Alower blepharoplasty focuses on removing excess skin while adding or removing fat to contour the eye.
Both procedures leave very little to no scarring and have a short recovery time.
Any of these procedures are ideal for rejuvenating every area of your eyes.