February 1, 2017

Your Cosmetic Options for Aging Eyes: Get Brighter, More Youthful Eyes

Similar to the eyes being the window to the soul, they can also be the window to your age. Throughout our expertise in the field of cosmetic surgery, we often find our patients are concerned with the signs of aging that occur around the eyes, whether in the form of drooping eyelids, crows feet, or puffiness below the eyes. Interested in addressing your aging eyes?Here are your cosmetic options for aging eyes, resulting in brighter, more youthful eyes as tried and true by Dr. Buonassisi. 

Cosmetic Options for Aging Eyes

Botox: Small amounts of Botox around and under the eyes can address bags/puffiness under the eyes as well as crows feet expression wrinkles that form with time at the side of the eyes. Weakening theunderlying muscles that cause these static wrinkles can sometimes be the cure, though the correct treatment depends on the individual situation.Dermal Fillers:Particular types of dermal fillers are safe and effective around the eye area; particularly if you are concerned about your aging tear troughs. Masking the tear troughs can be achieved with the use of specific dermal fillers, and results can last up to a year or longer in some patients. Alternatively, you may find that dermal fillers in your cheek area will have the appearance of brightening your eyes and taking years off of your appearance, without actually touching the area around your eyes. We recommend an in-depth consultation to ascertain the best course of action for you.Skin Resurfacing: Other times, Dr. Buonassisi may recommend simple, non-surgical skin resurfacing treatments such as laser skin resurfacing or a chemical peel to approach the concerns you have with the aging around your eyes. This is often the best recommended, non-surgical treatment for addressing wrinkles around the eyes.

Surgical Option for Aging Eyes

Upper and/or Lower BlepharoplastyCommonly performed under local anesthetic, an upper or lower blepharoplasty – or a combination of the two – are surgical options to address aging eyes with significant results. Usedto eliminate excess skin and puffiness around the eye area, these surgeries have long lasting results, noticeable improvements, and minimal discomfort with a quick recovery.Though more expensive than non-surgical, cosmetic options with more risk that always comes along with surgical treatments, an upper/lower blepharoplasty may be the best option for you.There you have it: several non-surgical, cosmetic options for aging eyes to bring you the brightest, youngest looking eyes you've had in as long as you can remember. Be sure to book your complimentary consultation at 8 West Cosmetic to discover the best treatment for you.

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