No matter how much concealer you layer on, it can be difficult to disguise eyes that look perpetually tired. Concerns such as wrinkling, bags, and dark circles may persist even when you’re completely rested. If this is the case, I recommend nonsurgical treatments such as BOTOX Cosmetic and dermal fillers for my Fort Worth patients who aren’t ready for surgery.
In this post, I’ll discuss how BOTOX and fillers can help the eye area look well-rested and wide awake around the clock.
One of the most common eye-related concerns we treat is fat accumulation or migration under the eyes, which causes puffiness, bulges, or bags. We use injections of dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® to smooth these bulges and correct the aged or worn-out appearance they can cause. By filling the depressions around the bags, we can even out the area, eliminating shadows and restoring youthful firmness.
Dermal fillers are often made of hyaluronic acid, a hydrating substance found in the body. This substance dissolves naturally over time, so filler results may last for a few months to up to 2 years, making this solution a temporary one.
For a longer-lasting improvement, we may perform lower blepharoplasty. This surgical procedure removes and recontours the fatty deposits and tightens the skin under the eyes. It can be customized as needed and can be combined with upper eyelid rejuvenation as well.
Hollows and Dark Circles
Shadows, darkness, and a hollow appearance under the eyes create a notoriously fatigued look. If you’re genetically prone to have this trait, you may appear sleep-deprived or worn out even if you’re completely rested.
Dermal filler injections fill these hollows and raise the skin in the area to create a firm, even under-eye region. This often has a brightening effect, making it a popular approach for men and women who are frustrated by their persistent dark circles.
Because the skin around the eyes is so delicate, it’s often one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging. Crow’s feet, or lines around the outer corners of the eyes, create an aged or tired look early on in the aging process.
These lines are typically caused by repeated squinting. These and other creases caused by repetitive muscle contractions are known as “dynamic wrinkles,” and they’re exactly what BOTOX is designed to treat.
When injected into the facial muscles that cause these contractions, BOTOX relaxes them and prevents the motion from occurring, allowing the skin to relax and smooth out. Starting this treatment early on can prevent lines from etching themselves more deeply into the skin. Learn more in our previous blog post.
Also called the “11s,” these are the vertical lines that form between the eyebrows, typically as a result of frowning. They can make you appear grumpy, tired, or worried.
BOTOX can treat these lines in the same way it can treat crow’s feet. Precise injections can relax strategically selected muscles in the upper face, allowing you to reduce these lines while still being able to create facial expressions.
To see examples of eye improvements created with injectables, please visit our before-and-after photo galleries for BOTOX and dermal fillers.
If you live in the Fort Worth area and would like to learn more about your eye rejuvenation options with BOTOX and dermal fillers, please contact us online or call (817) 228-4315.
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