Many people are concerned about the aesthetic look of their eyes. Everything from wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness to eyelashes and brow shape are examined. The improvements patients desire depend most on what they want to achieve.
Crow’s feet or wrinkles around the eyes caused by lines of expression can be treated with a neuromodulator such as Dysport, Botox or Xeomin. They work by relaxing the muscles that, over time, have caused the lines of expression to become more noticeable.
Dark circles are often hereditary and can also depend on your skin type. For some patients a good skin program with topical creams and excellent sun protection can make improvements.
Hollowness under the eyes can be caused by loss of youthful volume. This can be caused not only by heredity and aging but also by environmental factors, stress or other lifestyle influences. This condition may be helped with injectable fillers such as Belotero, Restylane or Juvederm. These products contain hyaluronic acid, a product naturally found in the body. Often the circles under the eyes can appear to cast a shadow better known as under eye circles. By using a small amount of injectable filler in that area, this shadow appears to improve. This can be done in the office with minimal downtime.
Eyelid surgery ( Blepharoplasty) may be the best choice for some, especially if there is excess skin on the upper eyelids. This is considered to be an upper lid blepharoplasty. The lower eyelids can also be treated surgically if there is excess skin, thick muscle, and excess fat. This is called a lower lid blepharoplasty and can be done at the same time as the upper lids if needed.
Currently products that can be used to help with eyelash enhancement are very popular. Latisse is a prescription product for the purpose of growing eyelashes. This must be used under Doctor Supervision. There are also some over the counter products for eyelash enhancement. The success of any of these products depends on patient compliance and the cause of the problem. Last but not least, the use of talented eye makeup techniques can, for some, be the most conservative and best option.