Do your eyes look perpetually tired, despite getting adequate rest? You’re not alone. The eyes are one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging, and as a result can develop a chronically fatigued expression.
Read on as our experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael McCracken, discusses how he can help rejuvenate the appearance of tired-looking eyes and give you a more youthful appearance.
Botulinum Toxin Injections to Soften Crow’s Feet
One of the most common signs of aging is crow’s feet and fines lines around the corners of the eyes. Injectable neurotoxins like Botulinum Toxin can soften these tiny lines by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles that contract when making expressions like squinting. As the muscles relax, the overlying wrinkling becomes less visible.
Dermal Fillers or Blepharoplasty to Smooth Out Under Eye Bags
With age, the fat that is normally confined to the area around the eyelids can descend, creating the illusion of bags under the eyes. The thinning of the eyelid skin and tissues that support the lids can also contribute to the appearance of bulging under eye bags.
Often, dermal fillers like Restylane can be injected into the area beneath the eyes to smooth out the bags so they are less noticeable. More severe cases of under eye bags may require lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to reposition displaced fat and tighten loose tissue and skin.
Blepharoplasty to Revitalize Heavy or Puffy Lids
The skin of the upper eyelids can stretch and droop with age, causing the lids to take on a heavy, tired expression. Sometimes the skin is so droopy that it hangs over the upper lash line, spilling into the field of vision. In that scenario, blepharoplasty may be the best way to tighten and lift the lids for a more youthful, rested expression.
Brow Lift to Elevate a Droopy Brow
Over time a once-youthful brow can sag and droop, creating a tired or angry expression, and wrinkles can form across the forehead and between the brows. You might find yourself using your forehead muscles to lift your brows, which worsens forehead wrinkling. A Brow lift can simultaneously elevate a drooping brow and smooth forehead wrinkles for a rested, pleasant expression. Dr. McCracken often performs it endoscopically, which is a less invasive variation of the procedure.
To discuss your personal age-related concerns with facial plastic surgeon specialist Michael McCracken, please contact McCracken Eye and Face Institute and request an appointment.