As an aesthetic specialist, Dr. Stiller sees patients every day who want to address age-related concerns. Due to the massive shifts we experienced in 2020 as a result of the novel coronavirus, one area of the face has become a prime target for rejuvenation. That area is the eyes. The desire for eyelid rejuvenation may stem from two particular changes. One is the fact that we are often wearing a mask. Wearing a mask, it is our eye area that “speaks” about us. The eyes tell others how we are feeling and whether we are friendly or not. The other change is that many people transitioned out of their offices and into their homes, where they maintained their work through videoconferencing. Try as we may, when our face is on a screen we are bound to look at it. This daily reflection showed millions of adults just how they would like to look. Enter eyelid rejuvenation.
There are several ways to wake up tired-looking eyes, including:
- Eyelid rejuvenation surgery (blepharoplasty). Eyelid rejuvenation surgery is performed on the upper or lower eyelids or both at the same time. This procedure involves careful trimming and/or repositioning of tissue to improve the contours that frame the eyes. Blepharoplasty can eliminate undereye bags and restore the natural crease to the upper eyelid.
- Botox injections. Botox may be strategically placed to lift the eyebrows and rejuvenate the upper eyelid. This drug is also used to smooth frown lines and crow’s feet around the eyes.
- Dermal filler injections. Dermal fillers are wrinkle reducers that work by increasing volume in targeted subcutaneous tissue. For the eyes, dermal fillers are powerful puffiness-busters. Undereye bags are disguised by a few injections below the lower part of the eye, near the upper cheek.
- Brow lift. For longer-lasting or more dramatic results than can be achieved with Botox, some people choose a surgical brow lift. This procedure adjusts the position as well as the contour of the brow line to refresh the upper part of the face.
- Energy-based tissue tightening. Part of the reason that the eyes start to look tired is the breakdown of the strong collagen and elastin matrix in the deeper layers of tissue around the eyes. Energy-based treatments like Morpheus8 RF microneedling stimulate prolonged collagen production, helping the skin naturally renew over time.
Tired looking eyes can feel unavoidable. Once you see them, you cannot help but notice them each time you see your reflection. Professional treatments can achieve profound results without much downtime. To learn more, call our Spokane office at 509-747-5773.