An old saying claims that the eyes are the window to the soul, meaning you can tell a person’s true emotions by looking into their eyes. So, what do your eyes tell others about you?
Do you notice people often ask if you’re tired, stressed, or sad, even when that’s not how you feel? This could be due to common cosmetic eye issues such as dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles that are changing your appearance in a negative way.
If you struggle with any of these problems, then continue reading to learn more about a few minimally- and non-invasive treatments we offer here at AquaVitae to smooth out and plump your eye area, including under eye filler, botox, and ZO eye care products.
Frequent eye area complaints medical providers hear from patients include dark circles, wrinkles, and fine lines. Below are the root causes of these common problems and how they can be corrected.
Have you noticed that even when you are well-rested, you continue to wake up with dark circles around your eyes? And that your attempts to cover them up with under-eye concealer fail since the discoloration peaks through, making you appear tired and stressed?
Many people experience dark circles and, although they are usually not a result of a serious health concern, they can shed light on poor lifestyle choices or mild underlying conditions.
So what causes the eye area to appear dark with tints of purple or red? As we age, the skin around our eyes becomes thinner due to loss of fatty tissue, thus allowing the blood vessels underneath to show through. Loss of sleep and poor nutrition can further exacerbate this by causing the skin to become pale, allowing the blood vessels to be even more visible.
Health conditions such as anemia, allergies, and thyroid issues, as well as family genetics can also contribute to the discoloration. Hereditary dark circles are extremely common and likely due to genetic hyper-pigmentation, especially if you notice other areas of the skin that appear dark. So, if your mother suffered from dark circles as well as her mother before that, then genetics are most likely playing a role.
Other lifestyle factors that could be worsening your dark circles include sunlight exposure, dehydration, smoking, and poor eating habits.
As aging occurs the skin loses collagen and elasticity, causing lines and wrinkles to form and become more defined as you get older. The skin under the eyes develops these aging signs earlier than other areas due the skin being so thin and delicate.
Just like with any other wrinkles, fine lines under the eyes are further exacerbated due to facial expressions, sunlight, and smoking. Additionally, you may not know that rubbing your eyes when you’re tired and sleeping on your side may be making your wrinkles worse. These habits apply pressure to and stretch the eye area, which breaks down the elasticity even faster than natural aging alone .
Eye area discoloration and fine lines can have a negative impact on your self esteem due to the eyes playing a major role in your overall appearance and how you come across to others. Below are some treatments that can help to minimize the concerns outlined above.
The under eye filler process involves injecting a hyaluronic acid gel, such as Juvederm or Restylane, into the area to restore volume and fill in folds and wrinkles. The moisturizing substance is able to lift the skin, separating it from the blood vessels underneath, making dark circles appear less apparent, or even nonexistent. Reducing dark circles and wrinkles with under eye filler can widen, brighten, and lift the eye area so you look younger and more alert.
Since hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body, the procedure is safe and well tolerated. Under eye filler results can last up to nine months or more, depending on the product used.
Botox injected in the areas around the eye, such as the crow’s feet and in between the eyes, can smooth wrinkles, making the eye area appear more youthful. Botox works by interrupting the nerve impulses that cause the muscles in the area to contract. Over time, this reduces the appearance of creases and lines.
This quick treatment takes about ten minutes and has minimal downtime. After the treatment, the entire eye area looks silky smooth and plump. Results can last up to four months.
Good skin care is essential when maintaining young, bright eyes. Dry skin can maximize the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and dark circles, making them more noticeable and defined. Therefore, in addition to cosmetic treatments, moisturizing topical creams and serums can also help to rejuvenate the under eye area.
Here at AquaVitae, we carry medical-grade ZO Skin Health products, developed by world-renowned dermatologist, Dr, Zein Obagi. The brand’s top-quality eye care products can help strengthen the delicate skin around the eyes, while minimizing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and dark circles. During your visit, our providers can work with you to choose an eye care product for your individual concerns.
Say goodbye to packing on concealer under your eyes, and hello to waking up looking refreshed. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re looking to reinvigorate your eyes and restore your confidence. We would love to address your specific eye area concerns and suggest a treatment that is best for you.