The eyes reveal your age more than any other part of your body. As we get older, the area around your eyes are affected by several factors that lead to the signs of aging, like crow’s feet, drooping eyelids and under eye bags.
Breakdown of Collagen:
Collagen and elastin, the proteins responsible for keeping our skin firm and taut begin to breakdown and production of new collagen begins to slow as we get older. This leads to sagging, lax skin. When the skin around our eyes loses it tautness, our eyelids begin to droop, making us look tired and weathered.
Facial fat is helpful in keeping skin look plump, taut, and youthful. As we age, the fat deposits in our face begin to break down. Fat loss of the upper cheek creates a noticeable transition between the upper cheek and the lower eye region. It can also create shadowing. Both factors contribute to the appearance of sunken in eyes and dark bags that form under our eyes.
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by repeated movements. When we contract our muscles, the overlying skin stretches to accommodate the movement. When our skin is young and fortified by ample collagen and elastin production, our skin has good elasticity and can easily bounce back from being stretched out.
As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and each movement creates a small crease in the skin. With repeated movements these creases grow into ruts, or dynamic wrinkles.
Because the upper face region is so expressive, the skin under goes a significant amount of repetitive movements. Every time we laugh, or squint, or smile, the same muscles stretch the skin in the same area, leading to the formation of dynamic wrinkles. The most common area for dynamic wrinkles correlates with the most expressive parts of our face, such as our brow, around our eyes, and the corners of our mouth. Crow’s feet, the collection of fine lines that shoot out from the outer corner of your eye is a good example of dynamic wrinkles.
Other Causes of tired, old looking eyes that are not age related:
Fluctuations in weight, genetics, diet, sleep and other factors not related to aging can also cause wrinkles and under eye bags. Another common culprit is allergies. Our immune response to allergens can make our eyes look red, swollen, and create the appearance of under eye bags. Additionally, itchiness can lead us to rub our eyes, which if done long-term can cause wrinkles.
Non-Invasive Treatments to diminish the signs of aging around the eyes:
Botox reigns as the most requested non-invasive treatment in America. Botox is a cosmetic injection composed of the Botulinum toxin. This toxin is a neuromodulator that can safely smooth out the appearance of dynamic wrinkles by causing temporary paralysis of the underlying muscles.
Botox, and similar neuromodulators, such as Dysport are commonly used to diminish the signs of aging that collect around the eyes by smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles such as crows feet and fine lines around our brow.
Botox can also improve sagging of the upper eye. Injecting Botox just below the brow line can improve hooding on the outer side of the eye by gentle lifting the lateral brow.
Dermal fillers, or facial fillers, are another popular non-invasive cosmetic treatment. Like Botox, dermal fillers are cosmetic injections, but instead of using a neuromodulator to relax muscle contractions, Dermal fillers usually consist of Hyaluronic acid or another type of volumizing substance. They are designed to safely fill in depressions left by volume loss.
Dermal fillers may be a good option for individuals who have under eye bags due to fat loss in the upper cheek region. By injecting a volumizing substance in this area, your skin care professional can smooth out the transition between the cheek and under eye area.
Choosing the Right Skin Care Professional
Because the skin around the eye is so delicate it is important to use a doctor who is well experienced in performing cosmetic injections in the eye region. At Park Avenue Medical Spa, Dr. Anca Tchelebi is the premier Dermal fillers and Botox Westchester provider. She has performed anti-aging eye treatments on hundreds of satisfied patients. Her expertise leads to beautifully volumized eyes, free of wrinkles, fine lines, and under eye bags.
To ensure her patients receive the most optimal results possible, Dr. Tchelebi uses the best dermal fillers for treating the eye region, such as Belotero, to avoid the tyndall effect, or the bluish discoloration that can sometimes form when treating the under eye area with other types of cosmetic fillers.
Facial Fillers & Botox Westchester
Facial fillers and Botox are a great way to diminish the signs of aging and transform your eyes to look years younger, instantaneously. The best way to get started with Facial Fillers or Botox in Westchester is to call 914.930.2899 or fill out an online contact form to set up a free consultation with Park Avenue Medical Spa. During your free consultation, Dr. Tchelebi will discuss the different types of cosmetic injections and how Botox or facial fillers can help you get dramatically younger, more rejuvenated eyes.