Are your eyes the window to your soul or your age?
Unfortunately, the first signs of aging are often related to the eye.
The common comments by family and friends are usually:
“Are you tired?”
“Did you get enough sleep last night?”
Rejuvenating the eye is one of my favourite treatment as it instantly makes one look FRESH post-procedure!
But first let’s find out what is THE AGING EYE:
- Tear Trough Deformity – sunken appearance of the eye that results in the casting of a dark shadow over the lower eyelid, giving the person a fatigued appearance despite adequate rest. This is due to the diminish fat stores in the lower eyelid as we age.
- Dark Circles – this is often a result of tear trough deformity. However, the cause of the dark circles can be multifactorial. Changes in skin thickness, laxity and hyperpigmentation can also play a role. Thin skin or prominent subcutaneous venous pooling accentuates the periorbital darkening. 1
- Upper Eyelid Sagging Skin – As skin loses its elasticity, this creates a droopy upper eyelid and makes one look sad and tired.
- Crow’s Feet – the wrinkles at the outer corner of the eye, more prominent in people who has habitual squinting and often related to a person above 30s.
Tear trough deformity can be treated non-surgically with Hyaluronic Acid Fillers. The right choice of products (brand and type of filler) and a skilled injector will ensure good results. HA fillers for tear trough usually lasts between 6-12 months.
Not everyone needs HA Fillers for eye rejuvenation, as I have discussed above there are several factors contributing to THE AGING EYE. A proper assessment and careful examination is needed to know if you are a suitable candidate for this type of procedure.
I am just pleased to share that there are non-invasive treatment options such as this procedure, which does not involve surgery and yet can still help one to rejuvenate those tired eyes!
Image above is my actual patient. Kindly do not distribute images without written permission. Thank you.
- Sadick NS, Bosniak SL, Cantisano-Zilkha M, Glavas IP, Roy D. Definition of the tear trough and the tear trough rating scale. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2007;6:218–22.