Your eyes are often the first thing people notice about you. They are often referred to as the “window of the soul.” For those who are unhappy with the look of their eyes, this may cause concern. However, there are treatment options to help make your eyes look more youthful and vibrant. Below you will find some common cosmetic eyelid concerns and what you can do about them.
Common Cosmetic Eyelid Concerns
Aging and certain habits can impact the look of your eyes. This is because the skin around your eyes is much thinner than the rest of your face and body. Consider the following common cosmetic eyelid concerns.
Crow’s feet are a branch of wrinkles that form on the outer corners of your eyes. They are often caused by repetitive squinting and other facial expressions. These can make you look much older than you are. Depending on the severity of your crow’s feet, there are a number of options. Mild crow’s feet can often be addressed with fillers. However, more advanced wrinkles around your eyes require additional intervention. Eyelid surgery in Beverly Hills can treat a variety of issues impacting the appearance of your eyes, including reducing the appearance of crow’s feet.
Under Eye Bags:
Puffy eyes can make you look tired and much older than you are. Under eye bags are often a result of the skin under your eyes thinning out and sagging. Additionally, the fat pad underneath your eyes can also shift and make your under-eye bags look even more pronounced. While there are a ton of creams and serums that promise amazing results, under eye bags often require cosmetic intervention.
Just like under eye bags, the area above your eyes can also sag. This too can make you look much older than you are. Depending on the severity, it can even impact your vision. Saggy eyelids are often due to skin laxity, thinning skin, and levator muscle stretching out as you age.
Blepharoplasty is helpful in addressing saggy eyelids as the procedure involves the removal of the excess skin and fat in your upper eyelids, in addition to tightening the levator muscle. For those who have both saggy eyelids and under eye bags, quad blepharoplasty in Beverly Hills can address your upper and lower eyelid concerns.
Overall Skin Laxity:
As you age, the natural collagen and elastin production in your skin reduces. This begins as early as your late 20s and continues to decline throughout your life. Collagen and elastin are responsible for keeping your skin tight and voluminous. The result of the reduction in production of these important proteins is skin laxity. This can dramatically impact the look of your eyes. There are a number of treatment options depending on the severity of your skin laxity. Minor skin laxity can be addressed with fillers, but more severe sagging often requires eyelid surgery.
Dark circles can make you look tired and unhealthy. Also, dark circles can come with the natural aging process. However, they can also be exacerbated by certain unhealthy lifestyle factors. Smoking, excessive drinking, poor sleep habits, and unmanaged stress can also impact your under-eye area. As you age, the skin under your eyes becomes thinner, making the blood vessels underneath your eyes more prominent. Dark circle treatment is highly effective in addressing the issue and can help you restore a more rested look free from dark circles.
Eyelid Surgery in Beverly Hills
If you are unhappy with the look of your eyes and are considering treatment options, contact Dr. Christopher Zoumalan. He is skilled in a variety of treatment options that can address aging eyes. Contact his office today to schedule a consultation!