So You’ve Got Some Baggage: Top Tips for Bags Under the Eyes

 In Aging, Injectable Fillers, Lasers, Skin Care Products

They say the eyes are the first feature people notice when they look at you, and if your eyes are looking tired or drawn, you may be projecting an image that doesn’t truly reflect the way you feel. Eyes are surrounded by tender, sensitive skin that’s especially prone to the signs of aging. Wrinkles, sagging, drooping skin and lids, and hollowed-out areas under the eyes can all make you appear worn out and older.

While eye rejuvenation used to mean invasive eyelid surgery, now there are plenty of options that can help you ward off the signs of aging without the need for an invasive operation. Here’s what you need to know:

  • First, applying a good hyaluronic eye cream can help your eye area resist the effects of aging by locking in the body’s natural moisture so skin appears more resilient without the use of greasy, heavy creams. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, providing lubricant for cells, joints and connective tissue. Its natural, moisture-retentive properties allow for a light formulation that can be worn both during the day and at night.
  • For crow’s feet and other lines or wrinkles in the sensitive eye area, choose a SmartXide laser treatment. The SmartXide can be used on both the upper and lower lids to tighten and tone loose, sagging skin and smooth out wrinkles so you appear younger, more alert and refreshed. SmartXide splits the traditional laser beam into tiny “micro beams” that can treat small areas of the skin, leaving adjacent areas untouched so healing occurs more rapidly. That means you can enjoy your younger-looking eyes much more quickly than you could if you underwent a surgical eye lift procedure. Plus, the SmartXide laser stimulates the body’s natural healing process, encouraging the ongoing development of new collagen so you continue to experience benefits for months afterward.

Thermage treatment is another good option for those who don’t want to undergo laser treatment. Thermage uses deep heat to help tighten tissues, eliminate fine wrinkles, reduce sagging and eyelid “hooding,” and promote the development of collagen for long-lasting results.

Both SmartXide and Thermage treatments are performed right in the office and provide a great alternative to eyelid surgery for patients who want to banish that tired, worn-out look that comes from drooping lids and pesky crow’s feet.

  • Finally, you can fill in hollowed-out under eye areas with a gentle filler like Belotero. Belotero is a hyaluronic-based filler that integrates with your skin to boost volume around the eyes. Since hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the skin, it’s well tolerated and helps the skin retain moisture more effectively for a firmer appearance. Belotero uses a flexible formulation that moves naturally with every expression so you feel confident about the way you look.

Want to learn how you can help your eyes look younger and more refreshed? Getting started is easy: Call our office today at 212-772-7242 and schedule a consultation to find out about all your options.

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