The skin on the face is often the first to show early signs of aging. The skin of the face is delicate, particularly in the area around the eyes. Loose skin, lines, puffiness or bags all contribute to sign of aging. Eyes are a primary focus of the face and once they begin aging, they can essentially make the rest of the face look tired.
Many individuals that have come into Utah Facial Plastics to discuss options to improve this area tend to say that others have told them they look angry or tired. Sometimes, it is something they are noticing themselves although they don’t feel that way. There are several procedures or treatments that can be done to rejuvenate the eye area. Utah Facial Plastics and UFP Aesthetics has an array of services depending on the concerns, severity of the issues, and recommended option for improvement.
Botox Around the Eyes
Botox is an easy fix with no downtime if you are wanting to address fine lines around the eyes. It wont correct loose skin or bags, but it is great for softening out those annoying wrinkles that form from smiling and squinting over time. Botox is well known and has been around for a long time, with millions of people being treated each year. With just a few pokes, Botox can be injected to the outer corners of the eye treating what is known as “crow’s feet” or near the brow area to give a subtle brow lift opening up the eyes. Many individuals are starting Botox preventatively to slow down these lines from forming, but don’t worry if you have mature lines and want to improve them, Botox can reverse those lines over a few treatments and soften them out. Botox is a treatment that you should repeat every 3-5 months to maintain those results.
Injectable Filler to Tear Troughs
Filler is another non-surgical injectable treatment that can be specifically used to treat hollowing under the eyes to fix that “sunken in” look. This treatment is not right for everyone and should be discussed with an experienced injector. When done appropriately and correctly it can create a more even contour to the lower lid area.
Laser for Eyelid Wrinkles and Pigment
Laser treatments improve the overall texture and tone of skin in general. Resurfacing treatments can be focused around the eyelid skin to reverse crepey skin, giving it a softer appearance. It can also reduce pigmentation that can be contributing to “dark circles”. Some people mistake dark circles for having thin skin and this is mostly true, but some people have darker pigment in this area, which can be lightened and brightened with a good laser resurfacing treatment. Laser treatments can help firm the skin, but they aren’t going to tighten moderate excess skin or improve bags.
UFP Aesthetics has some of the newest technology on board with Scition’s Moxi, Halo Hybrid Fractional, and Contour TRL devices. It can be confusing when there are so many devices out there. What’s important is UFP Aesthetics providers can offer less aggressive to more aggressive treatments and are highly experienced at using them. We can customize a treatment for you based on the severity of texture, stage of aging, and the patient’s lifestyle. Overall, it’s best to discuss options and the recommendation from your provider to achieve the desired results for you.
Eyelid Rejuvenation with Blepharoplasty Surgery
As we age it is normal to have drooping of the brows, looseness of the skin, or even bulging fat below the eyes. This is just a normal process of aging for most. When this starts to occur and becomes a nuisance, it is best to seek out surgical intervention.
Upper Blepharoplasty is a procedure that addresses the upper eyelid skin and fat. A section of skin is removed, helping to lift the eyelid and open the eye to reverse a tired and aging look. Fat is removed on the inner corner of the lids if necessary to soften the contour of the lid. Lower Blepharoplasty is a procedure that addresses the same concerns, but primarily focuses on getting rid of under eye “bags” under the eyes. Fat is removed from this area or even repositioned if there is adjacent hollowing and will be used to create an even and soft contour. A “skin pinch” to the lower lid is where a strip of skin is removed just under the eyelid to help tighten loose skin.
Eyelid lift surgery is one of Utah Facial Plastics most popular procedures and can be very rewarding. The procedure itself doesn’t take much time in the surgical room and most patients heal quickly from it. It is important to avoid blood thinners and follow the preoperative instructions to help reduce symptoms of swelling and bruising.
If you are someone who’s experiencing signs of aging of the eyes or face, the eyes are a great place to start and can make a big improvement. From non-surgical to surgical options, Utah Facial Plastics is the premier provider of the Intermountain West for all your rejuvenation needs. Schedule a consultation to discuss eye rejuvenation options in either Layton or Draper, UT locations or give us a call at 801-776-2220.