They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. If your eyes look tired and aged, then chances are good that’s how the world views you as a whole. If you’re ready to restore that youthful glow to your eyes, these procedures can do just that.
The terms eyebrow lift and forehead lift are often used interchangeably. These procedures are used to help lift the eyebrows, giving the eyes a wider, more open, and more youthful glow. At the same time, an eyebrow lift can also help reduce lines on your forehead, on the bridge of your nose, and the creases right between your eyebrows. This procedure often requires anesthesia and comes with some recovery time, so be sure to schedule a consultation to find out whether you’re a good candidate.
Blepharoplasty is essentially eyelid rejuvenation, and it can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids, or both. The goal is to reduce bagginess from lower lids and remove any excess skin from the upper lids, which can immediately improve your youthful appearance. Keep in mind that the skin around the eyes is very thin and sensitive, and over time, it can start to droop and sag – particularly when your body no longer produces as much collagen on its own. Blepharoplasty can help revitalize your eyes, but once again, this is a surgical procedure. You’ll need to talk to your surgeon to find out if you’re a good candidate.
For many people, the area around the eyes is one of the first areas to start developing wrinkles. Crow’s feet are quite common, as are lines just between the eyebrows. Although these may not directly affect the shape or visibility of the eyes, they can give you a more aged appearance. Botox is a quick, nearly painless procedure that can improve the look of wrinkles around the eyes and make them look far younger in a matter of minutes. Botox is also affordable, and it can last anywhere from three to 12 months, depending on your personal skin composition and reaction to the injection. It’s safe and effective, and you can return to normal activity the very same day.
Facial fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are also quite common when it comes to restoring your eyes’ youthful look. These fillers plump the areas where wrinkles are most noticeable, which can immediately take years off your face. Juvederm can be used under the eyes to fill in hollow areas, which often appear dark and can add to the appearance of aging. It can also be used for crow’s feet and just between the brows to fill and plump the area, which also restores youth.
As you can see, there are many different ways to improve the youthfulness of your eyes. You might opt for a surgical procedure like a brow or lid lift, which can provide semi-permanent results, or you might choose Botox or facial fillers, which provide near-instant results without much downtime.