Your Non-Surgical Options for Younger-Looking Eyes
July 11, 2016
Eyelid surgery, brow lift and facelift are all facial rejuvenation procedures that can effectively achieve brighter, youthful eyes. However, not all patients are ready to undergo surgery in order to enhance their appearance. The Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton offer several cosmetic procedures that do not require surgery, nor a long recovery time. Here are their best recommendations.
Botox is the go-to procedure for many people who wish to rejuvenate their facial appearance almost instantly. The injectable treatment can be performed in as little as 30 minutes, and patients are able to return to their normal routine immediately after. Botox works by temporarily relaxing the muscles underneath the skin. This, in turn, smooths out lines and creases on the skin, including pesky crow’s feet and wrinkles around the eyes.
Injectable fillers such as Juvederm and Radiesse rejuvenate the facial appearance by adding volume to areas of the face that have lost fat and muscle tone over time. These injectable fillers are also used to fill in lines, creases and wrinkles around the face, including those around the eyes. Depending on the filler used, results can last three months to more than a year.
Chemical peels remove old, damaged skin to make way for younger-looking skin. A chemical solution is applied to the area to slough off the dead skin cells, which in turn stimulates the body’s natural collagen process. This allows for a healthier layer of skin to surface. Chemical peels are effective for treatment of an array of skin imperfections, including wrinkles, fine lines, acne, age spots, crow’s feet and lines around the eyes.
Aside from pursuing minimally invasive treatment, here are a few things you can do to preserve the youth and beauty of your eyes:
- Get more shut-eye (aim for seven to eight hours a night)
- Use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher on your face, including the area around your eyes
- Wear wraparound sunglasses that offer 100 UV protection
- Avoid rubbing your eyes
- Avoid tugging at the skin around your eyes when applying makeup
- Gently wash off makeup before going to sleep every night
- Use medical grade skin care products to keep your facial skin moisturized
If you would like to learn more about the cosmetic treatments (both surgical and non-surgical) we offer, contact that Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton. Schedule a personal consultation with us by calling (561) 393-6400.