Reverse Signs of Aging Around Your Eyes

One of the first places where visible signs of aging begin to emerge is around the eyes. The common complaints for people as they age is the appearance of wrinkles, bags, hollowness or sagging skin. The skin around the eye area is delicate and extremely thin, therefore we tend to see the first signs of aging in this area. Patients interested in improving the appearance of the skin around the eye area have many non-surgical options. Here we discuss a few common concerns and effective treatments for each.

Concern 1: Under Eye Discoloration
Some people suffer from dark under eye circles, and this may be due to a variety of factors, including volume loss, heredity, lack of sleep, aging, sun exposure, allergies and certain medications. Fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) resurfacing will help tighten, lighten, and promote collagen formation for the delicate skin around the eyes. The most effective eye creams are those that contain peptides and growth factors such as Lumiere by Neocutis and TNS Eye Repair Cream by SkinMedica.

Concern 2: Lines Around the Eyes
As we age, wrinkles tend to form around the corners of the eyes; these lines around the eyes are commonly referred to as crow’s-feet. Crow’s-feet are due in part to facial expressions over time, collagen loss, and heredity. Neurotoxins such as Botox, Xeomin or Dysport can work well in helping raise the eyebrows, which in turn improve the appearance of the eyes. The injections block the nerve signals that cause facial muscles to contract and this ultimately results in localized reduction in muscle activity in the treated area. In addition, hyaluronic acid (dermal filler) can improve deeper lines in the crow’s-feet.

Concern 3: Sunken Eyes or Loss of Volume Under the Eyes
Dermal fillers such as Restylane and Belotero are suitable to help plump up the skin under the eyes to help with dark circles and volume loss. The tear trough, the grooves that sit below the lower eyelid and the cheeks, commonly forms a depression as people age. Fillers give an instant improvement that can last up to two years around the eyes.

Concern 4: Lax or Loose Skin
Around the Eyes Lasers are a great non-invasive way to improve skin laxity and smooth wrinkles around the eyes. Lasers, such as the fractional resurfacing CO2 and Erbium resurfacing, smooth and tighten the skin. They can also be combined with the use of radio frequency treatments, which can help build fresh new collagen.

The fractional CO2, also known as the “laser eye lift”, helps remove damaged skin and tighten the area. These laser treatments stimulate your body to produce natural collagen, giving you natural results and softening the appearance of fine lines.

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Mariam Alimi
Mariam Alimi, RN, BSN is the Aesthetic Director & Advanced Injector at Impressions MediSpa. Mariam is an Aesthetic Nurse with a Bachelors in Nursing from Stratford University (cum Laude) and a Bachelors from Virginia Tech. She is an expert in laser technology and has over 10+ years of experience in cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic medicine. Mariam is certified in Botox & Dermal Fillers including Advanced Techniques using Restylane, Restylane Lift/Perlane, Voluma, Juvederm XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Radiesse, and Sculptra. Mariam is a Licensed in ArqueDerma® Artistic Restoration Lift® and InstaTox®. She has completed an intense training through Injectability Institute home of ArqueDerma® technique. Mariam has also completed several courses using Sculptra, collagen stimulator, for facial rejuvenation, Sculptra Butt Lift and treatment of cellulite. Mariam is committed to restoring, sculpting and enhancing one’s natural beauty through non-surgical techniques. Mariam is a member of the Association of Medical Aesthetic Nurses, American Society for Laser Medicine and American Nurses Association. She is a native of Northern Virginia and her hobbies include spending quality time with her family, nature hikes, traveling and staying current on the latest advancements & research involving aesthetic medicine.