When your eyes look refreshed, your whole appearance is more youthful. Getting enough sleep is one way to help keep puffiness and dark spots under your eyes at bay. Using an eye cream boosts collagen production, which helps firmness and plumpness. As we age, we lose collagen, so using an eye cream and applying it properly by patting the area with a small amount, starting at the corner of the eye and moving outward toward any crow’s feet will help.
Always wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV rays and prevent squinting which causes fine lines. Cut down on salt, as it will make your body hold on to water and enhance those under-eye bags. For special occasions, using an eye mask is an ideal way to minimize the appearance of dark circles and puffiness quickly. If you’re looking for a more distinctive fix to rejuvenate your eyes, consider cosmetic treatments. By selecting the right combination of treatments, you’ll be able to harness the impact of more than one procedure during a single visit to your plastic surgeon. The best outcome is possible, thanks to the ability of your doctor to delve down into multiple anatomic layers of tissue. By addressing each of these layers of tissue, the outcome will be better with natural, lasting results. It is possible to pair up surgical procedures with non-surgical treatments that will give you a version of yourself that looks natural and authentic but improved.
One effective combination to rejuvenate your eyes is a surgical eye refresh. This involves a blepharoplasty, resurfacing with a laser and injectables. It is perfect for anyone who wants to look more youthful around the eye area. As the elasticity of the eyelids is reduced as you age, you’ll notice what looks like excess skin in the area of the upper eyelid. Instead of looking perky, your eyes will appear tired and droopy, giving you a look that is impossible to fix, even with enough sleep.
How does this combination of treatments give such a powerful refresh? The first element is blepharoplasty or an eyelid lift. Patients may require the removal of excess muscle, fat and skin as well as tightening of the wall. The surgery can be performed via a nearly invisible incision inside the eyelid. The fat pads of the eyelid may require repositioning to avoid a gaunt appearance. Pairing this surgical procedure with laser resurfacing gives the skin a rejuvenated glow by enhancing skin texture. Since surgery doesn’t help improve crepey skin, laser resurfacing is an ideal element to include. Finally, injectables are a powerful factor in this combination treatment. Injectables reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes as well as give gorgeous contouring to facial features. To enjoy a true refresh of the eye area, it is essential to enhance the cheek and brows as well.
Another combination treatment to help refresh the eye area is a non-surgical brow lift, which includes MINT PDO Threads with injectables and Ultherapy. This combination is a great option for anyone who has skin laxity around the brow but isn’t ready for a surgical procedure. MINT PDO Threads pull soft, sagging tissue into position and at the same time stimulates the production of collagen. These immediate results are enhanced by injectables, which smooth the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while adding facial contour. Ultherapy employs ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen production to uplift and tighten the skin over time. These non-surgical procedures work beautifully in tandem to give a refreshed, youthful result.
Dr. Jennifer Levine is one of only a few surgeons who is double-board certified. Call 646.362.5245 to learn how her approach of “Believable Beauty” can help you look your very best.