You’ve probably heard the old saying: Your eyes are the windows to your soul. It’s a beautiful sentiment. But unfortunately, your eyes can also shed some light on your age — or at least the signs of aging that can make you look a lot older (and more worn-out) than you really feel.
Sagging skin, dark hollows, wrinkles, and sagging — every one of these all-too-common signs of aging can take a big toll on your eye area.
The good news: Rand Rodgers, MD, can address all those issues with dermal fillers, restoring your eyelids and the surrounding areas so you look fresher, rejuvenated, and younger, too.
Every year in the United States, nearly 3 million people choose dermal fillers to help reduce signs of facial aging, including wrinkles, lines, and loss of volume around the eyelids. Here’s how Dr. Rodgers can use fillers to help you look younger and more alert.
Aging and your eyelids
The eye area is one of the first places on your face to show the signs of aging — wrinkles, lines, and sagging.
That’s partly due to the fact that the eye area lacks the underlying “plumpness” found in other areas of your face, like your cheeks. As we age, we tend to lose even more volume, leaving the eye area looking sunken and hollowed out.
Loss of volume in and near the lower lids can also result in lid sagging, adding years to your appearance and sometimes even contributing to dry eyes. The tear trough area near the inner corners tends to appear darker as the skin thins out and underlying volume disappears.
Taken together, all these changes can dramatically age your entire face.
Replenishing lost volume with fillers
Loss of volume happens naturally with older age, as your body slows down its production of key substances like hyaluronic acid (HA).
HA helps your skin retain moisture, helping it look and feel plumper and firmer. Age also ushers in a decline in the production of collagen, another key component in firm, youthful skin.
Dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid and other natural and synthetic materials to restore lost volume, plumping up the lower lids to smooth out wrinkles and decrease sagging.
Plus, fillers can add volume to the tear trough area, lightening the under-eye area for a more energized, more radiant-looking result.
In addition to fillers, Dr. Rodgers can incorporate Botox® injections to treat crow’s feet at the outer corners of your eyes, for results that look natural — but better.
Injectables let you tap into all the benefits of a restored eye area without the pain, scarring, or downtime associated with surgical eye lifts (and at a lower cost, too).
Restore your eye area — without surgery
Don’t let your eyes age you before your time. Dr. Rodgers offers custom filler treatments to help patients at his practices on Manhattan's Upper East Side and in Great Neck and New Rochelle, New York, achieve their unique anti-aging goals.
Let him design a treatment plan to help you achieve your anti-aging goals. To learn more, call the office most convenient to you today.