If your eyes are saying you’re tired, sad or even that you’re older than you are, that can be cause for frequent frustration. Droopy, saggy skin and puffiness, along with dark circles, could all be sending the wrong message about your age, mood, and health. There are steps you can take, however, to correct the story by correcting your appearance.
What can you do at home?
- Quality sleep
At least seven hours for adults
- Proper hydration
Drink plenty of water, especially when it’s hot or if you exercise or work outdoors. Plus, use moisturizing eye cream daily.
- Allergy management
If your eye puffiness and bags show up the same time as allergy season, talk to your doctor about medications that can help. Avoid pollen, plus dust or whatever substances are your triggers.
- Quick fixes
Damp, cold compresses can help temporarily relieve puffiness and bags
- Bad habits
Eliminating environmental and lifestyle factors, such as sun, alcohol, and smoking, can help reduce dark circles, puffiness, saggy skin and other signs of aging.
When is it time to consult with your trusted doctor?
Unhappy with drooping skin and wrinkles around the eyes, many patients come to us for Botox, fillers and laser and chemical treatments, which can all offer improvements. And there’s a surgical solution.
Learn about blepharoplasty
Eyelid surgery can provide a more youthful appearance to upper and lower eyelids. The procedure can be performed to:
- Remove excess skin around the eyes (for some, this impairs vision)
- Remove eye bags
- Reduce wrinkles
- Reduce the appearance of dark circles
Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids, or both, depending on your specific goals and needs. Within about two weeks, most patients return to their normal activities looking refreshed and more youthful.
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