What Causes Aging Around the Eyes?

A careful examination and thoughtful consultation can often determine the cause of aging concerns under the eyes, which may be due to multiple factors. As we age, a fat pad under the eye drops down (gravity isn’t our friend). Volume loss under the eye, changes in skin pigment, increased visibility of blood vessels, or a combination of these factors may be responsible.

Eye Filler

Is Under-Eye Filler Sometimes the Answer?

Absolutely. One solution is called “tear trough filler,” and there’s no wonder it has become extremely popular since, under the correct circumstances, it works very well.  When volume loss is the culprit causing shadows under the eyes, injection of dermal fillers often does wonders.  When patients have depressions right under the eye hollows, these are referred to as tear troughs. Strategic placement of filler in the tear troughs can help create a natural appearance of youthful smoothness.

I Have Hooded Eyes or Droopy Eyelids. Is There a Treatment for Me?

The treatment for severe hooding as well as droopy upper eyelids or puffy lower eyelids may be a surgical procedure called a blepharoplasty. However, for less severe hooding, puffiness, and fine lines around the eyes, or when a non-surgical solution is more desirable, a Plasma Pen eyelift may be considered. Contact us if you would like more information about plasma, also known as fibroblast technology. Face Forward Medical Aesthetics in Lexington, MA offers the following solutions for dark circles, under-eye hollows, hooding, and droopy, puffy eyelids:

Dermal Fillers

As mentioned, dermal fillers can be useful in combating the appearance of tear troughs. They can also help to revitalize the skin surrounding the eyes, clearing away fine lines, creases, and folds.

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Medical Grade Skincare

After a cosmetic treatment, you’ll want to do everything possible to protect your investment in your skin. Medical-grade skincare products provide an enhanced level of skin nourishment, preserving your rejuvenated appearance.

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Plasma Pen

The Plasma Pen can help achieve many of the same results as a surgical blepharoplasty but without the invasiveness and extended downtime. By stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, the Plasma Pen can beautifully rewind the clock on facial aging.

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