Everyone’s eyes are beautiful, “the gateway to the soul,” but the surrounding area can change with time leaving the front for this gateway a little worn. Blepharoplasty is a definitive solution, removing skin and possibly fat from around the eye but this involves surgery. Here are a few easier, albeit more subtle, ways to brighten up your eyes.
Neuromodulators such as Botox, Dysport and Jueveau can be used to lift the tail of the brow, smooth crows feet and help with the “jelly roll” under the eye.
Fillers can be used to help conceal a sunken appearance in the lower eyelid. This is called “tear trough” filler. Not everyone is a candidate for this. Unfortunately, if your eyes are more on the puffy side than sunken, filler may make this worse. If in doubt, get a consultation. Often some well-done cheek filler can help the under eye look better.
If your eyelids look a little droopy, giving you a tired look, we now have an easy solution for you. There are some drops called Upneeq (oxymetazoline hydrochloride) that will give a mild lift to the upper eyelid. Ptosis refers to a lowered position of your upper eyelid. Only a very small portion of the colored portion of your eye should be covered by your upper eyelid. If the lid comes down closer to the pupil, Upneeq dops can raise it 1-2 mm. These drops last 8 hours and have the added benefit of making your eye look whiter.
Crepey skin on the lower eyelid can be improved by using a retinol or chemical peel. A retinol is going to take several months to see the results. You can then do a chemical peel to improve the skin further.