Timeless Eyes: Rejuvenation Options at The Maas Clinic™

The eyes play a crucial role in your total appearance, and when the signs of aging start to sneak in, it can make you look older and wearier than you feel. The delicate skin surrounding the eyes is particularly vulnerable to sun damage and other extrinsic aging factors, which means you might notice changes around this area before wrinkles start forming in other places. Fortunately, Dr. Maas offers a wealth of nonsurgical and surgical treatments for the eyes that can effectively refresh your look and turn back the clock.

How the Eyes Age

Numerous changes can occur to the eyes over time. One of the most concerning for many patients is the formation of a dark circle underneath the eye that can make you look perpetually tired. There are different reasons why this darkness develops, including a loss of collagen that creates a more profound tear through depression. Collagen is a protein produced by the body that supports the skin's underlying structure. Collagen depletion, which is expected over time, leads to skin laxity, thinning skin, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

In addition, collagen depletion can lead to darkening under the eyes that may remain even if you get a full night of sleep. Fine lines, especially the lower lid and outer corners, can also form around the eye. These lines can be caused by loss of collagen. They also occur when you repeatedly make facial expressions like squinting or smiling. The latter type of line is known as a dynamic wrinkle and is frequently treated with a neuromodulator like BOTOX®. Other wrinkles in this area often respond well to dermal filler injections.

The brow is the third area where aging signs can begin to appear. Mild ptosis (sagging) is common around the upper eyelid and brow area, making you look chronically tired, angry, or worried. These changes can also be attributed to skin laxity, which worsens over time. When the problem is addressed early, injectable procedures can often refresh this portion of the eye, adding a natural "lift" to the entire face. More significant aging symptoms may require surgery to reverse those signs and update your appearance.

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Refresh Your Look with Under Eye Filler

Dr. Maas believes a cosmetic filler is the first and easiest step to avoiding dark circles under the eye. When these are placed directly into the tear-through depression, the area looks less dark, and you look less tired. Because Dr. Maas understands the subtle distinctions between under-eye fillers in San Francisco, he knows how to choose the best product for your eye treatment. He looks for formulations that retain less water to prevent a puffy look underneath the eyes. He also places the injections just below the muscle to ensure the most natural result.

In addition to addressing the tear trough, Dr. Maas may treat the outer area underneath the eye, known as the orbital malar groove. If your discoloration consists of a full half-circle that completely covers the lower portion of the eye, you may also need injections in this area. Dr. Maas can use the same fillers for the tear trough as the orbital, malar groove, ensuring all evidence of aging or weariness is eliminated in a single treatment.

Eyebrow Filler Provides Subtle, Youthful Lift

When the upper eye is a source of concern, under-eye fillers in San Francisco can also be used in this area in some cases. Just below the brow, Dr. Maas may administer small amounts of augmentation to lift the forehead slightly, which can refresh your look. Only some patients are good candidates for brow fillers. Still, Dr. Maas has an expert eye that can detect potential prominence in the forehead that would be exacerbated by dermal fillers. However, most of our patients can benefit from just the right amount of augmentation using a filler product to produce the desired results.

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Adding BOTOX to Your Treatment Plan

While a dermal filler may be sufficient for some individuals, others may prefer a combination of a filler and a neurotoxin like BOTOX to achieve an optimal result. Botox works differently from fillers. Instead of adding support to the underlying dermal structure, Botox relaxes the muscles, leading to wrinkles. While lines and wrinkles are smoothed away, you can still make all your natural facial expressions. BOTOX injections can be performed simultaneously as fillers, providing complete results in a single treatment session.

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Surgical Options for Long-Lasting Results

While there are many noninvasive approaches to aging symptoms around the eye, surgical options can also be helpful for suitable patients. Blepharoplasty is an eye rejuvenation surgery that can address the lower lid, upper lid, or both lids at the same time, producing dramatic, long-lasting results. Dr. Maas uses advanced techniques that do not leave any visible scarring. Surgical brow lifts can also be done using endoscopic procedures that require a tiny incision within the hairline that will never be evident after surgery. These options feature results that can last many years, reducing the need for ongoing sessions in our office, which is common with injectable solutions.

You don't have to accept those unwanted changes if your eyes give you a worn, aged appearance. Contact the Maas Clinic™ today to find out how we can use fillers or other techniques to refresh your eyes and rejuvenate your entire appearance.

Corey S. Maas, MD, reviewed the information about fillers around the eyes. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us using our contact form on the sidebar.

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