It's in the Eyes: Lafayette Treatment Options

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It’s often said that eyes are the window to the soul.  Through them, we show much of our emotion and experience much of our world.  As the years pass and these experiences are taken in, the eyes can reveal more about us that what we feel.  In many cases, they tell others things about us that we’d rather not be so obvious, like our age or just how tired we are.

While makeup and over-the-counter creams or serums can help you conceal some of these issues around the eyes, cosmetic eye treatments and dermatology grade products are sure to give more dramatic and satisfying results.  Here are three of our most recommended eye treatments to our Lafayette and Baton Rouge dermatology patients based on their area of concern.

Getting Rid of Eye Wrinkles

It isn’t that the fine lines and wrinkles we often call crow’s feet are a bad thing.  They show years of laughter and lots of smiles, but they also can make us look far older than we feel.  These particular type of wrinkles are dynamic in nature, meaning that they result from years of muscular use.  Fortunately, dynamic wrinkles and lines respond well to one of the most established and trusted cosmetic treatments available: Botox.  The facial relaxer injections can ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, as well as around the mouth, forehead, and brow, within 3-5 days of the initial treatment.  Around three to four treatments per year is generally all patients need to maintain their refreshed results.

Getting Rid of Eye Bags

Puffiness, eye bags, and sagging eye lids commonly results with age as skin loses elasticity and collagen or fat deposits collect underneath the eyes.  There are many products that tout their ability to help firm and soothe the eyes, thereby reducing these issues.  However, there is truly one method which is reliably effective at offering long-term results: blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).  While the thought of a surgical operation can be frightening, blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure that can be performed under local anesthetic.  This means that you do not need to be put to sleep in order to have the procedure, a common source of patient fear.  By permanently eliminating the excessive skin or fat that is leading to the cosmetic issue, blepharoplasty has become of the most popular cosmetic procedures with some of the most reliable results.

Making Eyes Look Rejuvenated

Perhaps you aren’t particularly bothered by excessive puffiness or lines and wrinkles, but there is a general change in your eye appearance that you’d like to address.  You may look tired or have under eye circles and want to look awake and refreshed.   There are a few treatment options available that may help you achieve the look you’re after.  However, consistent use of a quality eye cream can go a very long way.  Consider visiting your dermatologist and asking them which product they recommend for serious results.  The answer likely won’t be something you can grab in your local drug store.  There are many products that are only available in your physician’s office such as the NeoCutis product line which includes their Lumiere eye cream.  Packed with age fighting ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, Lumiere has been shown to reduce the signs of aging by as much as 28 percent after only six weeks.

If any of these eye area concerns apply to you, consider a visit to our Baton Rouge or Lafayette dermatology offices and speak with one of our board-certified dermatologists about which product or service is best suited to help you achieve the youthful, refreshed look you’re after.