The Best Eye Treatments Based on Area of Concern

There is a lot that can be determined from looking at a person’s eyes.  They reveal the entire spectrum of emotion from sadness to anger to joy, and some believe that they offer clues to a person’s true character.  Unfortunately, they are also one of the most tell-tale signs of age. 

From wrinkles to sagging, our eyes can divulge the years gone by with just a glance.  Naturally, this is one of their less desirable qualities, and one on which millions of dollars are spent to hide.  From topical creams to plastic surgery, there is no shortage of age-correcting eye treatments available to try.  But, how do you know which ones really work and which concerns they are best suited for?  Here is a little guidance to help:

Retin-A for Tired Eyes and Fine Wrinkles

When it comes to rejuvenating eyes that appear tired or that are surrounded by fine wrinkles, topical treatments such as Tretinoin (Retin-A) can make a big impact with regular use.  They are a great option for those whose areas of concern are not considered severe or who want to avoid more invasive or expensive options.  While many products tout Retin-A, patients should know that the strength and efficacy will vary from one product to the next.  An over-the-counter cream available at your local department store, for instance, will not carry the same punch as a product obtained through your dermatologist.

Botox for Crow’s Feet and Frown Lines

Those lines at the corners of the eyes that occur when you smile or those “elevens” that appear between the brows when furrowed are common concerns that come with time.  These are also what are commonly referred to as dynamic wrinkles, meaning they appear with muscle contraction and disappear with the muscle is relaxed.  Fortunately, such wrinkles are easily improved with the gold standard of treatment: Botox.  With treatment that is both quick and relatively painless, Botox can drastically improve the look of these eye wrinkles and many more for months at a time.  However, skill of the practitioner is especially important here, making it best to seek the service of a qualified physician such as a dermatologist.

Fillers for Hollowing of the Eyes

Many individuals notice that their eyes seem to hollow over time, losing the youthful fullness they once had, particular underneath.  In this case, fillers such as Juvederm can make a dramatic difference.  Such products are designed to plump up areas that have lost volume through reduced collagen production.   Many patients find excellent results when combining fillers underneath the eye with relaxers such as Botox for wrinkles around the eyes.

Blepharoplasty for Sagging Eyelids

Both age and medical concerns can lead to drooping and sagging of the eyelids.  Not only can such an issue be aesthetically displeasing, it may even interfere with vision in severe cases.  Fortunately, the concern can often be totally corrected with a procedure known as blepharoplasty.  In this outpatient surgical procedure, the physician removes excess skin and restores the eyes to their former appearance.  Of course, with any surgical procedure, finding the best practitioner is crucial to success, so ensure that you research your preferred surgeons thoroughly.

Your eyes may tell others a lot about you, but they don’t have to give away your age.  If you are frustrated or displeased with the appearance of aging eyes, contact Dermasurgery Center, and request a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist.  We have many years of experience and happy patients from each of the treatments listed above and are pleased to help you achieve the best possible results for your eyes.




Chad Prather, M.D.