Concealer, creams, cooling masks—there are few products most of us haven’t tried to make our eyes look rested, awake, and youthful. Unfortunately, the subtle improvements these products do achieve are typically temporary, sometimes lasting just a few hours. Nonsurgical eye rejuvenation with BOTOX Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® however, have changed the game.
In this blog post, I’ll discuss a few powerful ways you can refresh the appearance of your eyes with injectables like dermal fillers and BOTOX, and show some before and after pictures of my patients.
Restoring a Rested Appearance
Fillers can even out hollows, disguise undereye bags, and smooth the area around the eyes. This approach offers a longer-lasting and more effective solution than layering on the concealer every morning.
- Bags: It’s especially difficult to cover bags, or fatty deposits under the eyes, with makeup or topical products. By subtly raising the skin around the bags, filler blends the deposits into the contours of the face.
- Hollows: The same effect takes place with dark circles. Lifting this skin reduces the amount of shadow under the eyes and brightens up the area for a more rested look.
Be sure to check out our related blog post for a complete guide to dermal fillers and other injectables to learn more about all they can do to refresh your look.
Turning Back the Clock
The skin around the eyes is thin and quick to show signs of aging. In fact, it’s often one of the first areas to display fine lines and wrinkles. BOTOX, and other neuromodulators like Dysport®, can relax crow’s feet and lines between the eyebrows for a younger, happier look. The product works by relaxing the muscles that repeatedly contract to cause dynamic wrinkles, allowing the skin to smooth out and creating a more even, youthful surface.
The areas that BOTOX can treat include:
- Crow’s feet
- Lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines)
- Eyebrows—BOTOX can create a subtle lift
Learn more about the ways BOTOX and other neuromodulators can rejuvenate the face from The Aesthetic Society.
You can see the effects of using BOTOX around the eyes in the before and after photos below:
Enhancing the Eyes
When we reduce the appearance of concerns around the eyes, the eyes themselves draw more attention and appear more inviting, relaxed, and rejuvenated. They more accurately convey your personality and express the vibrancy you feel. It may surprise you just how much of a difference a few thin lines can make in the overall look of your face. Using both BOTOX and dermal fillers around the eyes create even more dramatic results, as shown in the before and after photos below:
Rejuvenating the eyes may also highlight or complement the effects of eyelash treatments, makeup, and topical products by creating a smooth, clear canvas for additional enhancements.
Other Rejuvenation Options
If you have severe sagging in your eyelids or bags underneath your eyes, you may be better served by eyelid surgery. This is a long-lasting solution for severe droopiness in the upper eyelids and fatty deposits in the lower eyelids. The best way to determine the right approach for your concerns is to visit us for an in-person consultation when we will thoroughly discuss each of your options.