NDDA March 2023 Blogr

Bright and Youthful Eyes: 101

by Mary Hurley, MD

Have you ever been told “you look tired” after having slept a solid eight hours? We’ve all been there. The truth is the appearance of droopy eyelids, dark circles, and wrinkles is a result of genetics and the natural aging process. Let’s review the best eye treatments and products offered at North Dallas Dermatology to help rejuvenate and brighten your eyes.

Four Cosmetic Treatments for Youthful Eyes

#1 Neurotoxins

Neurotoxins are one of the most popular procedures for facial wrinkles. Cosmetic neurotoxins are injectable treatments that relax facial muscles, helping to smooth and soften wrinkles. It sounds intense, but neurotoxins are FDA approved, non-surgical, and take little to no downtime. While neurotoxins are most commonly used to treat the forehead, frown lines, and around the eyes, other areas of the face may benefit too. Neurotoxins can be used to treat “crinkles” under the eyes and the “bunny nose”, as well as provide a brow lift. Results last between 3 to 4 months (longer with Daxxify). To maintain results, treatments simply need to be repeated.

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Types of Neurotoxins offered at NDDA:

#2 Facial Fillers

The tear trough area, a deep crease located under the eyes, creates a shadow and the “tired look.” The cause of this look is simply genetics and the loss of facial tissue volume as we age. Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance found in the skin. Dermal fillers can treat an array of areas. They are often used to add volume and create a fuller, more youthful under-eye appearance.  This treatment takes about 15 minutes and results can last up to 12 months, depending on the type of filler used. Bruising and light swelling can occur post-treatment. However, these side effects don’t last longer than a couple of days.

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Types of Fillers Offered at NDDA:

  • Restylane (6-12 months)
  • Juvederm (6-12 months)
  • Voluma (2 years)
  • Radiesse (12-18 months)

#3 Ultherapy

Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure that lifts the skin and improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles. This treatment uses ultrasound imaging and energy to induce collagen stimulation. It lifts the skin under the neck, chin, and around the eye area. The entire procedure can take up to 60 minutes depending on the area treated. Ultherapy generates long-lasting results. One session of Ultherapy can generate results that last up to two years. If you’re looking to skip out on injectables and frequent treatments, Ultherapy may be fit for your skincare goals.

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#4 Co2 Laser Resurfacing

CO2 Laser Resurfacing treatments are one of the most effective wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, scar, and precancerous lesion treatment. The CO2 laser has the power to remove years of aging from the skin with little downtime. Its ability to treat multiple problem areas allows it to be completely customizable to your needs. This FDA-approved technology tightens the skin and stimulates collagen growth. The number of treatments is dependent on the desired outcome and the severity of the skin damage. Patients should expect to see immediate improvement within a week to two weeks post-treatment. Laser treatments have minimal discomfort. Most patients will experience redness and peeling 5 to 7 days post-treatment

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Dermatologist-Recommended Products for Eye Lifting & Brightening

Upneeq is an FDA-approved prescription eye drop. This unique prescription improves the appearance of droopy eyelids with a single daily dose. It is like coffee for your eyes. It is a great alternative for those who want a daily solution for droopy eyelids without the downtime and expense of eyelid lift surgeries. Each daily dose has shown to be effective for at least 6 hours. Consult with your board-certified dermatologist or PA to see if you’re a candidate for Upneeq.

Eye Creams

Biopelle Tensage Radiance Eye Cream hydrates and revives the skin under the eyes. This peptide-rich product stimulates collagen production and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This formula is lightweight and has a light tint to brighten the under-eye circles and even out your skin tone. Simply apply the product under your eyes once or twice daily after cleansing your skin.

Biopelle Dark Circle Relief Cream improves the appearance of dark circles. This hydrating formula stimulates microcirculation to depuff under the eyes and brighten the appearance of dark circles. It is rich in vitamin k oxide which combats discoloration and mica minerals that help blur imperfections. Simply apply the product in the mornings after cleaning and moisturizing.

SkinCeuticals AOX Eye Gel is a unique serum-in-a-gel formula that contains a combination of vitamin C, phloretin, and ferulic acid. These ingredients work together to protect the delicate eye area from environmental damage and premature signs of aging caused by UVA and UVB. Apply the refreshing formula in the mornings to improve the appearance of puffy undereye circles and target visible aging signs.

Alastin Restorative Eye Treatment contains the unique TriHex Technology that rebuilds collagen and elastin in the skin. This hydrating eye cream reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, it helps diminish dark circles and puffiness. For effective results, apply the formula each morning and evening after cleansing.

IS Clinical Youth Eye Complex is a lightweight, regenerative eye cream. It contains hydrolyzed proteins to induce collagen growth and is rich in antioxidant vitamins. With the use of this hydrating formula, collagen and elastin in the skin increases, reducing pronounced wrinkles and dark under-eye circles. Gently tap a small amount of product to the undereye area in the morning and night for best results.

Call Us Today!

If you’re looking for a boost of confidence with the rejuvenation of your eyes, these cosmetic treatments and products may be the answer. A board-certified dermatologist can help you determine if you’re a candidate for these treatment options.

Here at North Dallas Dermatology Associates, we offer an array of treatments and guidance from board-certified dermatologists, physician assistants, and estheticians to help you reach your skin goals. Contact us today, or call our office and schedule an appointment with one of our providers to start your under-eye rejuvenation journey.

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