If the eyes are the window to the soul, we don’t want people think our soul is tired or feels negatively about its surroundings. The eye area is very expressive; their corners’ crease when we smile, our eyebrows convey sarcasm and surprise, and their openness helps us appear awake. As we age, however, our skin loses its structure and laxity which stops it from ‘bouncing back’ from wrinkling or sagging. This means that this falling loose skin around our eyes can dampen our expressions, making us seem tired, prematurely aged, or angry when this isn’t the case. How is the eye area treated, and can we prevent tired eyes?
The crow’s feet are caused by the contraction of the muscles in the treatment area, giving rise to lines that span from the eye corners. When the skin ages, it loses vital proteins such as collagen and elastin, which are essential to the skin’s strength, volume, and structure. This causes the skin to thin and fold, so when these overactive muscles contract beneath the skin it creates deep wrinkles. To inhibit this over-animated contraction, we use medical anti-wrinkle injections to reduce the appearance of these lines on smiling. When these lines become prevalent when the area is static, we use dermal filler to plump the area as well as medical injections.
The eyebrow’s position and shape can alter as skin loses its structure. Ideally, it should sit above the bony rim of the eye socket. Its placement is dictated by the muscle known as the frontalis which, which over-use and sagging skin, causes the eyebrow to fall. It is pulled down by these muscles and gravity itself, causing it to lose its structure and arch. A targeted injection of medical anti-wrinkle treatment lifts this falling brow safely and securely to prevent the appearance of tired eyes. Without this, the eyebrow will push down on the skin beneath and create unwanted depression of the skin.
The frown lines don’t just give us the appearance of tired eyes, but they make us seem unapproachable and even angry. Formed by over-active muscles called the corrugator muscles, they appear if you frown a lot, through ageing, and weakened skin structure via sun exposure. This treatment bridges the gap between eyebrow and eye area and the forehead area, because anti-wrinkle injections are needed in both to produce to best results. This is because if only part of the muscle is treated, the other part of it could over-compensate with added movement and activity. This robs the face of balance and symmetry, which we obviously work very hard to maintain during these tired eyes treatments.
Contributing factors to skin ageing include sun exposure and lifestyle choices such as smoking. These prematurely age the skin and assist in its thinning, creating these unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. For under-eye bags, it might be worthwhile to consider certain skincare products that contain Vitamin-C and retinol. These promote your skin’s health while also supporting its structure and cosmetic appearance.
For professional, advanced treatments for tired eyes, always trust Falmouth Facial Aesthetics. Enquire online or call __ today to book your first appointment to treat tired eyes.