Even if you are just in your 30s or 40s, you can look much older if you have saggy eye bags, dark circle, and crow's feet. It is no wonder that many women, and even men, are willing to spend money just to correct the skin around their eyes to make them look younger. To give you an idea, here are just some of the popular anti-aging eye treatments that people turn to nowadays.
Some eye creams, especially the expensive ones, promise to give the eyes a lift to make them look youthful. The formulations used in these creams have changed through the years and are highly influenced by breakthrough studies that often discover new anti-aging ingredients. Different types of vitamins, natural plant extracts, and antioxidants are the ones most commonly found in them. To make eye creams work better for you, start using them while you are in your 20s to act as a preventive care.
The eyes tend to sunken as people age, which is why dermatologists and cosmetic specialists nowadays suggest that you have fillers injected in your eye area. They are called fillers because they will fill up that sunken space and make your eyes look younger again. It is done by injecting the filler, like Restylane, directly on the spot and the result is immediate. However, this procedure is a bit expensive and lasts for only about three years.
Botulinum toxin or botox is also a popular eye treatment to remove wrinkles and crow's feet. It works by weakening or paralyzing the muscles, thus giving the skin an instant lift. Just like with anti-aging eye treatments that use fillers, botox is injected on the skin and results can be immediate. However, it only lasts for several months and you will have to repeat the procedure. Furthermore, botox can cause an allergic reaction to some people, so make it a point to have yours done by an accredited and licensed cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist.
Sunblock creams are more like preventive care rather than solution for aging. Most eye creams already contain this ingredient, but if yours does not have it, then it is recommended that you use a separate product that has adequate SPF, preferably not less than 30, to prevent the aging effects of UV rays.
Blepharoplasty is an eye surgery that removes skin or fat from the lids. Others think that it is an eyelift procedure, but it is not. What actually happens is that the surgeon will make an incision on the lid, remove excess fat and then stitch the skin together again. It is an ideal treatment for eye bags.
Aside from these anti-aging eye treatments, there are other tricks that you can do to remove puffiness and reduce the appearance of wrinkles on that delicate area, such as doing regular eye massages, using sunglasses when you go out in the sun, getting prescription glasses (to avoid squinting), getting enough sleep and hydrating your body. Most importantly, avoid rubbing your eye as this often results to sagginess and dark circles. Simple things such as these can delay your need for fillers and surgeries that are quite hard on the pocket.