Say it with your eyes. The eyes are the windows to the soul. These popular sayings may give glory to one of the most attractive features of the face, but the problem is –no matter how beautifully expressive your eyes are, they’re also the spot where signs of aging make their first debut. It is here where wrinkles first appear, as well as eye bags and dark circles. The skin around the eyes is the thinnest on the body, and the thinner the skin becomes, the faster it will show its imperfections. The good news is, the skin around the eyes is also easy to treat. 

The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego understand how frustrating it is to feel young and have a face or body that betrays it. Who wants tired-looking eyes when all you feel is nothing less than vigorous and spirited? Our comprehensive range of eye treatments can help you combat wrinkles, saggy skin, dark circles, eye bags, and under-eye hollows, resulting in a clearer brow with tighter, refreshed, and younger-looking eyes. 

Botox for Crows Feet 

When Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, or Jeuveau is injected around the eyes, it can smooth out the wrinkles, giving you a relaxed, well-rested, and rejuvenated appearance. Botox works by blocking the nerve impulses that cause the muscles to contract, therefore minimizing the appearance of “dynamic” wrinkles. Botox can be used to soften the appearance of the “11” lines, crow’s feet, and to correct asymmetrical eyebrows and eyelids. Specifically, Botox can be injected in these areas:

  • Forehead
  • Between the brows
  • Sides of the eyes
  • Botox Browlift 

Dermal Fillers for Dark Circles

Even if you regularly get a good night’s sleep, have a well-balanced diet, and have the best skincare routine, hollow under eyes and dark circles can make you look tired and older than your real age. Dermal filler injections provide a quick fix to refresh your eyes, giving you a bright-eyed look. The injection experts at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology can perform dermal filler treatments to help repair the damage caused by collagen loss, effectively restoring youth and vitality to your eyes in a subtle and natural way. Juvéderm, Belotero, and Restylane are hyaluronic acid gels that fill in the areas they have hollowed out on the face due to collagen loss. Specifically, HA fillers can:

  • Replace the lost volume that causes under-eye sagging
  • Improve the appearance of under-eye circles and tear troughs
  • Add volume and fullness in order to fill in lines and wrinkles
  • Prevent larger wrinkles and hollowness that are accentuated during facial expressions 

When used in conjunction with other treatments (Botox, and other injectables for the lips, cheeks, and chin), dermal fillers become part of the liquid facelift treatment that can restore your youthful appearance, effectively taking years off the face without the need for surgery. 

And what better time than the holidays to treat yourself to quick, minimally invasive injectable treatments for eye rejuvenation? These treatments will help you look and feel your best throughout the season and throughout the year.

Laser Treatments for Targeted Fine Line & Wrinkle Removal

Laser and light therapy can be used to target lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Our more than 50 lasers and devices will each have different purposes, but those used for the eye area are gentle enough to naturally treat, heal, and restore your skin’s health around your eyes as well as smooth skin texture. In addition, lasers can help smooth and tighten skin, improving fine lines and wrinkles. Finally, some of our lasers can also minimize the dark pigmentation around the eyes that is mainly due to excessive blood vessels or stimulation of pigment cells from leaky vessels.

Skin Tightening Treatments

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology offers advanced technology that treats the skin by encouraging the body to produce new collagen and tighten the skin. 

  • Ultherapy – This non-invasive skin tightening treatment uses the safe and gentle effects of focused ultrasound to tighten the skin around the eyes and produces a “micro-lift” effect on the eyelids and eyebrows. The procedure successfully softens fine lines and wrinkles, as well as lifting and tightening baggy under eyes. Our skilled dermatologists in San Diego can combine Ultherapy with other anti-aging treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers to revitalize and refresh your eyes without surgery.
  • Thermage – The deep heating of this non-invasive treatment helps tighten skin by stimulating the formation of new collagen. Skin becomes smoother and tighter with reduced lines and wrinkles, plus improved tone and texture not just around the eyes but the entire face as well. Results are immediate and will continue in the months following the treatment.

Latisse for Eyelash Enhancement

Long eyelashes add beauty and youth to your eyes and face. They not only provide aesthetic symmetry but also serve a purpose that is more than cosmetic. Eyelashes protect the eyes from dust and debris, therefore, if you find that your eyelashes are too thin or inadequate, you might need an enhancement therapy that will give you healthy, beautiful, natural-looking results.

Latisse is the first and ONLY FDA-approved treatment for eyelash enhancement. It is a prescription treatment that will help you grow eyelashes that are longer, fuller, and darker. It’s a very simple procedure. You simply apply it topically to the base of your upper eyelashes once nightly using an enclosed sterile applicator and after a month, you’ll notice longer, thicker, and more beautiful eyelashes.

Skincare for that Final Touch

According to this National Institute for Health study, having a good skincare regimen reduces signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes. Mitchel P. Goldman M.D. and the late Richard E. Fitzpatrick M.D. developed SkinMedica –an advanced line of skincare products that boast of unique formulas and innovative technologies to cleanse, tone, repair, moisturize, brighten, and rejuvenate every type of skin. In addition, we carry multiple professional skincare products that specifically address under-eye pigmentation and wrinkling. 

Contact A Board-Certified Dermatologist in San Diego Today

Restore your eyes by seeking treatment from the skin experts. The world-acclaimed board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology can help you craft a custom treatment plan for the best possible results. If you’d like to learn more about our eye treatments as well as other facial procedures, schedule a consultation in our San Diego office today.

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