Eyes are regarded as the mirror to our soul, but little did we know that eyes also mirror the signs of aging. The skin around the eyes is certainly the most sensitive and delicate one. Hence, even after restricting to a proper eye care regime, the lines and folds around our eyes is a very common occurrence. These unwanted lines and creases lead to aging eyes.
At Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre in Melbourne, we have been cataloguing the issues and experiences of our patients and from the descriptive study of those reports, we have discovered that the signs of aging start developing around the eye areas at first. Under eye bags, dark circles, frown lines, crow’s feet, and as such signs of aging eyes appear on our face as we reach the early 30s. In Australia, around 63% of women have expressed, in a survey, that under eye bags have become one of their utmost beauty concerns nowadays.
Like two dazzling orbs, eyes accentuate our beauty with its glass-like glint and unguarded expression. But, dark circles, lines and wrinkles destroy the charm of our eyes and make us look old, tired and unattractive. So, let us take a closer look at the eye areas and learn what unpleasant changes occur surrounding our eye regions and the range of treatments that help us to escape the aging eyes.
Why does our face changes with age?
At young age, our face produces sufficient amount of structural proteins such as collagen and elastin that keeps our face soft and supple. But, as we all know, with age, cell regeneration process of our body slows down, thus, resulting in slow formation of collagen and elastin.
Also, our erratic lifestyle, smoking, aging, etc. causes collagen protein to break down in our body over the due course of time. Ultimately, slow rate of collagen formation and its fast break down results in high collagen loss in our face, thus reducing the elasticity of skin. Due to which, when we frown or smile or procure any expression, our facial muscles contract but lack of elasticity restrains them from relaxing back to their former position. Thus, the imprint of the facial expressions etches deeper in the skin in form of static wrinkles, frown lines, and folds.
Along with collagen, the subcutaneous layer of fat padding over the facial skeleton is responsible for the youthful, plump look of our face. But, with time, this fat padding also perishes, thus, creating hollow areas surrounding eyes, cheeks, etc. The much-disliked dark circles or under eye bags, which are the signals of aging eyes, are also caused by the occurrence of fat and collagen loss in our face.
What are the facial changes that contribute to aging eyes?
• Forehead Lines:
When we raise our brows, the forehead muscles contract. Continuous contraction of these muscles etches straight horizontal lines in the forehead, which gives a very old and unappealing look.
• Frown Lines:
Frown lines make us appear angry most of the times even when we are not, thus, spoiling the charm of the face.
• Crow’s Feet:
Crow’s feet appear in the sensitive skin around the end corner of the eyes. Basically, caused by the facial muscle movement during smiling and squinting, they become permanent over the period of time.
• Bunny Lines:
Bunny lines are created at the bridge of the nose after repeated muscle contraction but with time, they might become permanent.
• Drooping Brows:
Over time, due to volume loss in face as well as gravitational pull, the eyebrows of our face becomes drooping. It gives a very old and unattractive appearance.
• Tear Troughs:
The collagen loss from under eye areas leaves that region hollow and dark, thus, lending that area a very tired and exhausted look.
• Skin Pigmentation:
Skin pigmentation might appear at any segment of the skin. It might be anything starting from freckles, age spots, rosacea, broken capillaries and uneven skin tone.
• Emaciated Temple:
Volume loss in temples presents a bony look to the sides of the forehead by revealing the very prominent skull from beneath the skin.
What are the available treatments to beat these signs of aging eyes?
As preferred by numerous Australians, dermal fillers restore the loveliness and youthful look of our face by filling out the hollow regions under eyes. Dermal fillers are synthetically created to imitate the naturally found collagen that improves the facial appearance and at the same time, rejuvenates and hydrates the skin, thus depleting the tear troughs, dark circles, undereye bags and as such other signs of aging quite efficiently.
The anti-wrinkle injections are applied to relax specific facial muscles, which are responsible for causing wrinkles and folds. These are very skilfully applied in the forehead and upper eyelid regions to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, tear troughs, forehead lines, frown lines, etc.
In the modern field of dermatology and cosmetology, Laser therapy has become a safe (with a well understood risk profile) and very competent source to replenish the skin and abolish the unwanted existence of wrinkles, lines and pigmentation from the skin. Fraxel Laser and Revlite Laser are two of the best choices to treat the eye area without any discomfort or irritation as they are non-invasive. Apart from that, the laser therapy stimulates cell growth and helps in skin tightening, thus improving overall skin quality.
In this process, the body’s healing properties are taken into consideration to treat the fine lines, folds and other aging indications. A little sample of the patient’s blood is extracted at first, then the platelets are separated from the fluid and injected into the concerned area. This anti-aging treatment naturally cures the stubborn dark circles as well as undereye and upper eyelid lines and wrinkles. This platelet rich plasma therapy is suitable for delicate skin areas as it tightens the skin, lifts the wrinkles and also nurtures the skin from deep inside with least chances of side-effects or pain.
Eyes not only make us look beautiful, but it also helps us see the beautiful world, so it is always wise to protect them properly. At Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre, we suggest to always keep the surrounding eye areas hydrated and nourished. Also, don’t forget to wear a broad-range sunscreen and sunglasses while strutting out for the day.
For any further queries, get in touch with our team of experts at (03) 9300 1244 or visit us at www.nitai.com.au.