You Can’t Hide Those Tired Eyes?
Being told you look tired when you don’t feel it is something very few women like to hear. Many of my clients who come to see me at initial consultation often state "looking tired" as one of their main concerns. But sometimes its hard for people to pin point exactly what it is that makes them look tired.
SO WHY DO I LOOK TIRED?
From a cosmetic medical perspective, the eye region is the main contributor to a tired look as we age. If we consider the analogy that the "eyes are the window to the soul", then it is the curtains on these windows that most contribute to the the tired look. As part of the ageing process, eyebrows often descend, resulting in a hooded appearance. Temples also become hollow, cheeks become flatter and a tear trough can develop under the eyes.
A reduction of skin elasticity, repetitive actions of muscles in the upper face, bone structural changes, and shrinkage of facial fat deposits all contribute to these facial changes. A baggy or puffy appearance under the eyes due to fat-pad protrusion can also occur in some individuals.
Genetics can play a big role in how our face ages. If you look at your parents you will often see similarities in certain facial features and be able to predict how you may age. Some people are prone to hooded eyelids, others manifest deep frown lines or dark circles under the eyes.
HOW CAN I LOOK LESS TIRED?
There are many things you can do yourself, from getting enough sleep, to staying hydrated and eating a nutritious diet, to help combat the tired look . However, there comes a point where people need a little help due to the changes which have occurred due to the aging process.
Of course , at the extreme end of the scale is plastic surgery to to correct hooded eyelids and remove fat bags under the eyes. But this option isn't for everybody and many people who come to see me are seeking less invasive non-surgical remedies for their tired look.
WHAT ARE THE NON-SURGICAL TREATMENTS TO HELP COMBAT THE TIRED LOOK?
At Cosmetique Solutions we specialize in non-surgical procedures to refresh the image. Cosmetic muscle relaxant injections can reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes, and refresh the frown and forehead wrinkles. When we frown the corrugator muscles between the eyebrows contract and depress the eyebrows and pull the skin under the outer edge of the eyebrows downward and inward. This leads to a hooded tired look around the eyes.
Strategically placed cosmetic injections under the outer edge of each eyebrow and on the forehead can actually raise the outer edges of the eyebrows and give a subtle brow lift effect. The result is not only a softening of lines and wrinkles but also a fresher, less tired look around the eyes.
Various dermal fillers are used to replenish areas of volume loss such as temples , flattened cheeks and tear troughs under the eyes. Volume loss in the tear trough region with age often contributes to the appearance of dark circles and the accentuation of under eye bags. Small quantities of dermal fillers can be used to improve bags under the eyes, provided the individual does not have too much skin laxity.
And of course , procedures to improve skin elasticity such as Dermapen skin needling and Healite II LED Phototherapy can help to maintain the skin's texture and firmness over the whole facial surface.
FREE CONSULTATION WITH THE DOCTOR TO DISCUSS WAYS TO REFRESH A TIRED LOOK
Have you been noticing a tired-looking person staring back at you in the mirror or perhaps someone has told you you're looking tired? It's often a combination of changes which are contributing to this tired look.
If you would like an assessment on the possible facial changes contributing to your tired look , then I am offering a complimentary consultation to assess your concerns and offer obligation-free solutions to help regain a refreshed image.
Call us at Cosmetique Solutions on 5575 5644 to schedule an appointment or book yourself in with me through our online calendar .
Dr Kylie Regli MBBS