The area around the eyes is one of the first to show signs of ageing. Lines and wrinkles appear at the sides (crows feet), skin above and below begins to lose elasticity and sag, and even the bone surrounding the eye recedes, causing a hollowed appearance. Loss of volume below the eye can lead to the formation of dark circles underneath.
However, there are various methods we use to counteract these changes. Anti-wrinkle injections can reduce muscle activity and wrinkling around the eye. Dermal fillers can be used to lift the tissues around the eye and add volume where it has been lost. Laser and Platelet Rich Plasma are also employed to improve the skin quality and reduce under eye darkness. Rejuvenating skin creams can also help maintain skin quality and elasticity.
As with most areas of cosmetic medicine, a multimodal approach is required to attain maximum benefit.