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5 Signs of Aging Eyelids

The first signs of aging show up on your face around your eyes. This is because the skin around your eyes is much thinner and more delicate than the rest of your skin. Fine lines, wrinkles, skin sagging, puffiness, and bags can all impact your look. They can make you look much older than you are. This can negatively impact your self-esteem so it’s important to address the issues at the first signs of aging. Below you will find the top 5 signs of aging eyelids and what treatment options can effectively address the issues. 

5 Signs of Aging Eyelids

The signs of aging can clearly appear on and around your eyes. Below are the most common signs of aging eyelids.

Heavy Upper Eyelid: 

A heavy brow is one of the common early signs of aging. It occurs when the skin on your upper eyelids change. Skin sagging, fine lines, wrinkles, excess fat, and stretched upper eye muscles can all negatively impact your appearance. Cosmetic intervention is often necessary to address a heavy upper eyelid. Upper blepharoplasty in Boise is an effective treatment that can address the signs of aging around your eyes.  

Skin Discoloration: 

Pigmentation and dark spots around your eyes are often caused by sun damage. They are also one of the first signs of aging as they can make you look tired and much older than you are. The damage is often apparent under your eyes, in addition to your upper cheeks. It is important to wear sunscreen every day to protect your skin from sun damage. For damage that has already occurred, laser treatments are effective in addressing pigmentation and dark spots.

Expression Lines: 

Fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes are caused by the natural aging process and exacerbated by certain lifestyle and environmental factors. Collagen and elastin break down beginning in your late 20s and early 30s. This can impact the elasticity of your skin which can result in fine lines and wrinkles. Crow’s feet, 11 lines between your brows, and forehead creases can all impact the appearance of your eyes. Botox and Sculptra dermal fillers can help address fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss around your eyes. 

Under Eye Bags: 

Bags and dark circles can make you look tired and much older than you are. Dark circles often occur due to fat loss under your eyes, in addition to thinning skin. These can reveal the blood vessels under your eyes which lead to the appearance of dark circles. Plastic surgery in Meridian is often necessary to address under eye bags and dark circles. Lower blepharoplasty removes the excess skin and fat from your under eyes leaving you with a tighter and firmer look.

Tear Trough Lines: 

The lines under your eyes can impact your appearance. They can first appear as fine lines, but will eventually deepen into full wrinkles. If you only have tear trough wrinkles, Sculptra dermal fillers are an effective way to treat the issue. However, if you have under eye lines and eye bags, a combination of lower blepharoplasty and Sculptra dermal fillers can address both of the issues. They can provide a smoother under eye and improve the look of your overall aesthetic.

Plastic Surgery in Meridian

The first step in moving forward with addressing the signs of aging is setting up a consultation with a plastic surgeon. A consultation is a great time to share your aesthetic goals and ask any questions you have. From there your surgeon can easily create a treatment plan that works for you. There are a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatment options that can address a wide variety of issues. Contact the team at Leyngold Institute of Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation!