Under eye wrinkles, puffiness, and skin laxity can age the eyes. Are you becoming frustrated that expensive eye creams and concealers are not doing the trick? Are you tired of hearing people ask you if you are tired after a good night’s sleep? Now would be a great time to book your consultation with Dr. Rosh and explore treatment options.
Fat pads under the eyes are present at birth. Over time as we age and lose collagen and elasticity the fat pads become more prominent causing a bulge. Puffiness and skin texture create a tired appearance. A diet such as alcohol intake and salty foods in addition to lifestyle habits like smoking, lack of sleep, or stress can contribute to the appearance of the bags. Here we will discuss minimally invasive and surgical treatment options.
Injectable fillers are a minimally invasive, non-surgical way to smooth out hollows so that the bags are not as noticeable. Dr. Rosh can discuss her recommendations as she is a published filler expert and understands their unique properties. She will discuss if you are an appropriate candidate for filler to help camouflage the appearance of the bags. The results of dermal filler treatment last about 9 to 12 months if not longer. At that time, repeat treatment is necessary to maintain the effects.
Minimally invasive options may not the best option for some patients. Dr . Rosh may recommend a more permanent surgical option called a lower lid blepharoplasty. Dr. Rosh’s technique is unique in that she uses an incisional carbon dioxide laser to allow for a more precise surgical field and a quicker post-operative recovery for the patient. She is careful not to remove too much fat resulting in a hollow appearance. The goal is appropriate redistribution and subtraction of the fat for an improved, natural, and refreshed contour. This is a scarless technique and is often combined with laser skin resurfacing to smooth out the wrinkles and crepey skin texture under the eyes. Depending on your health, patients can have surgery awake and in the office.