Published March 15, 2021 By Adam Lowenstein

We’ve come a long way in the last year and are looking forward to an increased sense of freedom as scientists and doctors get ahead of the novel coronavirus. Still, a few big changes that have occurred in recent months are driving an increased desire for facial rejuvenation. First, most people wear a mask when they go out to run errands or go to work outside of the house. Masks cover all dynamic parts of the face except for the eyes. Second, many people have transitioned into a work-from-home situation that often has them on video conferences. When looking at a screen full of people, the eyes will inevitably wander to the self. Seeing themselves more often than they are accustomed to, many adults have started to ask what they can do to rejuvenate their tired appearance. We’ll discuss that here.

Options for More Youthful, Vibrant Eyes

  • Cosmetic blepharoplasty. Surgical eyelid rejuvenation has been a leading plastic surgery procedure for years. A board-certified surgeon uses various techniques to trim or reposition tissue on the upper and/or lower eyelids to smooth away age-related imperfections. Blepharoplasty can restore the natural crease of the upper eyelid, erase undereye bags, and generally “open up” the eyes so they look more lively and friendly.
  • Products like Botox and dermal fillers are often involved in non-surgical eyelid rejuvenation. These FDA-approved drugs work well together because they act differently on the skin. For example, Botox reduces wrinkles by temporarily lessening the contractions in certain muscles. Dermal fillers can reduce wrinkles and undereye puffiness or dark circles by building volume in the form of moisture, which stays in place for up to 2 years.
  • Brow lift surgery. The eyes may look tired because of loose skin. They may also look tired, or even angry or sad, because of muscular pull on the eyebrows. Brow lift surgery restores the brow line to its proper height and contour.
  • Laser skin rejuvenation. Platforms like the Clear + Brilliant laser are integral to any plastic surgery office. No singular treatment can resolve every cosmetic sign of aging. Laser resurfacing addresses issues like sun damage and loss of tissue integrity. By accelerating cellular turnover, laser resurfacing softens, brightens, and tones the skin all at once.

Are you tired of looking at tired-looking eyes? Contact our Santa Barbara office at 805.969.9004 to schedule your consultation and rejuvenating treatment.

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