As you age, your eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, drooping upper lids and bags under your eyes. Besides making you look older, severely sagging skin around your eyes can impair your vision. Some characteristics of the aging eyes can be treated by Dr. Umar at FineTouch Dermatology such as:

1. Hollow eyes (also called tear trough): This can be treated with Tissue Augmentation using Radiesse or autologous fat. Recognition of the “hollow eye syndrome” is very important because the technique frequently used to treat “dark circles under the eyes” does not correct the hollow eye look and can actually make the ‘hollow eye syndrome’ worse. The primary cause of the hollow eye is a congenital lack of orbital fat beneath the eyeball that allows the lower eyelid skin and tissue to sink in, or it can be caused by an eye socket, also called the orbit, thati s larger than normal and allows the lower eyelid, fat and tissues to sink in causing a hollowed appearance.

2. Crow’s Feet: Crow’s feet are the fine lines and wrinkles found around a person’s eyes. They usually branch out horizontally from the eye toward the ear. Crow’s feet are often caused by repetitive squinting; as facial muscles cause the tissue to fold, thus permanently wrinkling the area.  Like other facial lines, crow’s feet may be partly caused by sun damage and other environmental factors.  For the most part they are caused by sun exposure, but smoking can make them worse.  However, for many, they are simply part of the aging process. For people who do not like their crows’ feet, various surgical techniques can be used to smooth the skin.

Crow’s Feet can be treated by:

– Botox

-Crow’s feet reduction using surgery for a more lasting solution

– Baggy lower eyelids and excessive skin hooding of upper eyelids can be corrected with the Blepharoplasty procedure. Blepharoplasty is surgical procedure to repair droopy eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle and fat around the eyes.

3. Dark circles around the eyes: This is often genetic in origin. For some patients, improvements are derived from the use of Fraxel laser treatment in combination with the use of creams.

Consult with Dr. Umar to determine the best solution for you. Please call FineTouch Dermatology in Los Angeles at 310-318-1500, or visit FineTouch Dermatology.