As you’ve gotten older, you’ve noticed that the skin around your eyes has begun to sag, your eyelids droop lower, and there are always dark circles under your eyes. No matter what you do, how much you sleep, or how much water you drink, these dark circles just won’t go away.

This is due to the fact that, as we age, our skin naturally gets thinner. But this becomes especially apparent for the skin on our face and around our eyes, as it is naturally thinner and more delicate to begin with. These droopy eyelids and dark circles start to become a very displeasing cosmetic issue.

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a procedure that can correct these unfavorable physical changes. It was once a type of eyelid surgery (and only possible through surgery), but with ever-developing technology, this is no longer necessary or ideal, due to the risks and complications that come with such an invasive procedure.

Now, blepharoplasty can achieve the results of eyelid surgery in a much safer way; aging eyes and saggy skin are correctable through injectable dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane.

How Juvederm and Restalyne Treat Skin Around the Eyes

Juvederm and Restalyne are slightly different, but are both made from a natural sugar called hyaluronic acid, which is found in human muscles, tendons, and joints. Hyalurnoic acid is a lubricating and hydrating compound that, through biochemical engineering, can be made to last much longer in the body than normal.

Where hyaluronic acid would be processed by the body within approximately 12 hours, Juvederm or Restylane will last 18 to 24 months in once injected into the droopy eyelids and tissue surrounding the eyes.

A certified practitioner must safely and properly inject either of these gels into the skin for them to be effective. In addition to their hydrating properties, these dermal fillers also bind naturally with collagen and elastin, makingaging eyes appear smoother, firmer, and healthier.