Fillers for Eyes
As we age, the face we see in the mirror may
begin to look unfamiliar to us. Lips thin and droop, cheeks flatten, and lines
appear on our foreheads. Where once our faces seemed to radiate youth and life,
now they begin to look tired and old. Fortunately, there are now affordable
ways to rejuvenate our faces! Botox, for example, is now in widespread use as a
way to erase or control wrinkles and fine lines. Another affordable injectable
treatment is dermal filler. Fillers for eyes are particularly useful – the
"windows of the soul” are arguably our most important feature.
How it Works
Dermal fillers such as Restylane®
composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar found in your body
which helps to maintain volume and elasticity in the skin. As we age, our
body’s production of hyaluronic acid slows down, and it takes longer to
replenish. This results in decreased volume and elasticity in the skin. The
effects of this include flattening, hollowing and deep folds in the face.
Injecting dermal filler into the face helps
to restore volume loss, eliminate deep folds, fill in hollow areas and add
youthfulness to cheeks, lips, and other areas. Injectable Botox
can also help to alleviate signs of aging. Some of the eye
areas that specialists target include:
- Tear troughs. Dark circles under the eyes
can be compounded by aging, which causes drooping skin in under-eye areas. The
skin under the eyes is particularly delicate, and can be damaged by
environmental factors such as the sun, for example. These pouches can make you
look tired and old.
- Crow’s feet. These small lines at the
sides of the eyes, also known as "laugh lines” grow deeper as we age.
- Drooping eyebrows. Eyebrows that sag or droop
can give you a "grouchy” countenance.
- Frown lines. The area between your eyes
is known as the glabellar region, and some of the deepest wrinkles occur here.
Where to Go
Unfortunately, dermal fillers and Botox treatments are
available in many places, and some clients experience less-than-optimal results
because they don’t choose carefully. The best option in Toronto is to choose a
clinic specializing in facial injectable treatments.
Find a clinic that features nurses or other medical
supervisors, and that has a solid reputation with fillers for eyes. The clinic
should be clean, well known, and highly recommended. Also make sure that the
clinic you choose doesn’t promise the moon. Having unrealistic goals can lead
to treatments that look "fake.” Work with a professional to set goals that are
reasonable and safe.
Sometimes dermal filler alone can help you to achieve the
effect you want, and other times a combination of Botox and dermal filler is
recommended. Talk to a specialist and decide what’s right for you. And then
smile, as your reflection in the mirror reflects the real you!