How-to-maintain-healthy-eyes1We all see it when we look into the mirror; the way our eyes look as they stare back at us year after year.  Those little lines begin to creep up and the skin starts to sag a little.  Perhaps the dark shadows under your eyes bug you the most.  What are you going to do about it?  Well, you have several options, depending on the type and severity of your issue.

For your dark circles, you might try something as easy as skin lightening products.  They contain ingredients like hydroquinone to lighten and brighten the skin.  You can even fix the darkness with fillers, which will also help with the loss of volume under your eyes that you might be seeing.  Just adding volume in the area can reflect light, causing the under eyes to appear brighter.  Fillers usually last 12-18 months.

Fine lines and crows feet might be the bane of your existence.  If so, you might try Botox or Dysport, which will weaken the muscles that cause lines.  Patients notice a drastic difference in their facial lines with this treatment.  Treatments usually last about 3 months.

If you’re concerned with bags or sagging eyelids, you might be a good candidate for surgery.  Removal of skin or the fat pads above or below your eyes can help you look refreshed and well rested.  However, sometimes the appearance of puffiness below the eyes can actually be corrected by adding volume.  Fillers are injected into the area below the fat to even-out and plump-up the surrounding areas.

Whatever you need, there’s probably a good fix for it, and chances are, you can take care of it quickly and non-invasively.  Just be sure to gather information and make an educated decision!