The lower eyelids take a beating over time, impacting your appearance and often making you look more worn and tired than you feel inside. Dr. Lensink offers remedies for many of these lower eyelid conditions that refresh and rejuvenate the eyes and the rest of your face as well. Check out these common eyelid issues and the best ways to treat them.
Baggy lower eyelids are common when we don’t get enough sleep, but over time, it seems those bags appear even after a full night of shut-eye. Bags are usually due to a combination of factors, including loose skin under the eyes, fluid retention and even allergies. Unfortunately, the problem is also genetic, so you can likely thank mom or dad for the problem.
Under eye bags are no match for the revolutionary ALMI treatment now offered by Dr. Lensink. This injectable treatment uses your cells and tissue to replace what has been lost in the skin matrix that has led to sagging, loose skin. Over time, you will see continued improvement in the area under the eyes, with a rejuvenated appearance overall.
Dark circles are another issue that can become more prevalent over time. The reason behind that discoloration is thinning skin under the eyes caused by collagen loss. As the skin weakens, blood vessels underneath become more visible to give skin the darker appearance. This problem can also be addressed by adding subtle volume in the dermal structure, smoothing and plumping skin from the inside out. ALMI is also used for this purpose, with results that can be seen right away and continue to improve over time.
Puffiness occurs when the area under the eye swells somewhat, which is often due to sleep deprivation, allergies or fluid retention. Unfortunately, one of the most common reasons for under eye puffiness is the normal aging process, something that is out of your control. Fortunately, puffiness can also be addressed with non-surgical treatments like ALMI or a surgical procedure known as blepharoplasty.
Most commonly, lower eyelid puffiness is caused by forward protrusion of eye socket fat pads. These fat pockets can be delicately sculpted back through an incision inside the eyelid, thus completely avoiding a skin incision and possible visible scars.The surgery is most often undertaken in our office-based surgery suite. .
Wrinkles can show up nearly anywhere on the face, but the eyes are often the place where those telltale aging lines form first. Like other eye concerns, wrinkles are the result of collagen depletion and skin laxity. Injectable treatments like Botox can handle the fine lines that appear in the outer corners of the eyes, known as crow’s feet. ALMI is a positive option for fine lines that form underneath the eye.
As collagen levels drop, skin laxity becomes a visible problem, particularly around the eyelids. The lower lid can begin to sag, sometimes revealing the white of the eye underneath the iris. In addition, that loose skin is what leads to other issues like the dreaded bags and wrinkles.
Loose skin in the mild to moderate category can be effectively treating with laser skin resurfacing, while more severe laxity may require blepharoplasty to correct to your satisfaction. Dr. Lensink will assess your situation to determine which procedure will meet your needs best.
In some cases, Dr. Lensink my recommend a single treatment to refresh your eyes and your appearance. Other times, he may advise you to undergo a combination of procedures to achieve the best possible results. To learn more about how to rejuvenate your eyes, contact Dr. Lensink’s office today at 530-229-7700.