Eye area

This is a collection of posts that relate to rejuvenation of the eye area including the eyelids, crows feet, and under eye hollows.

Tear troughs are the grooves some people have under their eyes. Unfortunately for most of us, they become more prominent as we age leading to under eye hollows. Filling them, though, is often an excellent way to reduce or eliminate them. Because under eye skin is thin, there isn’t much room for error, and getting [...]

Both Restylane and Juvederm are hyaluronic acid based fillers, and choosing between them depends on several factors. Firstly, let’s quickly review where we commonly use these fillers. Both fill nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and the corners of the mouth. In addition, they each plump under eye hollows, lip lines, and cheek and frown lines. Both [...]

One sign of aging is the appearance of a hollow groove between the lower eyelid and the cheek.  This is called the nasojugal fold.  We don’t fully understand why this fold becomes more prominent with age, but changes in the soft tissue and skull contribute to its appearance. In a youthful face, there is no [...]

Dark circles under the eyes are a common complaint, and their appearance is likely due to multiple factors that include genetic hyper pigmentation, excess pigmentation due to inflammation from allergies/eczema, swelling, thin skin allowing blood vessels and eye muscles to be visible through it, and anatomical changes leading to shadowing such as depression of the [...]