Are Your Eyes Telling Your Age?

Your eyes are often one of the first features people notice, and they are also one of the first to show signs of aging. Eyes are surrounded by tender, sensitive skin that is especially prone to show how old you are. Patients often seek help for crow’s feet, drooping eyelids and bags under the eyes, which can all make you appear tired and older than you really are.

Visiting your dermatologist for eye and skin rejuvenation is a great place to start. You do not have to undergo invasive procedures such as blepharoplasty (eye lid surgery) to gain a more youthful look. There are plenty of options that can help you ward off the signs of aging, ranging from topical creams you can apply at night to filler injections and laser therapy from your dermatologist.

Here are some common eye concerns and what causes them:

Dark Circles

There are many causes of dark circles, including heredity, allergies/congestion, loss of bone (creates shadow), hyperpigmentation, and loss of collagen (more translucent skin).


Fat pads that used to support your eye tend to migrate downward. This happens because the thin membrane that holds the fat pad weakens with age and the bone surrounding the eye begins to diminish, leading to bigger eye hollows.

Wrinkling and sagging

There are several contributing factors here. Injectable fillers or even laser therapy can restore components such as lost volume and elasticity that may be causing your crow’s feet or sagging areas around the eyes. Botox and Dysport can be used for smoothing out wrinkles around the eye as well as offering a brow lift.

While aging takes its toil on many areas of the face, patients find that addressing the signs of aging around the eyes can make a drastic difference. Talk to a professional from Olansky Dermatology Associates to determine which skin rejuvenation or aesthetic service can address your specific concerns best.

Posted on behalf of Olansky Dermatology & Aesthetics