Brighten Your Eyes for the Holidays!

September is all about the eyes at the Lupo Center!  One of the first things we notice about a person is their eyes.  This prominent area on the face says a lot about someone including their age, emotion, health and lifestyle.  Even though aging is an inevitable process, we never want our eyes to say we are older than we truly are.

There are several factors that cause the skin around the eyes to age, which diminishes a person’s youthful, fresh appearance.  Age-related changes to the eye area include wrinkles, dark circles, drooping brown lines or eyelids and thinning lashes.  Below, we will discuss these common skin conditions and ways that we can help rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes.  Depending on your age, lifestyle or budget, we will customize a treatment plan just for you.  As always, our goal is to soften and improve the signs of aging while still maintaining a natural age-appropriate appearance.

Soften Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles form as collagen naturally breaks down causing loss of facial volume, elasticity and strength. As a result, wrinkles develop because this area is very sensitive to stress caused by facial expressions such as laughing and squinting.  Thanks to the latest developments in dermatological technology, we now have several options for softening unwanted lines and wrinkles:

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Improve Dark Circles Under the Eyes

Dark circles and bags under the eyes are a common problem for many people caused by genetics, unhealthy diet, allergies and lack of sleep and exercise.  They begin to appear as the delicate skin around the eyes becomes thinner and fat begins to diminish causing the skin to become more translucent to blood vessels below the surface.  Fortunately, there are several non-surgical treatments now available to help improve or eliminate the condition:

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Treat Brow Heaviness and Shape

Drooping brown lines or eyelids can be caused by several factors including lifestyle, genetics, injury or muscle/nerve disorder, but age also a common cause of droopiness.  Brows or eyelids that begin to sag because of age are caused by collagen naturally breaking down losing elasticity and firmness and not being able to support the skin.  Because the appearance of the eye area is often our first impression of someone, we understand the importance of the shape and position of the brow line and eyelids and use the following treatments to enhance the eyes:

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Improve Eyelash Thinning

Thinning lashes can also be caused by the same factors as mentioned above.  However, just as your regular hair follicles begin to die with age, so do your eyelash follicles causing the growth of some lashes to slow down or stop.  Since 2008, patients have seen significant growth and thickening of their eye lashes with a treatment of Latisse in as little as 8 to 12 weeks.

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