Some of the signs of aging can give us a look of wisdom, authority and dignity. Bags under the eyes aren’t in that category — they simply make us look tired.
The first thing to know about under-eye bags is that over-the-counter creams and ointments aren’t an effective way to improve their appearance. These products do not treat the underlying structural issues that cause sagging, thinning and discoloration under the eyes. Trusted Amman, Jordan plastic surgeon Mohammed Alghoul, M.D. can recommend a number of highly effective cosmetic procedures that will turn your look of exhaustion into one of exhilaration.
Sometimes bags under the eyes indicate a lack of sleep, or a stressful lifestyle. Sometimes you can thank your parents for their appearance — your genes control how much fat will accumulate under the eyes, how elastic you skin will be as you age, and how much volume you will lose in your cheeks.
One way to treat this loss of integrity in your under-eye skin is to use dermal filler. Small injections of products such as Bellafill, Restylane, Juvederm or Perlane can improve the appearance of the area by smoothing out the skin. Some patients may also benefit from a fat transfer.
Fillers are an effective way to treat dark circles under the eyes, too. Loss of volume and thinning skin exposes blood vessels under the skin, giving the area a darker appearance. Injecting a dermal filler provides a cushion that compensates for the thinner skin and loss of fat.
Blood vessels and pigment can be directly targeted with laser treatment. Laser is also very effective in treating so-called “crepey” skin under the eyes. In some cases, skilled Amman, Jordan plastic surgeon Mohammed Alghoul, M.D. may recommend Botox or Dysport as a way to relax muscles that are causing wrinkles and volume displacement near the eyes.
Eyelid lift is a more invasive procedure that involves removal of fat and excess skin near the eye, changing your tired expression into a sculpted, youthful look. Unlike dermal fillers, the blepharoplasty procedure is long-lasting.
To learn more about rejuvenating the skin under and around your eyes, schedule a personal consultation with experienced Amman, Jordan plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammed Alghoul at his office, conveniently located in the Abdali Medical Center, by calling or emailing Northwestern Plastic Surgery today.