One of the most common questions we get is “what can help my under-eye area that does not involve surgery?” The answer always depends on the patient’s anatomy. As such, the question is not a one size fits all.
There are some simple fixes that don’t involve a trip to the office. Rest (a good night sleep) is one of the keys to having a youthful under-eye area. Repeated periods of burning the candle on both ends can lead to persistent under-eye puffiness. Adequate hydration also impacts this area.
Medical grade skin creams (Sente’, LifeLine, and Neocutis) that have caffeine help to immediately improve/tighten the eye area while other ingredients help to moisturize and balance skin tone. Eye creams are beneficial to integrate into your daily routine; consistent use will prevent wrinkles.
For those with crepey skin of the lower eye lid, light Botox treatments work well. The dosage for this area is light to prevent distorting the natural shape of the eye. The low dosage does mean the improved result will not last for an extensive time. This is a great add-on to your next Botox treatment. *Only 4-6 units are needed.
For some patients with under eye puffiness combined with loss of cheek volume, fillers can be a great option. Fillers such as Belotero and Restylane work well for the tear trough area. Juvederm offers Voluma which is a nice option for cheek volume, as well as Restylane Lyft or Radiesse! Subtle volumizing creates a youthful appearance. The volume can be added in stages for those wary of the “chipmunk” look!
Call us to discuss your concerns and schedule your appointment, we can create your individualized treatment plan. Right now, syringes of Belotero are discounted $150.00 and Radiesse $200.00 off. *Quantities are limited, don’t delay in scheduling your appointment with Dr. Porter or Dr. Chu!