Cosmetic Treatments for Tear Troughs

The groove that can form under your eyes when you are tired is often called a tear trough. If a tear leaves the inner corner of the eye, it could cascade down this groove and slide down the side of the cheek. Tear troughs can be caused by lack of sleep, but it is common for them to become more pronounced as you get older. This can make you look tired, even when you have had plenty of sleep. Cosmetic treatments can help minimize the appearance of tear troughs for more youthful, energetic eyes.

Reducing Dark Circles Under the Eyes

Tear troughs or dark circles are often an aging issue that occurs before lines, wrinkles or other concerns. Many men and women in their late twenties and thirties can obtain dark circles under their eyes that do not seem to ever go away. While there are surgical solutions, many younger people prefer to use non-surgical treatments that can address tear troughs without the risk or downtime of surgery.

The best non-invasive treatment for tear troughs is facial filler injections. There are several dermal fillers, most using hyaluronic acid, that can add volume under the skin. This can dissipate the appearance of blood vessels under the eyes or dark circles. Facial fillers can last for six months to over a year, depending on the product, and results are immediate. This is a great solution to maintain a more energetic appearance without surgery and the procedure can be completed in a quick office visit.

If you are interested in tear trough treatments to minimize dark circles under your eyes, contact a oculoplastic surgeon. There are surgical and non-surgical options to improve the appearance of the skin surrounding your eyes for a more youthful look.

Posted on behalf of:
Kami Parsa, M.D.
Oculoplastic Surgery
465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 777-8880

Are Your Hands Showing your True Age?

When most people think of cosmetic treatments for aging, their mind automatically goes to facial procedures. While facial anti-aging procedures are the most popular, this is not the only area of your body that can tell a person your age. Hands are another common indicator of age – they often lose fat tissue, becoming skeletal in appearance. They are also prone to sun or age spots that make the skin look older. If you have been carefully managing the aging process on your face, but ignoring your hands, they could be belying your true age.

Hand rejuvenation procedures to fight the signs of aging are becoming more popular. You use your hands for everything and they are almost as noticeable as your face. Plus, they are exposed to the sun, water, chemicals and many other aging factors over the years. A rejuvenation procedure can shave years off the appearance of your hands to help them match the age of the rest of your face and body.

Hand rejuvenation usually has two elements: tissue filling and skin treatments. To reduce the skeletal appearance of enhanced veins, tendons and bones in the hands, fat transfers or dermal fillers can be used. Just like on the face, this plumps the skin to a more youthful appearance. For the skin, laser treatments or fading creams can be used to reduce the appearance of sun or age spots. Together, these procedures can make hands look many years younger.

If your hands look older, or just tell the world your true age, talk to a plastic surgeon who offers hand rejuvenation treatments. Most of these treatments are quick and require little or no downtime while giving you much younger appearing hands.

Posted on behalf of:
Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery
120 South Spalding Drive #236
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 288-0641