What Do Your Eyes Say About You?
What Do Your Eyes Say About You?
Long before words were invented, we communicated with our eyes. Raised brows suggested surprise. Squinty eyes were a sign of scepticism. If you wanted to know if someone was being truthful, you’d simply “look them in the eye.”
When it comes to love, eyes are the centre of power. A 1989 study reported in Psychology Today magazine revealed that when you look someone directly in the eyes, their body produces a chemical called phenylethylamine that can make the person feel in love.
“Subjects induced to exchange mutual unbroken eye gaze for 2 min with a stranger of the opposite sex reported increased feelings of passionate love for each other.”
Sadly, gravity, sagging muscles, and the loss of collagen can make eyes appear old and tired. The delicate tissue that provides support to the peri-orbital rim, the eye area, starts to break down beginning in the late 20’s and continues to break down over time. Here are some things you can do about that:
The #1 Way to Wake Up Tired Eyes
Dr Marcells performs blepharoplasty to improve the appearance of the eyelids that look old and tired due to gravity, sagging muscles, and collagen loss. During eyelid surgery, he removes excess skin, pockets of fat and lax muscle from the upper and/or lower lids to give his patients’ eyes a more youthful appearance.
Upper eyelid surgery helps people go from looking sleepy to looking alert. It also has benefits beyond the cosmetic. “People with severely drooping eyelids may develop impaired vision,” explains Dr Marcells. “Blepharoplasty performed on upper eyelids can alleviate this problem.”
Lower eyelid surgery is a good way to address the puffiness, bags, and under-eye shadows that can age a person’s appearance. The procedure firms up the area and makes the skin look more taught and youthful.
Non-Surgical Solutions for Ageing Eyes
While blepharoplasty remains the gold standard for treating droopy eyes associated with ageing, it is not appropriate for everyone. Some patients want to avoid the potential risks related to surgery. Others are not prepared to make the investment of time and money that are required. Still others may not be ready to make a permanent alteration, wishing to test drive how they would look after an eyelift.
For these patients, cosmetic injectables can provide a welcome alternative.
“Choosing the right cosmetic injectable is important,” says Dr Marcells. “However choosing the right injector is the real secret to a successful non-surgical eye lift.” We’re proud that the injectors at our practice in Bondi Junction are experts in skincare with an eye for aesthetics and beauty. Their skill helps our patients achieve outstanding results in facial rejuvenation.
Muscle-relaxing injections can effectively combat droopy eyelids caused by a loss of skin elasticity and the weakening of the levator muscle, responsible for elevating your eyelid. A purified neurotoxin is injected above the brow. It can provide up to an extra millimetre of lift, which makes a visible and positive difference.
Dermal fillers are another non-surgical approach to rejuvenating eyes that are droopy and aged. Fillers can be injected behind the eyebrow to add dimension, which, in turn, makes the upper eyelid less droopy and gives a more alert appearance. In some instances, our aestheticians may recommend that filler be injected in the temple area. This pulls eyelids up from the outside corner.
Help for Droopy Eyes in Bondi Junction
Do your eyes make you look older than you are? Are you tired of people asking you if you’re not getting enough sleep? Are you curious about the surgical and non-surgical solutions that can help restore youth to your prematurely ageing eyes? If so, please use our online enquiry form or call us on 1300 555 095 to get answers.
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Meet Dr Marcells
MBBS (Syd), FRACS (ORL-HNS)
Past President – Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons
Dr George Marcells is known for excellence in facial plastic surgery and is considered a true master of rhinoplasty. He performs advanced surgical techniques to restore balance and harmony to the face and can also resolve functional issues such as breathing difficulties.