Eye jobs (blepharoplasties) are on the rise, and their popularity continues to grow, according to experts from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).

The skin around the eyes is extremely thin and delicate. This area is among the first to show tell-tale signs of aging and fatigue including dark circles, crow’s feet and bags or swelling.

From eyelid lifts and laser skin rejuvenation to fat, fillers and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, facial plastic surgeons have a full arsenal of techniques and technologies to offer men and women solutions to combat aging and tired-looking eyes. 

Eyelid treatments continue to be among the top trends reported by facial plastic surgeons in a recent AAFPRS survey. There are other benefits to these procedures as well. Another recent study found that men who undergo upper eyelid lifts are seen as more likeable and trustworthy, and those who had their lower lids done were considered more attractive. These are the same benefits seen among women who underwent eyelid surgery.

“Eyelid lifts can make a tremendous difference in appearance with long-lasting results,” says AAFPRS President Phillip R. Langsdon, MD. “Today’s results are natural and subtle. You will look better and brighter and leave others wondering exactly what has changed.” 

Surgery is considered the standard for aging eyes, but for people who are unable to undergo surgery, there are a host of options that can rejuvenate eyes and bridge the gap between surgery and eye creams, including:

  • Fillers – Hyaluronic acid-based fillers can help relieve dark under eye circles and make the skin look tighter in areas like the lids, eyebrows and crow’s feet area. 
  • Botox – Neuromodulators like Botox can relax the muscles around the eyes, lift heavy eyelids and open the eyes. They are a popular remedy for crow’s feet.
  • Energy-based treatments – Several different non-ablative fractional lasers and other energy-based devices can boost natural collagen, rejuvenating skin from the inside out. With multiple sessions, results can last a year or more.
  • PRP – PRP, which involves spinning your blood to extract platelets and growth factors and then re-injecting it under the eyes, can heal damaged tissue by producing new collagen and elastin.
  • Fat – Fat grafting involves removing fat from an area where it is plentiful and placing it in one where it is in short supply, such as under-eye hollows, to add volume.

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