At certain times of our lives, we all look angry, sad or tired. Unfortunately for many, these facial appearances are not merely temporary, we have to walk around with them day in and day out. Luckily, however there are now simple, non-invasive procedures that virtually anyone can use to change their sad, tired, or angry expression for good.
We’ve all heard it before. Someone greeting us as we walk into work or arrive home and someone, whether a colleague or a loved one says to us, ‘Gee, you look tired.’ Unfortunately, some of us get this comment more than the rest, and, worse, often when we’re not really tired at all.
There are many contributing factors to looking tired, but these usually exist in and around the eye area. Whether bags, dark lines, or simply a look of hollowness, the eyes are often thought of as the window to our sleep habits, but unfortunately, they often give an inaccurate view.
Dark Circles and Hollowness
A common misconception about dark circles under the eyes is that they are caused only in people who simply don’t get enough sleep. Interestingly, the ‘dark circles’ under the eyes are not a result of simple discolouration of the skin, but rather the result of an overly pronounced tear trough. This overly pronounced tear trough can be a result of many factors from age to genetics, but the good news is that a skilled cosmetic practitioner can now greatly reduce their appearance (and hence the dark circles created by this tear trough) in a matter of minutes.
A highly trained and experienced cosmetic practitioner can now inject dermal fillers in just the right quantity and literally ‘fill’ this area, lifting the skin under the eyes and greatly reducing the dark appearance of these circles. Though some swelling and bruising may occur (the eyes are the most sensitive area to target with fillers) once this has cleared the results can last up to a year or more.
Crows feet and wrinkles
For simple crows feet and wrinkles, nothing can freshen the appearance of your eyes than well placed Anti Wrinkle injections. This muscle relaxant reduces the stress on muscles in the region, allowing you to look more relaxed and radiant. Also, depending on your age, Anti Wrinkle Injections will either reduce or completely eliminate these lines.
For those with an ‘angry’ looking face, Anti Wrinkle Injections and fillers can also go a long way to reducing the appearance of frown lines. A few carefully placed injections can not only reduce the furrows above the brows, and the wrinkles of the forehead, they can also create a mini brow lift, giving you a more youthful, refreshed look.
For many, the ageing in their eye-area cannot be corrected by simple Anti Wrinkle or Dermal Filler injections alone. For many, age brings and accumulation of fatty deposits around the eyes, leading to sagging or puffy eyes that look sad or weary. There is, however an operation that many have great success with known as Blepharoplasty.
Performed under anaesthetic, Blepharoplasty is an operation where a surgeon will make incisions along the eyelid lines, often both along the upper lids and below the lashes of the lower lids. The surgeon then removes excessive fat in the affected areas before resealing these areas and performing laser skin resurfacing to minimise recovery time. Though the procedure does have a lengthy recovery period of a few weeks, the results are often permanent and lead to the eyes looking refreshed, youthful, and more open.
As we age, an oft-neglected area is the mouth region. After all, for many, age brings sagging not just around the eyes and cheeks, but also the sides of the mouth – giving us a sad or morose expression, regardless of how we really feel. Luckily, carefully placed Anti Wrinkle injections at the sides of the mouth can relax the muscles pulling these muscles down, creating a natural looking lift. Plus, for an even better result, some carefully injected filler placed under the bottom lip can lift the entire area, leaving your mouth looking the way you feel.