How to Fix Your Tired Looking Eyes

By Southern Surgical Arts

Do your eyes look tired. Do you feel like you look much older than you feel? As you become older, you may notice a common problem in men and women in the eye area. The area looks hollow and makes you look exhausted and aged. This is called the hollow appearing eyes look. While it’s a popular problem, it can be easily remedied in many different ways. 

How Hollow Appearing Eyes Happen

Dr. Chad Deal, a double board certified cosmetic surgeon in Georgia, says the loss of fat in the mid face, eyelids and brow contributes to the sunken or shallow appearance. This happens naturally with age.

How to Fix Hollow Appearing Eyes Without Surgery

Deal says most hollowing eyes can be treated with synthetic fillers or your own fat cells. The simplest solution is often using fillers such as:

·         Restylane

·         Juvederm®

·         Your body’s own fat cells

These fillers can soften or smooth out the hollows in your eye area. If you are looking for a more natural result, you may want to talk to your doctor about using your own body fat as the filler. In the case of both procedures, the patient is injected with the solution to create a smoother appearance. That smoother appearance creates the younger look you desire. Results last about six to nine months. There can be minor bruising that will usually go away in less than a week.

Dr. Carey Nease, a board certified cosmetic surgeon who works alongside Dr. Deal says, “Adding fat back to the face eliminates the problem in about 80% of the patients I see, which is less invasive than having eyelid surgery where skin and/or fat is removed. And the fat transfer procedure achieves a much more natural, youthful result.”

How to Fix Hollow Appearing Eyes With Lower Eyelid Surgery

If you’re problem is a bit on the severe side, some doctors will suggest lower eyelid surgery.  Lower eyelid surgery, also known as lower blepharoplasty, may be needed if the patient has a high volume of lower eyelid area skin. This is less commonly recommended than other treatments yet still has less than a week’s downtime. The technique at Southern Surgical Arts, where both Dr. Deal and Dr. Nease practice includes minimal scarring as well, often done without any scarring or sutures.

To learn more about how you can correct your tired looking eyes, contact Dr. Deal and Dr. Nease