Droopy eyes & dark circles

Dark circles and droopy eyelids can now be corrected without surgery thanks to a trio of innovative, non-invasive treatments.

Dark circles and droopy eyelids are a common consequence of ageing, causing people to look older and more tired than they really are. Droopy eyelids are not just a cosmetic problem. If the droop is severe, it can affect the function of the eye and may restrict vision. At Austin Clinic, our medical skin experts help patients find an eyelid rejuvenation treatment best suited to their needs.

Delicate eye skin is some of the thinnest skin on the human body, and the skin around the eye area works hard. Eyelids are constantly moving when we blink, causing skin to stretch and relax. As we age, the skin begins to wrinkle and the upper eyelids droop in a medical condition known as ptosis. Facial fat also diminishes as we grow older, creating hollows and dark shadows around the eyes. Treatments include blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) as well as non-surgical options. Results last from five to seven years.

The Austin Clinic medical skin experts are experienced at assessing patients’ eye wrinkles and identifying the best non-surgical alternatives for them. Cosmetic injectables offer a variety of anti-ageing benefits when it comes to droopy eyelids and dark circles. Neuromodulators interrupt the muscle actions that create eye creases, making it more difficult for them to develop. These may be used alone or in conjunction with dermal fillers. Fillers are useful for correcting under-eye hollowness. The benefits from injectables may last as long as 12 months, with new products promising a two-year benefit.