Effects of Aging on the Eyes

October 3, 2019

Dr. Sylvia Eye CareThe thin and delicate skin around the eyes is often the first to show signs of aging. This sensitive area is more vulnerable to skin break down caused by growing older and other factors like smoking, poor eating habits, and improper skin care techniques. This can cause the skin around the eyes to develop fine lines and wrinkles. Eyelid skin can also become looser making the eyes appear more tired. By understanding the impact of aging on the eyes, you can discover more effective ways to reverse these side effects. 

What Makes Your Eyes So Vulnerable?

While the skin on your cheeks, chin, and forehead are often thicker and firmer, the skin that circles the eyes tend to be thinner. This naturally makes your eye area more prone to laxity which can make you appear years older than you really are. 

The tissues found underneath the eyes are also missing crucial elements designed to make skin strong and resilient to damage. This is because this area contains few soft tissues like fat or muscle. When these elements are missing, the skin is more likely to appear sunken in.

The eyes are also highly susceptible to dark circles and puffiness. In some cases, these common ailments are caused by genetics. However, most of the time dark undereye circles and puffy eyes are caused by other factors like a poor diet, excessive stress, or a lack of sleep.

Importance of an Anti-Aging Eye Cream

Many people give up on anti-aging creams when they try one and it doesn’t give them the results they’re looking for. The reality is there are many products on the market that claim to turn back the hands of time on your skin but do not deliver. It is important to invest in a quality anti-aging eye cream that contains ingredients proven to reduce the signs of aging by stimulating collagen and elastin. 

Elastifirm Eye Repair with Persian Silk Tree Extract by Dr. Sylvia Skin Care is one such product that can help fight the effects of aging on the eyes. Designed for all skin types, this eye repair treatment contains collagen and elastic-boosting ingredients that help firm, tighten, and lift aging skin. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and can help reduce puffiness around the eyes.

Using an eye repair product like Elastifirm is an excellent first step but should not be your only source of treatment. If you want to achieve faster results, combine the use of Elastifirm Eye Repair with a procedure like Botox. Botulinum Toxin treatment is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world. Botox can help reduce the appearance of horizontal forehead lines and frown lines that appear around the eye area. It can also help repair the look of droopy eyes. A standard Botox treatment lasts for about 3 to 6 months.

Reversing the Signs of Aging

You don’t have to live with the signs of aging around your eyes. Contact us today to learn about our selection of eye skin care products and procedures.