The most common sign of aging seen on people in Tampa is wrinkles around the eyes.  Because the tissue around the eyes is the most delicate area of the face, wrinkles tend to occur around the eyes before any other region.  Crow’s feet, bags under the eyes and droopy eyelids are all part of the normal everyday process of aging.  There are ways to lessen the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes and to restore a more youthful appearance through the help of dermal fillers.  A good plastic surgeon can reduce wrinkles with a few well-placed injections that will roll back the clock, a least for a period of time.

How Wrinkles around the Eyes Form

The skin around our eyes is the thinnest and most sensitive portion of our face.  It is also a highly animated area.  Not only do we blink our eyes about every four seconds, but we squint to keep the sun out and we make a wide variety of facial expressions with our eyes.  This activity combined with sun exposure and other factors can lead to the formation of wrinkles.  Since the skin surrounding the eyes is thin, it holds less water than other places so it tends to dry out faster.  When the skin becomes dry, it also loses the collagen and elastin which helps smooth out the dermis following each motion.  The fat under the skin also begins to disappear with age so it is more likely that the skin will sag and wrinkles develop.

The best way to avoid wrinkles is to practice good skin hygiene and use preventative measures such as using moisturizer and sun screen.  Also, eat plenty of healthy foods, drink lots of water and avoid smoking and too much alcohol.  Keeping the skin well hydrated and protected is the best method to retain a youthful appearance.  Once the fine lines begin to appear, then it is difficult to slow their progress using creams or lotions.  When the wrinkles are apparent, it means that the dermis has already lost the ability to spring back into place.

Dermal Fillers Shrink Wrinkles around the Eyes

Once the wrinkles have become noticeable, then it is time to seek the advice of a good plastic surgeon to take care of the creases before they become deeper and more difficult to treat.  In the Tampa area, Dr. Dominic Castellano has long been considered the expert on using dermal fillers to remove wrinkles and restore a natural younger appearance in patients of all ages.  Dr. Dominic is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon that is not only an experienced professional in facial rejuvenation procedures but also an authority on using dermal fillers.  He has been trained on the proper use of cosmetic fillers and has written medical papers on the subject.

According to Dr. Dominic, dermal fillers work by adding volume to soften facial creases, remove wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars.  Most cosmetic fillers are made with a base of hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance found in the body.  This ingredient is generally found in the connective tissue of the skin and in some cartilage and joint fluids.  When the filler is injected into the wrinkles, the skin is plumped up and smoothed out to reduce the crevasses.  While not a permanent solution, these products can work for three months to a year depending on the severity of the aging, and the specific formula used to treat the lines.  Some of the most effective fillers are known by their brand names – Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse as well as some other brands.  They differ in the formulation and are often used to help fill different facial areas.  For example, the smoothness of Juvederm often works best in more delicate areas such as the lips, Restylane is used for the tear troughs under the eyes. Radiesse is thicker and longer lasting and used to add contours to the cheek, around the mouth and non-surgical rhinoplasty.  A good plastic surgeon will know which product will be best to treat the wrinkles in specific areas of the face.

Choose an Experienced Practitioner to Inject Dermal Fillers

As with any medical procedure, it is imperative to choose your doctor wisely.  Make sure that you do get an experienced doctor’s opinion regarding any dermal fillers, rather than try to get a discount product at a salon, spa or anywhere outside of an accredited medical facility.  While dermal fillers are generally safe, they need to be administered precisely.  Too much could leave you disfigured until the product wears off and they also need to be injected in the exact right area to lessen the wrinkles.  If you are getting treated near the eyes where the tissue is extremely thin, you do not want to risk an error.  It is best to work with a well-qualified plastic surgeon that has the proper training and years of experience in order to get the best results.

For more information about how dermal fillers can help you look naturally younger, please contact Elite Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a complimentary consultation. Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility located in Tampa Florida. Medical Director, Dr. Dominic Castellano, is a highly respected, board-certified facial plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. The medical team is well trained and specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and injectable procedures. Call (813) 975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary visit or go to our website for more information

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