How to Improve the Tired Look of your Eyes and Face

How to refresh the tired look of your Eyes and Upper Face – Surgical & Non-Surgical options

Are you investigating eyelid lift surgery or non-surgical eye area rejuvenation options?

Depending on how they meet you, the first thing people usually notice about you is your face.  It’s often also the first area of your body to show the signs of ageing and a tired look.  Excessive sun exposure, environmental factors, and repeated expressions – along with daily grimaces if you’re having a bad day at work – can all cause the face to age, especially the eye area. This is partially as our eyes are in near-constant use when we’re awake, and are part of many facial expressions – as you well know when you think of the term ‘laugh lines’ (crows feet) and ‘worry lines’ (the infamous forehead elevens).


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If you are experiencing ageing eyelids you’ll notice you may have uneven sagging or puffiness of the skin above your eyes (between the brow and eyelashes, as well as droopy eyebrows, puffy under-eye bags. Uneven upper eyelids that start to impede vision or look ‘awkward’ are usually the sign of ageing that leads a patient to consider a Blepharoplasty procedure, otherwise known as an Eyelid Lift surgery.

But there are non-surgical options as well as surgical options for ageing eyelids.  These can help rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes and give you younger-looking skin, with fewer wrinkles or lines.

If your concern is crow’s feet, you may want cosmetic injections or dermal fillers along with your eyelid lift or you may want to try some resurfacing techniques to stimulate new collagen.

Do you need a Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift) or a combined Eyelid Lift with Anti-Ageing Injections

Surgical options, often in combination with non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments, include a variety of facial procedures. The most common for the upper face are an eyelid lift or Blepharoplasty or a Brow Lift.

Eyelid surgery may involve an Upper Eyelid Lift, a Lower Eyelid Lift (for under-eye bags or puffy pouches under the eyes) or a Canthoplasty.

What is an eyelid lift procedure (Blepharoplasty)?

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Blepharoplasty Procedures can be done to the upper eyelid and lower eyelid to remove drooping skin and excess fat that leads to puffy eyelids or ‘under-eye bags’

Eyelid Reduction Cosmetic Plastic Surgery to refresh the tired look

Eyelid reduction surgery (Blepharoplasty) can be performed by a Plastic Surgeon, to remove redundant skin and skin folds from the eyelid area.  Eyelid lift surgery or “eyelid reduction” surgery is also formally known as a Blepharoplasty procedure. This procedure helps combat eyelid ptosis as well as reduces loose, sagging skin around the eye area.

Therefore, the area treated by an Upper Blepharoplasty surgery is located under the brow and above the eyelash line.  The skin treated by a Lower Blepharoplasty is usually beneath the lower lid but above the cheekbones.

Additionally, Canthoplasty is another type of eyelid surgery. In severe cases of eyelid ptosis, excess skin may begin to cover the eyelash area and also the iris, therefore reducing vision. Ptosis can reach a level of severity that impedes a person’s vision. However, corrective eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty for the medical condition of Eyelid Ptosis) can help patients overcome drooping eyelid skin.

Blepharoplasty Surgical Procedure: A Quick Overview

Also known as an eyelid lift surgery, blepharoplasty is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures for reducing the signs of premature ageing, drooping eyelids or puffy “under-eye bags.”

  • Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper lids or lower eyelids – or both (usually not in one operation but it is possible).
  • Upper Blepharoplasty surgery can correct “droopy” looking eyelids or uneven eyelids, as well as help reduce the perceived age of a person’s face.
  • Removing excess skin along the upper lids can create a better eyelid surface for applying eye makeup. It can also reveal eyelashes hidden by sagging skin.
  • Lower blepharoplasty removes excess skin and fat from the lower lid. This can help improve the facial and eye area skin contours. This works especially well for people prone to eye bags or puffy under-eye ‘circles.’
  • Lower Blepharoplasty surgery involves the periorbital area under the eye.
  • This eye surgery can correct severe lower eyelid drooping, also. This drooping exposes the area of the eye below the iris.
  • Most importantly for many patients, it can help remedy the dark “bags” that seem to form under the eyes.

Non-Surgical Techniques for Facial Rejuvenation & Wrinkle Reduction to overcome that tired look

How to rejuvenate your eyes for fresher and younger skin: injections, wrinkle reductions, eyelid lifts or a brow lift

Non-surgical options for eyelid or facial rejuvenation include high-quality injectables to combat wrinkles and also dermal volumisers (filler injections) to restore lost volume around the mouth, lips, cheekbones, jaws or eyes. There are laser procedures & methods of skin collagen stimulation including Laser Genesis, DOT Therapy (CO2 Laser Therapy), Fraxel Restore, as well as many other forms of anti-ageing skin treatments for face, hands, and decolletage.

Volumisers, dermal fillers, and anti-wrinkle injectables are another way to reduce eye area concerns.

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Many patients with minimal wrinkles, droopiness, or “eye bags” opt for non-surgical techniques for a younger-looking face.

Often, patients also start with non-surgical techniques because they require less downtime, are less expensive, and the results are temporary. In contrast, other patients aren’t experiencing enough signs of ageing to warrant blepharoplasty surgery.


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How to tell when you need a dual approach – a Blepharoplasty AND Injections to refresh your tired look

Often, a single rejuvenation procedure can rejuvenate the eyes as well as help you combat the appearance of ageing.

However, there is usually more than one concern once you actually notice signs of ageing and start seeking solutions.

Sometimes this means the best approach for a full-face rejuvenation effect may mean a combination of surgical and non-surgical approaches.  A facelift and a peel, or a brow lift with dermal fillers.

What’s good for your eyelid appearance in terms of blepharoplasty or other eye area rejuvenation procedure (or crows feet reduction injectables) is dependent on YOUR presenting skin collagen, wrinkles, eyelid & brow condition. This is partially impacted by environmental factors and genetics, but also by the natural processes of ageing.

Our Plastic Surgeons and Eye Rejuvenation Experts can help you to assess the condition and elasticity of your facial skin and eyelid area, and offer informed suggestions based upon your presenting skin laxity and collagen health.

Often the best approach will depend on various factors.

These include the degree of eyelid droopiness, your existing skin health, wrinkle depth,  and also genetic factors.

If you want to learn more, just schedule a visit to our Facial Surgeons OR ask to visit one of our Coco Ruby Skin & Anti-Ageing Dermal Injectors or Dermal Clinicians, who can help you assess which approach is likely to get you the improvements you are looking for. Our Team works closely together so you can meet our Injectors, Dermal Clinicians and often the Plastic Surgeons when you come to visit, especially if you attend an EVENT night (but Reservations are required).

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