Eyes | Oakville Plastic Surgery – Dr. Nancy de Kleer
The skin around the eyes is remarkably thin and delicate. Is it any wonder then that the eyes are one of the first places we notice aging? The eyes are especially vulnerable to the environmental and internal aggressors that lead to aging. A comprehensive approach to age prevention and correction can restore youth and vitality to the eyes.
Dark circles, puffiness, eye bags, drooping eyelids, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles are the signs of aging most concerning the eye area.
Sun damage and intrinsic aging factors cause the skin around the eyes to lose its resilience. As the skin becomes thinner, dark circles, fine lines, sagging and drooping can occur. The muscles around the eyes are some of the most intensely worked – we can display a wide variety of emotions with the slightest shift of our eye muscles. These repeated expressions, combined with the degradation of our collagen fibres, can lead to deep expression lines (crow’s feet) around the perimeter of the eyes. In the case of eye bags, the adipose tissue herniates through the weakened muscle, collagen and elastin fibres that normally keep it in place.