What are Tired Eyes / Peri-orbital Ageing?
Periorbital ageing (ageing around the eyes) is one of the first signs of ageing. Typically this starts within the early 30s and is often described as the eyes looking tired, with crow's feet, redundant eyelid skin, puffiness and dark circles.
Typically, the signs of eye ageing are:
Crow's feet or wrinkles around the eye area, particularly laterally
Puffiness of the lower lid and protrusion of local fat
Abnormal pigmentation and dark circles
Increased amount and laxity of the skin of the eyelids
Hollowing of the lower eyelid region
Summary Of Your Treatment
30 minutes estimated
24 hours estimated
Back to Work
1 hour estimated
No anaesthetic necessary
Duration of Results
3-4 months *
Risk & Complications
Infection, bruises, drooping brow, allergic reactions (e.g. swelling) *
Why choose Centre Of Dental Excellence?
All Centre Of Dental Excellence doctors have years of experience in assessing and treating tired eyes. Our knowledge allows us to select the best treatment for you and avoid complications. We will advise on appropriate skincare and methods to reduce further eye issues. We will deliver natural subtle effects, rejuvenating the eye area to make you look refreshed. We use only the best quality products and will advise you through every step of the procedure. Your skin and your health is our priority.
The Science behind Tired Eyes
The skin around the eyes is the thinnest in the body. It is therefore usually the first area to show signs of inevitable and multifactorial ageing. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and strength due to the decreased production of elastin and collagen, resulting in the development of excess eyelid skin. Key components such as hyaluronic acid, responsible for keeping skin well hydrated for a youthful appearance, also reduce, causing dryness, wrinkling and volume depletion. There is also a decrease in the amount of subcutaneous fat in the face due to atrophy, along with changes in the facial skeleton and teeth. Fine lines and wrinkles develop (crow's feet), with gravity resulting in increased folds and sagging of the skin, with characteristic hollowing or protrusion of fat under the eyelid skin. All of these factors result in a more aged appearance that requires skin surface revitalization, uplifting and restoration of definition if the characteristics of youth are to be restored.
How can Tired Eyes be treated?
The appearance of tired eyes can be improve with:
Good skincare, with appropriate cosmeceuticals for the eye region, to counteract the process of ageing
Regular local massage to aid lymphatic drainage and reduce puffiness
Botulinum toxin injections, which can be used to diminish crow's feet and lower eyelid wrinkles
Fillers, which can be used to correct lower lid hollowing and deeper lines
Things to consider…
Botulinum toxin injections can be slightly painful and lead to mild bruising. We will advise you on how to minimize the risks, but it is worth bearing this in mind when planning the right time to have your treatment.
Other very rare complications are :
Drooping of the eyelids
Mild headache or sensation of heavy headedness
As with all treatments, Fillers can have side effects, which include bruising, tenderness, redness and swelling. Again, we will advise you on how to minimize the risks, but it is worth bearing this in mind when planning the right time to have your treatment.
Other very rare complications are :
allergic and granulomatous reactions
local infection or worsening of acne
All treatments have recognised side effects which cannot be prevented, but we are fully trained to recognise and treat any additional issues early and safely.
What our Patients Say
"I would recommend this practice to friends or family. I was treated with dignity and respect by staff at the practice at all times. I was treated very well and the procedure to be carried was fully explained to me as was the cost. I would recommend this practice to everyone. Wonderful service and treatment."
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