When people meet you, your eyes are one of the first things people see. Your eyes make a distinct impression. The last thing you want people thinking is “Wow, they sure look tired.” Unfortunately, eyelids can crease, sag, and droop as we age, making us look perpetually sleep-deprived.
At Laughlin Plastic Surgery in Annapolis, Maryland, Dr. Laughlin and his team offer eyelid surgery to give you a younger, more energized, and alert appearance. We can help you get rid of tired eyes for good.
Common causes of tired eyes
Several different contributing factors can lead to tired eyes. If you’re experiencing puffy eyes, bags under your eyes, or sagging/drooping eyelids, check for these potential causes:
- Actual tiredness: not getting enough sleep can literally give you “tired eyes”
- Allergies: exposure to allergens can cause puffiness and eye redness
- Fluid around the eyes: caused by a high salt diet, thyroid condition, or medications
- Dehydration: not getting enough fluid can cause a hollowed-out look
- Drooping eyelids: increasingly lax skin and fatty deposits can cause eyelids to sag
Don’t forget the aging effect. Sun exposure and the passing of years can also affect how your eyes look, adding wrinkles (crow's feet) at the corners of your eyes or causing loose skin or bags under your eyes.
Weight gain and loss over your lifetime can leave small fatty deposits in your eyelids, causing them to droop and even obscure your vision. Fortunately, there is a great treatment for tired eyes.
The most effective treatment for tired eyes
If cold compresses, serums, and other options haven’t worked to rid you of tired, old-looking eyes, it might be time for an eye lift. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a simple process that removes excess skin and fat from around your eyes.
First, we consult with you to understand exactly what you wished was different about your eyes and how you’d like to change our appearance. Then Dr. Laughlin works to tighten your skin and get rid of sagging and wrinkles, hiding tiny incisions in the creases of your eyelids so no one can tell you’ve had a procedure.
Recovery is swift, and cold compresses should relieve most discomfort after your eyelid surgery. You’ll be able to see a difference immediately after the swelling goes down and enjoy a fresher, younger, less tired look going forward.
Tired of having tired eyes? Schedule a consultation by calling 410-205-5629 or visit the contact page for more information.