Article furnished by Dr. Jay Kulkin --One of the tell tale signs of someone's age is by looking at their eyes! There are a host of non-invasive cosmetic pick-me-ups, such as Botox, that can help shave years off your look.
Relax away your crows feet and frown lines with a few quick injections of Botox. Botox works by relaxing the muscles eliminating the lines and wrinkles. It can take up to 14 days for Botox to take full effect so if you are planning to do this for an upcoming event or occasion allow yourself enough time to see full results.
Perk up puffy, tired-looking eyes with caffeinated tea bags. This is an inexpensive, short-term fix that works great before a big business meeting or special date night. Soak the tea bags for about 90 seconds in hot water -- then put them in ice for about 15 seconds. Place one on each eye for about 10 minutes. The caffeine is what helps lessen the appearance of dark circles and can reduce the puffiness.
Tear troughs, the ridge beneath the eyes, gets deeper as we age. If cosmetic products are not giving you results, there are several fillers on the market that can drastically improve the appearance of dark circles. Juvederm, the filler I use most, delivers dramatic improvement and lasts for about 6-8 months.
Latisse is an FDA-approved prescription treatment that is applied to lashes once daily and can deliver longer, thicker lashes in about 3-4 months. Latisse is great for giving you a lash presence that rivals fake lashes or extensions and can make your eyes look more youthful. Many of my patients use Latisse and rave about the results!
Dr. Jay Kulkin, Founder of WIFH in Atlanta, is an internationally recognized laser expert and teaches doctors from from within the U.S. and around the world about laser techniques. He is a Board Certified Gynecologist and is often quoted in the media and featured on a number of TV networks including CNN, Headline News and local Atlanta networks on laser issues. He has been practicing in Atlanta since 1983 and is a Fellow (the highest distinction achievable) of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and is the former Executive Director of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Women's Health Program, which he was instrumental in creating. Dr. Kulkin is committed to bringing the latest advances in laser research to his patients.