Do Your Eyes Look Tired? Ways to Turn Back the Clock

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The day is likely to come for all of us eventually: You look in the mirror and notice your eyes are starting to appear tired. Maybe your upper lid has a fold, or your lower lid has some puffiness or bulging. You might also have fluid pockets forming in your cheeks, or you start to notice your crow’s feet are getting more pronounced. If your eyes are starting to look older than you want, it’s natural to wonder what your options might be.

When considering cosmetic eyelid procedures, many patients are concerned that it will appear obvious they’ve had work done. We get it — you don’t want to look like someone tightened a screw on the back of your head. Our goal is to refresh your eyes without making radical changes. Our procedures lessen the risk of giving you that “plastic” look and just help dial back the clock about 10 years.

Fillers are the most popular non-surgical option, and they can make a world of difference. Fillers can help build up the lateral brow to lift the tissue on your upper eyelids, and deep shadows on the lower eyelids can be filled to reduce the appearance of being tired. Our skin loses volume as we age, so these tactics result in more supple, younger-looking skin.

Fractional laser resurfacing can help to lessen wrinkles and crow’s feet as well as diminish the appearance of dark circles and uneven skin tone. The treatment delivers tightly spaced beams of light to your skin; with about 65% of your skin receiving treatment, the untreated 35% fills in under the lasered dots to deliver tighter and smoother-looking skin.

For sagging lids, both upper and lower lid blepharoplasty is available. In these procedures, excess skin and fat are removed from discrete locations to lift and refresh the appearance of your eyes. After treatment, eyes will look less puffy and more youthful.

We’re lucky to have a plethora of approaches available to gently rejuvenate tired-looking eyes. The right treatment will depend on each person’s needs, so if you or someone you know is interested, set up a consultation with Dr. Scott to learn more. Our website is also full of before and after pictures to help you understand what it looks like to use cosmetic surgery to turn back time.



Meet Dr. Scott - Your Dedicated Oculoplastic Surgeon

Renowned for his commitment to enhancing your eyelid and facial appearance while prioritizing your safety. Dr. Scott is board-certified in Ophthalmology and has specialized fellowship training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  With extensive training at prestigious institutions, including the Medical College of Virginia, Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital, and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Scott brings a wealth of expertise to his craft. His accolades, including recognition as a Top Plastic Surgeon by Northern Virginia Magazine, underscore his dedication to excellence. Dr. Scott's passion lies in helping you achieve the best aesthetic results while safeguarding your eyesight.

Location: Fairfax - Northern Virginia

Areas of Expertise: Cosmetic laser eyelid surgery ( blepharoplasty ), ptosis surgery, treatment of benign and malignant eyelid cancers, correction of eyelid malposition – ectropion, entropion repair, and Botox and filler treatment.