Ageing of the eye area in men
The under-eye area is one of the first to undergo visible ageing in men. The fine and delicate skin covering the eye socket is vulnerable to the ageing process. As the area where we so often look when engaging with others, under-eye ageing can have a big impact on how others perceive us.
As we get older, the under-eye area becomes hollow and discoloured, and can develop fine lines and wrinkles, and look old, withered and saggy. These changes often occur from your twenties, and can rapidly progress.
Male tear trough and under-eye fillers in Melbourne
As our skin quality and collagen levels deteriorate you may notice that your under-eye area looks hollower and more aged. Damage to the skin from the sun and other environmental factors give the under-eye area a dull and lifeless appearance. Often, you may find people commenting that you look tired and overworked.
Generally, the under-eye will show ageing with hollowness, dark under-eye circles, and wrinkles on the lower eyelids. Being tired and overworked can make these changes progress faster and faster.
Luckily, effective treatments are available, and they do more than the eye creams you can buy online or in-store.
The best treatments to improve the under-eye area for men
The best under eye treatments to reverse ageing are based on evidence and can be very effective when done right. Dermal filler injections to the under eyes (also known as under-eye filler) is one of the most popular and most effective ways to rejuvenate the under-eye area. Other treatments such as radiofrequency skin needling to the under-eye skin can help to tighten the lower eyelids, reducing wrinkles and rejuvenating the skin itself.
To determine the best treatments for under-eye ageing, you will need a comprehensive assessment. The under-eye and tear trough can be broken down into what causes the eyes to look older. These include:
- ageing of the skin with sagging and loss of collagen with wrinkle development;
- loss of supportive fat in the temples and cheeks;
- bone reabsorption around the eye socket;
- herniation of the eye socket fat.
These changes contribute to an aged under-eye appearance and can affect different men in distinct combinations. Under-eye ageing may have the following features:
- deep and hollow tear troughs: this can be treated with dermal fillers to support the under-eye area;
- a nasojugal or cheek groove and hollow temples: this can also be treated with dermal fillers to restore the lost volume and add support to the tear trough;
- a visible palpebromalar groove: this is the hollow area on the outer lower eyelid, and can be improved with dermal filler injections;
- lower eye wrinkles: this can be improved with radiofrequency skin needling to tighten the skin and restore lost collagen;
- lower eye bags: eye bag fat can be cut out with surgery, or melted with internal heating devices such as accutite;
- under eye discolouration: may require topical skin treatments or laser to lighten the pigmentation and discolouration.