Dermatologist - Charlotte, NC

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Aging skin around the eyes

Your Charlotte dermatologist has effective solutions when signs of aging begin to emerge is around your eyes. Every year, millions of people spend countless dollars in drug stores, hoping to find creams or cosmetics in an effort to conceal problems around the eyes. Dermatologist can prescribe and recommend the most effective products because they understand the physiological causes behind the thinning skin, dark circles, and puffiness that can be so characteristic of aging skin around the eyes.

Factors for aging skin

Skin texture, thickness, and function changes based upon its role on your body. For example, the skin on knees and elbows is intended to deal with different stresses and exposures than skin around the eyes and on the face. The skin surrounding your eyes is unique and can be a little more delicate. As a result, the skin around your eyes is a little more sensitive to developing fine lines from years of laughing, facial expressions, and squinting. Those fine lines can eventually turn into wrinkles. Because of the physical characteristics of the skin around your eyes, it is especially vulnerable to unsightly age-related changes such as dark circles, and swelling under or around the eyes. Although dark circles and swelling can occasionally be related to fatigue or illness, the consistent presence of dark circles and bags under the eyes makes anyone look and feel older than they really are.

We want to be careful not to leave the impression that facial expressions are major reason for aging skin around the eyes. Environmental factors such as excessive exposure to sunlight is always a factor when it comes to aging skin. Thinning skin because of the loss of collagen will make the skin appear thinner and more translucent. This can result in blood vessels under the eyes becoming more obvious, and contributing to the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. Dark circles and puffy eyes also have a hereditary component.

Seek treatment from a dermatologist

Your dermatologist can offer various treatments to address the unique issues of periorbital (around the eye) skin. Depending upon your skin condition and goals, your dermatologist may recommend one or more of the following:

  • Getting the proper amount of sleep
  • Botox or Xeomin to relax the wrinkles around the eyes
  • Botox or Xeomin for a chemical brow lift
  • Dermal fillers to fill in deep tear troughs
  • Prescription treatments for longer, fuller, darker eyelashes
  • Lasers therapy to address dark circles
  • Laser therapy for tightening of the skin and wrinkle removal

Because of their distinctive training, dermatologists have the medical knowledge and skills necessary to perform cosmetic procedures. Patient safety is the top priority of your dermatologist. They use their extensive education, expertise and experience to safely and effectively reduce the signs and symptoms of aging skin. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that before you undergo any cosmetic procedure or purchase any products, consult with a board certified dermatologist.

Effective treatment for aging skin in Charlotte, NC

If you are finding it difficult to live with aging skin around your eyes, Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide the most effective treatment in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon and Dr. Haught are board certified dermatologists whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your skin, hair, and cosmetic concerns.

Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte also offers medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. They provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. They provide treatment for both adult and pediatric patients. Call their office today for a skin care evaluation and analysis of your aging skin around the eyes.

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