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Ready to Say Good-Bye to Tired Eyes?

Posted on June 6, 2014 by: Dr. Rocheford

Let’s face it: you’re ready to say good-bye to tired eyes.  You’re sick of logging in serious hours of sleep, only to wake up with eyes that look like you’re related to Rip Van Winkle.  No matter how much concealer you pile on, you constantly look like you’re ready for bed.  You’re ready to put a stop to the comments of well-meaning friends and family members, who all ask you with concern about your sleeping habits.

Don’t resign yourself to a lifetime with tired eyes.  Here are some treatment options you can use to bring some pep back to your peepers:

Change Your Diet:  Take a close look at how much sodium you have in your diet.  You may know that salt can cause puffiness and bloating in your stomach – but did you know that a diet high in sodium can also affect your eyes?  Today’s fast-paced lifestyle often demands fast-paced food; unfortunately, a diet rich in processed foods is also rich in sodium.  Even so-called “healthy” foods at restaurants and in the grocery store can be packed with sodium to add extra flavor.

As a result, pay more attention to the nutrition label and cut back on how much salt you’re eating each day.  To counteract any puffiness, drink up to three liters of water, which flushes out the bloating that could be causing your eyes to puff up.

Enjoy a Home Spa:  Turns out that a few home spa treatments can help decrease the look of tired, puffy eyes.  You can go the classic route by placing chilled cucumbers on your eyes, or you could get a little creative with this treatment: place a moist washcloth in the refrigerator for an hour, once the washcloth is properly chilled then drape it over your eyes for 15 minutes. This can help decrease redness and puffiness, which contribute to tired-looking eyes.

Turn to the Professionals:  Sometimes, no matter how much salt you cut out of your diet, your eyes still going to look tired due to hooded or drooping skin.  If this is the case, you’re going to need a lot more than some extra sleep: you’ll need a plastic surgeon.  There are a number of procedures that can help fix tired eyes, including:

  • Fillers:  Restylane represents a great solution for tired-looking eyes, as this filler can disguise the look of dark circles, fill out a depressed under-eye area, and help present a more smooth and youthful appearance.  Fillers are temporary and must be administered by a plastic surgeon, as this procedure can carry risks if not performed by a professional.
  • Blepharoplasty:  This is another term for an eyelid surgery, which can help correct hooded, drooping, and sagging eyelids.  A cosmetic surgeon makes tiny incisions around the eye and removes fat deposits; he or she then cuts any excess skin and pulls the remaining skin tight to present a more youthful and refreshed look.

At Rocheford Plastic Surgery in Woodbury, MN – also serving the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul areas – Dr. Heather Rocheford can provide patients with cosmetic procedures that help eliminate the look of tired, aged eyes.  To learn more about your treatment options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rocheford at Rocheford Plastic Surgery today 651-968-1294

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