It’s probably one of the worst observations someone can make, but “you look tired” is still very much part of our everyday vernacular. It can be said honestly, without meaning to seem ‘mean’ but hearing it a lot can cause a fair amount of self-consciousness in even the most emotionally robust among us.
Cause Of Tired Eyes
The main cause of this ‘tired look’ is eye bags, or periorbital puffiness, which is more of a cosmetic concern than a medical one. A cold compress can improve the appearance of eye bags as a temporary measure, and home remedies are out there, though rarely are they backed up by evidence.
This swelling can be caused by water retention, where it accumulates under the eye to give, or worsen, a puffy look, or through intrinsic ageing. Intrinsic ageing causes subcutaneous fat to shift and tissue to sag downwards as collagen and elastin break down in the skin.
There are many solutions out there for reducing the look of tired eyes, including blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. While this is a more permanent option, the associated downtime is long and riddled with side effects, like sensitivity to light, blurred or double vision, and scarring.
At PHI Clinic, we specialise in non-surgical methods, and for eye bags would recommend dermal fillers. In our tear trough treatment, we use the Juvederm Vycross range by Allergan, which uses hyaluronic acid (HA) to reintroduce volume and balance to the targeted area. With careful application of this filler, even significant swelling and skin laxity can be addressed, with results lasting for anywhere between 12 and 36 months. The effects are noticeable immediately following treatment and continue to develop for around three weeks.
Our Team Members
Any of our doctors can perform this treatment, each one being hand selected personally by our medical director, Dr Tapan Patel, who has also trained many of our staff and lectures worldwide on how best to administer injectables.
To book a no obligation consultation, or just to find out more information on tired eye treatments, call us on 02070 345999, or log an enquiry through our website and one of our friendly team members will be in touch at your earliest convenience.