COVID-19 has caused many of us to transition to remote work and school. Meetings and classes now take place over Zoom and other video conferencing platforms, forcing us to stare at a computer screen for hours. After spending so much time looking at your camera reflection, you may have noticed some unwanted details. Wrinkles and dark circles often become more obvious on video screens, making you look older and tired.
There is good news, though: You can use injectables like BOTOX® and dermal fillers to instantly freshen your look. Our dermatologist team here in Houston is ready to help you wake up those tired-looking eyes and rejuvenate common trouble spots.
Many people reach for their trusty concealer when they struggle with dark under-eye circles. However, this long-term problem is often genetic and not just due to a lack of sleep. Darkness under the eyes is caused by a natural hollow or depression in this area. Dermal fillers fill these hollows and make the area level with the rest of the skin, creating a firmer, brighter under-eye region.
A good night’s sleep isn’t always enough to prevent puffy bags from forming. The skin in this area is very thin and delicate, causing it to be easily susceptible to damage. Our practice uses injections of fillers such as JUVÉDERM® to smooth out bulges and correct the worn-out appearance they cause. By filling depressions around the bags, we smooth out the area and eliminate shadows or unwanted texture.
Crow’s feet are often one of the first signs of aging to appear on the face. These pesky fine lines stretch out from the outer corners of the eyes and are usually most visible when squinting. Crow’s feet are a type of “dynamic wrinkle,” meaning repeated muscle contractions cause them. BOTOX treats dynamic wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that form these contractions, allowing the skin to lose tension and relax.
Much like crow’s feet, frown lines are another type of wrinkle caused by repeated muscle contractions. They usually appear in the form of an “11” shape between the eyebrows and make you look grumpy and tired. BOTOX treats this area the same way it treats crow’s feet, gently relaxing overactive facial muscles. By smoothing out the brow, you’ll look less angry and more alert, ready to take on your next video meeting.
In the end, remember this: You deserve to feel comfortable and confident on camera and in everyday life. If your eyes are looking tired and you’d like to wake up their appearance, BOTOX and fillers can be used together to rejuvenate your appearance.
Browse our before-and-after gallery to see examples of real results from our BOTOX and filler patients. If you’re looking for a dermatologist for BOTOX or other treatments in the Houston area, request a consultation online or call (713) 791-9966.