5 Procedures to Rejuvenate Your Under-Eyes

The eyes are not just the window to the soul, they are also a reflection of your youthfulness. As you age, the skin around the eyes can become thinner and darker. The tissues that used to make your face appear young and plump can deplete, making you now appear older. While you can’t turn back the hands of time, you can rejuvenate your under-eyes for a more fresh-faced appearance.

At Sunrise Facial and Oral Surgery, you’ll discover a comprehensive selection of procedures designed to restore or enhance a person’s beauty. When performed by a reputable oral and maxillofacial surgeon, facial cosmetic surgery and non-invasive facial procedures can be used to rejuvenate the under-eye area which can have a dramatic effect on the overall aesthetic of your face.

Dermal Fillers

The natural aging process causes elastin and collagen to gradually diminish, resulting in volume loss that creates a sunken appearance under the eyes. In addition, repetitive muscle contractions that occur with normal facial expressions can cause fine lines and wrinkles.

Dermal facial fillers like Restylane and Juvéderm have been found effective in restoring definition to certain areas of the face. These fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a clear substance naturally produced by the body. When injected into the treatment area, dermal facial fillers can plump, moisturize, and stimulate natural collagen production.


While Sculptra is technically a dermal filler, it differs from your usual facial fillers. While other fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which is used to treat a targeted area and produce instant results, most dermal fillers only last a few months. Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid that aids in the production of collagen. With consistent treatments spaced out over time, Sculptra can help restore your natural facial volume. When your suggested treatment plan is followed, Sculptra can last more than two years.

Botox/Dysport Injections

Whether on their own or combined with dermal fillers, both Botox and Dysport have been found effective in refilling lost volume around the eye area. Botox and Dysport are a type of neuromodulator that have the ability to temporarily minimize muscle contractions that have been known to contribute to problems like crow’s feet and lines.

Both Botox and Dysport are designed to relax muscles in a safe way to reveal a more youthful appearance. The procedure is nearly painless as just a small pinprick is felt as the needle is inserted at the injection sites. Most clients start seeing results in as little as five to seven days.

TCA Peels

TCA peels contain trichloroacetic acid (TCA) to enhance the condition of the skin. These peels can be found in various concentrations and strengths of acid and work by shedding dead skin cells and stimulating new cell growth. TCA peels have become a popular way to refresh the delicate skin under the eyes. It can also be helpful for removing irregular pigmentation and smoothing out wrinkles. The procedure takes just 20 minutes and downtime is minimal.

Fat Grafting

One of the most recent techniques to hit the cosmetic surgery industry is fat grafting. With fat grafting, fat deposits are removed from other areas of the body, such as the hips, inner thighs, or abdomen, and then transferred to hollowed areas of the face like under the eyes.

Fat can be grafted to help fill in deep lines and wrinkles, as well as add extra volume to the under-eye area. As the procedure uses safe cannulas or “wands,” no incisions are made in the skin. The minimally-invasive procedure requires an average downtime of five to seven days.

Rejuvenate Your Under-Eyes at Sunrise Facial and Oral Surgery

Wrinkles, sagging skin, discoloration, and puffiness. These are all signs that your under-eye area is in need of rejuvenation. Fortunately, there are many options to choose from when it comes to refreshing and improving the appearance of the under-eyes. From dermal fillers and Botox to TCA peels and fat grafting, there is a procedure for everyone no matter the degree of skin laxity and volume loss.

At Sunrise Facial and Oral Surgery, Dr. Kim is dedicated to helping patients understand how each procedure differs and which will help them reach their desired goals. Patients can expect a safe and comfortable procedure and direct access to a knowledgeable team of professionals ready to answer any questions or advice. Contact Sunrise Facial and Oral Surgery today to schedule a consultation!