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By Dr. Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
April 09, 2017
Category: Services
Tags: Eyes  

The area around the eyes is a common concern because changes occur in this area as we age that make us look old and tired. There are a number of options that work well to enhance the appearance of the eyes and provide a more healthy and rested look.

Changes in the Eye Area

As we age there are a number of changes that occur in the eye area. The brows descend and can feel heavy. The lashes thin out. Wrinkles appear around the eyes. Dark circles and hollowing are seen under the eyes. And bags can occur under the eyes as well.


Restylane before and afterRestylane is a dermal filler that works well to address hollowing under the eyes. As we age the fat pad we have under the eyes at birth moves downward into the upper cheek. As the volume is lost a hollow can appear under the eyes, giving a tired appearance. Restylane is a hyaluronic acid product that is placed in this area to restore the volume and give the rested and refreshed appearance. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the skin that binds 1,000 times its weight in water. It will bring water into the area and provide the youthful fullness to the under-eye area. The results of a Restylane treatment are seen right away. There is usually a good amount of swelling after a Restylane treatment and the final results are seen approximately two weeks later once the swelling has subsided. Most people enjoy the results of their Restylane treatment for six to 12 months.


A E Skin Enlightening Eye Cream

The A E Skin Enlightening Eye Cream is one of our most popular products for enhancement of the eye area. It is a product that Dr. Alex recommends to all patients with concerns in the area because it improves the appearance of the eye area and enhances the effects of the treatments described below. The A E Skin Enlightening Eye Cream delivers rich hydration to the delicate skin around the eyes. It is rich but not too heavy and can be applied to the skin above, below, and around the eyes twice daily. It works well for fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness around the eyes. It contains the perfect level of retinol, ceramide, and peptides to stimulate collagen formation, fighting wrinkles, loose skin, and under-eye bags.  Hyaluronic acid draws water into the skin, hydrating it and providing volume. Niacinamide (vitamin B3) calms the skin and brightens discoloration. calms the skin and brightens discoloration. Caffeine, arnica, and vitamin K reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Green tea extract serves as a powerful antioxidant to protect the skin.


Botox before and afterBotox is a purified protein used to address wrinkles associated with aging. Botox is commonly used to address wrinkles in the eye area between the brows and around the eyes. The frown lines are the vertical lines seen between the brows when we smile and the crow’s feet are the lines seen around the eyes when we smile or squint. Botox will relax the muscles we use to make these facial expressions and smoothen out the overlying wrinkles. Dr. Alex uses a painless Botox injection technique to maximize your comfort. The results of a Botox treatment are seen by two weeks and most people enjoy their results for three to four months.


Latisse is a product used to enhance the appearance of the lashes. Latisse comes as an ophthalmic solution. Once drop is placed on the tip of the applicator that comes in the kit and the Latisse applicator is drawn along the area where the upper lash meets the skin starting from the corner of the eye closer to the nose to the corner of the eye closer to the ear. Latisse can also be applied on the eyebrows to promote hair growth there as well. This is repeated with the other lash and brow every night. Initial results with Latisse can be seen in as little as four weeks. Full results are seen at 12 to 16 and you will continue to enjoy the results as long as you keep using the product.

Brilliant Distinctions Program

A E Skin participates in the Brilliant Distinctions program. This is a rewards program where you receive points for each treatment of Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure, Volite, and Kybella as well as purchases of Latisse. These points are used towards discounts at subsequent treatments.

Eye Opener

This month we are happy to offer the Eye Opener promotion which includes all the products above to enhance the appearance of the eyes.

Dr. Alex has performed over 10,000 cosmetic treatments with many satisfied patients. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Alex in our Encino, CA office.

By Dr. Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
December 18, 2016
Category: About Your Skin
Tags: Dark Circles   Eyes  

Restylane before and after for dark circles under the eyesDark circles under the eyes are a common concern for many people. There are many factors that contribute to it such as genetics, age, and lifestyle. Fortunately, there are several things we can do to improve dark circles under the eyes.

Get enough sleep

Getting enough sleep is critical to improving dark circles under the eyes. If you get enough sleep every night, the areas around the eyes will appear brighter in the morning and you will look more rested. In today’s day and age getting enough sleep is difficult with crazy work schedules. Although most people require about eight hours of sleep every night, some people require less and some require more. And this can change with age; usually we need less sleep as we get older. Having good sleep habits will help. Try to have a routine every night so that you can relax and fall asleep easily at the same time every night.

Eat a healthy diet

Eating a healthy diet is another lifestyle change that can affect the appearance of the eyes. What the doctor tells you to eat is not only important for your health, but also for the skin. Changes in the skin are often manifestations of what is going on in the body. Make sure to eat enough fruits and vegetables every day and avoid foods that are high in fat or sugar. Try to eat foods that are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals that damage the skin. At the same time avoid habits such as smoking which increase free radical formation in the body. Equally important is drinking enough water. About two thirds of the skin is water so it is important to have enough water in your body for appropriate function and appearance of the skin. When your body is dehydrated, the skin becomes dry and the areas around the eyes have a sunken appearance.


Exercise is the third lifestyle habit that will improve the appearance of dark circles under the eyes and the skin in general. Exercise is great for all parts of the body, the heart, the brain, the skin, and many others. Exercise allows for blood flow to the skin, providing nutrients to allow the skin to be healthy and function normally. When this happens, the skin looks better.

Use sunscreen daily

Sun damage is one of the most common causes of aging in the skin. The sun leads to many changes associated with aging including fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, dark spots, redness, and skin cancer. It is therefore important to protect your skin from the sun every day with a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30. Apply sunscreen every day of the year, even when it is cold outside because there is still sun. Also, apply sunscreen if it is overcast because some of the sun’s rays penetrate through clouds. Many people do not apply sunscreen because they are not outside much. But it is important to understand that when you are driving in your car or sitting inside near a window, the sun’s rays are still hitting your skin. Around the eyes sunglasses provide further protection.

Use a good eye cream

Eye creams can help improve the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. The new A E Skin Green Tea Essentials Enlightening Eye Cream is a great example. It includes multiple ingredients such as vitamins A, C, and E, retinol, and hyaluronic acid. These ingredients serve to improve the skin in a number of ways by hydrating the delicate skin under the eyes, providing volume, and stimulating collagen formation to tighten the skin.

Fillers under the eyes

Dermal fillers such as Restylane are commonly used to address dark circles under the eyes. One of the most common causes for such dark circles is loss of volume and hollowing under the eyes. In regular light a shadow is cast from the forehead to the tear trough, giving the appearance of a dark circle, which makes people look old and tired. Fillers such as Restylane can restore the lost volume and provide a healthy, youthful, and rested appearance.

Contact us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex in our Encino, CA office.

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