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5 Non-invasive Treatments for Tired-Looking Eyes
May 17, 2022

Woman with bright, beautiful eyes

Your eyes are one of the first things people notice about you, and unfortunately, they can make you appear tired, stressed, or older than you want to look. The fragile skin around the eyes is susceptible to fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and undereye bags as we age and can result in a tired-looking appearance.

Treatments for Tired-Looking Eyes

If you wish you could rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes but are not ready for expensive and invasive surgical procedures, there are many treatment options available that you can consider. These non-invasive options can brighten and awaken your eyes with very little downtime and for a fraction of the cost of surgery.

Thread Lift

Hinsdale thread lift before and after

A thread lift is a cutting-edge procedure that offers significant anti-aging results without the cost, risk, and downtime associated with facelift surgery. While the results are more subtle than a surgical facelift, they will be more noticeable than injectable treatments.

A thread lift is performed in about a half-hour. A specially designed temporary suture is expertly guided below the skin and left in place. The suture subtly lifts the skin while stimulating collagen production. Over the months following the procedure, the body’s natural response will diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and lift sagging skin. The material is designed to be absorbed into the body, so it does not need to be removed.

Plasma Pen

plaxel plasma pen undereyes crow's feet nose wrinkles before and after

The Plaxel Pen, a true plasma treatment, is another cutting-edge, minimally invasive procedure performed by our experts at Hinsdale Vein & Laser. The plasma pen treatment is ideal for sagging eyelids or bags under the eyes. It can also be used on other areas of the face and neck to tighten skin and smooth wrinkles.

The Plaxel Pen works by delivering tiny bursts of plasma (the liquified form of gas) into the skin. The action stimulates the production of collagen under the skin, creating a natural-looking smoothness and tightening of the area over the course of 8-12 weeks. Because of the nature of plasma, heat does not affect the dermal layer, which makes this treatment safe for fragile facial skin in sensitive areas such as around the eyes.

Tear Trough Fillers

Under-eye circles are not just the result of all-nighters. As we age, the bones in our face shift, altering the facial structure. At the same time, collagen and fat below the skin are lost. The result can be a sagging space below the eyes and above the cheekbones. These bags, called tear troughs, can make your eyes appear tired and age you prematurely.

Facial fillers are an excellent option to treat undereye bags. This minimally invasive procedure is performed in under 15 minutes and involves injecting hyaluronic acid into the treatment area. Effects are immediate and will improve over the course of a week or two. Fillers can last 1-2 years.

Botox/Dysport Brow Lift

Botox and Dysport are well known for their anti-aging and anti-wrinkle results. But these injections can do so much more. By targeting specific muscles, our experts can use these neuromodulators in what is known as a Botox brow lift.

By relaxing certain muscles between and around the brows, the technique allows the forehead muscles to pull the brows up, creating an overall lifting effect, awakening the eyes and smoothing wrinkles at the same time. This procedure is more subtle and also far less expensive and invasive than a surgical brow lift.


If you are looking for an easy and completely non-invasive way to improve the look of tired eyes, you may want to consider Latisse. Latisse is a prescription eyelash treatment you apply at home that has been clinically proven to lengthen, darken, and thicken eyelashes. There is no surgery, no injections, and no downtime. Results can be seen in about 16 weeks.

Find Out Which Treatment is Best For You

These eye-awakening treatments are just a few of those offered at Hinsdale Vein & Laser. It may also be possible to combine different procedures to maximize the anti-aging effects. Call today to talk about your personal aesthetic goals and develop a customized treatment plan to reach them.