Dr. Anne White featured in March 2014
Forsyth Woman magazine
This time of year, even with the official start of spring less than a month away, we may find ourselves feeling down, or maybe even a lot older (when we're not), and looking it, too. Time waits for no man ... or woman. Inwardly, we may start to feel aches and pains we never had before and due to little exertion. The passing of time is also evidenced outwardly by the skin on our bodies, especially our faces. Does the face peering back at you from the mirror look tired, worried, or angry, when you're not? Take another look in the mirror - a good long look - and you'll likely see why.
The effects of aging are typically first noticeable around the eyes, where skin is delicate and thin. Men and women alike are equally affected, and until the fountain of youth is found, there's no escaping aging. Having also heard this observation echoed by friends and co-workers lately, I asked Winston-Salem's premier Cosmetic and Dermatological Laser Surgeon, Dr. Anne White of Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center, for some advice on how to address the signs of aging.
"It is often said we are hot-wired to the eyes of the opposite sex," said Dr. White. "They are one of the first things we notice when we meet someone new. Think of the importance we put in our society on looking each other in the eye. The eyes are also the first place where we start to notice the signs of aging. The things that help make our eyes bright and beautiful - bright irises and clear whites, vibrant brow and lash color, full defined brow, and firm, smooth, clear skin - are the same things that change the appearance of our eyes as we age. The brow descends and skin thins, creating upper-eyelid 'hooding,' giving a tired look to the face. Crow's feet, that 'number 11' furrow in the brow, lower-lid fine lines and dark circles appear. Not to worry! There are many options available to reverse or slow the visible signs of eye aging.
Here are the most common eye-area concerns and what can be done to address them with no or little downtime."