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Non-Surgical Secrets, For Your Eyes Only

Long before there was Revlon or L’Oreal, people enhanced their eyes. If we could time travel to 12,000 years ago, we would see the Ancient Egyptians outlining their eyes and defining their eyebrows with kohl. Nefertiti, the Egyptian queen who has been called the most beautiful woman in the world, would have discovered that enhancing her eyes could beautify, camouflage, exaggerate, and mesmerize. Kohl still looks great, but now there are options that those elegant Egyptians never even dreamed of. Here are subtle secrets that Nefertiti would have traded a pyramid for:
To really add definition to the eyes, even better than mascara, more and more women are using Latisse?. The only FDA-approved treatment to make eyelashes grow longer, fuller, and darker, Latisse? is dispensed in selected doctors? offices. After applying it for a few weeks, younger women love their new, lush lashes, and older women love turning the clock back (and then some) to rejuvenate their eyes with a youthful fringe.
Most people aren’t looking to look like fashion models, but they can get discouraged by the effects of time. Facial muscles etch crow’s feet around the eyes and pull on the eyebrows until they droop, giving a tired appearance. Strategic placement of Botox? and Dysport? can help relax the muscles to smooth the skin’s surface and lift the eyebrows. The result can be subtle, but significant, which is why so many people love it!
Some individuals have “tear troughs,” which are sunken areas along the bony rims below the eyes. The shadows they cast can make people look fatigued. Fillers like Restylane? or Juvederm? can be artistically placed to soften the contours for a more rested, rejuvenated appearance. Chemical peels of varying strength can improve the superficial fine lines and skin quality, and lasers can deliver an even more dramatic metamorphosis.
The great thing about these non-surgical options to enhance the eyes is the natural look they give. Nefertiti would have loved these wonderful treatments!
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Dr. Heather Furnas

About Dr. Heather Furnas

Inspired by watching her plastic surgeon father operate in African bush hospitals, Dr. Heather Furnas followed in his footsteps, training at Stanford and serving on the Harvard clinical faculty. She and her husband, Dr. Paco Canales, practice together in Santa Rosa, California, where they raised their two children. (To learn more about their practice, visit She believes an informed patient is more likely to be a happy patient and is committed to providing that education. If you have any suggestions for topics you'd like to learn more about, she would love to hear from you!

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