Never get asked why you’re tried again with these 6 refreshing beauty procedures.

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Even after eight hours of sleep, our faces might tell a different story. To help you look refreshed, inspired and ready for anything—especially with the holiday season approaching—two board-certified professionals take us through the procedures, treatments and products that can wake up your look.

As we age, several factors combine to create a less radiant appearance. “Sun-damaged skin takes on a yellow or grey tone, volume loss causes the skin to hang a bit and the texture of the skin changes, which all contribute to a ‘tired’ look,” explains Dr. John Goldhar, MD, FRCPC, a dermatologist practising in Toronto. He also cites dark under-eye circles and a hollowing of the tear trough area as other “all-nighter” indicators.

Eye-opening procedures

“The eye region has the largest impact on our level of wakefulness because it’s the first place people look at,” explains Dr. Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD., FRCSC, an otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon practising in facial plastic surgery in Toronto. He suggests blepharoplasty to open up the eye area.

1. Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift)

“An eyelid lift removes excess skin and fat bulges to produce a cleaner and brighter eye complex,” says Dr. Torgerson. “If I were to choose one over the other to reduce a tired appearance, a lower lid lift definitely trumps an upper lid lift. The lower eyelids can develop deep circles and tear troughs that light can’t get into, which makes them look really dark.”

Cost: Upper or lower eyelid $3,500; both upper and lower: $6,000 to $6,500.

Recovery Time: Ten days. results: Permanent; the area will continue to age.

Filler up!

Facial volume loss also contributes to a sleep-deprived appearance. “Think of it like a baggie that’s been inflated with fat,” explains Dr. Goldhar. “It starts out full and, as we get older, fat diminishes and the baggie deflates. That’s when hollowing of the middle facial area occurs, mainly in the tear troughs and nasolabial folds.”

Here are some of the dermal fillers used to restore volume:

2. Teosyal Redensity II

This filler is a revolutionary new hyaluronic acid that coats the eye-circle region to fill the area and, over time, reduce the appearance of under-eye circles.” Teosyal Redensity II is super-smooth, with a very low tendency to lump or produce the Tyndall effect [bluish discoloration],” adds Dr. Torgerson. “It also has vitamins and minerals that actually stimulate collagen production, which redensifies the skin of the eyelid.”

Cost: $575 per vial.

Recovery time: Immediate.

Results: Improvement over time; last from six to nine months.

3. Juvéderm Volbella

“Volbella is a product made for the area around the lips, but it can also be used in the eye area with great results,” says Dr. Goldhar. “The formulation is more fluid than the original Juvéderm when injected, which makes it flow easily and gives a nice texture to the skin, especially in the tear trough area. It also reduces the appearance of crow’s feet and other fine lines.”

Cost: Entire lip or tear trough area: starts at $700.

Recovery time: Immediate.

Results: Longer than a year for eye area.

4. Juvéderm

“I use Juvéderm to refill the middle face between the lower orbital rim of the eye and the nasolabial folds,” explains Dr. Goldhar. “The filler redrapes the skin, gives you your cheekbone back, lifts up and tightens the skin under the lower eyelid and takes away that lax look.”

Cost: Tear trough area only: $600 to $700; middle face treatment: starts at $2,500.

Recovery time: Immediate.

Results: Last from nine months to a year

Other rise-and-shine treatments

For patients whose tired appearance is due to uneven or poor skin tone, brown spots and/or fine lines, these non-invasive treatments might be worth exploring.

5. Ultherapy (Ulthera)

A relatively new treatment that works effectively on all skin types, Ultherapy is used to target loose tissue around the upper and lower eyelids, as well as around the jaw line and neck. “Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the tissue beneath the skin in the surgical facelift planes,” explains Dr. Torgerson. This technology tightens skin from the inside out, with results that continue to improve after treatment.

Cost: Eye area treatment: $750.

Recovery time: Immediate.

Results: Improvement three months after treatment and lasts up to three years.

6. Clear and Brilliant Laser

“This is a very effective erbium laser treatment to clear brown spots and discoloration from the skin. It also raises your IQ because it’s brilliant,” says Dr. Goldhar with a chuckle. “Seriously, though, I’ve had the treatment myself, and all my brown spots and that ‘tired’ look are gone.” He also recommends that patients treat their hands and neck at the same time, so the facial area isn’t so noticeably different.

Cost: Two to three treatments, $400 per treatment.

Recovery time: Three to four hours.

Results: Permanent; the area will continue to age.