Do you look exhausted with dark bags and sagging skin around your eyes? Tired eyes might not be the only culprit. Over time our skin starts to sag in more places than one. Our eye area is often one of the areas that lose firmness first since it’s more delicate. That’s why wrinkly skin around the eyes is so common. Fortunately, there are ways to treat these conditions. Learn more about it here.

What Causes Tired Eyes?

Tired eyes, otherwise known as eyestrain, has become an increasing concern over recent years. Our increased use of digital devices is one of the key drivers of this, but it’s not the only one that’s leaving people feeling and looking tired. Sleep deprivation can also leave you with tired eyes during the day. Working for countless hours in front of the computer or in poorly lit conditions can put a major amount of strain on our vision too. Additionally, reading small print, doing night driving, and other activities that require us to focus for long periods of time can contribute to the added strain of the eyes. 

How Do I Know If I Have Tired Eyes?

Eyestrain becomes evident in a number of ways. Lack of sleep can cause fluid to build up underneath the eyes causing them to look puffy and dark. Redness and irritation are common with eye strain as well, along with blurred vision and watery or dry eyes. Some people even suffer from migraines or back and neck pain as a result of eyestrain.

How Can I Fix It?

If you suspect that you have tired eyes, there are a few things you can do to combat it before you need to see a doctor. The first is to get more sleep. Eight hours a night is the optimal amount of sleep to avoid feeling and looking tired in the morning. You should also take short 20 minute breaks from your devices, especially when working on a laptop for countless hours. If you’re squinting in order to read the newsprint or text on your mobile device, it might be time to talk to an eye doctor about prescription glasses. 

Putting preventative measures aside, you should also consider treatments to improve the skin around the eye area that may appear puffy, irritated or even have formed deep lines as a result of eyestrain.

Best Treatments for Tired Eyes 

The Exilis Ultra treatment is a great tired eye solution. This non-invasive treatment can help you regain your youthful glow by stimulating collagen remodelling and tightening the skin, specifically the eyelids and under the eyes. The Exilis Ultra treatment can target a variety of pain points. A skincare professional can focus on your specific areas that need more attention. So if you have heavy bags under your eyes or your eyelids are starting to sag or wrinkle, we can apply the right treatment to provide you with the best results.

You may also wish to invest in good skincare products that focus on eye treatments. At the Ottawa Skin Clinic, we offer a variety of SkinCeuticals products that are designed to enhance the eye area. Our advanced eye creams and serums are rich in active ingredients that are proven to decrease dark circles and under eye hollows.

Conditions Beyond Tired Eyes

Sun exposure, environmental factors, and age can all impact how the skin performs around our eyes. Any one of these can cause collagen production to slow down and the skin to start to sag. Luckily, there are treatments to help give your skin the boost it needs. Here are our favourites:


Yes, Botox can help with any fine lines that have formed around the eye area that are making you look tired. With a quick appointment, you can go from baggy and saggy to smoother, tighter skin. Best of all, the results will last for up to four months on average. 


This skin tightening, collagen restoring solution is a quick fix for deep-wrinkles and folds. As little as one injection can restore the fullness of your skin, making you look refreshed and rejuvenated.

Pixel Skin Resurfacing

Laser technology can also help to turn back the hands of time by triggering your body’s own natural healing process to stimulate collagen production and tissue healing. It’s a great way to improve any fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin texture as well as hyperpigmentation and age spots in just a few sessions.

Ready to fix your tired eyes? Contact us today to book a consultation with one of our skincare professionals.