Our eyes are usually the first part of our face that shows the signs of aging. And with the ongoing use of masks to prevent the spread of virus, the eyes are getting even more attention these days. Procedures related to the eye area have grown in popularity. Here, we take a look at a couple different surgical and non-surgical ways you can rejuvenate the look of your eyes.
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is an extremely popular way to refresh and rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes. An eyelid lift consists of removing excess fat and skin from the upper and lower eyelids, correcting drooping upper eyelids and addressing puffy bags below the eyes.
Eyelid surgery is ideal for patients who have puffy bags under their eyes, excess skin or sagging on their upper eyelids, excessive skin on their lower eyelids or loss of the natural upper eyelid crease.
Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes about 1-3 hours depending on the extent of surgery. Small incisions will be made in the natural creases of the eyelids and just below the lashes of your lower lids or inside the lower lids. Excess fat is removed, muscle is tightened and sagging skin and excess muscle is trimmed. Incisions are closed with small stitches, and remaining scars will be hidden by the natural creases of the eyelid.
If you are concerned about sagging skin and facial lines but aren’t yet ready for plastic surgery, ThermiSmooth treatment is an ideal non-surgical alternative for both men and women who are interested in getting eyelid surgery. This FDA-cleared treatment tightens sagging skin and minimizes fine lines around the eye area and on the eyelids.
While eyelid surgery helps you look more awake with a refreshed appearance, the surgery can’t correct crow’s feet or other wrinkles or eliminate the dark circles under your eyes. Cosmetic injectables can help with that. Botox is the world’s most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment because it delivers fast, safe results without having to go under the knife. Botox injections temporarily smooth out lines and wrinkles on the upper third of the face caused by facial expressions. Results appear in just a few days and can last for about four months. Botox is often combined with dermal fillers to help provide complete facial rejuvenation.
If you’re interested in learning more about ways to rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes, and you live in Washington, D.C., or surrounding areas, call our office at 202-785-4187 to schedule a consultation.