Our eyes do a lot of talking. We all know this on a subconscious level, which is why concerns arise at first sight of lines and wrinkles in this delicate area of the face. According to recent research, rejuvenating eye treatments are so effective that many patients put off the full facelift they thought they needed. Ultimately, it is possible to address individual concerns or several concerns at once. Our priority is getting you the results you want through personal care. Here, we look at some of the common complaints related to the appearance of the eyes, and what we can do about them.
Complaint #1 – Eyelid Hooding
The upper eyelids often take on “weight” as we age. This additional bulk doesn’t indicate that excess fat has accumulated in this random area. It could mean one of two things. First, upper eyelids may become heavy in appearance as collagen strands loosen their hold on the skin, creating laxity. Another common reason for this upper eyelid problem occurs above the eye, at the brow line.
What to do: There are several approaches that may be taken to improve the appearance and overall structure of the upper eyelids. Depending on the severity of the problem and the desired longevity of results, a patient may choose surgical rejuvenation with blepharoplasty. Alternatively, when the brow and forehead are the issues, an upper facelift or brow lift may be ideal. In minor cases of brow drooping, Botox may be an acceptable approach.
Complaint #2 – Undereye Bags
The skin on the upper and lower eyelids is incredibly fragile. It changes with age and UV exposure and is also manually “aged” by the rubbing we do through the years. Undereye bags may also have a genetic link and may occur during a person’s twenties or thirties.
What to do: Undereye bags have become much easier to manage thanks to the innovative use of dermal fillers. By increasing the volume of tissue in the upper cheek, below the eyelid, this can mask he puffiness. In moderate to severe cases, for really long lasting results (10 years or more), a patient may choose lower blepharoplasty.
Complaint #3 – Crepe-like skin
Did we say the skin around the eyes is fragile? We probably can’t say this enough. As this tissue increasingly thins, we may begin to notice every little line and crease. Laser treatment act as a form of collagen induction. Immediately, laser energy heats the existing matrix of collagen in superficial tissue, facilitating immediate improvement, which continues to get better with time. This must be done with great care.
Dr. D’Amico provides personal care in our Englewood, NJ cosmetic surgery practice. Learn more about eyelid rejuvenation at 201-567-9595.
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