When you look to your future, do you feel concerned about how your eyes will fair? If you’re already noticing the signs of sagging and bagging on the upper or lower lids, it is understandable to wonder how the eyes will age. Many of the inquiries that we get are related to this concern. Patients seeking solutions, whether for immediate or future gain, should know what may lie on the horizon. Here, we want to look at a few of the particulars.
Eyelid sagging may be in your genes.
There is a perception that eyelid surgery is intended for older patients. Statistics indicate that patients of all ages are learning more about their options for eyelid rejuvenation, though. This is because age is only one factor. Sometimes, the skin on the upper and lower lids changes as a result of decreased collagen and UV damage. Genetics may also be involved, though, and may cause concerns long before middle-age. Younger patients are beginning to take advantage of proven methods of eyelid rejuvenation as a proactive step in feeling great about their appearance.
Surgery may not be necessary.
Many patients who want to reduce the appearance of under-eye bags, in particular, first express interest in injectable solutions for younger looking eyes. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm Voluma are often used to smooth the line of transition between the upper cheek and the lower eyelid. Introduced just below the crease below under eye bags, dermal fillers plump superficial fullness, which can make lines all but disappear. Results from non-surgical under eye treatment may last several months.
Dual-procedures may be needed.
Eyelid rejuvenation can be slightly tricky, especially when the upper eyelids are involved. The skin on the upper eyelids changes just like everywhere else on the body when collagen breaks down, and firmness in superficial tissue decreases. Another aspect that should be assessed, though, is the position of the brow. If the brow line has dropped significantly, this may be the reason for upper eyelid heaviness. In such an instance, a brow lift may be the best approach for rejuvenation. Sometimes, brow lift surgery coincides with eyelid surgery to restore the height of the brow while also removing excess skin for greater results.
Eye rejuvenating procedures and treatments are conducted carefully, so the results look natural and beautiful. To learn more about your options for younger eyes, contact our Englewood office at 201-567-9595.