Aesthetics, Facial Aging,

BOTOX® & Eyelid Surgery

About Facial Aging, BOTOX® & Eyelid Surgery

Your eyes and the areas around your forehead are the most important aspects of your appearance and often are the first areas to show signs of facial aging. These areas can communicate your mood, demeanor and energy level to others. As we age, it is common for the soft fatty tissue beneath the eyebrows to shrink, allowing the eyebrows to become droopy. This is often accompanied by the skin and soft tissue around your upper and lower eyelids stretching and further creating drooping or sagging of the eyelids. For some people this is made even more undesirable by orbital fat protruding through the lower eyelid resulting in “puffy bags” or dark circles on the lower eyelids. Others find that tissue volume around the eyes decreases to give the appearance of “hollowness.” These facial aging changes can occur as early as your twenties to early thirties and can become quite obvious in your forties, fifties and sixties.

If your eyes and forehead project the signs of aging due to overhanging skin and puffiness, dark circles under your eyes, crow’s feet, lines and wrinkles around your eyes or forehead, you may appear tired, older, less energetic and even sad or angry. This can be a problem in social or business settings. Conversely, if your eyes are more open and relatively free of creases and folds, you will probably seem more rested and youthful. If your forehead shows signs of worry and stress, this too can make you appear fatigued. For these reasons, men and women of all ages, lifestyles and social groups, as well as those wishing to look ready, willing and able to perform well in the business setting, are interested in “no downtime” non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments and eyelid surgery for all types of facial changes.

BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections

BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections can dramatically improve your facial wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance. These non-surgical injections have the most dramatic effect on “expression wrinkles.” These are the frown lines or furrows found between the eyebrows, the horizontal forehead lines or furrows, and the crow’s feet around the eyes. Patients who notice these types of wrinkles will usually see remarkable and rapid improvement after treatment with these injections. You will notice that the lines will be softened, but may not completely disappear. With regular treatments, the appearance of these lines will be greatly reduced. The effects of a single treatment will usually last three to four months, at which time another treatment may be required to continue seeing desirable results.

Eyelid Surgery & Blepharoplasty

Eyelid Surgery & Blepharoplasty
Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a very popular type of cosmetic facial plastic surgery to help you look more refreshed and youthful. Eyelid surgery is not always only cosmetic- and may be considered “functional” if droopy, puffy or saggy eyelids are restricting your vision. Your eyes are one of the most important aspects of your appearance, and one of the first areas to show signs of aging. If your eyes project a lack of energy due to overhanging skin and puffiness of your eyelids, you may appear tired or older which may be undesirable in your occupation or professional position or simply detract from you general appearance. Conversely, if your eyes are more open and relatively free of creases and folds, you will probably seem more rested and youthful. In our society, looking your best and preserving your youthful features are important parts of who we are in social as well as workplace situations.

Upper & Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty can help to improve two common characteristics of the aging upper eyelid area. The first is correction of excess skin of the upper eyelid, a condition referred to as “hooding of the upper lid.” The second condition that can be corrected is the puffiness that is seen in the inner corner and middle of the eyelid as a result of herniation (pushing forward) of fat located in these areas above the eye. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is commonly performed at the same time as lower eyelid blepharoplasty. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is a procedure performed to improve the appearance of the lower eyelids, often to address a herniation of fat pockets and/or remove excess skin needs to be removed. The techniques we use today help us minimize downtime and offer a relatively brief and comfortable recovery time for our patients.