Aging takes its toll on the skin. Over time, we lose elasticity and fullness in our face, and gravity pulls down what once was higher. These processes contribute to wrinkle and line formation and drooping or sagging skin. In many of us, the passage of time is most evident around our eyes, as this skin is relatively sensitive, thin, and susceptible to the aging process. In particular, you may begin to experience bags under the eyes, puffiness caused by excess fat deposit, drooping of the upper or lower eyelids caused by loosened or excess skin, wrinkles around the eyes, or folding of the upper eyelid that can even obstruct your vision.
If you are experiencing any of these changes and are unhappy with the appearance of your eyes, eyelid rejuvenation treatments can restore your eyes to their youthful appearance. At Hudson Face and Eye, we offer some eyelid rejuvenation options, and your procedure(s) will be fully customized to meet your needs and aesthetic goals. Below, we discuss some of the most effective eyelid rejuvenation procedures.
AN EYE LIFT, OR BLEPHAROPLASTY, CAN RESTORE EYELIDS TO THEIR YOUNGER STATE
An eyelift is commonly performed to address excess skin, puffiness, or sagging position of the upper or lower eyelids. In some patients, an upper eyelid blepharoplasty alone is enough to restore a youthful look to your eyes and brighten your face. Other patients who experience under-eye bags may benefit from a lower lid blepharoplasty, which can help you to appear both younger and more rested. During the blepharoplasty, small incisions are made in the creases of the eyelids, so scars will not be noticeable.
THE BROW LIFT PROCEDURE ENLIVENS THE ENTIRE UPPER PORTION OF THE FACE
As we age, our foreheads can droop and cause our brows and eyelids to lower, even partially covering our eyes. The result is a face that appears tired and older than you may like. If a drooping brow is the cause of your aged appearance, a brow lift could be a highly effective option to revitalize your eyes. By pulling up the skin and muscles of the forehead, the brow is raised to its earlier position, thereby also raising skin that may be sagging in the eyelids. This surgical procedure can be combined with a blepharoplasty or other treatments for patients with more substantial signs of aging.
INJECTABLE TREATMENTS CAN RESTORE VOLUME, REDUCE WRINKLES, AND TREAT DARK UNDER-EYE CIRCLES.
Whether performed alone or in conjunction with a surgical procedure, some injectable treatments provide dramatic eyelid rejuvenation. Neuromodulators, such as Botox®, can be used for the fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, reducing their appearance and preventing them from developing further. For patients who have lost volume around the eyes or have dark under-eye circles, dermal fillers and fat grafting are often used to replace the fullness and get rid of the “hollowed out” look that can develop over time.
SKIN RESURFACING THROUGH LASER OR CHEMICAL PEEL CAN REDUCE WRINKLES AND DISCOLORATION
For patients who have wrinkles or discoloration, non-invasive options can make a big difference in appearance. For instance, laser skin resurfacing can stimulate new skin growth, removing wrinkles and revealing new, fresh skin. We also offer chemical peels that can be very effective in removing dead and discolored skin. These and minimally-invasive, or non-invasive, options can be combined with injectable or surgical approaches for comprehensive eyelid rejuvenation.
Whatever your eyelid concerns or causes, Dr. Kashyap can devise a customized plan to revitalize your eyelids. These surgical procedures are best performed by a surgeon who is highly skilled and experienced with oculofacial plastic surgery. Dr. Kashyap has helped hundreds of patients to look and feel their best, and she has had unparalleled, specialized training in this particular aspect of facial aesthetics.
To find out more about the many options available for eyelid rejuvenation that will erase years from your face, call us at 347.788.1841 today to schedule a consultation.