Your Eyes are the Windows to your Soul
We are taught from a very young age that making eye contact when speaking to someone is good manners. When someone looks into your eyes, what are they seeing? Are they seeing a person who is young and full of life? Perhaps, they are seeing someone who looks weary and tired? Even if you feel fantastic, the skin around your eyes might be giving a different impression.
As we age, the collagen and elastin in our skin is reduced. These proteins are responsible for keeping our skin firm and smooth. A loss of collagen and elastin around the eyes can lead to drooping eyelids and bags under our eyes. Both of which make us look much older than we really are.
Upper Eyelid Surgery (Upper Blepharoplasty)
Drooping eyelids give you a general tired appearance. You can look like you are half asleep when this might not be the case at all. Even if you are tired, you don't want everyone to be able to notice. As we age, the skin on the eyelids loses its firmness allowing them to droop. This skin will continue to descend over time producing a hooded effect.
An upper eyelid surgery can produce a much more youthful and fresh looking appearance. The excess skin around the eyelids can be removed either using laser or conventional surgery. Scarring from this procedure is minimal and can be conveniently hidden within the folds of the eyelid.
Lower Eyelid Surgery (Lower Blepharoplasty)
Bags under your eyes make you look run down and exhausted. The culprit for these unsightly bags is usually the fat pads under our eyes. Over time, the skin around the eyelid can weaken, which allows the fat pads to jut out slightly creating the bags.
There are several treatment options that can help get rid of bags under the eyes. Your doctor will help determine which one is right for you. Laser skin rejuvenation can be used to retighten the skin around the eyelid thus reducing the appearance of the bags.
For the more severe cases, the preferred method is to remove the fat bags from underneath the eyes. The incision is made inside the eyelid, which completely eliminates the appearance of a scar.
If you are concerned about your upper and lower eyelids, don't worry. Both of these treatments can be performed at the same time. Don't walk around for the rest of your life looking tired and run down. Make an appointment with us to see how we can help.