EYELID REJUVENATION

The delicate eye area is often the first part of the face to show visible signs of aging. Over time, there is atrophy of the youthful upper eyelid fat, loss of skin elasticity and collagen, and with fall of the eyebrows, the upper eyelid skin falls and causes redundant folds.  This makes the eyes appear droopy and tired, makes it difficult to apply makeup, hides eyelashes or affects vision. Bulging fat pockets cause eyelid bags and puffiness while skin discoloration and volume loss cause dark circles under the eyes. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to improve upon these aging changes.

In the past, patients undergoing upper eyelid surgery had the skin, muscle and fat removed automatically. This led to hollowed and skeletonized appearance as the patient continued to age. In more recent years, our understanding of facial aging led to a shift in our approach to preserve fullness and restore volume in the eyelids and the surrounding areas (eyebrows, temples and cheeks). Look at the models in fashion magazines – they have full eyebrows with a small visible eyelid above the eyelashes and smooth skin.

In the lower eyelid, smooth skin with shallow tear troughs, no distinct eyelid-cheek separation, and full cheeks define a youthful face. A well-rounded approach by an expert in eyelid procedures is required to address current eyelid problems and also maintain a healthy appearance as the patient continues to age.

An experienced eyelid surgeon, like Dr. Levin, understands what a youthful beautiful eyelid looks like and can assess the individual needs of each patient. For more information please call us today at (203) 557-6464.

WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?

Botox and Fillers

Neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport can address forehead wrinkles, wrinkles between the eyebrows and laugh lines (crow’s feet). In addition, precise placement can accomplish a subtle brow lift where the eyebrows are raised and contoured for more relaxed and rejuvenated appearance. Precise placement of a hyaluronic acid filler such as Restylane in the lower and/or upper eyelids can restore lost volume and create a fuller, more youthful eyelids appearance. Filler can also improve the appearance of dark circles and lower eyelid bags, improving the tired look.

Eyelid Lift

When non-surgical treatments are not an option, an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) may be the procedure of choice. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is a common and relatively straightforward procedure which usually takes under one hour and is performed in the office under local anesthesia. It’s a delicate surgery, which requires a unique understanding of the eyelid anatomy and a specialist to attain the desired results. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is performed to address the lower eyelid bags, dark circles and loose skin. To avoid complications, incisions are placed inside the eyelid and the bulging fat pads are trimmed or re-draped.

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