The Eyes Have It: Common Eye Rejuvenation Techniques

We all know the old adage that the eyes are the windows of the soul. Your eyes take center stage when it comes to showing your emotions, but unfortunately it’s also the first area to suffer from the ravages of time. Swollen, puffy bags underneath your eyes can add years to your real age, and make you appear more haggard and tired than you actually feel. The tell-tale signs of aging may start rearing their ugly heads as early as your thirties. So unfair! 

Knowing this, is it any wonder that eye rejuvenation is one of the most popular plastic surgery techniques performed today? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular (in no particular order): 

Blepharoplasty is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures. This technique removes the excess skin around the upper and lower eyelids, not only improving the appearance around the eyes but also your peripheral vision as well. Blepharoplasty is usually performed on an outpatient basis under local or general anesthesia and generally takes only an hour or two. Any scarring is hidden within the creasing of your upper and lower eyelids, rendering them virtually unnoticeable after your surgery. Healthy people of any age or sex with realistic expectations are good candidates for this procedure. 

A brow lift can eliminate the drooping forehead that so often comes with age. We all know the look, the furrowed brow that gives us the look reminiscent of our caveman ancestors. Thankfully, utilizing numerous tiny incisions along the hairline, Dr. Nassif and Dr. Yoo can place your eyebrows back where nature intended them to be, losing that scowl and restoring your face to a more youthful, vibrant appearance. A brow lift is generally done under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. The surgery usually takes a couple of hours and recovery is usually uneventful. 

There are also many less invasive procedures available to the savvy consumer looking to perk up a droopy eye area. Ask us about products such as Restylane and Belotero, fillers used to naturally plump out wrinkles and lines around the eye area. Fractional laser resurfacing has also proven to be quite successful for many clients with milder issues, while IPL photofacial treatments works wonder on uneven tone and pigment issues under the eyes. 

To find what procedure would be best suited for your particular circumstances, schedule a consultation with Dr. Nassif or Dr. Yoo at Spalding Drive Plastic Surgery. 

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