What do your eyes say about you? If you’ve been told you look tired or angry or older than you actually are, then maybe it’s time to talk to a plastic surgeon about ways to improve the appearance of your eye area. As mask-wearing has become a part of our daily lives, cosmetic treatments involving the eyes have gained even more popularity.
Read on to learn more about some of the most popular treatments involving the eyes and why you should consider them.
One of the most popular cosmetic surgeries today is eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty. There are many reasons why it is so in demand and much of it has to do with results, the recovery and the hidden scars in the crease of the eyelid and behind the lower lash line.
Eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure that consists of removing excess fat and skin from your eyelids and tightening underlying muscles. On the upper eyelid, skin loosens as we age and can drape enough over the eye to affect peripheral vision. On the lower eyelid, sagging and under-eye puffiness are common concerns that can be addressed with eyelid surgery.
Botox and Dysport
Botox is a botulinum toxin that’s FDA-approved for the treatment of frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet around the eyes and forehead lines. Some patients often see an improvement in the position of their brows after treatment, which is an additional benefit. Botox results appear in just a few days and last about four months.
Dysport is also FDA-approved for use on the frown lines between the eyebrows, also known as the “11 lines.” It is similar to Botox as it’s injected into the muscle underneath a furrow to weaken the muscle and temporarily prevent contracting.
Restylane-L is in a family of hyaluronic acid fillers that help add volume to hollow areas of the face and smooth out static wrinkles. It does wonders for expression lines and the under-eye area. Belotero Balance is another hyaluronic acid filler that fills in the superficial fine lines around the eyes and other areas of the face.