We all eventually see signs of aging around our eyes. The skin here is so delicate that, by the age of 35, many people start to see fine lines, puffiness, and even heaviness in the upper eyelids. Wherever you are in your level of concern about aging eyes, know that solutions are available to you. In our office near San Jose, patients get the help they need to determine which approach is best for their needs. Here, we detail a few treatments that you might consider when you’re ready to refresh your eyes.
There is no way to stop cosmetic aging. However, every adult should begin using quality topical products as early as possible. Dr. Rosenthal recommends Obagi ELASTIderm for patients who want to diminish fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes by supporting tissue daily. ELASTIderm is formulated to strengthen the skin, making it more difficult for lines and wrinkles to form.
Many people know Botox as the go-to injectable for frown lines. This advanced solution for dynamic wrinkles can also decrease the appearance of crow’s feet at the outer edges of the eyes. As we have seen the safety and efficacy of Botox over the years, many people have begun reaching for this treatment as a way to prevent new lines from forming around the eyes.
Blepharoplasty is the surgical method of eyelid rejuvenation that has become increasingly popular in recent years. Lower blepharoplasty is performed on the lower eyelids through a single incision hidden either inside the eyelid or along the lash line. This means that the scars that result from lower blepharoplasty are not seen once they heal. Through the incision, Dr. Rosenthal repositions and removes fat as needed to reduce puffiness and then lifts the skin below the eye and trims the excess. The results of lower blepharoplasty are a smooth transition from the upper cheek to the skin beneath the eye.
The upper eyelids that get heavy and droopy may cover the natural crease and, when severe, cover the lash line above the eyes. Upper blepharoplasty involves the careful removal and repositioning of fat to restore smoothness and contour to this area of the eye. The natural crease is restored and the incision is well-hidden within it. The meticulous modification of the upper eyelid restores openness to the eyes that make them, and the entire face, look younger and more vibrant.