Options for More Youthful Eyelids

Eyelids that are droopy or surrounded with wrinkles can make your entire face look older and more tired. Tightening the skin around the eyes is something that many people wish for in order to maintain the youthful glow. There are plenty of different options for getting a younger and fresher looking eye area.

Why Does the Skin Around the Eyes Change?

As a person ages, the skin naturally begins to lose its elasticity. This loss causes the skin to droop, and the process is especially visible on the face. Drooping skin around the eyelids may be a cosmetic concern for some, but it can also impair vision in cases where it droops over the natural eyelid margin.

Non-Surgical Options

The methods for improving the skin around the eyes vary and not all methods will be appropriate for all people. Some of the non-surgical methods include:

  • Injections-Botox and Juvederm, among others, can be injected into the area around the eyes to smooth it out and reduce the signs of wrinkles. The injections do not all work in the same way. Some of them weaken or freeze the muscles, and some of them add volume in order to fill in the crevices.
  • Thermage for Eyelids-Thermage is a procedure that uses radio frequencies to contour the skin. Even just a single treatment can make a significant difference. There are minimal side effects, and the procedure stimulates the body into producing more collage. Thermage is for eyelids and other body parts like the chin and abdomen as well.

Surgical Options

Injections and Thermage for eyelids are not the only options available to you. There are surgical options for improving the skin around the eyes as well. The main procedure is called blepharoplasty, and it can be performed in a surgical suite. It is an out-patient procedure that should be performed by a dermatologist or an ophthalmologist with a specialty in cosmetic surgery. The procedure removes the excess skin and fat from around the eyes. It is generally performed on the upper eyelid, but it can be done on the lower eyelid if needed.

If you are interested in rejuvenating your eye area, schedule a consultation with DSC Laser and Skin Care Center. Dr. Shum can assess your eye area and help you decide which treatment is right for you. You may be a good candidate for Thermage for the eyelids, injections, or you may require a more invasive option like blepharoplasty to achieve the effect you desire.

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