We hear a lot about eyelid rejuvenation these days, with a number of people attending to their facial aesthetic using non-surgical means. Because the eyes are such a prominent feature on the face, even slight improvement in the tightness of the skin can have a dramatic impact. Here, we point out what eyelid rejuvenation may entail in our San Antonio offices, and what is really does for you.
Under eye puffiness is a prevalent complaint that we hear from men and women of all ages. It isn’t only an age-related problem. The skin around the eyes is tender; it’s vulnerable. When we rub our eyes, we are stretching and stressing this skin. When we spend time out in the sun without sunscreen and sunglasses, we are exposing this fragile tissue to UV rays, which degrade collagen. Eventually, these things lead to sagging in the superficial tissue and the subsequent protrusion of underlying fat.
What we do: Some people really do need surgical blepharoplasty to correct under eye bags. However, mild to moderate sagging can be disguised or tightened without surgery. One way that we do this is with dermal fillers, which we introduce into the tear trough and upper cheek. Another option is to promote collagen remodeling with laser treatment or radiofrequency skin tightening.
Eyelid hooding is a problem that may occur naturally in some people. With age, the upper part of the eye may become excessively heavy and baggy due to collagen loss. In some cases, hooding causes the crease of the upper eyelid to disappear. In severe cases, skin may hang down into the field of vision (this would require surgery).
What we do: Often, the upper eyelid can be tightened with a treatment such as Ultherapy. Another approach is to look at the relationship between upper eyelid bagging and the eyebrows. A non-surgical brow lift using Botox may nicely correct the issue.
What’s at the Heart of Eyelid Rejuvenation
The list of particular benefits from eyelid rejuvenation is long. What it all comes down to, though, is the way people feel when their eyes reflect how energetic they feel. There is no better way to know what we’re talking about than to schedule non-surgical eyelid rejuvenation in our Sonterra at 210-370-9995 or our La Casita at 210-692-3000 office. We look forward to seeing you.