The eyes are the window to the soul. But if you’ve got droopy eyelids, bags, or dark circles under the eyes you may not like what your eyes have to say about you. These problems can make you look tired and older than you really are.
As you age, your skin gradually begins to droop. This is especially evident in the face. Over time, the elasticity in your eyes can reduce, making your eyes appear older and more tired. If you are bothered by drooping eyelids and sagging skin around your eyes, both eyelid surgery and injections can help make your eyes appear more youthful.
Eyelid Surgery in Glastonbury
Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is a procedure that can be performed on different areas of the eyes – the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both. This surgical procedure can remove excess skin and fat, and it can reposition fat and tighten saggy areas of skin. The incisions are made along the natural curve of your eyelids, so visual scarring is minimal.
Eyelid surgery may be performed for cosmetic reasons, or it may be done to improve one’s sight by lifting droopy eyelids out of the patient’s field of vision. The surgery will make you look more rested and alert.
It is common for blepharoplasty patients to experience some swelling and bruising, but your eyelids should return to normal in about one to two weeks. Since the healing process is gradual, it will take several weeks to see the final results of your surgery. Over the coming months, scars will fade and become barely visible. The results of eyelid surgery are long-lasting, but heredity and lifestyle factors may have an effect. Your skin will continue to age and at some point the droopiness and wrinkles may return.
You may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery if you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms:
- Excess skin obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids
- Loose, hanging skin on the upper eyelids that could be impairing vision
- Bags and dark circles under the eyes
- Sagging of the lower eyelid
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles on the lower eyelids
- Puffiness of the upper eyelids
Dermal Fillers in Glastonbury
Injectable fillers can be used to treat the dark circles under your eyes. Juvederm® (formerly known as Perlane®) is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that is used for treating darker, deeper wrinkles, like under eye hollows. Juvederm Voluma™ is another dermal filler that is used to treat dark circles under the eyes. These dermal fillers provide extra volume to fill in deeper crevices. They will help to remove the creases below the eyelid and significantly reduce the level of dark circles around the eyes.
To find out if blepharoplasty or dermal fillers are right for you, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Harold E. Beam, MD Plastic Surgery is located in Glastonbury, Connecticut, serving residents of Glastonbury, New Britain, New Haven, Hartford and surrounding areas.