The eyebrows rest along the bony socket above the eyes, where the orbital rim lies. With age, the position of the brow can fall lower than the bony ridge, making the eyes appear smaller, tired, and angry. The change in brow position may occur due to the natural loss of elasticity in the skin, and may be exacerbated by the downward pull of muscles around the eyes.
Thanks to the development of cosmetic injectibles, some people may be able to address a drooping brow with Botox. However, this solution is not right for everyone. There are several factors to take into consideration. In some cases, the question is not “surgery or no surgery?,” but “brow lift or eyelid surgery?”
What is a Brow Lift?
The brow lift is a precise procedure that lifts tissue from brow to hairline. The technique not only opens up the eyes and repositions the brow across the orbital rim, but also lifts the forehead. There are several surgical techniques which may be employed to complete the brow lift, each intended for a specific result. For instance, a lateral brow lift will focus on the outer corners of the brow, rather than the center.
What is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is performed with the intent of removing excess skin on the upper or lower eyelid area. With age, the fibrous bands of collagen and elastin that keep skin taut begin to fray. In a weakened state, they can no longer support elasticity, and the skin begins to sag. The weaker the matrix of collagen, the looser skin becomes. Some patients who seek blepharoplasty do so for cosmetic reasons, while others require functional blepharoplasty to improve vision. Yes, skin can become so saggy that it hangs down in front of the eye!
Which Procedure do You Need?
There is a simple way to assess whether you may need a brow lift or eyelid surgery. If you stand in front of a mirror with your facial muscles relaxed, and use your fingers to lift up the forehead and brows, you will see what a brow lift can do for you. If the skin on the eyes does not lift when you do this, eyelid surgery may be the best choice. However, keep in mind that these two procedures are often performed together to achieve the most complementary outcome.
The best way to see what cosmetic eye surgery can do for you is to consult with an experienced physician. Stop imagining and start planning.
Schedule your consultation at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery.
My name is Andrea Bailey and I wanted to take a moment to share with you my skin care regimen. Here at PVPS we stand by our commitment to our patients by insuring you get the results you expect. We are able to assist in your expectations by insuring we give you the proper regimens that will work for you based on your concerns and skin type.
My main concern is age prevention and age reversal. My skin is oily, which is caused by overactive sebaceous activity (technically rosacea.) With this in mind, suppressing oil production, inflammation and aging is key to my personal complexion success. I have found the perfect combination of products that are aggressive without exacerbating inflammation. My regimen currently consists of ZO SkinHealth by Obagi and we carry this line in our office. Below you will find my morning and night skin care regimen.
|ZO FoamaCleanse with Clarisonic||ZO FoamaCleanse with Clarisonic|
|ZO Exfoliating Polish||ZO Brightenex|
|ZO Cebatrol||ZO Retamax|
|ZO C-Bright||ZO Intense Eye Repair|
|ZO Glycogent||ZO Serum Growth Factor Serum (Neck only)|
|ZO Daily Power Defense|
|ZO SPF 30+Primer|
|ZO Intense Eye Repair|
|ZO Serum Growth Factor Serum (Neck only)|
If you are interested in having your own skin care regimen, call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation with Aesthetician Andrea Bailey at our South-side location.
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