Blepharoplasty and Botox Pack a Punch Against Aging Eyes
Aging is a process that we all expect but don’t necessarily appreciate when it comes for us. We may be in perpetual state of aging. However, we now have proven ways to manage the effects of growing older. As the tissue around the eyes loosens and sags, treatment may be performed to give the whole face new life. According to research, merely reviving the eyes makes patients feel much better about their facial appearance overall.
Are you ready to see a new you that looks more like the old you? Have you been considering whether you should rejuvenate your eyes with Botox or blepharoplasty? Let’s take a look at why you might want both.
Shared Benefits, Different Approaches
The reason why so many people contemplate Botox or blepharoplasty is that both techniques achieve the same benefit: younger looking eyes. However, it is important to note how this benefit is achieved through the individual procedures. This way, the most comprehensive treatment plan can be developed from the onset of care.
Blepharoplasty surgery is performed on the eyelids, both upper and lower if necessary. This technique rejuvenates the eyes by excising tissue. When we age and lose collagen beneath the skin, sagging and thinning occurs. Saggy, thin skin on the upper eyelids eventually overtakes the crease of the upper eyelids. Sometimes, skin sags over the lashes and eye. On the lower lids, the weakening of superficial tissue can make fat pads appear more prominent. We call this effect “bags.” By removing redundant and weak tissue, blepharoplasty leads to smoother skin and eyes that appear energetic and friendly.
Botox injections are not administered to the eyelids but into the muscle tissue around the eyes. It is possible to reduce upper eyelid heaviness with Botox by treating the muscle beneath the eyebrows. We can also use Botox in the muscles at the inner edge of the eyebrows to diminish the appearance of frown lines. Finally, this injectable may be introduced at the outer corners of the eyes to smooth the lines we refer to as crow’s feet.
The team at Pasadena Eye Associates routinely performs cosmetic treatments to refresh the eyes. For more information about how Botox and blepharoplasty can work for you, call (713) 473-5715.