Would you like to achieve a more bright-eyed, youthful appearance? Has the skin around your eyes become puffy and lined, causing you to look tired and older? An eyelid lift at Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, MD, can de-age your eyes and refresh your appearance. It might also clear up vision limitations caused by sagging eyelids.
How Does an Eyelid Lift Work?
An eyelid lift, which is often referred to as Blepharoplasty, removes extra fat from the eye area while also tightening loose skin. It can be performed on either the upper lids or the lower lids, and in some cases, it’s performed on both lids. This treatment restores the eyelids to a more natural, youthful look by getting rid of puffiness and fine lines.
If the lids have begun to sag, this treatment can also lift them to a more natural position. Bags that have formed beneath the lower eyelids can also sometimes be corrected with this treatment.
How Is This Performed?
When performing Blepharoplasty, we’ll make a tiny incision in the natural crease behind the upper eyelid, or along the lashes on the lower lid. The incisions will allow us to remove extra fat, skin, and muscle, while also tightening the area to get rid of sagging and lift the lids.
We perform this treatment using a Co2 laser while the patient is sedated. Because this is an outpatient treatment, patients can head home to rest later that same day.
What Type of Recovery Is Involved?
Most patients return to their regular schedules about 10 days after treatment. For the first week, we ask patients to restrict bending or heavy lifting. You’ll also want to allow your eyes plenty of time to rest, which may mean limiting reading and screen time. Keeping your head elevated, even when you’re lying down, will also facilitate your recovery.
How Quickly Will I See Results?
Your final results will be apparent four to six weeks after treatment.
Will I Have To Worry About Scars?
Scarring is not a problem with this treatment. The incisions we make will be very tiny and will be hidden in the natural contours of the eyes.
What Advantages Are Associated With This Treatment?
It Will Rejuvenate Your Appearance
The primary reason patients seek out this treatment is to refresh their appearance. If lined, sagging eyelids are causing you to look older than you are, Blepharoplasty can help you turn back the clock. You’ll appear younger, more alert, and well-rested.
It May Help You See Better
Sagging eyelids can sometimes impede vision. If you find yourself struggling to see from beneath flagging eyelids, this treatment can improve your line of vision.
It Can Clear Up Misunderstandings
Do friends and family sometimes think you’re frustrated or tired when you’re not? Lines and sagging around the eyes sometimes send incorrect signals about how you’re feeling. By refreshing and restoring your eyes, Blepharoplasty can clear up those misunderstandings.
It’ll Give You Brighter Eyes
By eliminating some of the puffiness and heaviness around the eyes, this treatment opens up the eye area. Light will be better able to reach the eye area, and you may notice that your eyes sparkle more.
It’ll Make Cosmetics More Effective
Because this treatment restores youthful contours to the eyelids while smoothing and lifting them, patients often find that it’s easier to apply eye makeup. Your features will be more defined, and cosmetics will be more effective.
It Could Help Smooth Your Brow
Are you squinting to see out from beneath heavy eyelids, causing your forehead to crease in the process? Blepharoplasty can eliminate the need to squint, and some patients see their furrowed brows smooth over as a result.
It Can Be Combined With Other Treatments for Maximum Effect
Depending on the patient’s cosmetic goals, Blepharoplasty can be combined with other treatments offered by our practice, including laser resurfacing and forehead lifts, to maximize results.
It’s a Custom Approach
No two Blepharoplasties are alike. We take into account the natural shape of each patient’s eyes and his or her cosmetic goals when designing each treatment plan involving Blepharoplasty. This is not a one-size-fits-all treatment.
It’s a Convenient, Easy Treatment
Most patients find Blepharoplasty to be a convenient, easy treatment. Although you’ll need to set aside a few days to rest, most patients find recovery to be easy. And unlike some other cosmetic treatments, you won’t need to worry about scheduling frequent maintenance sessions to preserve your results. This is an easy, one-and-done treatment.
It Offers Long-Lasting Improvement
This amazing treatment can improve the shape and appearance of your eyelids for 10 years or more. The results are especially long-lasting when Blepharoplasty is performed on the lower lid.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
You’re in Good Health
Candidates for this treatment should be in good overall health and should not have any significant eye conditions or infections. Blepharoplasty is suitable for both male and female patients. Patients should be non-smokers.
You’re Bothered by Drooping Eyelids
Patients who seek out Blepharoplasty are frustrated by drooping eyelids that they feel are interfering with their appearance. In many cases, eyelid droopiness is also impeding the patient’s vision.
What Causes Eyelids To Droop?
Eyelid droopiness can be genetic. It also can be a normal part of the aging process. Collagen levels in the body usually decline as we age, and that can cause the skin to become less elastic, leading to lines and sagging. Fortunately, sagging eyelids are not a cause for medical concern, although many patients find it to be a frustrating condition.
It’s difficult to prevent the eyelids from drooping on your own, but keeping your skin healthy by drinking plenty of water, using high-quality moisturizers, and avoiding excessive sun exposure can help.
Is This Treatment Painful?
Patients who undergo Blepharoplasty don’t experience pain during the treatment or during recovery. The incisions we make will be tiny, and you’ll be sedated during treatment. It’s not uncommon for patients to experience tightness and itching following their treatment, but you won’t experience any discomfort.
Will This Change the Shape of My Eyes?
No. This treatment won’t alter the shape or alignment of your eyes. It’ll simply firm and tighten areas of sagging skin, helping your eyes and upper face look more youthful.
Will Insurance Cover This Treatment?
Health insurance plans usually don’t cover cosmetic treatments. But if you’re considering Blepharoplasty for medical reasons, such as a visual impediment, your insurance may cover it. Check with your health insurance provider before scheduling your treatment.
What Is the Best Age To Have Blepharoplasty Performed?
Because eyelid droopiness frequently develops as part of the aging process, most of the patients who undergo this treatment are over the age of 30. But there is no perfect age at which to schedule this treatment. Adults of any age can benefit from it.
How Does This Differ From a Brow Lift?
Brow lifts, which are also performed by our practice, lift the eyebrows up and away from the eyes. This treatment can tighten the forehead and smooth lines on the upper portion of the face. For some patients, we may recommend combining a brow lift with an eyelid lift.
How Can I Tell if I Need My Upper Eyelids or My Lower Eyelids Addressed?
Some patients are unhappy with sagging and puffy eyelids, but they can’t tell which lids are the problem. The friendly professionals at our practice can help. We’ll be able to make a recommendation about whether all of your eyelids or just the upper or lower lids, should be addressed.
How Can I Get Started With This Treatment?
Getting started is easy. If you’re interested in seeing if Blepharoplasty is for you, the best thing to do is to schedule a consultation with our practice. During this appointment, we’ll evaluate your eyelids, review your medical history, and talk with you about what you’re hoping to accomplish. Once we’ve determined that you’re a good candidate for this treatment, the next step will be to schedule your Blepharoplasty.
Brighter Eyes Are Just a Phone Call Away
Eyelid lifts are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments performed in the United States. And there’s a reason why. This easy treatment can lift sagging lids back to a more natural position and rejuvenate their appearance. All of that adds up to more youthful, vibrant eyes. What are you waiting for? Call Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, MD, and book your eyelid lift consultation today!