The appearance of your eyelids can either make you look alert and rejuvenated or tired and even angry. If your upper or lower eyelids have become droopy (ptosis), puffy or heavy, they can impede your vision creating a heavy feeling on your face. Genetics and advancing age are often to blame for eyelid problems.
Through blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), Dr. Ephraim Atwal can remove excess, loose skin and reduce prominent fat pads in the lower and/or upper eyelids. This is one of the most common plastic surgical procedures; in fact, over 200,000 eyelid surgeries were done in 2012, according to recent reports.
Blepharoplasty is typically performed as outpatient surgery. The procedure involves making an incision along the natural fold of your upper eyelid and/or below the crease in your lower eyelid in order to remove excess skin, fat and muscle. Incision(s) are made in the most inconspicuous areas possible to minimize the visibility of scarring.
The incisions are closed with small sutures, skin adhesives or surgical tape. It may take one week to recover after eyelid surgery during which time the eyelids may be puffy, red or bruised.
To learn more about how eyelid surgery can improve your appearance and your vision, please contact Atwal Eye Care at 896-8831 today to schedule a Cosmetic Consultation.
Many people take their tight eyelids for granted. But for those who have droopy eyelids, also known as ptosis, this condition can be embarrassing and it may even impede a person’s vision. People of any age can have ptosis, but it is most commonly seen in older adults.
Ptosis can be caused by:
At Atwal Eye Care, we perform eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to correct drooping eyelids by removing excess skin and tightening the eyelid muscles to improve both vision and appearance.
If you are bothered by droopy eyelids, please contact us today at 896-8831 to schedule a Cosmetic Consultation.
Do you feel young on the inside, but when you look in the mirror, the image looking back appears older than you feel?
At Atwal Eye Care, we understand how that can make you feel, so we have expanded our services to include treatments such as BOTOX and dermal fillers to help men and women look and feel younger.
More than 11 million men and women have used BOTOX to reduce facial lines by relaxing facial muscles around the eyes, between the eyebrows and on the forehead. During treatment, our doctors inject botulinum toxin medication into specific problem areas. The medication blocks nerve impulses and effectively halts the contraction of targeted facial muscles, which makes the wrinkles relax and soften.
BOTOX injections take only a few minutes and most patients do not experience any pain. After 2-3 days, the softening effect will become noticeable, and within 7-14 days most patients experience the full BOTOX effect. Results last up to 4 months and must be repeated to maintain results.
Young people often don’t appreciate their smooth, plump, tight skin; while older adults are constantly looking for the “fountain of youth.” Dermal fillers may just be that fountain! In fact, they are often referred to as “liquid facelifts.”
When you are young, your face produces healthy amounts of collagen and hyaluronic acid that adds volume, moisture and tone to your skin. As the years go by, the amount of hyaluronic acid that is naturally produced begins to wane and our facial collagen begins to break down. The result is skin that is less elastic and less toned, leaving the perfect canvas for wrinkles, lines, sagging and folds.
Dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® are injected to add volume back in to your face. This hyaluronic acid gel works to bind and absorb water as it is injected under the skin. Like BOTOX, this process is done right in our office and only takes a short time to administer.
Patients may experience slight swelling and some redness for several hours, but most patients can return to their activities the same day. The results from JUVÉDERM injections last up to 4 months for most people. To maintain your youthful appearance, injections must be repeated.
If you are planning to have any type of cosmetic treatment, be sure to consult your calendar and allow plenty of time for the procedure to take full effect before you attend a special event. Contact us today at 896-8831 to learn more about BOTOX and dermal filler