We all want to look our best and in the last decade, we have seen a significant increase in the number of people seeking cosmetic services in order to enhance their appearance. With our eyes being our most distinguishing feature, we want to make the most of them. Thankfully there are cosmetic services that can help to rejuvenate our eyes and the area around them to keep them fresh and younger looking.
As we age, the skin around our eyes loses much of its elasticity, making it very common to develop sagging eyelids. This effect is often much more advanced in smokers and in those who have had excessive sun exposure. Eyelid reduction surgery, also known as incisional blepharoplasty, is a very common cosmetic procedure that removes the excess skin and fatty tissue of the eyelids to create a more youthful appearance. It can be applied to your upper eyelids (known as upper blepharoplasty), lower eyelids (lower blepharoplasty) or both together. If your eyelids sag enough to create a loss of superior visual field with a visual field test, then the surgery may be considered medically-necessary and may be covered by your insurance. Some patients that do not need blepharoplasty desire to have it done for cosmetic reasons, but the removal of skin that is not excessive can lead to poor eyelid closure, incomplete blinking and lead to severe dry eyes. If you would like to know if you are a good candidate, please consult with Dr. Kubota and she can refer you to an experienced ocular cosmetic surgeon who will be able to answer your questions and assess whether you are a viable candidate for surgery.
Non-Incisional Blepharoplasty is an eyelid surgery that does not require an incision. Non-Incisional Blepharoplasty can only be done if there is NO excessive eyelid tissue or droop. As we age, the fat under our eyelid skin and the membranes that hold the fat in place can loosen. This causes the crease in our eyelids to change position, but it is not due to excessive tissue or sagging. Non-Incisional Blepharoplasty uses sutures to stich the eyelid carefully to the eyelid muscle to raise the crease in an eye where there is not excessive tissue involvement.
The brown pigment spots that appear on the face are often referred to as age spots and are a result of sun exposure. With age, the repeated exposure to UV rays causes melanin, a compound that creates pigmentation and is responsible for protecting the skin, begins to clump together to form an area of hyperpigmentation. Wrinkles are the result of skin loosing its elasticity with age. While neither of these are any cause for concern, many people feel that they look unsightly. Luckily, there are a number of different treatments that you can receive from dermatologists to reduce their appearance including topical creams, Botox, laser resurfacing , Microneedling , Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), chemical peels and more.
Dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields have developed skincare regimens and products that can diminish the signs of aging, firming the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and hyperpigmentation in the face and around the eyes. If you are interested in authentic Rodan+Fields products, please ask Dr. Kubota or visit their website at http://ckubota.myrandf.com. If you are interested in laser therapy and chemical peels, we recommend that you consult with a qualified dermatologist.