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Eye Lift Treatments

Posted on: August 31st, 2016 by California Skin Institute

California Skin Institute providers have helped many patients with a variety of eye lift treatments over the years. Whether a patient is struggling with sagging skin around the eyebrows or drooping eyelids, our providers have many options for addressing such issues and achieving a younger appearance.* However, we’ve gone a step further…To help patients reduce recovery times, treatment costs, and produce outcomes that look more natural, Dr. Greg Morganroth has developed a variety of alternative surgical procedures that can be performed under local anesthesia.* These eye lift treatments can address age-related changes in appearance in very subtle ways.* Before looking at the specific eye lift treatments, let’s first consider how the appearance of our eye can affect our lives.*

What do Your Eyes Say About You?

The eyes communicate a huge amount of information about our mood and state of being. Just a tiny change – a narrowing of the eyelids or a slight furrowing of the brow – can mean the difference between looking happy or angry, energized or fatigued. Unfortunately, the natural process of aging can often cause changes in how our eyes appear – creating a mismatch between how we look and what we’re are actually feeling. These changes can be very subtle…

Many patients who visit California Skin Institute for eye lift treatments express frustration because they don’t recognize themselves in the mirror. The reflection looking back at them often looks very tired or angry, even though they feel completely fine. It’s as if the person in the mirror is another version of themselves – like a copy of a copy that simply looks a bit “off.”

Interestingly, in many such cases, the patient cannot even pinpoint the specific issue! This is because the changes are often so small, that they cannot be readily perceived. For example, an eyelid that droops lower by just 1-2 millimeters can drastically affect the facial expression!

Such changes can have significant ramifications. In many instances, patients express feelings of self consciousness and embarrassment that reduces their self confidence and even impacts their social life.

For others, sagging skin around the eyes has even caused vision problems, causing them to perpetually keep their eyebrows in a raised position.

Perhaps the least talked-about effect (but one with huge ramifications) is the lack of career growth opportunities and difficulties during job interviews caused by a tired appearance.

The good news is that California Skin Institute providers have extensive expertise with helping patients rejuvenate the appearance of their eyes, with minimal down time and outcomes that look natural and bring balance to the face. Let’s consider some of these treatments.

Eye Lift Treatment Options

There are many eye lift procedures that can be performed by California Skin Institute providers.* In many cases, these treatments can even be performed under local anesthesia – significantly reducing healing times.*

  • Eyebrow Lift:  This eye lift treatment can be used to address several issues.* Firstly, the eyebrow lift is meant to reduce age-induced sagging, and lift the brow to a more youthful position.* Secondly, this procedure can reduce the amount of excess skin between the eyebrow and the upper eye lid, to achieve a more energetic appearance in the face.* However, whereas a traditional eyebrow lift often requires a large incision in the scalp (to pull the skin upwards) California Skin Institute providers can use much smaller incisions, hidden in the creases of the forehead.* The latter approach significantly reduces healing times (due to a smaller incision) and produces outcomes that look more natural, as the eyebrows are not over-lifted.*
  • Upper Eyelid Lift:  This is perhaps one of the most delicate eye lift procedures, because just a small alteration in the shape and position of the upper eyelid can produce a dramatic change in appearance.* When performing this treatment, California Skin Institute providers pay a great deal of attention to achieving a natural outcome that gives the patient a rejuvenated appearance, without the tell-tale signs of plastic surgery.*
  • Lower Eyelid Lift:  The lower eyelid can also lose elasticity over time, causing it to sag.* Further, it can become puffy from underlying orbital fat, leading to a dramatic change in the appearance of your eyes.* California Skin Institute providers can use advanced techniques using laser under local anesthesia to reduce the lower eyelid puffiness that projects tiredness.* The procedure does not require stitches and has no visible scar because the incision is made inside the eyelid with a laser.*

Treatments in Addition to Eye Lift Procedures

Here at California Skin Institute we work very hard to reduce down times for our patients by using minimally-invasive solutions.* Many patients who undergo eye lift procedures can further enhance outcomes by undergoing laser skin treatments, dermabrasion procedures, chemical peels, and facials.*

Taking the Next Step

To learn more about the advanced eye lift procedures performed at California Skin Institute, please schedule a consultation with one of our providers.* You can set up your appointment by calling a CSI practice near you, or use the online scheduling portal now!

*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.