Blepharoplasty

Eyelid/Eye Contour Aesthetics/

Blepharoplasty

Eye contours are where early symptoms of aging tend to appear. Eyelid skin is the most sensitive part of the body and as it is moves a lot due to muscles there, wrinkles and saggy looks firstly appear there. I.e. wrinkles extended up to the sides, colloquially known as crow’s feet… Under-eye- bags are formed with a slightly different mechanism. Membrane that retains fat bags, known as septum, extending in between the lower eyelid and the cheek, get weakened and the fat accumulations get herniated outwards. As fat extending between nasal contour and eye contours do not have a membrane as such, the teardrop groove tends to sag due to gravity and this, in turn, results in a sunken look. Wrinkles increase and form a saggy look as we age. The outer line of the eye is in an upper position than the inner line in younger ages, whereas it tends to sag due to gravity and results in a sad and tired look. Likewise the upper eyelid tends to sag and form an extra skin to such an extent that it may block the eyesight. Initially, crow’s feet wrinkles may be eliminated with botox, but if formation of bags is in question, they can be removed by an incision from the inside or outside the eyelid; fat accumulations that tend to slide below is filled with lipofilling for correcting the teardrop groove, and sagging skin is treated. Canthoplasty or canthopexy procedures are applied to lift the sagging side contour of the eyes. Treatment of the upper eyelid is easier. Removal of sagging tissues is just enough of a treatment. Bruises under the lower eyelid require a different approach, though. The reason for this, which is a problem even for the youth today, is basically due to structure in addition to factors such as fatigue, stress, malnutrition, poor quality of life. The lower eyelid is the most sensitive part of the body as it was previously highlighted above. Therefore it is the condition of the artillery piece of the capillary network that reflects on the skin. It results from vasodilation or slow-down in the rate of blood flow and there are a set of alternatives for treatment.  Most common methods of treatments are lipofilling, peeling, dermabrasion, and laser applications. After consulting with a doctor, patients may treat the condition themselves by applying derma-rollers, a manual application of 0.5 mm thin needles, for a couple of times at home. The application targets the lower eyelid, massaging with micro needles without bleeding at all, thus triggers collagen synthesis and skin thickening. This, in theory, supports that the problem can be eliminated and treated in this manner.

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