Wrinkles around the eyes are a normal part of aging, especially when exposed to steady sunshine in Tampa. For many women, the fine lines and creases appear around age 30 and continue to grow unless treated properly. When the wrinkles around the eyes become deeper and more severe, there are still options to reverse this common sign of aging.
What constitutes Severe Wrinkles around the Eyes?
Most people are aware that overexposure to sunlight, frequent squinting, facial expressions and aging all contribute to the development of wrinkles around the eyes. Smoking, excessive alcohol use and other factors can speed up the process as well. In any case, virtually everyone will get wrinkles at some point in their lives and the delicate tissue around the eyes is usually the first place they show up.
The fine lines and creases to the outside of the eye are known as crow’s feet. These can be easily treated with Botox or dermal fillers to lessen their appearance. Botox can actually help prevent new wrinkles from forming – while the medicine is active. These injectable products can also help with to fix brow descent, wrinkles below the eyes and those pesky 11’s above the nose. Caught early and treated regularly, you can maintain a youthful appearance far longer than your peers.
If you develop droopy eyelids along with the wrinkles, then a procedure called blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can help to restore your eyes. This procedure can make you look both younger and more alert.
Eyelid Surgery fixes Droopy Eyelids and Reduces Wrinkles around the Eyes
Once the eyelids begin to sag, it is not a condition that can be reversed using over-the-counter lotions or creams. Eyelids sag because the skin has lost its connective tissue and will can no longer bounce back. Gravity then accelerates the process and so either the upper or lower eyelids (or both) droop creating a tired, haggard appearance. Aging around the eyes can make you look sleepy, sad, older, less intelligent, less attractive or in some cases impaired. Blepharoplasty is a way to tighten the eyelids and remove any extra tissue. Often eyelid surgery can be combined with a brow lift, facelift or with dermal fillers to provide total facial rejuvenation.
In the Tampa area, Dr. Dominic Castellano, is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon that has performed eyelid surgery over his 20 years in practice. He believes that treating the area around the eyes and reducing sagging eyelids are the best ways to turn back the clock. “The eyes are the focal area of the face, so blepharoplasty and treatment with dermal fillers can offer dramatic improvements.”
Eyelid surgery should only be done by a well-qualified plastic surgeon in an accredited medical setting. It is important to choose a surgeon wisely because of the delicate nature of eyelid surgery. Seek out a plastic surgeon that has a lot of experience with the specific procedure and ask to see example of previous surgeries. For example, Dr. Dominic is known for his skill in preserving his patient’s natural features and not creating a look that appears artificial.
If you are interested in learning more about reducing severe wrinkle around your eyes or want to find out if you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery, please call to schedule a complimentary consultation at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery. Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility under the direction of Dr. Dominic Castellano. Dr. Dominic is a highly respected, board-certified facial plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience. The medical team is highly trained and specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and injectable procedures. Call (813) 975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary visit or go to our website for more information www.EliteTampa.com