The eyes are among the most impressionable features on your face, with the ability to portray your emotions, reflect your level of energy and tell your age. Unfortunately, your eyes can also make you look older or more tired than you really are.
When it comes to the eyes, facial aging displays itself as sagging upper eyelid skin, bags and darkness under the eyes, crow’s feet and deep tear troughs. While there are certainly non-surgical treatments to temporarily rejuvenate the eyes, patients get the most dramatic and long-term improvement with blepharoplasty, also called an upper eyelid lift.
Why do the eyes often age prematurely? There are a variety of factors. First, your orbicular eye muscle moves quite a bit throughout the day – over 20,000 times! To make matters worse, the skin around your eyes are extremely delicate, up to 2/3 thinner than any other area on your face. Therefore, it comes to no surprise that evidence of aging around the eyes begins early. Eye bags and dark circles can develop as early as your 20’s with crow’s feet and eyelid changes in your 30’s. By the time you reach your 40’s, it is common to see deep lines around the eyes where your facial expressions have literally “left their mark.” For older adults, sagging upper eyelids can even inhibit their vision, making an eyelid lift a cosmetic and functional solution.
Both younger and older adults can take advantage of blepharoplasty. In Atlanta, Dr. Benjamin Stong of Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery uses an advanced eye lift technique that involves tiny hidden incisions and minimal downtime. To learn how blepharoplasty can help you reclaim that youthful sparkle within your eyes, contact Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.
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Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342