Droopy, or heavy, eyelids can make you look older than you actually are, or make you appear tired even after a great night of sleep. Sometimes the problem with droopy lids is simply cosmetic, but in many cases they may also interfere with vision. Droopy eyelids are caused by two conditions, dermatochalasis and ptosis, so let’s take a look at how these conditions create heavy lids and what can be done to correct the problem. (more…)
At some point in their life, almost everyone will have experienced a sore or swollen eyelid. There are various causes of eyelid soreness or swelling, and while most causes are minor there are some that are potentially threatening to your vision.
Symptoms of sore or swollen eyelids range from mild to severe, and may be temporary or chronic. Depending on the cause, sore or swollen eyelids may be accompanied by other symptoms, such as: (more…)
If you’ve been looking in the mirror and wishing there was something you could do to erase the telltale signs of aging on your face, you’re not alone. As we age, our skin produces less collagen and elastin, which means we lose facial volume and gain wrinkles. Think of it like the surface and shape of a grape. It starts out plump and smooth, but over time the skin becomes drier and more wrinkled as the volume inside the grape decreases. (more…)
Fillers are commonly used around the eyes to rejuvenate the overall appearance of the face. While many people have heard about fillers, most wonder about how safe they are and how they work.
Like other non-surgical cosmetic procedures, such as Botox, peels, and laser treatments, fillers are safe and effective for smoothing fine lines or adding volume and support to help lift and contour wrinkles and folds in the face.
Dr. Anzeljc was recently invited on to The Dr. Bob Show to discuss oculoplastic surgery. Dr. Bob Overholt opened the segment by acknowledging that it’s common to stress the importance of regular eye exams for detecting problems within the eye, like cataracts or to see if the back of the eye indicates general health problems such as high blood pressure.
“But what if there are problems on the outside of the eye?” Dr. Bob asked. Problems outside the eye might involve the orbit, the lid, blocked or excessive tearing, or a laceration. He noted that in those cases, special oculoplastic surgeries may be needed to relieve these issues. (more…)
As we age, the amount of collagen and elastin our skin produces decreases, which is an unavoidable result of aging. This decrease, along with sun exposure and genetics, is one of the main causes of under-eye wrinkles that can make us look tired or older than we actually are.
However, all hope is not lost! There are reliable, safe, and effective ways today to improve the appearance of sagging or wrinkled skin under the eyes. Here are 5 of the best treatments that tighten the skin underneath eyes for a more youthful appearance. (more…)