Dermal fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero are the number one cosmetic procedure performed in the U.S., and for a good reason. They’re often thought of as a no-surgery face lift option to create a more youthful appearance, without the need for anesthesia, scalpels, or downtime. Facial filler injections are typically performed in an office setting and most patients can return to daily activities quickly after the injections. The use of various fillers in the skin can create excellent cosmetic results lasting an average of 1-2 years. (more…)
Your peripheral vision, also known as side vision, gives you the ability to see to the sides, above, and below a central point of focus straight ahead of you, without turning your head sideways or moving your eyes side-to-side or up and down. The loss of peripheral vision is often referred to as tunnel vision, and it can indeed make you feel like you’re in a tunnel or that the world is closing in around you.
Peripheral vision loss can cause difficulties with spatial orientation and mobility. People with peripheral vision loss are often more prone to trip over objects in their path or bump into other people. Many patients with peripheral vision loss also have impaired night vision. (more…)
Your eyes, brows, and forehead play a large role in conveying your emotions and state of well-being. If you have a sagging, heavy forehead or eyebrows, you’re likely to appear more tired, unhappy, or even angry than you actually are. Likewise, if you have heavy, drooping, or puffy eyelids you may appear sad, angry, or tired, even if you aren’t.
Worse yet, well-meaning friends may comment that you look tired, sad, or like you’re feeling down, when you’re actually feeling just fine. The upper portion of your face, however, is suggesting a different story. (more…)
Do you ever look in the mirror in the morning and think, “Wow, my eyes look really tired.” Heavy, puffy, or drooping upper eyelids seem to weigh your appearance down, and it would be great if they perked up as you wake up. However, as you later prepare for bed at the end of the day, you look in the mirror again and realize they look just the same.
Morning or night, day after day, your sagging upper eyelids are making you look older and more tired than you actually are, regardless of how many creams you use or sleep you get. (more…)
A common question we hear is, “What can I do about my droopy upper eyelids?” Heavy, or droopy, upper eyelids can make you look older or more tired than you actually are. In some cases, heavy upper eyelids can also interfere with your vision, so it’s understandable to want to know what can be done about them.
Droopy eyelids are caused by two conditions, dermatochalasis and ptosis. Dermatochalasis is excess skin on the eyelid, which can make eyes appear puffy or swollen. Baggy, excess skin on the upper eyelid is typically the result of aging, but anyone can have excess skin on the eyelids at any age due to genetics, weak connective tissue, thyroid eye disease, or eye trauma. (more…)
Many of us would like to get rid of furrowed frown lines on our foreheads, or the persistent small wrinkles around the outer corner of our eyes known as crows feet. Others of us would love to get rid of dark hollows underneath our eyes. In each of these cases, cosmetic injections like Botox or fillers are very effective for rejuvenating the eye area and restoring a more youthful appearance.
However, you may be wondering if it’s safe to use Botox or filler injections around your eyes, which is a valid concern. (more…)
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.