While many people don’t actually mind getting older, many of us do mind the visible signs of aging, which can prompt us to consider cosmetic surgery. Others seek out cosmetic consultations because they want to remove acne scars or correct uneven skin tones. Whatever the reason, Baptist Eye Surgeons offers a variety of cosmetic surgery options to help you achieve your goals and have the skin you have always wanted.
Botox is a tried and true method for fighting the signs of aging. It works by relaxing facial muscles so that they’re unable to wrinkle and crease. Similar to Botox, dermal fillers add fullness to facial areas that have become thin over time and can be formulated to treat specific signs of aging. Eyelid surgery and eyebrow lifts can help restore your youthful look while also helping you see better as you get older.
Botox comes from a bacterium known as Clostridium botulinum. This can make some people nervous, but don’t let it worry you. Botox has been used by doctors for years to help patients get rid of unwanted wrinkles and facial creases. Botox and other products like it have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for both cosmetic and medical purposes.
Along with cosmetic benefits, Botox has also been shown to help with:
- Neck and shoulder spasms
- Sweating too much
- Eyelid twitching
- Some bladder disorders
While Botox is wonderful for helping with these issues, it’s most popularly known for fighting the signs of aging. It does this by relaxing the muscles around your eyes so they don’t contract. This contraction that causes signs of aging such as:
- Crows feet
- Forehead wrinkles
- Eleven lines (glabellar lines)
By helping muscles around your eyes to relax, Botox undermines the aging process and gives you younger, smoother skin.
Anytime is a good time to get Botox, but many people prefer it as an “add-on” to another procedure, such as eyelid surgery. You can also get it as a stand-alone treatment. Our very own Dr. Andrew Anzeljc is an expert at these types of treatments and his training makes him the ideal surgeon for your next or even first Botox procedure.
We have many safe and effective ways to rejuvenate the face that do not involve surgery. Cosmetic procedures are becoming more commonplace for men as well as women, so if anyone is curious about botox or fillers or other possibilities I encourage them to have a consultation.
– Dr. Andrew Anzeljc
Like Botox, dermal fillers have been developed to help fight the signs of aging. Both are incredibly popular thanks to the results they provide, but dermal fillers help fight the signs of aging differently than Botox injections do.
Botox uses purified bacteria to prevent facial muscle contractions. This prevents the common wrinkles and creases associated with aging and provides you with the look you’ve been dreaming of.
Fillers, on the other hand, work by adding fullness to where skin has become creased and wrinkled due to thinning. This thinning process is commonly noticed around the mouth, lips, and cheeks.
Fillers come in different brands such as Juvéderm, Belotero, and Restylane. They’re hyaluronic acid-based fillers and are perfect for:
- Plumping hollow areas under your eyes
- Smoothing out fine lines
- Camouflaging dark spots
These dermal fillers use a hyaluronic acid gel similar to what the human body naturally produces. It can be formulated to different consistencies which makes it ideal for treating different issues. For instance, thinner consistencies work better at treating fine lines while thicker consistencies are ideal for providing volume to lift and fill hollow areas under the eyes.
This type of personalization has been appealing for many patients. By choosing a specific consistency, surgeons can provide a fully-customized treatment experience resulting in the youngest, most natural-looking skin possible.
Eyelid surgery is one of the most common cosmetic procedures that we offer here at Baptist Eye Surgeons. In fact, it’s one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States! Eyelid surgery can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids, allowing your surgeon to remove as many signs of aging as possible.
Eyelid surgery rejuvenates the skin around your eyes by removing excess skin, muscle, and fat. This tightens the skin around the eye and greatly reduces the appearance of:
- Heavy puffiness
- Under-eye wrinkles
- Sagging skin
Lower eyelid surgery is ideal for regaining a more youthful appearance around your eyes. Heavy “bags” under your eyes can not only make you look older, but they can also make you look tired. In this way, lower eyelid surgery not only helps give you a more youthful appearance, but restores your energetic appearance, as well.
Surgery on your eyelids can be more than about looking younger. It’s actually a safety concern for many people. Upper eyelids that droop and sag can affect your ability to see, which can be frustrating while performing daily tasks and even dangerous when driving. Some people aren’t even aware that their eyelids are affecting their vision or how they compensate for it.
Facial expressions help us communicate more than we realize, and a forehead that sags and is full of wrinkles may send the wrong message. Like your eyelids, your forehead can give you the appearance of seeming tired or even sad. In these cases, a brow lift can help restore your youthful, energetic, and happy appearance.
Brow lifts smooth out the skin of your eyebrows, forehead, and even around the eyes. It works by raising the soft tissue and skin of the brow and forehead, providing a natural look that can help with droopy eyelids as well as your appearance.
Brow lifts are not one-size-fits-all. Our surgeons will create a surgical plan based on your specific anatomy, appearance, and cosmetic goals.
At Baptist Eye Surgeons, we are proud to offer a variety of cosmetic procedures to suit your needs. Not only can they give you a more youthful appearance, but they can actually help you see better. Would you like to know more about how cosmetic eye procedures can help restore your youthful appearance? Download our free ebook today and see the difference cosmetic eye surgery can make in your life.
Are you interested in learning more about how cosmetic procedures can help fight the signs of aging? Contact us today to request an appointment with Dr. Anzeljc and to learn more about available options.