Do you ever wake up after a full night of sleep feeling refreshed, but then look in the mirror and see a reflection that tells a different story? Unfortunately, the aging process can cause the skin around your eyes to have a permanently tired look, no matter how awake you happen to feel at any given moment. Elite plastic surgeon Dr. A.J. Khalil describes some of the facial cosmetic procedures he offers that achieve great results when it comes to addressing droopy eyelids and prominent undereye bags.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
The most effective and dramatic solution, lower blepharoplasty targets the dark bags beneath your eyes. Dr. Khalil carefully removes loose skin and repositions fat so that the tear troughs have a smooth, voluminous appearance.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Another way to refresh your appearance is with upper blepharoplasty. Here, Dr. Khalil removes excess fat and skin just above the eye. Because this loose tissue can weigh down the upper eyelid, your eyes should open more fully after surgery. You then appear younger and more alert.
The two main objectives of brow lift are to smooth out the lines and wrinkles on the forehead and to restore youthful eyebrow arches. One additional benefit is that it can remove some of the loose skin and fat that weighs down your upper eyelids. During a consultation, Dr. Khalil can recommend whether upper blepharoplasty, brow lift or a combination of both are best for your face.
If you would like to refresh your appearance without undergoing surgery, you may be a good candidate for injectable treatments. Dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane use hyaluronic acid to restore volume to the face. Strategic injections beneath the eyes can fill in the undereye hollows, smoothing out the skin. Depending on the type of filler, results can last up to a year.
Another non-surgical option is chemical peel. By removing the top layer of skin, this treatment reveals a healthier layer with smoother texture and better pigmentation. It also boosts the skin’s production of collagen, which can further improve the appearance of the undereye in the ensuing months. The chemicals used in a peel are safe when administered by a professional.
Meet with Dr. Khalil to Devise a Treatment Plan
You may not be able to stop the aging process, but you do not have to resign yourself to looking perpetually exhausted. To make a surgical or non-surgical cosmetic change that refreshes your appearance and leaves you looking more vibrant, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Khalil at his Beverly Hills office by calling (310) 385-8601.