Masks draw attention to the eyes

The lockdowns and precautions taken over the last several months to prevent spread of COVID-19 has led to more videoconferencing and mask-wearing, which has also led to an increase in elective plastic surgical procedures on the face. Mask-wearing has led to a demand for more surgical and non-surgical ways to make eyes look more awake and youthful. Whether you undergo eyelid surgery or choose cosmetical injectables, your eye area can look more rejuvenated and refreshed.

Appear more “awake” with eyelid surgery

Puffiness, loose skin and sagging eyelids can all be corrected with blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery. Aging is the top reason why your eyes make you look more tired or older than you actually are. Genetics and lifestyle habits such as sun exposure and smoking can accelerate the natural aging process.

Eyelid surgery is outpatient surgery that takes about 1-2 hours to complete. There are many different types of eyelid surgery, depending on your concerns. Upper blepharoplasty removes the sagging, excess tissue and tightens muscles. Lower blepharoplasty targets the lower eyelids by removing the fatty tissue that causes eye bags.

Eyelid surgery is hugely popular because the scars can be easily hidden. Incisions are made in the natural crease on the upper eyelids, and incisions are made below the lash line on the lower eyelid. The resulting scars will be easily hidden.

“Erase” wrinkles with Botox

Botox is FDA-approved to improve the look of moderate-to-severe forehead lines, crow’s feet and frown lines, which are the “11” lines between the eyebrows.

Botox works by relaxing age lines in the upper third of the face caused by repeated expressions such as squinting or frowning, restoring a more youthful appearance. It temporarily paralyzes muscles where injected, softening the wrinkled skin above.

Botox treatment takes only a few minutes, with very little pain and no downtime necessary. You’ll see full results in 2-7 days that last 3-4 months.

If you are interested in refreshing and restoring a more youthful appearance to your face, especially the eye area, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rick Silverman by calling (617) 965-9500.

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