Cosmetic Surgery & Botox®
In addition to procedures to restore youthful vision, Southwest Eye Institute offers cosmetic procedures to give the face a more youthful appearance. The area around the eyes is often the first part of the face to show aging, especially fine wrinkles, puffy lower lids, and droopy upper lids. Sun and wind damage and environmental factors take a toll on the skin’s surface. With procedures such as eyelid surgery, BOTOX® injections and laser skin rejuvenation, we can make your face look years younger.
Now Botox® Cosmetic is indicated for improvement of moderate to severe latheral canthal lines…. a fancy way of saying Crows Feet!
The upper and lower eyelids, like all facial skin, become loose and saggy with age. The corrective surgery to counteract this is known as blepharoplasty. It can not only take years off your appearance, but, in the case of the upper lids, may improve vision.
For most people, the lower eyelid first becomes puffy with age and then begins to sag. To restore a firmer, more youthful appearance, Dr. Malitz can make a fine incision along the edge of the eyelid and remove excess fat and skin.
Sagging upper eyelids can not only add years to a person’s appearance, but can also make a person look tired or angry. In extreme cases, drooping eyelids can also interfere with vision. To remedy this, Dr. Malitz can make an incision that is hidden in the upper crease of the eyelid and remove excess skin giving the upper lid a smooth, rested appearance and removing it from the field of vision
Age and stress can create fine wrinkles around and above the eyes, such as crow’s feet and furrows of the brow. These are partially the result of facial muscles contracting and forming wrinkles in the skin above them. BOTOX® Cosmetic offers a simple temporary solution.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a modified protein substance that is injected under the skin through a very fine needle. It blocks nerve signals to facial muscles causing them to relax. As a result, the skin around these muscles smoothes out, restoring a refreshed appearance. The treatment may be repeated at intervals of three or four months to maintain the benefits.