Facial Aesthetics

The aesthetic aspect of ophthalmology deals with rejuvenation and enhancement of facial features with the help of various surgical and non-surgical methods. Some of the procedures include Botox injections, which is a simple non-surgical treatment for wrinkles around eyes, forehead and crow lines.

Blepharoplasty for Sagging Eyelids

Blepharoplasty is the plastic surgery operation for correcting defects, deformities, and disfigurations of the eyelids; and for aesthetically modifying the eye region of the face

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Xanthelasma or Cholesterol Deposit in Eyelid Skin

Xanthelasma is a yellowish deposit of cholesterol on or around the eyelids. It can can be removed at OASES Eye Care Center.

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Skin tags

Skin tags are benign tumors of the skin. They commonly occur in creases or folds of the skin. They are not dangerous, but they can be removed for aesthetic and cosmetic reasons.

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Fillers and Botox

Botox can help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions. Dermal fillers contain ingredients that add fullness to areas that have thinned due to aging.

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Reverse your age with Facial Aesthetics

Looking young and vital forever is the dream that keeps the cosmetic industry alive and earning in billions each year. It isn’t just a matter of looking good, but feeling good and confident as well. In some cases, certain features around the eyes can affect someone’s look and self-confidence while also impacting one’s sight.

This is where ophthalmic plastic surgery or the specialised field of ‘Oculoplasty' comes into play. A niche field, Oculoplasty deals with medical conditions and ailments of the eye including the surrounding areas such as eyelids, orbits, eyebrows, and tear ducts among others. In addition, the aesthetics segment of this field also provides cosmetic procedures for these regions to enhance facial beauty as well as give your self- confidence an added boost.

Facial Aesthetics and Oculoplasty

The area around the eyes can greatly reveal one’s age with sagging eyelids, crow’s feet, wrinkles and other signs. Most of these conditions don’t just have a cosmetic impact but a functional impact on a person as well. The field of Oculoplasty allows for corrective treatment of the condition while also allowing for procedures that keep your eyes looking young and healthy. Some of the corrective procedures that aid facial aesthetics include brow lifts, correction of eyelids that may be drooping or inverted, correction of deformities in the socket and orbit and surrounding areas.

In addition, common complaints such as dark circles, wrinkles, signs of ageing, fine lines, sagging skin and bags under the eyes can also be rectified by an Oculoplastic surgeon. Methods include Botulinum (Botox) Treatment, fillers, face lifts etc. What differentiates a specialised Oculoplastic surgeon from the other doctors is their expertise in the field eyelids, tear ducts and their surrounding structures that allow them to effectively adopt microsurgical precision to aid facial aesthetics. The procedures include minimally invasive techniques for a safe and faster-recovery process while expertly correcting the concerned area.

Treatment options under Facial Aesthetics

In Oculoplasty surgery, there are numerous treatment options for the areas surrounding the eyes that offer both functional and aesthetic correction. Some of these include:

Non-surgical treatments

Some treatments can be done without surgery. They are simple and quick procedures that barely take a lunch hour and have no recovery time required. These include:

Botulinum toxin injections (Botox)

While botox is used for facial and eyelid spasms as a functional indication; it is used for cosmetic purposes to smoothen out wrinkles to make one look youthful and preserve ageless skin. It typically aids crow’s feet and other fine lines around the eyes.

Facial filler injections

Facial filler involves injection of hyaluronic acid and similar volume giving products in to the soft tissues of the face. Fillers help fight and reverse the age associated volume loss and downward sag of the face to give it a youthful fresh voluminous look. In the tear trough area, fillers can combat dark circles and give a vibrant look for the face overall.

Surgical treatment

Ensuring safety before treatment

When it comes to facial aesthetics, it is vital that you consult an expert in the field, in this case an Oculoplastic surgeon. They will be able to advise you the right treatment plan while minimising your recovery time. Here are some tips to make you more comfortable:

Check for credentials of the docrs and the degree they hold. Also, a long term fellowship from a reputed institute should be in place.

Take time to ask your questions and have all your doubts resolved before the procedure.

Be sure to share your medical history with the doctor to help them better determine the basis of your condition and the suitable treatment method to be used.

In case it is an invasive procedure, be sure to ask about the risks and recovery time beforehand.

Also, be sure to know about all pre and post-operative care instructions.

Enhancing and correcting facial features, especially around the eyes, can offer a great deal of functional and aesthetic value. To know more about any procedure, be sure to visit a qualified Oculoplastic surgeon and receive the best treatment for your condition.