Botox contains purified bacteria that freeze muscles. In doing so, 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. This thinning is common in the cheeks, lips, and around the mouth.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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 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.
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.