When your eyes don’t look as youthful as you’d like, it can have a big impact on your appearance. Fine lines, crow’s feet, sagging, and bags are a concern for people of nearly every age and skin type. The effects of gravity, genetics, and the environment takes a toll on the delicate skin around the eyes — and it’s nearly impossible to correct it with eye creams or makeup.
Many people turn to Botox® or an eye lift when they are ready to get more youthful eyes. But deciding between the two isn’t always easy. Many people think the two are interchangeable, but this is not the case. There are key differences to know before you move forward with either treatment.
What Botox can do
Botox has a lot of power — and a lot of advantages. Millions of people have chosen Botox treatment with great results. It is effective for crow’s feet, frown lines between the brows, and wrinkles on the forehead. It’s a quick, comfortable appointment, and your results will last three to four months. There’s no surgery, and risks are minimal. When performed by a skilled cosmetic surgeon, your results can look beautiful and natural.
If your concern is wrinkles, ask a cosmetic surgeon if Botox may work for you. It’s a great way to get younger looking eyes if you have an important event coming up, or if you’re simply too busy for surgery. But it’s not a substitute for an eye lift — especially for people who need to correct problems with sagging or excess fat and skin.
When an eye lift is better
Although Botox can benefit many people, sometimes the issue you want to correct is best addressed with an eye lift. Botox relaxes muscles that cause wrinkles and creases, while an eye lift can actually remove excess or droopy skin and fat that is making you look tired, angry, or less youthful than you’d like.
During an eye lift, your surgeon will remove sagging skin or bags from the upper and/or lower eyelids. This will give you a more lifted, smoother, and youthful looking eye area, and it will be customized for your needs.
How to choose
It’s difficult to determine with certainty which of these procedures may be right for you without talking with an experienced cosmetic surgeon. Choosing the right procedure for this delicate area requires a thorough examination of your skin type, eye shape, aesthetic goals, and your facial features.
Don’t trust your beautiful eyes to just anyone. Find out your options for a more youthful eye area by talking with the expert cosmetic surgeons at GLOW Surgical Arts. Schedule your consultation today!