Michigan Patients Seek a More Natural Eyelift

by rburke on September 22, 2014

Natural eyelid rejuvination includes minimal incision forehead lift. blepharoplasty, and fractional co2 laser resurfacing

Eyelid rejuvenation must be individualized to achieve a natural result.   It starts with careful planning to determine your needs.  Often, there is excess skin of the upper eyelids which interferes with makeup application and results in looking older than one would like.  The eyebrows are evaluated at the same time to determine if they are too low (droop).  Removing extra skin from the upper eyelid while the eyebrow remains low may make you appear older and will not help with applying makeup to the upper eyelid since there may be little room between the eyebrow and the upper eyelid.  Also, in women, eyebrow position is at or above the bony prominence above the eyelid while in men it is lower.

Next the lower eyelid region is evaluated.  This includes determining the amount fat behind the eyelid and if it is protruding (giving the region a puffy look which people mistake for lack of sleep or excess alcohol intake) ; the fat  volume in  the region of the “tear trough” between the lower eyelid and nose regions.

Skin of the surrounding regions is evaluated for aging changes including wrinkling at rest and during movement.  Often, the surrounding skin has aged due to photodamage from invisible ultraviolet rays. This photoaged skin is thinner than normal, wrinkles more easily, and is often discolored.

Here is an example of a woman who underwent eyelid rejuvenation consisting of: Minimal incision eyebrow lift (incisions approximately 1 cm in length hidden in the hair); upper eyelid blepharoplasty (removal of extra skin surrounding the upper eyelid); volume replacement in the “tear trough” region of the lower eyelid; and carbon dioxide laser resurfacing of the surrounding skin.

In addition to a younger eyelid region, the surrounding skin appears younger with a natural  glow, a smooth surface texture, and underlying subcutaneous facial volume.

You may contact Dr. Burke at: 1-800-487-4840 or 1-734-971-0262


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