Can Your Eyes Make You Look Older Than You Really Are?Posted on June 5, 2017
It has been said that the eyes are the window to the soul. It is common knowledge that as we age our vision will get worse. So, no matter what most people will end up wearing some sort of corrective device to improve their vision. Just as our vision get worse as we age it is also likely that the skin on the eyelid and beneath the eye will become more loose and lax. This can be a vision related problem if it is extreme; however, it can affect our appearance before it is an actual vision problem. For many people as they age they tend to have noticeable pockets of skin and fat beneath the eyes which have become commonly known as bags. It is easy to confuse the sagging of the brow as connected to the loose and lax skin on the eyelid. Dr. Kim explains to his patients that the brow is a separate area and concern when addressing the appearance of droopy eyelids. For the eyelids Dr. Kim will generally recommend an eyelid lift or blepharoplasty. This procedure allows Dr. Kim to remove the loose and lax skin from the eyelid using a well hidden incision in the natural crease of the eyelid. For most patients it is a good idea to also address the” bags” beneath the eyes. This procedure also allows Dr. Kim to use a well hidden incision in the outer corner the eye to remove the small pocket of fat and tighten the loose and lax skin. If there is a presence of a drooping brow Dr. Kim may also recommend a brow lift combined with the blepharoplasty. Botox injections can help with crows feet or lines on the outer corners of the eyes. Dr. Kim encourages patients to schedule a consultation to find out how improving the look of their eyes can take years off of their appearance.