AGING AROUND THE EYES
The skin around the eyes is the thinnest on the body, and it is the first place where you show your age. As early as the late 20s, crows feet or smile lines begin to etch themselves into the thin skin on the sides of the eyes. Dark circles and puffy bags under the eyes often come next, usually in the 30s. They are brought on not just by sleepless nights, professional stress, and the responsibility of childrearing, but also by the loss of elasticity in the skin. In the 30s and 40s, many people notice a hooding of the upper eyelids. In the 40s and beyond, extra skin folds accumulate on your eyelids and also underneath your eyes, making you appear more tired. A heavy groove begins to form between the bottom of your eye and your cheek (the "tear trough"). Makeup application becomes difficult. You look worn out and sad eyed, even when you feel energetic and happy.
Eye creams are expensive, and unfortunately their ability to de-puff and tighten decreases dramatically as we age. In fact, many of the most luxurious brands at the cosmetic counter contain no ingredients with proven medical efficacy. The most definitive and satisfying way to make your eyes more youthful, beautiful, and energetic is eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty.
UPPER & LOWER EYELID BLEPHAROPLASTY
Dr. Devgan specializes in all areas of eye rejuvenation and periorbital surgery. In fact, procedures of the "periorbita," or tissues around the eyes, are her favorite operations to perform.
Dr. Devgan's approach is imperceptible to the naked eye, and aims to restore your eyes to a more youthful state, without changing your overall face. She systematically addresses sagging eyelids, bulges of "bags" or fatty tissue, hollowness around the eyes, dark circles, and loose crepe-y skin, and tailors this approach to her patients, individually.
To correct the upper eyelids, Dr. Devgan hides fine incisions in the crease above each eye, so that after surgery, the scar is almost imperceptible and camouflaged in the normal eye fold. To correct bags and puffiness of the lower eyelids, Dr. Devgan places incisions inside the eyelid, so there are absolutely no visible scars. If loose skin under the eyes is part of the problem, Dr. Devgan addresses this by hiding her incisions in the natural crease of the eyelashes, so her patients have barely any evidence of surgery after they heal-- even without a stitch of makeup.
FUNCTIONAL EYELID SURGERY
In addition to eye lift (blepharoplasty), Dr. Devgan performs all aspects of functional eyelid surgery, including ptosis repair (for those with one or two droopy upper eyelids due to a structural problem), and lateral canthopexy and canthoplasty (for those with lax lower eyelids) .
To learn more about eye lift, see real patient photos, and read patient reviews, please visit our Blepharoplasty Page.
In people with hollows underneath their eyes that make them look tired, Dr. Devgan performs correction of deep tear troughs with fillers or fat transposition.
CHEMICAL PEELS, LASER, BOTOX
In patients with younger tissue who require less, Dr. Devgan also offers laser or chemical peel treatment to the skin around the eyes, as well as Botox to smooth out crows feet and smile lines.
Beautiful eyes are as much about the skin around the eyes, as the eyes themselves.
In your 20s, the eyes are supple and alert.
In your 30s and 40s, crows feet, dark circles, and loose skin appear.
In your 50s, 60s and 70s, deep furrows, heavy bags, and crepe-y skin make the eyes look smaller and more tired.