28 February 2014

Woman lookin up at camera from belowSagging eyelids may be a natural result of the ageing process but new procedures can eradicate the common, and sometimes sight-affecting problem, without resorting to making any incision. Dr Michael Caruso of the Atlantic Eye Center in Cape May county, New Jersey, told his local newspaper, the Cape May County Herald, that the latest, knife-free Blepharoplasty procedure uses radio waves to smooth out the excess skin which causes the folds."That's an important distinction because there is little to no bleeding," he said. Dr Caruso went on to list the various causes of sagging eyelids, saying that in some instances, they can be genetic, but lifestyle and environmental factors can also come into play. 'Crow's feet' wrinkles typically start on the sides of the eyes, and extend across the lower and into the upper lid. Then, when the lower lids sag, this can lead to the bags which give people a permanently tired look, said Dr Caruso. The procedure itself, added Dr Caruso, is quick, typically taking about 20 minutes, while dissolvable sutures also help minimise any scarring. Those looking for a temporary solution to sagging eyelids may be interested in undergoing Botox treatment to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, prior to moving on to options for Blepharoplasty later in life. As an injectable treatment it offers minimal downtime and may be preferable to the traditional surgical Blepharoplasty, which requires recovery time post-operation. How will you choose to address your sagging eyelids? Let us know on Facebook.