he eyes are one of the most visible features on the face. Next to the smile, it is the eyes that create our personal image, that indicate our character. When the eyes begin to age, we see our own face as tired, sad, angry, or some other downtrodden characteristic. Recently, the concept of eyelid rejuvenation has become popular. This is because techniques have expanded over time, allowing more people to address concerns such as eyelid bags or hooding in conservative ways. In addition to serving women well, eyelid rejuvenation is also a sought-after procedure among men of all ages.
Male patients have unique needs. This is because the sex hormone testosterone affects the thickness of a man’s skin and connective tissue. Recognizing this primary difference between male and female patients, an experienced plastic surgeon can perform treatment accordingly and, as a result, achieve an optimal outcome.
Nonsurgical Eyelid Rejuvenation
Now that men know they have more options in how they address their age-related cosmetic concerns, more are visiting their doctor earlier. This strategy is advantageous because it allows us the opportunity to consider nonsurgical modalities. When concerns relate to the upper eyelids, it may be possible to refresh the face by lifting the brow line. A drooping brow not only pushes the tissue of the upper eyelid downward but it also sets the stage for the deep forehead creases men are known for. To raise the brow, we may turn to Botox. A few injections can rejuvenate the eyes for up to six months.
The lower eyelids may present concerns as fat pads lose stability in the face of collagen depletion. When superficial tissue does not secure fat pads, puffiness occurs. In some men, the under-eye issue is hollowness. As fatty tissue degrades, shadows cast against the skin create the appearance of dark circles. These concerns may be corrected using dermal fillers. Products containing hyaluronic acid plump tissue with water molecules. The addition of volume in this area can eliminate dark circles and successfully disguise under eye bags for several months.
Surgical Eyelid Rejuvenation
Depending on the severity if eyelid aging, a man may need surgical correction to adequately refresh his appearance. Upper and lower blepharoplasty procedures focus on trimming away excess skin so that the eyelids appear smoother and tighter. This technique is performed with precision and skill to ensure natural-looking results that last for years.