What is blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty - known as eyelid rejuvenation - is a procedure that can "freshen-up" the eyes as well as the entire face. It can reverse the aged appearance of the face and brighten-up the otherwise tired face. Blepharoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures today and due to its safety, when performed by a trained specialist, it frequently replaces more aggressive procedures such as a face-lift.
What is upper lid blepharoplasty?
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty can correct excessive skin, muscle and/or fat pads that contribute to the perception of tiredness. Depending on the cause of the eyelid problems and the degree of correction required only skin, muscle and/or fat pads have to be removed. It is important to place surgical incisions in the eyelids natural creases. This will aid in minimizing resulting scarring to the point of virtual elimination of post surgical marks.
What is lower lid blepharoplasty?
Lower eyelid aesthetics are also very important and the patients seeking correction of this region frequently complain of "bags under their eyes." Excessive skin, protruding fat pads, thickened eyelid muscle or tissue fluid retention singularly or in combination produces lower eyelid fullness, once again, resulting in a tired aged look. The quest for a fresher youthful image that conveys health and vitality can frequently be satisfied with lower eyelid blepharoplasty.
What are good creams for the eyelid and face regions?
Facial and eye creams can be divided into two groups - cosmetics and treatment. The key function of cosmetics is to moisturize - these preparations are bought without a prescription and have very little effect on the skin. With respect to cosmetics, I would recommend light creams that do not cause acne or irritation. Each person's skin is different and without proper consultation with dermatologists, one has to do trial and error approach and see which cream is tolerated.
Treatment crams are bought with a prescription and are designed to change the skin. These include such preparations and Retin-A, Differin and Stieva-A creams, among others. As I mentioned, you would need a prescription to buy these creams. It is very helpful to have a consultation with a dermatologist - your skin expert.