Our eyes are one of the most expressive parts of our face. They are also one of the first areas people assess when they see one another. Youthful eyes are bright with clear tight skin on the upper lid and lower lids. Usually as we age, the lids begin to change. Heavy upper lid skin can occlude the view of our upper lids and lower lid bags and festoons can make us look tired, sick and older. Festoons are a term to describe loose and swollen skin the lower eyelid and cheek regions. They are usually seen in individuals with lighter skin types and have their genesis in past sun … [Read more...] about How to get rid of festoons under eyes
NYC is home to some of the best physicians in the country. But even these top physicians get it wrong when it comes to fillers under the eyes. Fillers should only be used under the eyes in very rare situations for a small subset of younger individuals who have hollowing in the tear trough (near the nose) area of the lower lid. The bottom line for the rest of us: Don’t do it. Fillers under the eyes are almost always a mistake and can lead to devastating results for some. Let's look at the underlying issue patients are trying to solve with fillers. We are very social beings and … [Read more...] about Under Eye Filler NYC
Eyes are one of the most important parts of our face for nonverbal communication with others. The eyes and the areas around the mouth are the first areas that people evaluate subconsciously when viewing one another. Puffy upper lids and swollen or hollow lower lids can make a person appear tired, sick and older even when they feel fine inside. This can be frustrating to those people with these conditions. The normal healthy lower eyelid is a short tight vertical line in the lower lid just underneath the lower eyelid lashes which then continues on with a convexity that connects … [Read more...] about How Can We Fix Hollow Eyes?
Medicine has many different specialties, and sometimes the procedures performed by these different specialties overlap. Two such examples are the specialties of Plastic Surgery and Oculoplastic Surgery. Both perform reconstructive and cosmetic procedures on the face, but there are some definite differences worth noting. First, we will discuss Oculoplastic Surgeons. The training of Oculoplastic Surgeons begins after medical school and an internship with a residency in Ophthalmology, or eye surgery. This training involves understanding in intimate details the eye, eyelids and facial region … [Read more...] about Medical Minute: What Are the Differences Between Oculoplastic and Plastic Surgeons?