In your younger years, your eyes are bright and full of life. Tired-looking eyes are often the result of a stressful day at work, insomnia, or a night out on the town. However, as you age, changes can occur that contribute to sagging, puffy eyelids and give you a tired-looking appearance even after a restful night of sleep. But what is the best treatment for sagging eyelids? Are you better off choosing a brow lift or eyelid surgery? The truth is it all depends on what is contributing to your tired appearance.
What Causes the Tired-Looking Eye Appearance?
As you age, changes to the skin around your eyes can contribute to the appearance of tired-looking eyes. Tissues and muscles in your eye area weaken and begin to sag. In addition, fat and fluids can accumulate around the eyes, giving them a puffy appearance. Skin can become saggy and contribute to wrinkles and the appearance of low and heavy eyebrows.
Whether you need a brow lift or eyelid surgery depends on which facial changes are contributing to your tired appearance.
What does a Brow Lift Do?
A brow lift addresses sagging skin that can contribute to the drop of eyebrows and contribute to a heavy-looking eye appearance. The procedure involves an incision along the hairline, allowing the surgeon to tighten sagging skin, remove any excess skin, and raise the eyebrows back to their natural position. This lifts the eyes, revealing a more youthful appearance.
What Does Blepharoplasty Do?
Sagging, wrinkled, or puffy skin on the upper eyelids that can occur as you age can be a common cause of a tired appearance. In addition, puffy bags under your eyes can make you appear as if sleep has been very elusive. In these cases, blepharoplasty, or upper or lower eyelid surgery, can help restore a more youthful appearance to your eyes by lifting the upper eyelids, tightening unwanted bags, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Combining the Procedures Can Achieve Optimal Results
In many cases, a combination of both aging factors can contribute to a tired appearance. In this case, you may benefit from a surgical procedure that combines a brow lift and eyelid surgery in order to achieve optimal results and more youthful appearance.
If you are tired of looking tired all the time, Dr. Joseph Castellano and his team can help you achieve the more youthful appearance you desire. If you want to learn more about how these procedures can help you achieve your goals, request a consultation today.