BOTOX is a naturally derived protein that relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles on the skin. It is used to reduce or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles located around the eyes and forehead, giving you a more youthful appearance. It is also used for treating blepharospasms, a medical condition in which muscles surrounding the eye involuntarily contract. BOTOX has also recently been approved for treatment of chronic migraines.
BOTOX treatments are performed in the office at Southern Eye Center and take only a few minutes, with results lasting up to 4 months.
For deeper wrinkles or larger lines on the face, Juvéderm™ Ultra Plus is the treatment of choice. Juvéderm is an injectable gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps add volume and hydration. Juvéderm is also administered with lidocaine, a numbing agent for your comfort. Juvéderm is used to treat deep wrinkles that run alongside the nose and mouth. It may also be used to enhance the lips and reduce fine lines around the mouth. Results after a Juvéderm injection are immediate and typically last about 9 months.
A chemical peel can be used to gently resurface the skin by using a specially formulated chemical solution to remove the top layers of your skin. After your peel, the skin that grows back naturally is smoother and younger-looking than the original skin.
Different chemical solutions are used to treat your skin at different depths – light, medium, or deep – in order to meet your goals for the peel. Longer recovery times and more dramatic results can be expected for deeper chemical peels.
Chemical peels can be used to treat smaller wrinkles, skin discoloration, and facial scarring. A chemical peel is non-invasive and can be used in connection with other cosmetic procedures if desired. Talk to your oculoplastics specialist to learn more about chemical peels at Southern Eye Center.
Microneedling is a minimally-invasive oculoplastic procedure that can treat skin conditions by stimulating new collagen production. This is a popular treatment option for patients looking to reduce the appearance of acne scarring and facial stretch marks.
In addition to treating scars and stretch marks, patients who receive microneedling often report brighter, firmer skin as a result of the procedure. Ideal results from microneedling will be achieved after multiple sessions, and microneedling treatment from an oculoplastics specialist is far more effective than at-home roller treatments.
The ideal candidate for microneedling is a younger patient with overall healthy skin who has not fully responded to other skin treatment options such as chemical peels. Talk to the oculoplastics team at Southern Eye Center to see if microneedling is the right treatment option for you.
Cosmetic Eyelid Procedures
While some eyelid surgeries are necessary to help improve a patient’s vision, other patients desire an eyelid procedure in order to achieve a more youthful appearance and to rejuvenate the area around the eyes. At Southern Eye Center, we offer a wide range of cosmetic eyelid surgeries to help you take years off your appearance. Our safe and precise eyelid procedures will restore your youthful glow and give you the confidence and freedom to enjoy life.
Cosmetic eyelid procedures can be used to treat loose or sagging skin folds around the eye, puffiness on the upper or lower eyelid area, bags under the eyes, drooping eyelids, and fine wrinkles on the lower eyelid.
The results of eyelid procedures are long-lasting. Recovery after an eyelid procedure usually takes 10-14 days before your appearance will return to nearly normal, and your eyes may appear swollen and bruised during this time. Full recovery after your eyelid procedure may take 1-2 months.
Nothing feels better than a confident appearance and a youthful glow, and a cosmetic eyelid procedure can help you achieve the appearance and glow you desire. Schedule an appointment with our oculoplastics specialist and we will help you understand your options. Our goal will always be to help you achieve your vision and lifestyle goals.
A mid-face lift, also known as a “cheek lift,” is a procedure that addresses the sagging of the cheeks and surrounding area that is one of the first signs of aging.
During a cheek lift, the fat pad in the cheek (called the malar fat pad) is elevated surgically, which provides a look and feel of fullness to the eyes and cheeks. The results of a mid-face lift are more permanent than injectables and the recovery is quicker than a full, traditional facelift.