Eyelid “droopiness” can be the result of three different conditions. Eyelid skin is normally smooth with good elasticity, but over time the eyelid skin can stretch. This allows orbital fat to bulge forward, and the muscles weaken. Surgery to improve the appearance of eyelid skin is called a blepharoplasty. This procedure can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelid skin.
The second condition gives the appearance of “small eyes”. This is called eyelid ptosis and results from a stretching of the eyelid muscles. Eyelid ptosis can be present in one eyelid or both.
Lastly, eyebrows can droop into the eyelids and cause crowding. This is called brow ptosis.
Lower eyelids can also droop and may contribute to excessive tearing or chronic eye irritation. These conditions are called ectropion and entropion, respectively.
Thyroid conditions can affect different parts of the eyes and cause double vision and severe dry eye. Some symptoms are mild, others are more severe.
If you have a thyroid condition and are concerned that you are experiencing ocular symptoms, call today for your consultation.
Tumors in the orbit or on the eyelids can spread or cause ocular symptoms. Dr. DeAngelis is trained to excise and reconstruct eyelid and orbital tumors in addition to providing reconstructive surgery after facial trauma.
Botox® and Dysport® are considered neuromodulators. Neuromodulators are used to treat wrinkles resulting from dynamic movement of muscles. They are injected in or around muscles to cause relaxation and thus smoothing of wrinkles. The effects of neuromodulators last for at least 3-4 months.
There are many different types of filler available for cosmetic use. They are generally divided into two categories: temporary and semi-permanent. We offer a selection of temporary fillers. Although they are considered temporary, product can remain in place for years. Temporary filler is dissolvable and can be removed if unwanted results are present.
Filler can be safely used in most areas of the face.