Some say the eyes are the window to the soul. But when your eyes get a little rough around the edges, it may be time to shine them up.
The top concerns about aging eyes are crows feet, circles, lines and extra skin. There are several ways to treat eye issues depending on the individual, their anatomy and what they hope to achieve.
A patient with crow’s feet may be a candidate for Botox which temporarily relaxes the muscle that causes lines to form from smiling and everyday facial movements. Botox injections are performed by Dr. Michael Wojtanowski himself and the treatments last around 4 months. After repeated Botox treatments, a patient may need fewer treatments as the muscle is “trained” to move less frequently.
Extra skin above and below the eyelids is an issue that may make one look tired and older than they actually are. A blepharoplasty is the medical name for an eye lift where Dr. Wojtanowski can take some of that skin and tighten up the eyelids. A board certified plastic surgeon is best for this surgery. The surgery is performed in our outpatient surgery facility, Surgiplex, which is located on the premises of Ohio Clinic for Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery on Cleveland’s Westside.
Patients may also have circles under their eyes in addition to extra skin. In this instance, Dr. Wojtanowski would remove the right amount of fat from the upper and/or lower lids before tightening the skin.
Patients who have fine lines and “crinkles” under their eyes may also benefit from a light chemical peel to smooth the skin under the eyes creating a smoother canvas.
The importance of a board certified plastic surgeon cannot be stressed enough. This select group of plastic surgeons are approved by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. It is the gold standard as doctors with these credentials have trained specifically in plastic surgery procedures and know how NOT to under or overtreat a patient. Board certified plastic surgeons are also highly trained to handle any problem that can arise.
Call Dr. Michael Wojtanowski at Cleveland’s Ohio Clinic for Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery where we have treated thousands of patients. 440-808-9315