If you’re experiencing any age-related issues around your eyelids, two procedures, eyelid surgery and laser skin resurfacing, are potential solutions.
Each procedure offers a number of anti-aging benefits when performed on its own. But the two procedures can also be combined, helping you achieve more of your anti-aging goals at once.
Below, the associates at Metrolina Eye share the benefits of each procedure and when a combination approach may be recommended.
What Eyelid Surgery Can Do for You
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, attends to deeper eyelid issues, such as sagging skin and fat displacement.
Upper-eyelid surgery removes any loose skin drooping over your lashline that can impair peripheral vision. The procedure also lifts skin that’s sagging and moves out-of-place fat, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
Lower-eyelid surgery smoothes under-eye puffiness and bags and wrinkles in your lower eyelids.
What Laser Skin Resurfacing Can Do for You
Whereas eyelid surgery improves the appearance of wrinkles in your upper and lower eyelids, laser skin resurfacing tends to lines and creases in the corners of your eyes (crow’s feet).
During this procedure, a specially designed laser removes the skin’s outer layer. At the same time, the laser’s heat stimulates collagen production, improving your skin’s elasticity.
The result of laser skin resurfacing is noticeably smoother, tighter, healthier-looking skin and lighter dark circles around your eyes.
When You Should Combine Both Procedures
Any procedure you get involves a degree of risk and recovery time.
But if you combine eyelid surgery and laser skin resurfacing into one procedure, you can minimize your risk of complications and have only one recovery period instead of two.
If you have the procedures done separately, you will need to wait up to several months in between each procedure, as your body needs time to fully recover before undergoing another operation.
This means if you combine the two procedures, you can achieve your desired results more quickly.
A combination approach may be more cost effective as well.
Combining eyelid surgery and laser skin resurfacing into one procedure won’t be appropriate in all cases, however. To find out if you are a good candidate, you will need to set up an appointment to speak with an oculoplastic surgeon.
Learn More about Eyelid Surgery and Laser Skin Resurfacing
To go over your anti-aging goals and whether a combination approach is right for you, call or email the associates at Metrolina Eye today.