Woman with no scarring on eye

It’s the simple truth: when aging has an effect on how our face looks, it changes the way we feel about our overall appearance.

Over time, the muscles under the surface of the skin on our upper face weaken. This weakening results in loosening of the skin, which can enhance or bring on the appearance of a drooping browline, excess eye wrinkles, and sagging eyelids.

There are many surgical procedures that can be done in order to improve the appearance of the eyes, but many worry about the risk of eye procedures and scarring that can be left behind. Traditionally, for example, browlifts were known to almost always require a large incision made from ear-to-ear that resulted in heavy scarring along the hairline.

Innovations in cosmetic medicine have changed the way we carry out eye procedures. Nowadays, a large and invasive incision may not be necessary in order to reverse the effects of aging on the eyes.

While the innovation is obvious to cosmetic professionals, the question remains: how do eye procedures work to avoid leaving scarring behind and promote a youthful, radiant look?

Many types of browlifts, for example, do not require large incisions that result in major scarring. The lateral browlift, also known as a “temple browlift,” is intended to alleviate crow’s feet. The procedure involves making a few small incisions in the temple hairline, which limits scarring but creates amazing results.

Another less invasive type of browlift is called the endoscopic browlift. Similarly, this procedure involves making small, hidden incisions in the hairline to lift the brow and improve the appearance of the forehead and eyes.

It is important to keep in mind that the amount of scarring that you will end up with following a procedure depends on the type of eye procedure you undergo. Regardless of the type of procedure you receive, an experienced surgeon will map out your face and determine the best areas to create incisions. If you are interested in learning more about browlifts and eye procedures, schedule a consultation online or call us at 215-503-FACE.

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