The appearance of your eyelids says a great deal about whom you are, your age, and your mood. As time passes eyelids can droop, sag, and gather excess skin and fat, leading to a tired, aged look. Fortunately, there are 3 excellent treatments that Dr. Gualtieri can use to restore a youthful, energetic look.
Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure by which excess eyelid skin and fat are carefully removed to improve the shape, contour, symmetry, and function of the upper and lower lids. This procedure is performed in our office or outpatient surgical center under local anesthesia. Modern surgical tools including lasers and radio-frequency scalpels are employed.
If your droopy upper eyelids are blocking the upper field of vision, a functional blepharoplasty is indicated and insurance usually covers the procedure. If excess skin or fat is the only issue, this is a cosmetic blepharoplasty, and insurance will not cover the procedure. Either way, your results can be dramatic and can turn back the hands of time to create a more youthful appearance.
Botox® is a unique, natural substance, which is approved by the FDA. In our office, Botox® is used successfully for the treatment of cosmetically undesirable facial wrinkles such as crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines, and sagging brows that give you a tired, aged appearance.
Small, controlled amounts of Botox® are injected in the skin overlying the muscles that produce the unwanted wrinkles. A treatment session takes only a few minutes. Within a few days, your face will look smoother, softer, and more youthful. The effects are long lasting.
Contour® Thread Lift
A Countor® Thread Lift is an in office procedure to lift up the brow to redefine its normal arch and shape that can be lost with time. Small sterile thin treads are inserted under the skin to lift and support the brow in its new position. The procedure is done in our office surgery suite and takes about one hour and down time is minimal. Results are fantastic!
This is a pre-operative photo. Notice this patient has the appearance of being sleepy, tired, and worn out.
This is a post Countor® Threal Lift photo of the same patient. Notice how the eyes are more open. The etebrows are elevated. This change in appearance give a more refreashed, awake, and energized look.
Contact our office at 619-688-2648 to schedule a private and personal consultation with Dr. Gualtieri