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Archive | May, 2015

What Makes Youthful and Attractive Eyelids?

eyelid surgeryBeauty is in the eye of the beholder.” While that adage may be true there are certain universally accepted opinions about what features make one woman’s eyelids more attractive than another.

A highly visible crease in the upper eyelids is perceived as attractive. It makes the eyes look bigger, which in most cultures is interpreted as a sign of vigor and youthfulness. Too much or too little fat in the area is considered unappealing. The absence of puffiness in the lower eyelids signifies that a person is well rested and vibrant.

The brows should also be well groomed and slightly arched along the lateral third above the orbital rim. A slight disproportion is unlikely to be noticeable, but a significant imbalance (due to sagging skin) is perceived as unattractive.

Your eyelid surgery consultation with Dr. Tresley
Dr. Tresley’s approach to eyelid surgery centers around the fact that clients’ facial attributes and desired outcomes vary widely. Dr. Tresley also recommends non-surgical treatments that can be combined with surgery if the procedure alone cannot address your existing eyelid issues. Non-invasive treatments may include Botox, facial fillers, and laser resurfacing treatments.

Call 847.291.6900 to learn more about achieving youthful, attractive eyelids!

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What’s the Best Way to Treat Tear Trough Deformity?

A tear trough refers to the inherent semi-circular depression that runs below the eyes from the innermost corners of the eyelids to the outermost corner of each eye. In the worst cases, this depression can extend into the upper cheek region. The natural process of aging tends to alter the appearance of tear troughs resulting in unsightly puffiness and a perpetually fatigued appearance.

eyelid surgerySurgical approach
At our practice, tear trough deformity is a common cosmetic concern, particularly among women. Eyelid surgery used to be the standard approach for improving the appearance of deep tear troughs. Surgery on the lower eyelids either repositions or removes fat to restore fullness in the tear trough area.

Non-surgical approach
The soaring popularity of injectables in recent years has resulted in the use of hyaluronic acid fillers for smoothing out tear trough deformities. Specifically, Restylane injections have shown great promise in softening tear troughs and eliminating shadows underneath the eyes (perceived as dark circles). Restylane also delivers long-lasting results, improving tear trough deformity for six months to a year.

More than just tear trough correction
Whether via surgery or through dermal fillers, Dr. Tresley does more than correct tear trough deformities. He also takes facial harmony and balance into consideration when creating a personalized facial rejuvenation plan.

Would you like to learn more about surgery and dermal fillers for tear trough correction? Call 847.291.6900 to set up an appointment today!

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