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How to Tell It’s Not Just Your Vision

istock_4690025_smallAging can sometimes feel like a guessing game— you’re gaining weight, is it because of aging? You’re more tired, is it because of aging? You are having a hard time seeing, is it because of aging? And although the answer to the above questions can most likely be attributed to aging, when it comes to things such as your vision, is it simply caused by aging or is it something else that is causing you to not be able to see as well? Read on to learn more.

How to Tell If It Is Your Vision
As you age, it can be hard to tell if your vision is simply deteriorating because you’re aging or you’re just having a harder time focusing because you’re just more tired. There are a few ways that you can tell if it is your vision that is causing you difficulty including:

  • Extreme fatigue: when you are suffering from vision problems and your eyes are constantly trying to focus, it can place an undue amount of strain on your eyes causing them to feel heavy and fatigued.
  • Blurred Vision: Is your vision blurry when you are either trying to see an object in front of you or far away? This is another large indication that you are suffering from vision problems and that you need glasses or contacts.
  • Headaches: Are you suffering from more headaches now than you used to? Similar to the strain placed on your eyes that causes you to feel fatigued, this same strain can cause you to experience headaches.

How to Tell If It’s Old Age
As a condition that Daniel Tresley specializes in, Ptosis is a condition that causes your eyelids to become droopy which can often be mistaken for vision problems. However, unlike actual vision problems, Ptosis is a condition that if left untreated, it can cause your eyelids to droop so far that it can be difficult to see as clearly. Luckily, with ptosis surgery, Dr. Tresley can raise the eyelid back to its natural position by reattaching the muscle properly to where it should be.

Sometimes it can be hard to distinguish between vision problems and Ptosis. If you are having a hard time distinguishing between the two, contact Dr. Daniel Tresley in order to schedule a consultation.

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Eyelid Lift – Chicago Blepharoplasty Procedure

Eyelid LiftSleepy, baggy eyes are some of the earliest signs of aging to develop in a person. The eyelids have very thin skin, which make them particularly vulnerable to the onset of aging. However, with the eyelid lift, you can refresh your appearance and lift the eyelids for a more alert, youthful expression.

The eyelid lift, also known as the blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure designed to rejuvenate the eyelids. The skin of the upper and lower eyelids is thin and prone to sagging, wrinkling and drooping. With the lower eyelids, weakened skin and muscles lead to the development of fatty deposits that create bagginess. The procedure removes excess skin and may also involve liposuction to remove fatty deposits.

Consult with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Daniel Tresleyfor more information about the eyelid lift.

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Ptosis – Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery – Chicago

PtosisThe eyes often show signs of aging before most other parts of the body. The eyelids have some of the thinnest and softest skin, so they are particularly vulnerable to the development of ptosis, or sagging. With an eyelid lift, there is a procedure that can rejuvenate your appearance and reduce the appearance of sagging.

Eyelid ptosis is the development of sagging skin that may result in the eyelids drooping and hooding over the eyes, impairing vision. The skin has weakened over time and has lost its elasticity, as well as its ability to deal with the effects of gravity. Eyelid ptosis often occurs in the elderly and has a tendency to affect contact lens wearers with more frequency. The eyelid lift rejuvenates your appearance and tightens loose eyelids.

Consult with an experienced practitioner like Dr. Daniel Tresley to learn more about what you can do about eyelid ptosis.

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Sciton Micropeel – Laser Skin Peel – Chicago

Sciton MicropeelLaser resurfacing is an advanced skin treatment that uses microscopic lasers to penetrate the skin and rejuvenate your appearance. The Sciton Micropeel can resurface the skin of your face as well as remove fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you with a refreshed, even skin tone.

The Sciton Micropeel system works by removing a thin layer of outer skin to reveal younger, healthier skin underneath. Many different areas of the body may be treated, such as the face, neck, hands and chest. Mild wrinkles, scars, sun damage and skin pigment irregularities can be treated. The procedure usually lasts about fifteen to thirty minutes and causes little to no pain.

Consult with an experienced practitioner like Dr. Daniel Tresley to learn more about the benefits of the Sciton Micropeel system.

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Sculptra – Cosmetic Filler Injection – Chicago

SculptraSculptra Aesthetic is a unique cosmetic injection that can help reduce the signs of aging. If you are concerned about the loss of volume in your skin that has left you with deep facial wrinkles and folds, then Sculptra injections may be what you’ve been looking for.

Sculptra is a cosmetic filler that is designed to give your skin a rejuvenative boost of volume. Deep facial wrinkles and folds in the area around the cheeks and nose known as the nasolabial region can be filled out. The filler is made of a specialized compound that binds with the collagen layer of the skin, adding a boost to the skin’s support structures for rejuvenation that lasts up to two years!

Consult with an experienced practitioner like Dr. Daniel Tresley to learn more about the renewing effects of Sculptra injections.

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Sciton Laser Peel – Chicago Laser Skin Treatment

Scion Laser PeelOne of the cutting-edge techniques in skin treatment is the Sciton Laser Peel. This system is designed to use laser or light energy to remove the outermost layer of skin for a rejuvenating peel. This type of procedure is ideal for giving yourself a smoother, tighter, more youthful skin layer.

The Sciton Laser Peel is customizable to meet the needs of each patient’s skin tone and specific conditions. Acne scarring, fine lines, discoloration and sun damage are treatable with this skin treatment. During the six months following the procedure, treated skin will continue to heal as collagen production stays at its increased rate. The result is a tighter, rejuvenated, smoother skin layer.

Consult with an experienced practitioner like Dr. Daniel Tresley to learn more about the potential benefits of the Sciton Laser Peel.

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Restylane – Cosmetic Dermal Filler Chicago

RestylaneAre you concerned about the wrinkles and aging lines developing on your face? For many people, the nasolabial folds, or laugh lines, can be prominent and can leave you looking much older than you feel. Luckily, there is Restylane.

Restylane is a class of dermal injection that is specifically designed to treat moderate to severe nasolabial folds. It may also be used for lip augmentation. Restylane is made of hyaluronic acid, which is a volumizing compound that is injected into the skin to fill the spaces between the collagen and elastin of the skin layer. The added volume perks and rejuvenates the skin, an effect which can last up to two years.

Consult with a qualified expert like Dr. Daniel Tresley to learn more about how Restylane can rejuvenate your appearance.

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Eyelid Ptosis – Chicago Eyelid Lift Procedure

Eyelid PtosisFor some people, the eyelids can droop or hood over the eyes, causing them to look much more tired and older or give them vision trouble. When the eyelids droop, it is technically referred to as eyelid ptosis. Ptosis of the eyelids has a lot to do with the skin’s natural tendency to lose elasticity.

Skin elasticity has to do with the skin’s ability to bounce back from being stretched. Over time, as the skin ages or is stressed with exposure to the elements, it loses this ability. Factors such as UV radiation, smoking, and genetics can also have an effect on your skin’s elasticity. This loss of elasticity causes eyelid ptosis. An eyelid lift is designed to rejuvenate your appearance by removing or tightening the excess skin that droops or sags over the eyelids.

Speak with an experienced practitioner like Dr. Daniel Tresley if you are concerned about eyelid ptosis and how it affects your appearance.

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Blepharoplasty – Chicago Eyelid Rejuvenation

BlepharoplastyWrinkled, sagging or puffy eyelids can have a major impact on your appearance. Bags under the eyelids or sagging eyelids can give you a constant tired look. For many people, looking tired all the time can be a nuisance. With ablepharoplasty, you can rejuvenate and refresh your appearance.

A blepharoplasty, more commonly known as eyelid lift, can treat a variety of aging issues that have affected the eyelids. Fatty deposits that create bagginess, wrinkles on the lower eyelids and sagging skin that may impair vision can all be treated with a blepharoplasty. Each procedure is tailored to meet the specific needs of the patient. It is important to discuss your goals with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Daniel Tresley.

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Leg Veins – Spider Vein Treatment – Chicago

Leg VeinsSpider veins on the legs, arms and face can become a nuisance and can affect your self-confidence. They are purple in color and sprawl across the skin, sometimes in large areas. Varicose veins are a larger version that bulge under the skin’s surface and can be painful or even life-threatening. Fortunately, leg veins, spider veins and varicose veins can be treated.

One of the most effective treatments for leg veins are laser skin treatments. Laser treatments are beam pulses of energy under the skin’s surface. The energy is focused and works on a wavelength that is calibrated to destroy the offending veins without harming the skin’s surface. Typically, multiple sessions are recommended to achieve the most desirable results for the removal of leg veins.

Consult with Dr. Tresley if you would like to know more about laser vein treatment.

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