Choosing Us for Eyelid Surgery
Aging is a normal part of life, and it can affect your eyes in numerous ways. Aging can also affect the skin around your eyes, including your eyelids and eyebrows. Concerns like drooping, bagginess, skin folds, and excess skin can affect your vision, comfort, and your confidence.
Eyelid surgery can help alleviate some of that stress and concern. Learn more about how you can achieve your vision goals and regain your confidence by booking an appointment with our team today.
Opting for Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery can improve your sight and manage cosmetic concerns related to aging you may have.
As you age, the skin and muscles around your eye can stretch out and weaken. As a result of this, your skin and muscles can sag, droop, protrude, or retract. This process can lead to eyelid problems that can impair your vision and cause general eye discomfort.
Our experienced team can help with these problems and provide you with better sight, a more youthful appearance, and overall comfort with your eyes.
Issues Associated with Your Eyelids
When considering eyelid surgery, it’s essential to determine what issue you are experiencing and what surgical solution is right for you.
Learning about some of the most common eyelid and eyebrow issues is a great first step.
Dermatochalasis (Excess Skin)
Dermatochalasis is the excess skin located around the upper and lower areas of the eyelid. Eyelid skin is delicate and thin and, over time, can lose elasticity. Dermatochalasis can make your eyelids appear baggy and tired.
Treatment options for dermatochalasis include:
- Upper blepharoplasty (eye lift): A small incision is made in your eyelid crease to remove redundant skin, muscle, and fat and then closed up.
- Lower blepharoplasty (eye bag removal): A small incision is made below your eyelashes to remove loose skin and fat, reposition fat, and then closed.
Ptosis (Drooping Eyelid)
Ptosis occurs when one or both of your upper eyelids begin to droop. The droopy eyelids may be barely noticeable, but in some cases, the upper eyelid can cover the entire pupil and interfere with your vision.
Ptosis usually affects older adults as a result of the aging process.
Treatment for ptosis can require surgery and a procedure called blepharoplasty that tightens the levator muscles and sometimes removes extra skin, fat, and tissue in the eyelid.
Blepharitis (Eyelid Inflammation)
Blepharitis occurs when your eyelid becomes inflamed and causes red, swollen eyelids with crusty eyelashes. Blepharitis is very common, and between 37% and 47% of patients struggle with eyelid inflammation.
Some blepharitis treatment options include:
- Eyelid scrubs
- Medicated eye drops or ointments
- In-office procedures
Visit us at Albemarle Eye Center to determine which treatment option is best for you and your eyes.
Rejuvenating Your Eyes
Our team at Albemarle Eye Center is here to help restore your vision and address cosmetic concerns regarding your eyelids.
Book an appointment today for more information and see how Albemarle Eye Center can help you.
Albemarle Clinical Trials
At Albemarle Eye Center, our research department continues to take part in numerous FDA-monitored clinical trials.
We’re committed to improving ocular health, which is why we’re always on the search for new treatment options, medications, and medical devices that can benefit our patients.
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