Both Botox® and blepharoplasty can greatly improve the appearance of the eye area, and in fact, the whole upper face. Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure in which the appearance of the upper, lower, or both sets of eyelids are improved. Botox is an injectable cosmetic that can smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, like crow's feet. Dr. Jeff Jones, the ophthalmologist at Visionaire Eye Consultants in Castle Rock, Colorado, can create a customized solution that will allow you to enhance your appearance significantly.
Botox is an injectable cosmetic that can smooth wrinkles in the face. Botox is most often used in the:
Botox works by temporarily paralyzing key muscles. This means that those muscles can't contract with the same degree of force that they did before, and the result is less wrinkles in the skin.
It can vary by patient, but Botox usually lasts for three or four months. To extend the life of the Botox procedure as much as possible, regular touch-ups are important. If you have follow-up Botox injections before the previously injected product has totally dissipated, you'll have the best results.
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to re-contour the eyelids. During a blepharoplasty, Dr. Jones can remove excess skin and reinforce the muscles beneath the skin in the eye area. This surgery is done for both cosmetic and functional reasons. For patients who are unhappy with the appearance of sagging or drooping eyelids, this can be the ideal cosmetic procedure. In cases where patients suffer from eyelid problems like entropion, where the eyelids fold inward and irritate the eyes, or ectropion, where the eyelid gaps open away from the eyes, blepharoplasty can be an excellent solution.
It depends on the patient and the specific situation. Blepharoplasty is often done as a cosmetic procedure and is thus often not covered by medical insurance. However, there are times when blepharoplasty may be a medical necessity, including situations like entropion or ectropion. If the procedure is medically necessary, insurance may pay for part or all of it. Check with your insurance provider to ensure the type of coverage you have for this type of procedure.
Yes, in fact many patients opt to have Botox after a blepharoplasty surgery. Botox can help keep the wrinkles around the eyes at bay, which can greatly enhance the results of the blepharoplasty overall.