There are two types of wrinkles:
First, dynamic wrinkles which are caused by muscle activity in the face and can be easily treated with a botulinum toxin (Botox) injection.
The second type of wrinkles are static wrinkles which are present while facial muscles are at rest. During the aging process, the skin of the lower eyelids loses elasticity and stretches, resulting in ‘excess’ lower eyelid skin and wrinkles. Various treatment options exist to treat static wrinkles.
Non-invasive options for correcting static wrinkles include Laser Resurfacing and Chemical Peels, which smoothen and tighten the loose lower eyelid skin.
For more severe cases, an incision can be made just below the eyelashes (infraciliary incision) and excess skin is removed (skin pinch technique).
A special technique, named Orbicularis Plication, may also be performed to tighten the underlying muscle in the lower eyelid, which helps with excess skin in the lower eyelid and festoons (bags in upper cheek area). This can be combined with fat removal via either transconjunctival blepharoplasty (through inside the lid) or transcutaneous appoach (through skin) to remove prolapsed fat, resulting in a smooth natural contour to the lower eyelids.
For more information on these techniques or for a consultation, please contact Dr. Taban.
9735 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 204
Beverly Hills, Ca 90212