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Cosmetic Treatment Options for Lower Eyelid Bags and Dark Circles

Lower eyelid bags and dark circles have many cosmetic treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical. Even patients in their 20’s start considering lower eyelid cosmetic surgery, so it’s not just for “older” patients. As a facial plastic surgeon, every week I see patients who can benefit from any of the treatment options below. The first non-surgical options include basic skin care, tretinoin, and/or chemical peels. Skin creams or ointments than contain agents such as hydroquinone or similar lighteners can help lighten the dark circle for a more even skin tone. Light chemical peels performed in the office will also smooth … Continue reading »

Treating Dark Under Eye Circles and Eye Bags

Dark circles, bags, wrinkles, and flat cheeks may negatively draw one’s attention to this facial area. As a result, we frequently see patients who request cosmetic improvement of their darks under eye circles and lower eye bags. Patients range in age, as cosmetic eyelid treatments are not just for “older” patients. People in their 20’s can have dark circles and eye bags due to genetics. Fortunately, lower eyelid bags and dark circles have many cosmetic treatment options, both surgical and nonsurgical. What causes dark circles and eye bags? Lower eyelid bags and dark circles develop from a variety of factors. These … Continue reading »

Contouring Cheeks with Fat Reduction

Liposuction is the top plastic surgery procedure in many offices. Hips, thighs, arms, and abdomens are thinned with liposuction. The neck is another popular place to contour with fat reduction. The face and cheeks, however, are typically not amenable to liposuction for many reasons. Cheek fat reduction is performed differently for those who want to slim the face. Excess facial fat is often not due to being overweight. In fact, many slim patients have excess cheek fat and feel “chubby” in the face. These plastic surgery patients are typically born with this excess cheek fat, which typically doesn’t change with … Continue reading »

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Rejuvenating the eyes are common requests in our plastic surgery office. While nonsurgical options with injections and peels increase in popularity, surgery remains the preferred option for many patients. Nonsurgical Eyelid Rejuvenation Injectables and skin peels are the main methods to improve the appearance of the eyes. Wrinkle relaxers, such as Botox® and Dysport®, work by softening the muscles around the eyes and forehead for smoother skin and elevated brow. Chemical peels, light or strong, can help remove top layers of wrinkled skin to allow newer skin to regenerate. Under eye fillers with soft gels reduce shadow of eye bags … Continue reading »

Botox vs. Fillers in Plastic Surgery

  Nonsurgical treatments continue an upward trend, even in plastic surgery offices. Patients enjoy the reduced downtime as compared to surgery, even if results might be less dramatic. Injections are the most common nonsurgical treatment with Botox and fillers, but patients are sometimes confused between these two office treatments. Plastic surgery and dermatology offices may group these treatments together as injectables or liquid lift. Neuromodulator – Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin Botox is one option in a group of treatments of neuromodulators or wrinkle relaxers. Dysport and Xeomin are alternatives to Botox that work in a similar fashion. After a numbing … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.