Cosmetics – Why and When to Schedule an Appointment

A young woman touches her face and looks at the camera. Three lines are drawn pointing downward on her cheek

While many people are nervous at the prospect of cosmetic facial procedures, there’s no reason to be! These procedures and others like them are common, safe, and can provide numerous benefits for patients who are displeased with facial wrinkles, bags under the eyes, fine lines, saggy skin, and more. Here’s a look at some of the most common cosmetic procedures performed at Florida Eye Specialists:

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery is also known as blepharoplasty and can be performed in order to change the aesthetic appearance of the eyelids or in cases where the patient is experiencing functional problems related to the eyelids. A blepharoplasty can be performed on both the upper eyelids and lower eyelids, and the procedure involves surgically removing excess skin from the eyelid area. Some of the reasons patients schedule blepharoplasty include puffiness in the eyelids (caused by fat deposits), sagging lower eyelids, loose skin that changes the shape of the upper eyelid, and bags underneath the eyes.

Brow Lift

As we all age, gravity naturally causes the skin on the forehead to sag slightly, resulting in a face that looks older as the effect increases. This saggy appearance is what causes many people to think of older people as looking tired or sad all of the time. A brow lift is a straightforward procedure that lifts the eyebrow back to where it was when you were younger, restoring a more youthful look.

Botox Injections

Botox is the brand name for an injectable drug made from the bacterial toxin botulinum. Although it is a bacterial-based compound, Botox and other related drugs are exceedingly safe in a clinical environment. The drug has become a popular treatment for removing cosmetic facial wrinkles because of its ability to temporarily paralyze various muscles in the face. Although this is the most popular reason patients receive Botox injections, they have also shown to be effective treatments for migraine sufferers, and to temporarily relieve excessive sweating.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States, and they have the benefit of being minimally-invasive and featuring a short recovery period in most cases. Chemical peels work by applying a chemical solution to the skin which helps to dissolve its outermost layer. The skin can then heal itself and reveal new tissue, with diminished lines and wrinkles. The effects are typically more pronounced than those gained by using creams, and they also tend to last longer.

Latisse Lash Treatments

Latisse is a treatment that targets the eyelash hair follicles and enhances their growth for more luxurious lashes. The drug generally causes the eyelashes to grow darker, thicker, and longer, and patients usually begin to see results within six to eight weeks of beginning the treatment.

Florida Eye Specialists offers all of these cosmetic procedures, as well as several others, to patients throughout the Jacksonville area. The doctors and staff at Florida Eye Specialists are committed to providing exceptional care to all patients. To lean more about any of these cosmetic procedures from an expert physician, request an appointment online today.