Gallery

How Does the “Chemical Brow Lift” Work?

How Does the “Chemical Brow Lift” Work?

Traditionally, if you wanted to elevate heavy or drooping brows and attain younger-looking eyes, you had to undergo brow lift surgery. Fortunately, advances in cosmetic medicine and injectable products have made it possible to reposition the brows without surgery or the related expense and downtime. The oculoplastic surgeons at Eyesthetica offer chemical brow lift, a non-surgical alternative to traditional brow lift that repositions the brows higher on the face during a single short office visit. What Does a Chemical Brow Lift Accomplish? The position on the eyebrows is primarily determined by two underlying muscles — one of which pulls the brows downward. Chemical brow lift is designed to relax the muscles that pull down on the eyebrows to help lift the brows and open up the eyes, creating a more youthful and energetic appearance. Our team accomplishes this by carefully injecting small amounts of Botox in precise locations just below the brow. As the Botox relaxes the muscle, the brow subtly lifts, and the eyes open up. Sometimes dermal fillers are also used to make the area underneath the brow look plumper, which provides a slight lift. Chemical brow lift is typically recommended if you have mild to moderate brow drooping and not a lot of excess skin that must be removed. If your brows sit very low on your face and you have a lot of excess saggy skin, you may be better suited to traditional brow lift surgery. What to Expect During a Chemical Brow Lift A chemical brow lift can be performed during a short in-office appointment. One of our doctors will examine your face and...
What Can I Do to Stop These Unwanted Tears?

What Can I Do to Stop These Unwanted Tears?

The lacrimal glands in the upper eyelids constantly produce a thin film of tears that keeps the eyes moisturized and healthy. Normally, these tears flow across the surface of the eye and drain through a series of channels in the inner corners of the eyelids, which empty into the nose and throat. In a healthy eye, there is a delicate equilibrium between the amount of tears produced and the amount of tears that drain. If for some reason the lacrimal glands produce too many tears, or the drainage system become blocked or clogged, it can lead to excessive tearing. If you experience constant tearing, red, irritated eyes, ocular discharge or other symptoms, Eyesthetica can help. Here, we discuss some of the common treatments for tearing disorders. What Causes Excessive Tearing? Excessive tearing can be caused by an overproduction of tears, decreased drainage of tears, or some combination of the two. Factors such as allergies, ocular surface irritation, infection, and eyelid inflammation can trigger the lacrimal glands to produce extra tears. Age, injury, or infection can cause a blockage or obstruction in the drainage channels that control the outflow of tears. When this happens, the tears have nowhere to drain and build up on the surface of the eyes. Treatment for Excessive Tearing If you are experiencing excessive tearing, our doctors will perform a comprehensive eye exam and complete some testing to determine the source and severity of the problem. For example, we may perform a non-invasive test in which a salt solution is irrigated through your tear drain. Based on the results of your exam and testing, we can...