Your eyes can tell you a lot about yourself. In addition to expressing your reactions and emotions, such as physical pain, joy, or fatigue, they can also reveal the passing of years.
Often, even with all the care and makeup, it is not possible to disguise that permanent expression of tiredness caused by dark circles and bags under the eyes. Excess skin on the eyelids can also result in a look of despondent, saddened look. To treat or correct these cases, ophthalmology is responsible for the subject: eye plastic.
For aesthetic issues or to treat diseases, eye plastic is the specialty responsible for taking care of imperfections in the eye region. In this article, you will learn more and answer the main questions about the topic.
Eye Plastic Surgery
In ophthalmology, a specialty takes care of the eyelids and tissues around the eye, correcting imperfections that impair vision and compromise facial expression. Ocular Plastic Surgery is frequent in the ophthalmologic office. There are some cases where the procedure is necessary to improve the visual system. For example, people who have eyelid pouches, signs of ptosis (drooping of the eyelid due to muscle), pseudoptosis (drooping of the eyelid due to excess skin), and pterygium (when a membrane grows over the eye towards the pupil) demand the plastic correction.
The procedure is also indicated for those who have bags of fat on the eyelid or for removing xanthelasmas (small balls formed by the accumulation of cholesterol in the eyelids).
“Periocular procedures are sought after for aesthetics and functional correction. Among the most sought-after corrections are Blepharoplasty (removal of excess skin), ptosis correction, small eyelid tumors, pterygium excision, and the application of botulinum toxin.
Botox Is An Alternative In Ophthalmological Procedures
Another alternative for corrections in the eye region is the application of type A botulinum toxin, Botox like Undereyes Botox (โบ ท็ อก หาง ตา which is the term in Thai). Chances are, you’ve already heard about the use of botulinum toxin for skin improvement, especially on the face.
The substance is applied to the muscle, which is responsible for the formation of wrinkles. It relaxes the region, allowing the skin to become more “calm” and look rejuvenated.
But not only that! Botox® can be an alternative to treat diseases such as strabismus. It can be applied by blocking the neurotransmitter responsible for carrying electrical signals to the muscles, in this case, the one that works the most. Thus, the muscle does not receive the message and does not perform further contractions.
Another ophthalmic use is to treat blepharospasms, which are involuntary contractions of the eyelid muscles.
In all cases, it is essential to pay attention, and the procedure must be performed by a physician who knows the region’s anatomy. Always talk to your ophthalmologist; he will be the best person to refer you to an eye plastic surgeon or other professional.