Skincare has come a long way since when your parents or grandparents remember. It used to be that the only way for you to get rid of the bags under your eyes would be to apply some hemorrhoid cream before bed and then call it good. Nowadays, however, it seems like virtually every skincare brand (both over the counter and at the department store) offer a variety of different eye creams for you to choose from— most of which are useful. However, if you have severe bags or loose skin around and under your eyes, you may wonder if skin care products alone can do the trick or if you should consider getting eye lift surgery.
What Are the Benefits of Eye Creams?
Following a good skin care regimen is one of the best things you can do for the health of your skin. However, one thing to know about skin care is that although it can help correct damaged skin, it is primarily beneficial at preventing damage later on. So, although eye creams containing ingredients like retinol can help to tighten the skin around your eyes, they won’t be able to lift it or get rid of excess skin.
Benefits of a Blepharoplasty
There are two types of blepharoplasties:
- Upper eyelid surgery
- Lower eyelid surgery
Depending on the severity of your condition, Dr. Khatri may recommend that you pick one over the other or that you choose to do both at once. During a blepharoplasty, Dr. Khatri will remove excess fat and skin from above or below your eyelids to help restore your appearance and your ability to see in some instances. There are a variety of unique benefits to getting a blepharoplasty but the biggest one likely being the fact that you will get real results the first go around.
Schedule a Consultation
You really shouldn’t have to choose between using eye cream and getting a blepharoplasty— in fact; they can be used in conjunction with one another. If you are interested in a blepharoplasty, contact our office at (617) 381-1717 to schedule a consultation at one of our locations today!