Monterey County Eye Associates understands that how a person feels about their appearance and, in particular, the area around the eyes – can have a dramatic effect on his or her self-confidence. This is why we offer several of the most advanced cosmetic eye treatments, including eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and BOTOX® Cosmetic, to patients from Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz, and surrounding communities. These treatments can improve the appearance of the skin around the eyes and take years off your appearance.
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a relatively minor form of cosmetic surgery that involves the removal of excess skin and fatty tissue from around the eyes. It corrects the appearance of “tired” or droopy eyelids, which can make a patient look much older than he or she actually is and, in some cases, impair his or her vision. While eyelid surgery is often all that is needed to rejuvenate a patient’s appearance, some blepharoplasty patients complement the surgery with BOTOX® injections.
Eyelid Surgery Candidates
You may be a candidate for eyelid surgery if you are in relatively good health, are older than 35, are experiencing vision problems because of droopy eyelids, and have realistic expectations for the procedure. The procedure may not be suitable for you if you have insufficient tear production, diabetes, high blood pressure, circulatory problems, cardiovascular disease, thyroid disease, and other health problems.
Contact Monterey County Eye Associates to learn more about eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) or BOTOX® Cosmetic. We serve Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz, and surrounding areas.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a quick, effective solution for wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, including “crow’s feet,” frown and smile lines, furrows between the eyes, and fine lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic is derived from botulinum toxin type A, an FDA-approved neuromuscular toxin. The toxin is injected into the skin, where it temporarily relaxes the underlying facial muscles. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections instantly minimize the appearance of wrinkles fine lines, giving patients a smoother, more youthful look.
Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic
The many benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic make it an excellent complement to many other cosmetic eye procedures, including blepharoplasty. BOTOX® injections are generally painless, and the treatment takes just a few minutes. The treatment is temporary (results can last between three and six months) and does not involve the injection of artificial fillers into the skin, making BOTOX® Cosmetic a relatively safe cosmetic eye treatment.
Removal of Pterygiums
A pterygium is a white or yellow wedge-shaped growth of tissue on the cornea (the clear tissue covering the iris) or on the conjunctiva (the eye’s outer mucous membrane). Pterygiums are believed to be caused by extensive UV radiation, sun exposure, and environmental irritants, including dust and wind. Although untreated pterygiums can grow over the cornea and obstruct the vision, with treatment they are manageable. Contact our office for more information.
Contact Monterey County Eye Associates
Contact Monterey County Eye Associates to learn more about aesthetic eye procedures, including eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and BOTOX® Cosmetic. We serve Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz, and surrounding areas.