Youthful, refreshed-looking eyes can reflect how vibrant and healthy you feel on the inside. St. Paul Eye Clinic offers some of the most advanced eye-related cosmetic services. Our Board Certified Ophthalmologists with subspecialty training in oculoplastics (or “eye plastic” surgery) can help you treat your areas of concern, whether that be the inevitable effects of aging skin or drooping eyelids that make it difficult to see. Cosmetic surgery procedures are performed at the Midwest Surgery Center located in Woodbury.
Eye lid skin and muscles relax with aging and can cause dermatochalasis, which is also referred to as “hooded eyelids.” Although most common in elderly people, this condition has occasionally been seen in young adults. Many factors can cause dermatochalasis including gravity, loss of elastic tissue and weakening of the eyelid connective tissue. A procedure known as blepharoplasty can resolve this issue. This surgery repairs droopy eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle and fat.
Aging can cause the eyebrows to fall and contribute to worsening of dermatochalasis. An eyebrow lift is a cosmetic procedure that helps rejuvenate the face above the eyes. This procedure is most commonly done in conjunction with other eyelid procedures like an upper or lower eyelid blepharoplasty.
BOTOX® injections are a safe, non-surgical, and FDA-approved way to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and face. It was originally introduced in the 1980s by ophthalmologists for the medical treatment of muscular spasms around the eye, an application that is still used today. BOTOX blocks the release of acetylcholine, which triggers muscle contractions, thus eliminating wrinkles for about 3 months. We offer both BOTOX and Xeomin® injections.
Dermal fillers are FDA-approved injectable gels made of hyaluronic acid (a natural complex sugar found in all living cells). They help smooth out wrinkles and folds around the eyes, nose, and mouth, and plump up cheeks and lips. These fillers are temporary, and will eventually be absorbed by the body. However, effects do last for approximately six months to a year. We offer both Juvederm® and BELOTERO® fillers.
Upper Eyelids: With time, excessive skin on the upper eyelid begins to droop and sag and can even touch the eyelashes. This excess skin creates a tired, fatigued, and older appearance. Makeup becomes difficult to apply and peripheral vision may be compromised. When significant vision is affected, blepharoplasty can be deemed medically necessary and covered by most insurances. With this low-risk surgery, any excess skin and fat is removed to create a youthful and refreshed look while restoring vision.
Lower Eyelids: Eyelid bags and dark circles lend to looking older and fatigued, and they are impossible to hide behind makeup. Genetics, variations in anatomy, excess sun exposure, aging, and herniation of orbital fat can all contribute to the problem. Lower eyelid surgery can remove the excessive skin and unwanted bags to bring back your natural, youthful appearance and help maintain that look long-term.
KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called the “double chin.” KYBELLA® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin by physically destroying fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat any longer.
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Our providers perform surgery at the Midwest Surgery Center located in Woodbury at 2080 Woodwinds Drive, Suite 210.