Under-eye bags and saggy skin around the eyes often have the effect of making you look tired or older. Unfortunately, if the muscles and skin have been stretched in this area, there’s not much you can do to remedy it on your own—without having a cosmetic treatment. The skin around the eyes is very papery and prone to being damaged more than skin on other parts of your face and body. Although there are different types of eyelid surgery available, the goal for most patients is to make the eyes look more open, youthful, and refreshed by tightening loose skin and muscles and reducing puffy bags around the eye area. Although a blepharoplasty from the San Francisco area’s Dr. Stanley Jacobs can take years off of your facial appearance, and the results of his carefully researched and applied techniques are particularly long lasting, it’s important to remember that your face will still continue to age naturally, and your brow might sag more as you get older.
The outcome of eyelid surgery typically lasts for around a decade, though the results may even last in some patients for the rest of their lifetime. No matter what, there are some steps you can take to prolong the lifespan of your eyelid surgery outcome, such as:
1. Protecting Your Skin from Sun Exposure
Shielding the vulnerable skin around your eyelids from ultraviolet radiation is the most critical thing you can do to prevent skin damage. Sun protection isn’t only important during recovery; you’ll also need to continue to avoid overexposure to sunlight, wear darkly tinted sunglasses and hats, and apply SPF 30+ broad-spectrum sunscreen in the months and years after.
2. Applying an Eye Cream
Don’t forget to add eye cream to your skin care regimen. Wrinkles always look deeper on dehydrated skin. Use Stanley Jacobs MD skin care with mandelic acid, which increases eyelid skin elasticity by 25 percent in a month. Also, moisturizing products containing retinol, hyaluronic acid, or peptides can make wrinkles less noticeable.
3. Maintaining a Healthy Diet
To keep your skin looking healthy, firm, and smooth, ensure that you’re eating a balanced and nourishing diet. Incorporate foods that are rich in vitamins A, C, E, K, and B.
For more tips on preventing skin damage and delaying the effects of aging after a blepharoplasty at the San Francisco Bay Area’s Jacobs Center for Cosmetic Surgery, call us at (707) 473-0220 (Healdsburg) or (415) 433-0303 (San Francisco). Submit a contact form online to schedule a consultation and talk to us about your goals.