Dr. Jennifer Hui, an oculoplastic surgeon of repute, provides a range of eyelid surgery, eye disorder correction and cosmetic eye enhancement procedures to patients in Palm Springs and Palm Desert, CA. Dr. Hui is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She also serves as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Loma Linda University and is the sole physician in their Oculoplastics Department.
Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RboRue5rnao
Corrective and Cosmetic Procedures of the Eye
Dr. Hui has created a video with before and after images of actual patients who have received eye related treatments. Patients in Palm Springs and Palm Desert, CA, who are considering eyelid surgery or another corrective or cosmetic procedure with an oculoplastic surgeon, can benefit from this video. These images can help patients understand the real effects and improvements with a procedure, and help them have realistic expectations about the outcomes.
Upper and Lower Eyelid Lift
Eyelid tissue can become loose and muscles can weaken with age or due to other factors. This can cause puffiness in eyelids, which may make a person appear tired or angry. An outpatient upper eyelid surgery or eye lift can correct this condition and restore more rested and younger looking appearance of the eyes. Eyelid lift may be performed for aesthetic reasons and also to improve the field of vision. Upper eyelid lift is a popular procedure because it is less invasive compared to a full facelift, and achieves a good aesthetic impact because eyes are an important part of the facial appearance.
The same condition as a puffy upper eyelid may also occur in lower eyelids. This can also be corrected with lower eyelid surgery or lower eyelid blepharoplasty. The surgeon will make tiny incisions on the skin or inside the eyelid to remove excess skin, which is causing a baggy eye appearance. Scars will not be visible if the incision is made inside the eyelid. Even when the incision is placed on the skin, it is place just beneath the eyelid margin to hide the scar. Results of eyelid lift surgeries may last for several years, depending on how rapidly the aging process occurs in a patient.
Drooping eyelid or ptosis may affect the upper eyelid. In this condition, the field of vision is obstructed and the patient finds it difficult to keep eyes open. Eye strain and eyebrow fatigue are common symptoms of ptosis. This condition can affect patients in any age group. Treatment for ptosis will depend on the problem that caused this condition.
An experienced oculoplastic surgeon will evaluate whether ptosis is present along with excess skin on upper eyelids for patients who are considering blepharoplasty. If underlying ptosis is detected, the condition must be corrected. Otherwise the eyelids may still appear tired after an eyelid lift, and a revision surgery may have to be performed to correct the condition of ptosis.
Dr. Hui has received training in Oculofacial Cosmetic Surgery, which helps her achieve optimal outcomes for patients looking for facial rejuvenation without surgery. FDA approved cosmetic dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane can add volume to the aging skin, reduce wrinkles and fine lines and make the face appear rejuvenated. Facial fillers are a non-surgical treatment, which does not require anesthesia. Downtime is negligible and the typical risks associated with a surgery are avoided. Results of the treatment may continue for as long as a year and the treatment can be repeated to prolong the benefits.
Cosmetic filler treatment is ideal for patients who have mild to moderate signs of aging on their face, and are not keen to opt for facelift surgery. Fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are based on hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance in the skin to stimulate collagen. When the natural hyaluronic acid depletes in the body due to aging, it can be replenished through facial filler gel. When the gel is injected into the deeper layers of the skin, it begins to fill the face immediately. Full effects of the treatment can be seen in a few days and wrinkles and lines will fade away considerably.
Latisse treatment is designed to enhance the growth of eyelashes. The treatment is applied every night on the upper eyelashes only. Over a period of time, with regular application, the patient can expect to have fuller, darker and longer eyelashes. An oculoplastic surgeon will first examine the patient to ensure that no ocular contraindications are present. Follow up with the doctor may be required in the short term to assess the patient’s response to Latisse.