Am I a candidate for a Botox eyelid/brow lift? Or is eyelid surgery my best option for my hooded eyes? (photos)
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Am I a candidate for a Botox eyelid/brow lift? Or is eyelid surgery my best option for my hooded eyes?
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Botox versus surgery
sorry I could not be more helpful
Botox or Surgery for Hooded Eyelids
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1. You mention that you have hooded eyes and low brows. I agree with you that you have a low eyelid crease which extends medially into the "webbed" area [called epicanthal folds]. This does not allow your eyelid platform to be very visible. I do not necessarily agree that you have low brows however. You do not have an overly high, arched, eyebrow, but this is quite a normal variation. If you aesthetically prefer a higher arch to your brows, then botox would give you that subtle improvement.
If you would like get more of your eyelid platform to be visible, and the botox does not seem to give you enough of that, then a very conservative skin only blepharoplasty would improve the eyelid platform show.
This however, may make your webbing, slightly more pronounced.
I have attached a photo of a young patient [21 years old] for whom I performed a conservative blepharoplasty to improve her eyelid platform show
2. Webbing- as I mentioned above, this is technically called an epicanthal fold and is often present in the Asian or Native American ethnicity. It can be surgically improved, but as mentioned by others, it will leave a scar. I do not recommend surgery for this.
Do not consider eyelid surgery
Botox or surgery?
Look into microdroplet botulinum toxin.
I actually think you might benefit from being assessed for upper eyelid ptosis which is upper eyelid heaviness. Typically when this is corrected, it is appropriate to also remove a small amount of upper eyelid skin. Regarding the inner web, this is called an inside fold. The web could be removed by this can leave visible scars on the face. For this reason, removal of the medial epicanthal fold is not recommended.
Remember what you are looking for really is about aesthetics not about age.
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