Although effective, eyelid surgery alone cannot always address all the concerns of aging eyes. Thankfully, Guelph Facial Plastics has expert solutions to help patients achieve total eye rejuvenation.

Blepharoplasty, more commonly known as eyelid surgery, is a corrective procedure that can address a multitude of eye concerns. Whether for aesthetic (sagging eyelids, dark circles under the eyes, chronic puffiness) or functional (drooping skin causing vision problems) purposes, thousands of Canadians have experienced positive results through blepharoplasty. 

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 However, blepharoplasty alone cannot always achieve each patient’s desired outcome. In these cases, Dr. Brace can provide additional proven solutions to ensure aesthetic goals are met.  

 

Why take other steps after eyelid surgery?

To understand the answer to this question, we must look at what eyelid surgery aims to do. Blepharoplasty’s primary focus is to enhance both the upper and lower eyelids, to remove excess skin, to move fat, and to create a more harmonious appearance with the surrounding surface. However, other facial issues that affect the eyes—such as wrinkles in the brow and forehead, crows feet or skin discolouration—cannot be corrected through this surgery. In these situations, many of our patients choose to augment their operation with additional procedures to create a more balanced outcome.

 

What other steps can be taken?

Under the experienced hand of Dr. Brace, Guelph Facial Plastics offers a variety of cosmetic injectables to smooth skin around the eye contour, pre or post blepharoplasty. With a collection of hyaluronic acid fillers from world-renowned brands Restylane and Juvederm, the natural ageing process of the eye is managed. The fillers are injected underneath the surface of the skin, instantly adding volume and creating a smoother surface. Since hyaluronic acid is a substance found naturally within the body, it safely breaks down over time. Depending on the type of filler used, results can last anywhere from six months to two years.
An alternative to filler is using your own body fat, harvested from the abdomen or thigh, to fill the hollows under the eyes. This technique can produce permanent natural results.

Botox and Dysport injections are also useful after blepharoplasty, as they can further lift the brow and relax fine lines at the corners of the eyes. Creases in the forehead, around the eyebrows and extra eye wrinkles, are effectively smoothed, and facial balance restored. Effects typically last an average of 3 months, making this a tremendous low-commitment option.

 

Our advanced CO2RE laser treatments, also offer a great non-surgical solution post eyelid surgery. As the gold standard for skin resurfacing, the fractional CO2 laser can precisely target and tighten both the superficial and deep layers of the skin. Dr. Brace often recommends this treatment for the lower eyelid.

 

Chemical peels are another great option if you have a concern with skin discolouration under the eye. Dr. Brace performs all chemical peels at Guelph Facial Plastics. With years of experience, Dr. Brace knows how to customize your chemical peel for optimal results and minimal risk. Chemical peels can tighten the eyelid skin in as little as one treatment depending on the strength of the peel and the patient’s skin type. To learn more, visit our chemical peels service page.

 

Lastly, a nightly eye cream is a must! Did you know that research shows you should start using an eye cream in your 20’s?? The physician-grade eye cream is an obvious choice to help maintain your results and to help prevent the effects of ageing around your eyes. At Guelph Facial Plastics, we trust the expert formulas of SkinMedica. Visit us in the clinic to shop our line and receive expert advice.
Ongoing treatments can be discussed with Dr. Brace before or after blepharoplasty surgery. Many of our patients have greatly benefited from these extra steps. For more information on blepharoplasty or our cosmetic injectables, book your consultation with Dr. Brace today.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients,

All in-office treatments, procedures, and appointments have resumed. At Guelph Facial Plastics we are committed to protecting the safety of our patients, staff, and the general public while maintaining our high standard of quality care. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the following changes to our patient care practices in accordance with all provincial and Public Health recommendations:

  • We will be pre-screening all patients that are scheduled to come into our office. We will ask patients to stay home with symptoms of COVID-19, chronic lung disease, severe asthma, serious heart conditions, and uncontrolled type 1 diabetes.
  • The timing of patient visits has been adjusted in order to limit the number of people in the office at a given time and to allow for enhanced disinfecting and cleaning protocols we have put in place in between patients. We have also enhanced the air filtration quality in our space to provide patients with surgically clean air.
  • You must call from your vehicle upon arrival before entering the clinic. We request that patients come on their own to all appointments unless absolutely necessary. For your safety, all of our staff will be wearing masks when interacting with patients in the office and routine hand-washing is required.
  • We request that you wear a mask. Hand sanitation stations will be available upon entering and throughout the office.
  • We are pleased to continue to offer virtual visits as an option for non-urgent appointments.
  • Cosmetic surgery has not resumed at Guelph General Hospital, however, we are pleased to offer our patients the option of undergoing surgery at a Clinic 360 - a fully-equipped private surgical center.

We look forward to continuing to help our patients look and feel their best! We encourage you to reach out to our office now to schedule your appointment.

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