Could Facial Rejuvenation be Achieved by Focusing on the Eyes?

You may have heard it said that the eyes are the first part of the face to show your age. This seems to be true for most people. The reason the eyes “age faster” than other parts of the face and body is because the tissue around them is so thin. Thin skin is delicate and more susceptible to damage from UV rays. Even with excellent sun protection, the natural breakdown of collagen and elastin can cause unwelcome changes in the appearance of the eyes, such as crow’s feet, undereye bags, and heavy upper eyelids.

You don’t have to live with eyes that age your face. You needn’t wait to reach a certain age to begin treating cosmetic concerns around the eyes. Problems don’t have to be “bad enough” for you to get a little help from a trained professional. In our San Antonio plastic surgery office, patients have more options for eyelid rejuvenation than they may imagine.

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Whether you’re just beginning to see changes in the skin around your eyes or you’ve been plagued by undereye bags and other problems for some time, you can benefit from a quality skincare product developed just for the delicate skin around the eyes. We offer ZO® Skin Health products including Intense Eye Creme and Hydrafirm® Eye Brightening Repair Crème to address problems like puffiness and dark circles. Even if you plan to correct cosmetic problems with other forms of treatment, there is value in having a good product to support aging skin on a day to day basis.


Botox may be one of the best nonsurgical treatments to address aging eyes. This injectable was developed specifically for the correction of dynamic wrinkles. These are the lines that form when we make expressions like frowning or squinting. Expression is a natural form of communication. We cannot expect to stop moving our faces! What we can do instead is put a little Botox into the muscles that may result in concerns like frown lines, crow’s feet, and sagging eyebrows. A quick treatment provides months of good results.


Blepharoplasty is the surgical correction of cosmetic aging around the eyes. This procedure is commonly performed on the upper and lower eyelids. Sometimes, patients rejuvenate the upper and lower eyelids in a single procedure. However, outstanding results can also be achieved by smoothing only the upper or lower lids, depending on where the signs of aging have occurred. Blepharoplasty is performed through small incisions that are hidden in discreet places, such as the natural crease of the upper eyelid. Using careful technique, Dr. Schaffer removes and repositions tissue as needed to smooth puffiness and restore youthful contour to the eyes. Results last several years.

Spring is refreshing everything around us. Why not refresh your eyes at the same time? To schedule a consultation with us, call 210-227-3223.

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