As the focal points of the face, the eyes have a large influence on our overall “look.” Because of this, cosmetic problems of the eyes often give us a tired, sad, worried or aged appearance that persists even when we’ve had enough rest. This change in appearance becomes evident to many patients when viewing photos of themselves or after others comment on how tired they look. For most of them, their “tired eyes” are caused by crow’s feet, drooping eyelids, wrinkles or crepey skin around the eyes, hollow or sunken eyes, eye puffiness or under-eye bags.
For cosmetic eye treatments, we work with all patients individually to create a treatment plan that is right for their unique facial anatomy. Although all patients are different, many share similar concerns and require similar treatments for their eyes. On this page, we have shared information about some of the most common treatments we use for the eyes. For more examples of these cosmetic procedures, visit our Patient Stories page.
How We Treat Drooping Eyelids
Drooping eyelids can occur with one or both eyes at the same time, and can be caused by a number of factors.
In some cases, excess skin or fat in the upper eyelids may hang over the eyelashes. For patients with this problem, we typically perform an upper eyelid surgery (also known as upper blepharoplasty) to remove the problematic skin and/or fat.
For other patients, droopiness originating with excess tissue in the eyebrows may give the impression of droopy eyelids. Depending on the patient’s facial anatomy, we may remove excess skin in an eyelid surgery, use Botox, or administer a dermal filler like JUVÉDERM® or Restylane®.
In patients with ptosis, muscular dysfunctions commonly prevent the eyelid from opening as much as it should. We operate on these muscles to allow the eyelid to open to the appropriate degree.
Upper eyelid surgery to treat drooping eyelids
How We Treat Wrinkles or Creepy Skin Under The Eyes
Like crow’s feet, wrinkles and crepey skin under the eyes are a common age-related cosmetic concern. The fine lines that develop in this area are generally caused by the same causes of wrinkles elsewhere on the face: loss of skin volume and elasticity along with the repeated skin folding that occurs when we make facial expressions.
To get rid of under-eye wrinkles and crepey skin, we use Swan Skin Care products or laser skin resurfacing. Swan Skin Care, our customizable line of skin care products, includes a cream containing tretinoin- the only FDA-approved topical treatment for wrinkles. Laser skin resurfacing removes damaged skin and stimulates the body to produce new, attractive skin with improved texture and elasticity.
Laser skin resurfacing to smooth under-eye wrinkles
Surgical Treatments For The Eyes
Non-surgical Treatments for the Eyes
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing can improve wrinkles and crepey skin under the eyes.Learn About Laser Skin Resurfacing
Restylane can rejuvenate hollow, sunken eyes and eliminate the appearance of under eye bags.Learn About Restylane
Many patients can eliminate the appearance of eye bags with quick and easy Voluma treatments.Learn About Voluma
Botox is a common and effective treatment for crow’s feet.Learn About Botox
Juvederm can help patients whose drooping eyelids are caused by excess brow tissue.Learn About Juvederm
Swan Skin Care
Our custom skin care line offers a solution for under-eye wrinkles and crepey skin.Learn About Swan Skin Care
WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING
Eye bags removed! – Bala Cynwyd, PA
Excellent experience from start to finish. To get my eye bags removed, I wanted a board-certified oculoplastic surgeon who had top-notch experience but was also friendly. Dr. Cohen is exactly that. At the first consultation, Dr. Cohen explained the procedure in detail and patiently answered the many questions I asked. The day before the surgery, he called me to address any concerns I had. I don't know any other surgeons who would take the time to do that, especially on a Sunday. It is now 6 weeks later, and the surgery was a success. I felt fine by the evening, had no bruising and had swelling only once, a couple of weeks afterwards. I look refreshed and not at all like I had work done. His staff is super. Brittany and Kristen were so nice and on the ball with all the paperwork, and Jen called me several times when I had post-surgery swelling to make sure I was doing all right. They made me feel special and not like just another patient getting a procedure. That means a lot. If you are looking to get your eyes done, look no further. Dr. Cohen is the best.