The Best Procedures to Refresh Your Eyes

Feb 13, 2023

The Best Procedures to Refresh Your Eyes

They say the eyes are the window to the soul — unfortunately, they're also one of the first areas of your face to show signs of aging. But don't worry. We've got you covered with our suite of eye-refreshing services. Here's a closer look.

While eyes may be the window to the soul, they can also be plagued with signs of aging, such as dark circles, sagging, and crow's feet. Luckily, we've got you covered with our range of eye-refreshing services.


Dr. Susie Rhee and Dr. Sotirios Papafragkou at Plastic Surgery Associates of Long Island in Roslyn Heights, New York, hone in on your eyes and the treatments we offer to revitalize them. 

Eyelid surgery

Eyelid surgery is by far the best way to refresh your eyes, especially if your problems are severe, disrupt your vision, or cause chronic dry eyes. We recommend eyelid surgery if you're concerned about the following:


  • Sagging upper eyelids
  • Puffy upper eyelids
  • Under-eye bags
  • Sagging lower eyelids
  • Fine lines beneath your eyes


We usually perform eyelid surgery on an outpatient basis. You receive local anesthesia and sedative medication to keep you completely comfortable while we work. We make careful incisions along the natural lines and contours of your eyelids, which minimizes noticeable scarring after you've recovered. 


Eyelid surgery requires you to take a few days to a week off your routine. You should also wear glasses instead of contact lenses, avoid eye makeup, protect your eyes from the sun, and care for your stitches. 


Once you've healed, the results are brighter, younger-looking eyes.


Facelifts are all about correcting sagging skin and the effects of skin laxity. Facelifts can't change the appearance of your eyelids, but they can address deep under-eye creases, as well as other frustrating signs of aging, including:


  • Nasolabial folds (laugh lines)
  • Cheek area sagging
  • Jowls
  • Loose skin around your chin and jaw


We consider you an ideal candidate if you're in good health and aren't a smoker. You can have a facelift at virtually any point in your life, but people usually start thinking about them when they're in their 40s to 60s when you tend to get the best, most dramatic results. 


During a facelift, you receive either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Recovery time varies from person to person, but you can expect to take at least two weeks off to allow your face time to heal. 


The best results develop over three or four weeks. As with eyelid surgery, we create incisions along the natural contours of your face, in your hairline, and in other hidden areas to minimize visible scarring. 

Neurotoxins and fillers

Not interested in going under the knife to revitalize your eyes? We have non-surgical options, too. Here's a closer look at both.


Neurotoxins, such as Botox®, are FDA-approved injections that temporarily paralyze the muscles in your face, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Botox works best for dynamic wrinkles, which appear when you make facial expressions. So, many of our patients turn to Botox injections to deal with crow's feet (lines around the eyes). 


Another type of injectable cosmetic treatment is fillers. With fillers, we fill the sunken areas of your face. The result? Fewer static wrinkles, the kind that sticks around on your face even when it's relaxed. We offer Juvéderm® and Sculptra®, which are the industry's leading fillers. 


Bonus: you can get neurotoxins and fillers together and get them in combination with our surgical treatments. 

At-home remedies

In addition to our world-class treatments, there are many things you can do at home to keep your eyes looking as young as possible, such as:

  • Gently applying a cool compress
  • Avoiding consuming fluids before bedtime
  • Limiting salt in your diet
  • Quitting smoking
  • Establishing solid sleeping habits
  • Avoiding allergy triggers

If you have more questions about how we can help you restore your eyes, don't hesitate to request an appointment online or over the phone at our Roslyn Heights, New Jersey, office today. 

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