thereislightonthehorizon SAID:

I’m 58 and my eyelids are now sort of “hooding” my eyes. I can see they are now affecting my vision and I really can “see” them in my line of vision …it sort of looks like my lids are down and puffy. Anyways, does ultherapy answer the issue of droopy eyelids and these vision problems??

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  1. Dr. Michael Law wrote on :

    Ultherapy is not to be used around the eyes. It is difficult to determine what procedure would be ideal for you without a consultation, but a blepharoplasty )eyelid lift) could be appropriate. To find a plastic surgeon right for you, start by looking at many, many before and after photos to be sure your plastic surgeon has the expertise needed to provide a beautiful and natural looking results.

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  2. Dr. Michael Law wrote on :

    Ultherapy is not to be used around the eyes. It is difficult to determine what procedure would be ideal for you without a consultation, but a blepharoplasty )eyelid lift) could be appropriate. To find a plastic surgeon right for you, start by looking at many, many before and after photos to be sure your plastic surgeon has the expertise needed to provide a beautiful and natural looking results.

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  3. Dr. Michael Law wrote on :

    Ultherapy is not to be used around the eyes. It is difficult to determine what procedure would be ideal for you without a consultation, but a blepharoplasty )eyelid lift) could be appropriate. To find a plastic surgeon right for you, start by looking at many, many before and after photos to be sure your plastic surgeon has the expertise needed to provide a beautiful and natural looking results.

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  4. Dr. Michael Law wrote on :

    Ultherapy is not to be used around the eyes. It is difficult to determine what procedure would be ideal for you without a consultation, but a blepharoplasty )eyelid lift) could be appropriate. To find a plastic surgeon right for you, start by looking at many, many before and after photos to be sure your plastic surgeon has the expertise needed to provide a beautiful and natural looking results.

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  5. Dr. Michael Law wrote on :

    Ultherapy is not to be used around the eyes. It is difficult to determine what procedure would be ideal for you without a consultation, but a blepharoplasty )eyelid lift) could be appropriate. To find a plastic surgeon right for you, start by looking at many, many before and after photos to be sure your plastic surgeon has the expertise needed to provide a beautiful and natural looking results.

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  6. Dr. Michael Law wrote on :

    Ultherapy is not to be used around the eyes. It is difficult to determine what procedure would be ideal for you without a consultation, but a blepharoplasty )eyelid lift) could be appropriate. To find a plastic surgeon right for you, start by looking at many, many before and after photos to be sure your plastic surgeon has the expertise needed to provide a beautiful and natural looking results.

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  7. Dr. M. Bailey wrote on :

    Ultherapy™ is not approved by the FDA for the treatment of eyelids. The safety of using it in this area is unproven. Since it works by heating the tissues with focused ultrasound, and the eyelid is a thin structure, there may be risks to the eye itself. In any case, the skin shrinkage with Ultherapy™ is modest, and unlikely to correct significant excess skin in the upper lid.

    There are 3 common causes of drooping eyelids (ptosis, pronounced toe-sis) that can obscure sight:
    – problems with the mechanism that holds the eyelid open (true ptosis)
    – drooping of the eyebrow position, causing an excess fold of skin in the upper lid (brow ptosis)
    – an excess fold of skin in the eyelid, with normal eyebrow position (pseudoptosis)

    For all three conditions, surgery is usually the treatment of choice. If there is a significant visual problem, surgery is often covered by insurance. Your first step should be to consult a board certified plastic surgeon, to diagnose your condition, and advise you regarding the best choice of treatment.

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  8. Dr. James Wethe wrote on :

    Drooping eyelids are usually a combination of two different problems which combine to make your vision worse. First, excess skin on the upper eyelid can cause some of the hooding you are asking about. Commonly, as this worsens, you will begin to actually see your eyelid when you are looking straight ahead. The second factor involved is what I refer to as brow ptosis. In simple terms, this means your eyebrow is drooping down with time as well. The two factors combine to make the impairment of vision even more pronounced. Ultherapy can help with raising up an eyebrow to improve the position of the eyebrow on the forehead. It does not have any direct effect on upper eyelid skin however. To make sure you are doing the right procedure for the correct reason it is best to visit with a board certified plastic surgeon and get a proper evaluation. That surgeon can give you the options for the best outcome for your particular situation. Hope this helps.
    J. Wethe, M.D.

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