Can An Eyelid Lift Erase The Side Effects Of Screen Stress?

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In our modern society, it is virtually impossible to avoid spending at least a few hours on screens each week. Depending on your job, lifestyle, and other factors, you may even spend a considerable amount of time on your computer or phone daily. Along with sun exposure, lack of sleep, and stress, screen time is one of the largest contributors to lines and wrinkles around the eyes and eyelids. To help refresh your look and reverse the effects of squinting at your screen, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi offers a wide array of advanced facial rejuvenation procedures, including blepharoplasty, in Beverly Hills, CA.

Is constant screen time bad for my face?

Most men, women, and even children are well aware of the negative effects that excessive screen time can have on their vision. However, many people are surprised to learn that screen stress can also contribute to early and/or significant lines, wrinkles, and other signs of facial aging. Some of the most common cosmetic side effects of staring at screens include:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Squinting lines
  • Tired eyes
  • Heavy eyelids
  • Frown lines
  • Glabellar lines (11 lines)
  • Wrinkled lower eyelids

Will blepharoplasty fix Crow’s feet?

There’s no doubt that Crow’s feet are one of the first and most frustrating signs of facial aging to appear, particularly for patients who engage in daily screen time. However, it is important to understand that eyelid lift – formally known as blepharoplasty – is not designed to address Crow’s feet and other lines around the eyes. Instead, blepharoplasty specifically aims to correct concerns involving the upper and lower eyelids themselves, which can also be the result of too much time on screens.

What does eyelid lift do?

During blepharoplasty in Beverly Hills, Dr. Hakimi will make a delicate and precise incision along the lower lash line, in the crease of the upper eyelid, or both. Depending on the patient’s specific concerns and goals, Dr. Hakimi will then remove excess eyelid skin and/or bulging under-eye fat to create a smoother, tighter, more youthful look. While eyelid lift is not suitable for smoothing Crow’s feet or forehead lines, additional treatments and procedures – such as injectable wrinkle relaxers and brow lift surgery – can be combined with blepharoplasty for a more complete transformation. The most common concerns that lead men and women to pursue eyelid surgery specifically include:

  • Hanging upper eyelids
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Downturned eyes
  • Obstructed vision due to hanging eyelids
  • Heavy upper eyelids
  • Wrinkled eyelids
  • Extra eyelid skin
  • Excess skin and fat under eyes
  • Puffiness under eyes

During your initial consultation for Beverly Hills eyelid surgery, Dr. Hakimi will thoroughly evaluate your upper and lower eyelids, discuss your desired outcome, and determine if and how blepharoplasty can help you.

Has squinting at your phone given you wrinkled eyelids or heavy eyes? Consider eyelid lift in Beverly Hills, CA

It’s no secret that most of us saw a significant increase in our screen usage during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re starting to notice the visible consequences of screen time on and around your eyes, it may be time to consider cosmetic surgery. To learn more about the benefits of blepharoplasty and other procedures for reversing squint lines, wrinkles, and other concerns, call our convenient Beverly Hills, CA facility to schedule your private consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.