Looking Older Than Your Years? 5 Ways to Regain a Youthful Appearance
- Posted on: Aug 17 2018
While beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the key to beauty and a youthful appearance may be in the hands of a skilled cosmetic surgeon who specializes in treating the eyes and areas around the eyes.
Are fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, droopy eyelids, bags under the eyes or sagging brows getting you down? Then a visit with Key-Whitman Eye Center’s oculofacial plastic surgeon Priya Kalyam may be just what you need.
Why choose an oculoplastic surgeon to help you look younger?
When we look at someone’s face, our gaze usually gravitates toward the eyes first, so when signs of aging appear on the face, people notice.
One of the first places the signs of aging show up is in the periorbital areas of the face. These areas include the forehead, eyelids, areas near the eyelids, as well as the eye socket and rims.
According to Dr. Kalyam, “If you rely on a plastic surgeon who specializes in treating the unique and complex anatomy of the eye, your results are typically going to be much more optimized in his or her hands than those of a physician who doesn’t specialize in that area.”
To hone her craft, Dr. Kalyam spent six years dedicated to studying the anatomy of the eye and periorbital areas. This included a full two years of surgical training during her oculoplastics fellowship at the esteemed Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Fives ways to get a fresh, youthful look with cosmetic procedures:
Dr. Kalyam recently joined Key-Whitman and is excited to offer patients a variety of anti-aging treatments – from minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures like cosmetic injections (Botox, fillers), laser resurfacing and chemical peels to surgical procedures, including eyelid lifts, under-eye bag correction, eyebrow lifts, mid-face lifts and others.
Ready for a younger-looking you? Dr. Kalyam breaks down the top facial aging culprits and how to address them below.
No. 1: Wrinkles. The solution? Neurotoxins like Botox.
If wrinkles on your forehead, crow’s feet around the eyes or deep vertical lines between your brows are aging you beyond your years, you’re not alone. “Wrinkles are definitely the most common complaint I hear from patients. Injecting Botox in or near those areas creates a smooth appearance and also gives a refreshing look around the eyes,” Dr. Kalyam says.
No. 2: Sun-damaged skin and fine lines. The solution? Laser resurfacing, chemical peels and more.
According to Dr. Kalyam, “Here in Texas a lot of people experience sun damage. Unfortunately, sun damage can really age the skin. Depending on the patient, we may treat sun damage on the face with CO2 laser resurfacing, chemical peels, skin care solutions and facial creams.”
No. 3: Sagging facial skin. The solution? Fillers like JUVEDERM, Voluma and others.
You don’t have to have wrinkles to look older. As Dr. Kalyam explains, “People can still appear aged if they don’t have wrinkles, especially if they have volume loss near the eyes, cheeks or lips. Depending on the area of concern, we can inject fillers, typically composed of collagen or hyaluronic acid, to provide volume.”
No. 4: Acne and acne scars. The solution? Laser resurfacing, fillers and chemical peels.
Acne and acne scars can also make the face look old and tired. To reveal smoother, more vibrant skin, Dr. Kalyam may recommend laser resurfacing, fillers or chemical peels.
No. 5: Sagging eyelids and brows, bags under the eyes. The solution? Surgery.
“Sagging eyelids, brows and bags can definitely age your face. To address these issues we perform surgical eyelid lifts, brow lifts and surgery to address lower eyelid bags. These are by far the most common oculoplastic surgical procedures I perform. Surgery takes place at our state-of-the-art surgery center at Key-Whitman’s Dallas headquarters, where my office is located,” says Dr. Kalyam.
Want to explore your options for rejuvenating your look? Dr. Kalyam is here to listen.
If you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and would like to learn more about anti-aging treatments and procedures, Dr. Kalyam invites you to have a conversation at her relaxing, spa-like clinic inside Key-Whitman’s main Dallas location.
According to Dr. Kalyam, “I love to listen. When patients walk through my door, I’m interested in hearing their story first. I want to understand their concerns. From there, I create a customized treatment plan for them, and then we work together to come up with a solution that addresses their needs best.”
Schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Kalyam
ABOUT DR. KALYAM:
Priya Kalyam, M.D. specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive oculofacial plastic surgery.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers School of Engineering and her Doctor of Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Kalyam then completed her Residency in Ophthalmology at Yale University School of Medicine, followed by a two-year Fellowship with the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) at the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Kalyam is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is experienced in all areas of general ophthalmology and has completed advanced training in eyelid, orbit, tear duct system and facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. When she isn’t treating patients, she enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle and spending time with her husband.