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
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.”
If you’d like to schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Kalyam – COMPLIMENTARY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2018– contact us. Simply call our Dallas office at (972) 905-9128 or
set up an appointment online.
ABOUT DR. KALYAM:
Priya Kalyam, M.D. specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive oculofacial
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.
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