Eye Rejuvenation for the Quarantine Aesthetic
Sponsored Content, By Dr. Tanya T. Khan
The first half of 2020 has been an unpredictably tumultuous and trying season. With the arrival of COVID-19, the world paused for what has seemed an eternity, quarantine and social distancing have become household terms and our day-to-day lives have been irrevocably changed for the foreseeable future. Part of our daily lifestyle modifications includes wearing a mask or other face covering to prevent virus transmission. With our lower faces concealed, naturally, the spotlight now rests solely on our upper face and eye region.
As a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon, my goal is to help people see better and feel more confident by sculpting their eyelids through surgery and noninvasive measures, such as injectables and laser. The eyes frame the face, plain and simple. Eye contact establishes a silent yet powerful first form of public human connection. The shape of our eyes and brow position can communicate emotions in non-verbal ways, whether we are sad, angry, worried or happy. Now, more than ever, is the time to make certain that our eyes speak a language of self-confidence and compassion.
Social distancing means we are connecting virtually as opposed to in person. The more time we spend looking at our phones and tablets, we become aware of facial imperfections that are suddenly magnified on our screens. Eyelid asymmetry, eye bags, spots and skin texture are common concerns that have been voiced to me during recent virtual cosmetic consultations. Most of us have also experienced changes in sleep, diet and fitness habits, which unfortunately create an ideal setting for puffy eyes and wrinkles. In this newfound era of limited public interaction, more self-awareness leads to a heightened desire for self-improvement. We aspire to become the best aesthetic version of ourselves (and to look good during virtual meetings or while wearing a mask!).
If you have thought that your eyes look tired or heavy, or that your face is losing precious volume from your cheeks and forming mouth lines, consider scheduling a consultation with me for a personalized assessment. As a contemporary surgeon, my arsenal extends beyond the scalpel to include facial fillers, neuromodulators, lasers and skin care. Oftentimes, a multi-modal approach allows us to achieve the best long-term results. No two patients are alike and individual expectations differ. During your evaluation, we will devise a plan tailored to your goals and help you enhance your natural features. At this time, we are offering both in-office and virtual consultations. We hope to see you safe and healthy in the coming weeks!
Dr. Tanya T. Khan is an oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon with Austin-based Tru-Skin Dermatology. Read more from the team from Tru-Skin.
Tru-Skin Dermatology accepts most medical insurances. Call 512.451.0139 or visit tru-skin.com to schedule your appointment. You can also communicate with us by text at 512.359.3163.