Many of us have been enjoying going out without makeup on during the coronavirus pandemic.
From spots to blotchy skin, masks can hide a multitude of sins.
But there’s one part of our face that’s still on full display – our eyes.
For this reason, it’s no surprise that eye procedures have spiked since the Covid-19 pandemic began.
While some are getting ops to prevent sagging, others are trying to banish under eye circles.
As well as being cosmetic, these procedures can help to improve eyesight.
Mr Ullas Raghavan, Consultant Facial Cosmetic Surgeon at Pall Mall Cosmetics, said: “The wearing of masks on public transport and in spaces such as shops mean that our eyes are often the only element of our face on display – and sadly our eyes tend to age more rapidly than the rest of our features.
“This is because the thin skin around our sockets slackens and begins to sag along with slackening of deeper tissues, leaving us with eye bags or hooded eyes that can make us look older than our years once we don our PPE.
“It seems to be no coincidence that this sharp increase in consultations for eye lid surgery – technically known as a Blepharoplasty – mirrors the dates these rules came into place and increased the attention our eyes receive from those around us.
"It’s worth noting that eye lid surgery isn’t always undertaken as a purely anti-ageing procedure; for many people, sagging skin around the eyes can affect eyesight or even change the shape of our eyes, and many of these consultations may also be for better quality sight.”
A Blepharoplasty can be carried out under local or general anaesthetic on the lower and upper eyelids, as well as on eye bags.
Patients can expect to pay upwards of £2,795 for the surgery.
Visual swelling tends to go down after a month.
And within two to three months, patients will be able to see the finished results.
According to experts, they should have an immediately fresher, more youthful appearance with minimal scarring.
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