Celebrity Eye Clinic
People of all ages can suffer from factors such as crow’s feet, droopy eyebrows and dark circles – and celebrities are no different. These signs of ageing can make even the most glamorous A-listers appear older than they actually are. Consultant Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai, looks at three celebrities in need of an eye zone overhaul.
Although her skin appears fresh and radiant, have you ever noticed that Kate Winslet is often seen in pictures with her right eyebrow raised? The reason for this is that the 39 year old has a droopy upper eyelid. She raises her brow in an attempt to lift her eyelid. Also known as ptosis – the droopy lid makes Winslet look older than she is. The condition can be present from birth, but usually appears later in life as a result of a defect in the muscles through the natural ageing process.
Kate would benefit from a gentle no scar droopy eyelid surgery, which will help to lift the eyelid and allow her eyebrow to sit in a more natural position. It will also make her eyes appear naturally alert.
Emma Watson offers a prime example of how a hectic lifestyle and late nights can take its toll on the delicate skin around the eye zone. Lack of sleep causes the blood vessels under the eyes to dilate and leak, creating a dark tinge. The hollowing under the eyes also makes Watson look older than her 24 years.
Emma’s dark circles and hollowing can be treated with a light dose of hyaluronic acid dermal filler, applied to the lower lid, just above the cheeks – this will add volume back to her face. She should also use an eye cream containing vitamin C & retinol to stimulate new collagen and thicken the skin under the eyes, which will make the discoloration less visible.
Recent pictures of Brad Pitt show that he is looking much older than his 50 years. This is mainly due to the actor’s ageing eye area, which includes prominent lines, drooping eyebrows and
An eyelift – known medically as a blepharoplasty involves removing excess skin from the upper lids and would help make Brad’s eyes appear more youthful. In addition, localised hyaluronic acid fillers to the deflated brow region will elevate his brows, but retain his masculine eyebrow shape. The crow’s feet around his eyes and vertical lines between his eyebrows can be smoothed out with botulinum toxin (Botox) jabs, while the brows can be lifted subtly with a Botox brow lift.