11. Timedsurgical mixed peeling of the lower eyelids
Timedsurgical mixed peeling is the technique of choice for the permanent elimination of lip wrinkles, even if they are deep. Mixed peeling can also be used to eliminate the effects of ageing on the skin of the lower eyelids; these effects may range from slight roughness to evident wrinkles and large folds, as in this patient.
The effects of skin ageing in the palpebral region are difficult to correct by means of surgical techniques. However, if the overall appearance of the face is to be successfully rejuvenated, skin ageing of the eyelids needs to be treated. Just think of a face that has been rejuvenated by means of elastic lifting, but which still has aged skin in the palpebral regions. Poor quality of the palpebral skin can even spoil the result of perfectly performed surgical blepharoplasty. Indeed, to be effective, facial rejuvenation must be complete and must therefore also involve the skin of the eyelids.