Some of the most obvious signs of aging occur in the upper face. Forehead creases and wrinkles, sagging eyebrows, drooping eyelids, fine lines around the eyes and puffy, dark skin beneath them – all of these things can significantly detract from your overall appearance. Fortunately, for each of these cosmetic imperfections, there are a number of effective treatments.

Board-certified Virginia plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside would be happy to meet with you for a one-on-one consultation to discuss your options and help you choose which facial treatments can best meet your specific needs.

Surgical Procedures

Surgical procedures offer the most noticeable and longest-lasting results when addressing signs of aging in the upper face. Options offered by Dr. Gartside include:

  • Brow lift to address creases and wrinkles in the forehead, and to raise dropping or sagging eyebrows
  • Blepharoplasty to correct issues including heavy eyelids, fine lines around the eyes, and dark, puffy skin below them  

These two treatments alone are often capable of producing a much more youthful appearance. However, depending on your specific desires, Dr. Gartside may recommend combining them with other options such as facelift surgery or a nonsurgical treatment such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or a dermal filler. This is best determined during your free plastic surgery consultation at one of our conveniently located offices.

To schedule your consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates, PLC today. Dr. Gartside serves all of Virginia and Washington, D.C. from our Reston and McLean locations.