Non-Surgical Eye Lift – New Orleans

The process of aging is ultimately unavoidable. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to look like you’re getting older. In New Orleans, the Board-Certified Dermatology experts at Etre Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center have long been pioneers of facial rejuvenation and anti-aging solutions that go beyond surgical treatment. For patients who feel that sagging eyelids are making them look older than their years but don’t want to go through surgery, our specialists have developed a non-invasive alternative with non-surgical blepharoplasty, or eyelift.

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Age and the Eyes

Wrinkles and diminishing eyesight are not the only consequences of growing older. Over the years, environmental stressor and sun damage gradually diminish the skin’s ability to produce collagen and elastin, important proteins that keep the skin taut and firm. As a result, skin across the body begins to lose its youthful volume and begins to sag. The skin around your eyes is no exception to this part of the aging process. As volume and elasticity are depleted, the skin around the eyes becomes thin and wrinkled as fine lines deepen without collagen to restore volume. At the same time, the upper eyelids and skin around the brows gradually lose volume and start to droop from their original position. In extreme cases, the skin above the eye can sag so much that it begins to block an individual’s vision, requiring intervention.

The natural aging process doesn’t stop with sagging skin. As men and women grow older, dark circles and bags below the eyes become more prominent, causing patients to look tired or sickly. Facial volume loss is also responsible for the development of unflattering hollows beneath the eyes.  Even if you’re just hitting your prime, these unwanted side effects of aging can cause men and women to look much older than they really are.

20 years ago, the only option for patients looking to reverse these unfortunate side effects would have been blepharoplasty – surgical eyelid surgery. During this procedure, tissue above and below the eye is repositioned to smooth the sagging area and improve the patient’s appearance. While this treatment remains the go-to in extreme cases of sagging skin, not every patient needs or wants to undergo surgery. For these individuals, non-surgical eyelifts are the ideal option.

What is a Non-Surgical Eyelift?

As with surgical eyelifts, the goal of this treatment is to tighten the skin around the eye. While traditional blepharoplasty does this by removing excess skin and repositioning the remaining tissue, non-surgical blepharoplasty use dermal fillers to restore volume, thereby lifting sagging skin out of the way and creating a tighter appearance.

The use of dermal fillers offers several important advantages to patients:

As dermal fillers are injected using small needles, this form of eyelift treatment eliminates the lengthy consultation, treatment and recovery associated with traditional surgery. Instead, patients come to our New Orleans specialists for a consultation, return for treatment and are able to return to their daily routine immediately following their procedure. With non-surgical eyelifts, there is no necessary downtime and patients can enjoy their results immediately.

As a blepharoplasty physically removes sagging skin, this surgical option offers the longest treatment results time. However, improvements in dermal filler technology have led to the development of injectables that offer increasing longevity. When it comes to non-surgical eyelift, dermal fillers like Belotero Balance and Restylane® are used to provide patients with results that can last up to 18 months.

Even though sagging skin is a common side effect of the aging process, it affects all patients differently. While some may be extreme sagging, others may find that the sinking skin and dark circles are troublesome but don’t necessitate surgery. As non-surgical eyelifts eliminate the surgical component from treatment, this option is an excellent alternative for patients who do not yet need surgery as well as those who prefer not to undergo surgery.

Surgery is expensive – the cost of the procedure, anesthesia, recovery facility can all add up. By using dermal fillers instead of scalpels to rejuvenate your appearance, non-surgical eyelifts offer a cost-effective alternative that looks natural and eliminates unnecessary costs.

Choosing the Right Dermal Filler

As with any other procedure, choosing the correct dermal filler for your non-surgical blepharoplasty begins during your consultation with our experienced specialists. At Etre, our comprehensive evaluation process starts by evaluating your concerns and treatment goals. To choose the right injectable for your non-surgical eyelift, our surgeons will consider the following:

  • Source of concern – Is your non-surgical eyelift to add volume to developing crow’s feet or are you hoping to address hollow areas below and around your eye?
  • Skin type – Is the cause of volume deficiency due to diminished moisture retention or collagen production?

Our specialists will recommend one of two dermal filler options: Belotero Balance or Restylane®. While both offer great results, each are ideal for a different type of patient.

Belotero Balance

This dermal filler uses hyaluronic acid to help hydrate the skin and encourage the treatment area to retain volume, creating a supple, healthy-looking skin texture. Compared to other dermal fillers, Belotero is a thinner consistency, making it ideal for smoothing crow’s feet and filling in hollows below the eye without risking the appearance of lumps.

Restylane®

Like Belotero, Restylane® uses hyaluronic acid to help restore volume to delicate skin. As the gel is slightly thicker than Belotero, this injectable is ideal for adding volume to the brows, helping tighten sagging skin and lift drooping brows out of the field of vision. Beyond lifting sagging skin, Restylane® is an excellent option for smoothing out horizontal lines that can develop between the brows.

Am I a Candidate for Non-Surgical Eyelift?

Since non-surgical eyelifts eliminate the need for surgery, this treatment conveniently removes the risks tied with going under the knife. As a result, non-surgical blepharoplasty is an excellent option for men and women who show the following symptoms but can not or would rather not go through surgery:

  • Thinning skin around the eyes
  • Sagging skin or hollowing under or around the eyes
  • Dark circles
  • Crow’s feet

While this list may include many signs of aging, it is by no means comprehensive. During your consultation with our New Orleans specialists, our team will evaluate your current condition and decide whether this treatment will help your reach your desired results.

Schedule Your Consultation at Etre in New Orleans Today!

With non-surgical blepharoplasty, patients can keep their true age to themselves. Learn more about the advantages of this procedure by scheduling your consultation with our experienced team. Together, our New Orleans plastic surgeons will help you regain your youthful appearance without going under the knife. Call (504) 227-3873 to get started.

Non-Surgical Eyelift - Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does a Non-Surgical Eyelift work?

    A Non-Surgical Eyelift restores lost volume around the eyes to lift sagging and sunken skin for a tighter, firmer appearance. This is done non-invasively by injecting Belotero Balance or Restylane into the treated areas.

  • When can I see results from this treatment?

    Results can be seen shortly after treatment.

  • How long can results last?

    Results from a New Orleans Non-Surgical Eyelift can last up to 18 months.

  • Is there downtime associated with a Non-Surgical Eyelift?

    No downtime is associated with a Non-Surgical Eyelift. Most patients return to everyday activities right away. Minor irritation or bruising can occur for a short time after treatment, but can be covered with makeup.

  • Are there side effects associated with a Non-Surgical Eyelift in New Orleans?

    The most common side effects associated with a New Orleans Non-Surgical Eyelift are irritation, redness, or bruising at the injection site. These side effects subside quickly after treatment.

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