Non-Surgical Eye Lift: An Alternative Treatment for Excess Skin
While getting older may be accompanied by gaining important wisdom and life experiences, it also comes with unwanted signs of aging. Wrinkles that seemingly appear overnight can occur anywhere on the body and face. In particular, skin laxity and wrinkle development around and above the eye can lead to the appearance of premature aging in the form of sagging eyelids. While treating this condition once required surgery, innovative new uses of dermal fillers have made non-surgical eyelifts the perfect alternative for treating excess skin.
Eye Lift 101
As we age, skin loses its elasticity and volume. Combined with environmental factors that damage skin and gravity, this causes the skin to become loose and sag, creating unsightly wrinkles and bags. Such skin laxity can also affect tissue above and below the eye, causing patients to look older than their years. As a result, some patients may have upper or lower eye lift treatments in order to brighten and improve their appearance.
Also known as blepharoplasty, traditional eye lifts are a minimally invasive plastic surgery procedure during which excess fat and skin are removed from around the eye. This allows your surgeon to reposition sagging skin tissue and enhance the individual’s appearance.
The Medical Necessity for Eye Lifts
Sagging eyelids can not only be a cosmetic concern. For some, severe skin laxity can become a visual obstruction. When skin from the upper eyes becomes too loose, it can sag into a person’s eye and limit their peripheral abilities. This can pose a threat to patients when completing even simple activities like driving.
Surgery or dermal fillers?
While surgical blepharoplasty is a minimally invasive treatment, not all patients want or are able to undergo surgical procedures. Thanks to innovative uses of dermal fillers, non-surgical eye lifts have become a popular option for many.
Like traditional eye lifts, the non-surgical approach lifts tissue of the eyelids into a more aesthetic position. However, rather than physically cutting out excess skin tissue, the non-surgical alternative uses injectables like BOTOX® and Restylane® to smooth out wrinkles and add volume to sunken areas. The result from non-surgical eyelifts is can provide great results in some patients; however, others may still need surgery to accomplish their goals.
Non-surgical eyelid lifts can be combined with tightening procedures like radiofrequency to provide even greater results.
The Advantages of Non-Surgical Eye Lifts
While non-surgical eyelifts may not enjoy the same longevity as the traditional form of blepharoplasty, the alternative offers significant advantages to patients. For starters, non-surgical eye lifts eliminate the need for surgery. For patients nervous about the prospect of surgery and the potential scar, this non-surgical alternative is the perfect solution for improving facial appearance and vision. Eliminating the surgical component also shorten recovery time for patients, allowing them to get back to their normal routine right after treatment.
Another important benefit of non-surgical eye lift is the control that it gives to patients when it comes to aging. Dermal fillers used in this procedure are administered in a way that appears natural, not overworked. For patients who are concerned about looking as if they’ve had work done, this non-invasive alternative is the perfect way of enhancing their appearance and looking more alert without dramatically changing their looks. Finally, the cost of dermal fillers compared to the cost of traditional blepharoplasty also makes this option an excellent intermediate solution for patients who are showing signs of aging but don’t quite need surgery.
Lift Your Appearance at Etre Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center
Regardless of your needs, our specialists have you covered. We offer the expertise to conduct both surgical and non-surgical eye lifts at our New Orleans dermatology center. To learn more about these innovative anti-aging treatments, call (504) 227-3873 and schedule your consultation with our specialists.