Dermal Fillers Complement Eyelid Rejuvenation Procedures

eyes2Laser eyelid surgery and other eyelid rejuvenation methods are a popular procedure for those who want to modify the shape and contours of their eyes, or restore droopy eyelids and undereye bags to a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing state.

Eyelid surgery typically involves making a small incision on the upper or lower eyelid in order to extract excess fat from the skin tissues and manipulate the tissues to create a more pleasing shape. Now, researchers are saying that dermal fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse may be a valuable complement to surgery.

Dermal fillers work by smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines by inserting compounds directly under the skin.  These compounds are typically made with hyularonic acid, a substance that already exists in the body in very small amounts.  The skin tissues can readily adapt to the compounds so that the result is a smoother, sculpted appearance.

Many men and women that experience 'hollowing of the eye and cheek areas are strong candidates for eyelid surgery, but can enjoy even more benefits of the procedure with a dermal filler add-on.   Most people who undergo eyelid rejuvenation do not have surgery to augment the cheeks at the same time.  This often results in a hollowed appearance that can make the eyelid surgery look unnatural and out of place. Dr. Gilbert Lee, a plastic surgeon in San Diego, CA explains that plumping up the areas around the eyes with dermal fillers is a simple and effective way to create a flawless look around the eyes and cheek area. (Source: Medical News Today)

BOTOX injections can also help tighten up the skin between the eyes and on the forehead, further enhancing the upper facial area to create a more youthful, 'wide-awake' look.

Further Reading

  • Reducing the signs of aging with facial treatments such as microdermabrasion and dermal fillers can provide temporary results, but innovative procedures such as Fraxel C02 Laser Treatment show more promise for those who want to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles for the long-term.

  • A new TV show in Australia called The Shire recently spotlighted plastic surgery and featured the stars of the show having now qualms about treatments. The show’s stars Sophie and Vernesa aren’t afraid to show off their fake breasts in revealing tops and dresses, and are both sporting the infamous lip-enhanced pouts. Vernesa admits that she’s been told not to have any more filler treatments in her lips to prevent her lips from touching her nose. She undergoes Botox for the first time on camera.

  • Khloe Kardashian made headlines recently after the paparazzi caught her with the infamous “trout pout” – the result of too many injectable fillers in the lips. Kim Kardashian’s younger sister appeared to have some very swollen and lumpy lips after leaving a Beverly Hills salon last week and many are suspecting that that star had cosmetic surgery. Celebrity plastic surgery doctor Dr. Anthony Youn did not treat Khloe Kardashian but believes that the star did have some type of injectable filler. He tells, “Khloe has a trout pout! The excessively plump appearance of her lips could be due to injections of a filler like Juvederm. Her upper lip is larger than her lower lip, causing her mouth to resemble a trout’s. Most injectable fillers last about 6 months in the lips, so given enough time we may see her lips shrink to a smaller and more typical size.” Another plastic surgery doctor, Dr. Michael Fiorellio who is based in New York City, made a similar conclusion. He suspects that Khloe had some type of filler treatment because, “Her lips look swollen and bruised. The product looks lumpy as well”. Dr. Fiorellio is suggesting that this Kardashian sister had either Juvederm or Restylane injections to make her lips appear larger and fuller. Injectable fillers are among the most popular types of non-invasive cosmetic enhancements around the country, and are an attractive option for women who want to add volume to their lips, fill out hollows in their cheeks, and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and lines. They’re also more affordable than having surgery and can be a convenient option for those who don’t want to deal with the long downtime and recovery process associate with a surgical procedure like lip implants or a facelift.