If you’ve noticed the skin above and around your eyes is beginning to sag, you may be a good candidate for eyelid lift surgery. This surgery works by removing excess fatty tissues from around the delicate eye area, and lifting up the skin to create a more wide-eyed, youthful appearance. However, some doctors believe that going under the knife to achieve this youthful look isn’t your only option.
Dermal fillers are proving to be a valuable alternative to eyelid lift surgery and can take years off your appearance after just a single treatment. Injectable fillers can help to raise the upper eyelid and brow area, making the eyes appear more prominent. The injectable also adds more volume to the face, which can help those who have sagging, loose skin around the eye area.
Dr. Val Lambros, author of an article that appeared in the most recent issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, a publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, explains how hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm can provide reliable, consistent and exceptional results for improving the eye area, and may be a valuable alternative to surgery fro many people.
This procedure works by adding volume to the brow line and upper lid, and the soft filler helps create a contoured, natural appearance. By increasing volume in the brow, the eyes are naturally lifted and can create a more youthful look.
This ‘nonsurgical brow lift’ can be performed with local anesthesia, and typically takes under an hour. Most patients experience only a light soreness or redness at the treatment site, and this will disappear within a few hours. The filler can remain in the body for up to 8 to 12 months, but touch up treatments may be required every six months in some people.