There has been a significant improvement in non-surgical solutions for improving the appearance of the eyes. Over the past decade we have learned that volume loss is the main contributor to the aging process in the face and especially the eyes. The hollow sunken under eye area is one of the first areas to show signs of aging. Under eye "bags" or dark circles are frequently visible only because of the loss of volume in the surrounding area. There is a similar loss of volume in the upper eyelid and brow area, as well as the temples and forehead. This causes drooping of the brow as well as the appearance o extra loose skin of the eyelid. This makes us seem more tired, hollow, and gaunt. We do not grow more skin as we age. There is some increase in skin laxity, or looseness, as we pass age 50, but in younger patients this is very minimal and insignificant. The upper eyelid area can be viewed as a grape. As it ages, a grape slowly loses moisture and volume, and shrivels up to become a raisin. To make that raisin look like a grape again we need to rehydrate it and plump it up.The Non Surgical Eyelid Lift is a quick "lunchtime" procedure with no downtime. The entire process takes about 15 minutes, with only minimal redness that quickly goes away. You will notice an immediate improvement with eyelid fillers.
Upper Eyelid and Eyebrow Filler
Many times, excess upper eyelid skin is due to volumetric deflation of the upper eyelid and eyebrow area. As we age, we tend to lose fat in this area of the face and eyes. Think of how young people and babies are often described as having full round faces, and older people develop gaunt, sunken features. Like a balloon losing air, we develop the appearance of excess skin in the upper eyelid area as the natural volume of facial fat decreases with age. In some situations it is best to cut away this extra Eyelid skin, but other patients will benefit most from inflating the brow and upper lid back to how it was when they were younger. Dr. Aharonov will determine which procedure is best for you during your consultation.
The minimally invasive Eyelid Lift can also be used for patients who have had a surgical Eyelid Lift by another doctor with resulting Eyelid hollowness. The hollowness gives an overall aged appearance, and can be improved with this minimally invasive technique.
One of the most common complaints that patients have about their eyes is the appearance of dark circles. Some dark circles can be the result of shadows from bulging under eye fat or bags. Frequently, under eye dark circles are the result of lower lid hollowness. This hollowness can even occur in younger patients and is often the result of decreased volume in the lower lid and upper cheek areas. Using facial filler can restore the natural volume and improve the under eye hollowness. This can greatly minimized the appearance of persistent dark circles due to hollowness. Facial fillers around the eye can be long lasting, sometimes for years. This procedure is quick, virtually pain free, and has little if any down time. Each patient must be evaluated on an individual basis, as there are numerous reasons why a particular person has under eye dark circles. During your consultation, Dr. Aharonov can thoroughly evaluate your specific concern and suggest the best possible treatment for your particular issue.