Aging, sun damage and genetics lead to the area around the eyes loosing volume, changing shape and developing under-eye circles. Blepharoplasty reverses changes around the eyelids to improve appearance and result in a more youthful appearance. Both surgical and non-surgical blepharoplasty addresses issues including bulging skin, drooping, sagging, loss of fat and dark circles.
Surgical blepharoplasty was the most common cosmetic procedure until the early 2000s. However, innovations in dermatology allowed for non-surgical treatment options. The non-surgical approach improves appearance while also diminishing the complications of surgery, such as scarring, longer recovery periods and infections.
DERMAL FILLERS FOR NON-SURGICAL BLEPHAROPLASTY
Non-surgical blepharoplasty in Los Angeles targets the same issues of surgical blepharoplasty in a less invasive manner. Injectable gel fillers are used to temporarily plump skin, add volume and smooth wrinkles. Fillers are bioengineered formulations of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a carbohydrate polymer naturally found in the body that aides in hydration. Additionally, HA is a main component of the extracellular matrix.
HA injectables also include lidocaine to numb injection sites and make the treatment less painful. However, doctors may still numb injection sites due to the sensitivity of the eye area.
Dermal fillers work in non-surgical blepharoplasty treatments by adding volume to specific areas of the eyes lost. They also even out fat tissue in areas that appear thin and too taut.
Another benefit of HA injectables is their ability to lift both the eyebrows and upper eyelids. By injecting them at specific points near the eyebrow, volume is added, which lifts the entire area. This gives the appearance of looking more refreshed and youthful as evidenced by this video.
The two most common hyaluronic acid dermal fillers include:
NON-SURGICAL BLEPHAROPLASTY TIME FRAME OF RESULTS
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers last for approximately two years when used in the eye area. A main benefit of non-surgical blepharoplasty is that the treatment ages gracefully on the face. Continued aging alters the face slightly, so this treatment adapts.
With surgical blepharoplasty, results a few years after the procedure may look more unnatural. This is due to the continued changes of the face while the eye area does not. A common complaint to surgical treatments is the possibility of eyes looking as if they are pulled to tight and slight alterations in shape.
For any cosmetic, whether surgical or non-surgical, always seek the advice of a board certified specialist. Dr. Sanusi Umar’s Fine Touch Dermatology offers consultations at both his Beverly Hills and Redondo Beach clinic locations.