Eye lift is an umbrella term that refers to a variety of treatments that tighten and plump up the skin around the eyes.
As we age, we lose skin elasticity, which can cause wrinkles, sagging skin, and eye bags. Various types of non-surgical eye lifts correct these issues through various means such as stimulating extra collagen production or paralyzing underlying facial muscles. This tightens the skin to reduce wrinkles and eliminate dark circles.
Many non-invasive techniques have emerged in recent years that are viable options for those seeking alternatives to surgical procedures. Below, we will go over some of the most common and effective non-surgical eye lift techniques.
Dermal fillers are skin-plumping solutions that can fill in wrinkles and smooth out fine lines. Some dermal fillers also contain substances that stimulate collagen production, which helps the skin maintain a more youthful appearance. Popular fillers include Juvederm, Restylane, and Sculptra.
Getting dermal fillers is a quick, easy, and pain-free procedure. Your clinician will apply a numbing cream to the treatment area and then inject the fillers with a needle and syringe. This usually takes less than 15 minutes and you can resume regular activities right away.
With dermal fillers, most people will see some results right away and continue to see improvement for a few months afterwards. Individual results last for varying lengths of time depending on the type of filler as well as your body reacts. On average, dermal fillers last six months to a year.
Botox is one of the oldest facial injection treatments. This means it is very reliable and safe as it has been used and tested for years and most doctors have extensive experience administering Botox.
Botox can treat wrinkles throughout the face including the eye area. It works by paralyzing facial muscles that contract when we move our face. As a result, this both prevents new wrinkles and fine lines from forming and can make the skin look smoother.
Botox treatment is the same as getting other dermal fillers and takes no more than 10 to 15 minutes. Similar to dermal fillers, there is no downtime after Botox. You can resume your regular activities right away.
As with any other cosmetic procedure, results do vary but Botox usually lasts between four and six months.
Radiofrequency treatment – which includes options like Ultatherapy and ThermiTight – use a handheld device that emits radio frequency beneath the skin’s surface. This stimulates collagen production, reducing wrinkles and giving the skin a younger appearance overall.
Radiofrequency treatment can be done on various parts of the body including around the eyes. During treatment, a physician uses a handheld device to emit ultrasound waves to the treatment area. Treatment is not painful and you can resume regular activities right away.
You usually need more than one treatment to see results, with many patients requiring up to six treatments. Results do tend to last much longer than other options, however, often lasting up to 18 months.
Laser therapy – sometimes called laser skin resurfacing – uses laser energy to remove the upper layer of skin. Smoother skin will grow back in its place, leaving you with a more youthful appearance.
During treatment, your clinician will use a device to transmit laser energy beneath the skin’s surface. Treatment is brief, usually only lasting five to 10 minutes.
While many types of non-surgical eye lifts require no downtime, laser therapy does require rest afterwards. You will experience redness and peeling for about 10 days and may have to apply topical creams and avoid the sun. Talk to your clinician about the precise timeline for your recovery.
While laser therapy does have a lengthier downtime, it also lasts significantly longer than other non-surgical eye lift procedures. Results generally last between three to five years.
Non-Surgical Eye Lifts: The Bottom Line
A non-surgical eye lift can be an excellent way to treat issues like drooping eyelids, crow’s feet, and wrinkles and fine lines under or around the eyes. Most nonsurgical eye lift procedures are not painful, come with little or no recovery, and show significant results right away.
Those looking for an alternative to surgery have plenty of options to get the results they want. A non-surgical eyelift can improve your self-esteem and self-image with minimal risk or recovery time.
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