Comparing Treatments for Aging Eyelids

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They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but how’s your window dressing? If the skin on your eyelids is wrinkled or puffy, it can detract from your eyes and make you look tired and older than your years. Fortunately, there are several different treatments that can help improve the look of your eyelids and, by extension, your eyes.

When comparing treatments for aging eyelids, one of the first procedures to address is blepharoplasty. One of the most common facial cosmetic surgeries, this treatment corrects physical symptoms that can happen because of aging, disease, injury, or genetic defect. It can be used to remove dark circles or fix a drooping eye, depending on whether the surgery is performed on the upper or lower lid. Sometimes, all that’s necessary is fat excision, which can be done with small incisions under local anesthesia. When more in depth surgery is necessary, general anesthesia is required. Lower eyelid procedures are more complicated than those performed on the upper eyelids, because even though small incisions are used, pressure is put on the eyeball. Sometimes, blepharoplasty involves electrosurgery, used to remove excess fat using electrical current. In this case, the surgeon must take particular care to be mindful of the muscles around the eyelid.

If you’d rather not go with surgery, there are several non-invasive options available to improve the skin around your eyes.

  • Botox is especially good at improving crow’s feet. By relaxing muscle movement, Botox can smooth these wrinkles at the outer corners of the eyes. It’s minimally invasive, can be done in a quick appointment, and requires no downtime. Because results achieved with Botox are temporary, the procedure must be repeated every three to six months to maintain a youthful appearance.
  • Thermage is a non-surgical treatment that uses radiofrequency to tighten and lift the skin. By stimulating the regeneration of collagen, it can lift the skin on sagging upper eyelids.
  • Ultherapy is another non-surgical treatment that tightens the skin using radiofrequency energy. This process delivers heat to the skin’s foundation to prompt collagen production and rebuild skin cells. The appearance of wrinkles is reduced because the new skin is tighter and firmer, making this a great option for wrinkles and sagging skin beneath the eyebrow area.
  • Juvederm uses hyaluronic acid to restore volume to areas on the face. This filler restores a youthful, well-rested appearance by filling in under-eye circles, but the results are only temporary. Repeat treatments are recommended every six to nine months for best results.

For treatments to improve the look of your eyelids and combat other signs of aging, contact AspiraBody, the nation’s number one medspa. Our team of medical experts has performed over 6 million treatments, and we offer a range of comprehensive wellness services. Using FDA-approved, non-invasive treatments that provide natural-looking results, our team of skin, face, and body specialists works with you to help you look and feel your best. Call or contact us through our website to schedule a free consultation.


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