The treatments are fairly painless with minimal downtime and provide instant improvement in many areas of the face. Furthermore, since there is no permanent alteration, there is almost no risk of lasting problems. It is an excellent alternative to facial cosmetic surgery.
While many spas’s offer fillers by trained technicians, I have found that more advanced techniques that involve injecting around the eye are generally performed by surgeons. The trend by eye surgeons is to help all areas around the eyes by using these materials.
Blepharoplasty, or commonly known as an “eyelid lift,” is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat of the eyelids. With age, the facial skin will ultimately droop. Excess skin on the upper eyelid can form a ’hood’, which hangs from the upper eyelid to the point of resting on the lashes. Excess skin and fat on the lower eyelid can lead to a ’baggy’ appearance. When Botox and fillers are not enough, then surgery is the next step. Surgery is an excellent way to reverse these changes. It is the third most common cosmetic procedure for both men and women. Surgery is outpatient, takes about one hour, performed under mild sedation, and is successful over 90% of the time.