If you notice that your eyelids have become droopy, it is reassuring to know that you now have several noninvasive and non-surgical upper eyelid lift treatment options that are now available at your disposal. This noninvasive option is known as nonsurgical blepharoplasty.
Non surgical blepharoplasty can be in the form of dermal fillers or injections like Botox. They work by creating the appearance of lifting the skin without the surgery. The non-surgical upper eyelid lift treatment you choose should be based on key factors like your budget and overall health.
Non-Surgical Upper Eyelid Lift: Your Treatment Options
If you want to effectively lift the eye area minus the surgery, you now have several options to choose from. Below are some of the best options available for you:
Botulinum Toxin Type A or Botox is a cosmetic injection that are classified as neuromodulators. They work by relaxing the underlying muscles and smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines. Botox is especially beneficial for those with glabellar frown lines or deep wrinkles that form in between the eyebrows.
Results of using Botox can be seen more quickly compared to other options like dermal fillers. However, you would need to schedule touch-up injections every four to six months to retain the results you desire. Some of the possible side effects of using Botox include numbness, headaches, and swallowing difficulties.
The injectables that make use of skin plumping treatments to fill in the wrinkles are called dermal fillers. This treatment option can be done in minutes and won’t require any downtime. Some mild side effects may still be experienced including redness. Also, additional injections are needed to retain the results desired.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma or PRP is a cosmetic injection that is designed to rejuvenate the tissues of the skin in order to create a more youthful looking appearance. Unlike neuromodulators and dermal fillers, platelet-rich plasma uses the patient’s own blood. The provider will use centrifugation before the sample is injected back into the body.
This treatment option is often done and combined with other treatments such as dermal fillers, microneedling, dermal fillers, and Botox. This treatment method is also known to help with other health conditions such as arthritis.
This treatment option is more commonly known as laser skin resurfacing. This treatment can treat wrinkles by using ablative lasers and removing the skin’s upper layers. This concept is not exactly new.
New and smoother skin cells will eventually grow to replace the dull and old ones. Laser therapy has a long downtime however, compared to other options like brow lifts. Case in point: the peeling and redness can last for as long as ten days.
ThermiTight and Ultherapy are methods that can stimulate the production of collagen. This also enables the patient’s skin to minimize wrinkles from the inside out. The provider will also use a device that will emit ultrasound energy to stimulate the production of collagen in the treatment area.
While surgeries have more risks compared to the nonsurgical options, there are still possible side effects that can occur. Some of the likely side effects include:
- Droopy eyelids or eyebrows
- Nerve injuries
- Eating difficulties
- Breathing difficulties
The nonsurgical option is recommended for those who have already tried over-the-counter solutions but have not achieved any results. That said, it is ideal that patients discuss any of their concerns and questions with their provider.