Non-Surgical Eye Lifts: Are They Effective?
An eyelid lift is a surgical option for those who want to revitalize the eyes. But, for those who want to enhance the eyes without going under the knife, a non-surgical eye lift may be ideal.
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles is one of the world’s leading facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons. He is dual board-certified and Harvard-trained in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and head and neck surgery and can help patients determine if a surgical or non-surgical eye lift is the best option to achieve their facial rejuvenation treatment goals.
What Is a Non-Surgical Eye Lift?
A non-surgical eye lift works much in the same way as a traditional eyelid lift. Both surgical and non-surgical eye lifts help patients treat under-eye bags, dark circles around the eyes, and other facial issues that can otherwise make people look older than their actual age. As a result, patients can undergo a surgical or non-surgical eye lift to rejuvenate the eyes, leading to a more vibrant and youthful facial appearance.
In contrast to a surgical eyelid lift, however, a non-surgical eye lift requires no incisions. Additionally, whereas there is a standard eyelid lift surgery, multiple non-surgical eye lift treatments are available.
What Are the Benefits of a Non-Surgical Eye Lift?
Reasons why patients choose non-surgical eye lift procedures include:
- No Surgery Necessary: A non-surgical eye lift is a minimally invasive alternative to a blepharoplasty.
- Less Downtime: Non-surgical eye lift patients require time to recover than those who undergo an eye lift surgery.
- Outstanding Results: Non-surgical eye lift procedures have been shown to help patients improve the appearance of the brows and upper and lower eyelids.
There is a lot to like about non-surgical eye lift procedures. By meeting with Dr. Azizzadeh, a patient can learn about the non-surgical eye lift treatment options at their disposal.
A Closer Look at Non-Surgical Eye Lift Options
Dr. Azizzadeh offers many non-surgical eye lift options to patients interested in revitalizing the eyes and facial appearance. Popular non-surgical eye lift treatments include:
Botox is an injectable prescription used to correct fine lines, wrinkles, and furrows caused by excessive facial muscle movements. It is a top choice to treat crow’s feet near the eyes, along with forehead creases and other visible signs of aging in the upper portion of the face. Furthermore, Botox is commonly used to address thick bands in the neck, a gummy smile, and other signs of aging in the lower portion of the face.
A typical Botox treatment can be performed in minutes. Before treatment, Dr. Azizzadeh determines exactly where Botox should be injected into a patient’s face. He then carefully injects Botox into different areas of the face to help the patient achieve a balanced, natural-looking facial appearance.
The initial results of Botox usually become visible within a few days of treatment. Meanwhile, Botox treatment results can last up to four months.
2. Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are injectables used to treat fine lines and creases in the face. They help replace lost collagen in the skin, enabling patients to quickly minimize the appearance of facial lines and creases.
Dr. Azizzadeh offers Restylane, Sculptra, and other dermal fillers as non-surgical eye lift options. Each dermal filler procedure is tailored to a patient, and Dr. Azizzadeh determines the precise amount of filler to inject before treatment.
With dermal fillers, non-surgical eye lift patients won’t have to worry about significant downtime after their procedure. A dermal filler procedure generally requires minutes to perform, and patients can resume their normal activities following after treatment. Plus, the results of dermal fillers may last six months or longer.
3. Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing involves the use of DOT Deka laser treatments to correct wrinkles and other signs of aging around the eyes. The procedure is safe and reliable, and it can be performed on patients coping with nearly any dermatological condition.
Dr. Azizzadeh uses laser skin resurfacing to surface-level lines and wrinkles in the face. The procedure may require up to two hours to complete, and it provides results that can last up to five years.
When it comes to the aforementioned non-surgical eye lift treatments, there are many factors to consider. Dr. Azizzadeh teaches patients about non-surgical eye lift procedures. If a patient decides to undergo a non-surgical eye lift, Dr. Azizzadeh helps him or her prepare for treatment.
What to Expect on the Day of a Non-Surgical Eye Lift
A patient is usually awake during a non-surgical eye lift. A topical anesthetic ointment or injectable local anesthetic can be used to numb the treatment area.
The length of time required for a non-surgical eye varies based on the procedure. A typical non-surgical eye lift can be completed in one hour or less.
It often helps for patients to have a family member or friend drive them home after a non-surgical eye lift. This is due to the fact that swelling or other side effects following a non-surgical eye lift can hinder a patient’s ability to drive.
Non-Surgical Eye Lift Recovery
Non-surgical eye lift patients can experience redness, bruising, and swelling after treatment. These side effects range in terms of severity. They can last anywhere from a few hours to two weeks.
Dr. Azizzadeh recommends applying ice to reduce swelling around the eyes for the first few days following a non-surgical eye lift. For patients who experience severe side effects or have concerns or questions during the recovery period, Dr. Azizzadeh encourages them to reach out for additional support.
What Is the Best Non-Surgical Eye Lift Option?
The best non-surgical eye lift varies based on the patient, their facial rejuvenation treatment goals, and other factors. A patient can explore non-surgical eye lift options in detail during a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh.
Dr. Azizzadeh does not put pressure on patients to receive a non-surgical eye lift or other facial plastic and reconstructive treatments. Instead, Dr. Azizzadeh educates his patients about treatment options, how they work, and their benefits. This allows a patient to make an informed decision regarding treatment.
Non-Surgical Eye Lift Risks
Common risks of non-surgical eye lift procedures include:
- Dry eyes
Dr. Azizzadeh discusses the risks associated with non-surgical eye lift procedures before he administers treatment. He also takes time to answer his patient’s questions about these risks.
How Much Does a Non-Surgical Eye Lift Cost?
The cost of a non-surgical eye lift varies based on the procedure, severity of a patient’s cosmetic issues, and other factors. To determine how much a non-surgical eye lift costs, it is paramount to meet with Dr. Azizzadeh.
An initial consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh enables a patient to find out how much a non-surgical eye lift will cost, along with how the procedure will be completed. It also provides a valuable opportunity for a patient to learn about all aspects of a non-surgical eye lift procedure.
Is a Non-Surgical Eye Lift Right for You?
A non-surgical eye lift may be a great option for patients who want to enhance the appearance of their eyes, as well as their overall facial appearance. These patients may display any of the following signs of aging around the eyes:
- Dark under-eye circles
- Excess skin
- Droopy eyebrows
Dr. Azizzadeh performs a patient evaluation to determine if a patient qualifies for a non-surgical eye lift or other facial rejuvenation treatment options.
Which Is Better: A Non-Surgical or Surgical Eye Lift?
A non-surgical eye lift is not necessarily better than a surgical option, or vice versa. There are similarities and differences between both options, and these factors must be considered before undergoing any eye lift procedure.
For patients who are weighing the pros and cons of surgical and non-surgical eye lifts, a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh can be beneficial. The consultation allows a patient to receive expert insights into surgical and non-surgical eyelid lifts and other cosmetic procedures. Then, the patient and Dr. Azizzadeh can work together to decide if an eye lift or other cosmetic treatments can be used to rejuvenate the facial appearance.
Dr. Azizzadeh only recommends a surgical or non-surgical eye lift if he believes the treatment can be effective. If Dr. Azizzadeh determines a non-surgical eyelid lift is the best course of action to revitalize the eyes and facial appearance, he crafts a custom treatment plan for his patient. Comparatively, if a patient does not qualify for a non-surgical eye lift, Dr. Azizzadeh can offer alternative treatments.
Schedule a Non-Surgical Eye Lift Treatment Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh
Eye lift procedures are available to those who want to correct visible signs of aging in the eyes and face. Before an eye lift is performed, a patient can meet with Dr. Azizzadeh. This allows the patient to learn about both surgical and non-surgical eyelid lifts and make an informed treatment decision.
Dr. Azizzadeh is ready to discuss surgical and non-surgical eye lift procedures with those who are considering facial rejuvenation treatment options. He can also conduct an evaluation to determine if a patient qualifies for surgical and non-surgical eye lifts or other cosmetic procedures. To learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact us online or call us today at 310-657-2203.