Did you know that one of the earliest areas on our face to show signs of aging is our eyes? Think of it this way—when we’re young, our face is round, full of volume and shaped like a smooth grape. As we age, our faces lose volume that contribute to sagging skin, wrinkles, and hallows. If a young face with volume is shaped like a grape, then an aged face that has lost volume will look more like a raisin. Because our face loses volume, it changes how light reflects around the eyes. This is one of the main causes that contribute to the bags and dark areas underneath the eyes.
As an expert facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte, I often recommend the non-surgical eyelift for patients dealing with initial signs of eye area aging.
What Is A Non-Surgical Eye Lift?
At Carolina Facial Plastics in Charlotte, I perform non-surgical eye lifts by replacing the lost volume around the eye and cheek area.
By using facial fillers like Juvéderm, Perlane, Restylane, or even Sculptra, I’m able to rebuild my patient’s cheek area to cover up the darkness and bags under the eyes, as well as correct drooping skin. It is similar to inflating a balloon that has lost some air. One of the best parts about undergoing a non-surgical eyelift in Charlotte is the fact that the procedure is performed in only a matter of minutes. I perform the procedure using a blunt tip micro-cannula, which replaces the old school technique of using a needle. The micro-cannula is more comfortable and results in less tissue damage and bruising.
Tell-Tale Signs of Eye Aging
Determining whether or not you might be a good candidate to undergo a non-surgical eyelid lift depends on several different factors. If you’re beginning to notice any of the following signs of eye area aging, you may benefit from an eyelift. Signs of eye aging include but are not limited to:
- Dark under eye hollows
- Droopy lower eyelids or under eye skin
- Volume loss in cheeks
- Eye Bags
- Loss of cheeks or weak cheekbones
Patients further into the aging process with severe skin elasticity problems in the eye region may benefit from a procedure known as blepharoplasty, a minimally invasive upper and lower eyelid procedure that aims to remove excess skin or reposition fat. Fine lines underneath the eyes can be improved by using medical grade skin care and a series of chemical peels.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If you’ve been wondering about whether or not you’d be a good candidate to undergo a non-surgical eyelid lift in Charlotte, I encourage you to contact my practice today to learn more about the benefits of the procedure. As a board certified head and neck surgeon, I have a unique understanding in the performance of facial cosmetic surgeries that provide patients with both natural and youthful results.
To schedule your initial consultation today, please call (704) 842-3644.