Non-Surgical Eyelift Overview
Treats: Bags, hollowing, and discoloration under the eyes
Length: 30 minutes or less
Anesthesia: Topical numbing is available
Side Effects: Mild swelling and bruising possible for a day or two
Risks: Minimal when procedure is performed by an experienced, qualified injector
Recovery: Most patients return to their regular schedule immediately following the procedure
Duration of Results: 9-15 months
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At Carolina Facial Plastics in Charlotte, one of the most popular and effective treatments our team performs is the nonsurgical eyelift. This minimally-invasive procedure addresses the early signs of aging around the lower eye area, typically due to volume loss.
The top aesthetic destination of the south, Carolina Facial Plastics, is led by double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh. With his team of cosmetic experts, a fully accredited surgery center, and a private recovery retreat all located in the heart of SouthPark, Carolina Facial Plastics is known for unparalleled and natural-looking results exclusively for the face.
A nonsurgical eye lift in Charlotte can recreate a beautiful round cheek, smooth away lower eye bags, and reduce discoloration by adding subtle volume in the tear trough. Our expert injectors, Heather Bryant, MPAS, PA-C, Amanda Piligian, PA-C, and Courtney Whitley, FNP-C, have great insight into the art of facial rejuvenation with fillers, including tear trough fillers to refresh the eyes.
The loss of volume underneath the eye creates a few issues:
- The plump rounded cheek is lost underneath the eye, creating a flat surface
- Volume loss creates hollowing underneath the eye that contributes to the lower eye bags
- The shape of the eye becomes wider and less almond-shaped
- The laugh lines or smile lines get deeper as the cheek deflates
A nonsurgical eye lift, also called a liquid eye lift, is a procedure we perform in our office in Charlotte to help rejuvenate the under-eye area. Facial fillers like Juvéderm, Restylane, Restylane Lyft, and Sculptra add subtle volume to the area to reduce fine lines, bags, and discoloration.
As we age, we lose fat in our cheeks, which contributes to lower eyelid hollows, tear trough deformity, flat cheeks, and deepening laugh lines. Eyes that do not have hollows underneath them reflect light and make the eye appear bright, awake, and vibrant. When the tear trough and eye bags appear, shadows show underneath the eyes, causing a tired and aged appearance.
Injecting the under-eye and cheek area with facial fillers softens the tear trough, hollows, and shadows. This allows for light to be reflected underneath the eyes. This allows for a naturally refreshed appearance around the eyes. It will also restore the almond shape to the eye, smooth deepening laugh lines, and create more defined cheekbones.
Learn more about using dermal fillers in the tear troughs at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.
Because the skin around our eyes is thinner and more delicate than skin in other areas, it is common for this to be one of the first places to see aging symptoms. You might be a good candidate for a nonsurgical eye lift if you’re experiencing any of these tell-tale signs of aging listed below:
- Deep eye bags
- Flat cheekbones
- Droopy lower eyelids
- Dark under-eye hollowing
- Formation of tear troughs
- Overall facial volume loss
Because a liquid eyelift is minimally invasive and does not require surgery, it’s ideal for all patients experiencing early signs of aging. Patients experiencing more severe eyelid sagging and drooping will likely see better results with a surgical eye lift, known as blepharoplasty.
Heather, Amanda, and Courtney perform nonsurgical eye lifts using a blunt-tipped cannula in place of the traditional needle. Cannulas are less traumatic to the tissues and decrease swelling, pain, and discomfort during and after treatment. Cannulas also minimize the risk of bruising after the injection. Patients who make excellent candidates for nonsurgical eye lifts include those who are just beginning to notice darker under-eye areas, lost cheek volume, tear trough depressions, and minor drooping under the eye.
A liquid eyelift is a quick in-office procedure in our Charlotte office that uses injectable facial fillers to refresh the eyes. A blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure for individuals wishing to improve more advanced signs of aging around the eyes, like sagging or droopy upper and lower eyelids. The incisions are hidden in the natural creases of the eyelid to minimize their visibility. Dr. Kulbersh performs this procedure, removing or repositioning excess fat through the incisions to create a smoother, more youthful eyelid. This minimally-invasive procedure requires more downtime when compared to a nonsurgical eye lift, but it is permanent. A nonsurgical eye lift will last 9-15 months. Patients will need to schedule regular treatments every year or so to maintain their results. People who undergo blepharoplasty may often elect to receive filler injections. This can be an appropriate complementary procedure to replace lost volume in the cheek where fat cannot be repositioned.
Our expert injectors have a distinct knowledge of both facial aesthetics and the function of the face to produce the best possible results for our patients. We believe injections with a blunt-tipped cannula is a superior method for injecting fillers, as it is safer, requires less downtime, and less bruising than using a needle. Our boutique practice prides itself on the ability to leave patients with an extremely high level of satisfaction while always using the latest and most advanced minimally invasive techniques available.
To learn more about how we can help you achieve your cosmetic goals through a nonsurgical eye lift, we encourage you to contact Carolina Facial Plastics today to schedule your initial consultation by calling (704) 842-3644 or filling out the online contact form on this site.
Frequently asked questions
The duration of the results varies from patient to patient, depending on which fillers are used. Most patients will enjoy their improvements for 9-15 months before needing additional treatment.
There are no major side effects associated with a nonsurgical eyelift. It is possible to see slight bruising, redness, itching, or swelling that will diminish over the course of the next several days.
A good candidate for a nonsurgical eyelift is a healthy man or woman who would like to improve fine lines, bags, discoloration, and hollowing under the eyes.