Afraid of an Eye Lift? Nonsurgical Eye Rejuvenation Methods

Posted June 29, 2022
Nonsurgical eye rejuvenation methods

The eyes tell a lot about a person including if they are getting enough sleep and they even provide an insight into the aging process. An eye lift, which is also known as blepharoplasty, is able to give a patient a rejuvenated look to the eyes as well as a youthful appearance by addressing bags under the eyes along with crow’s feet, and dark circles. In general, an eye lift is able to remove excess skin in the targeted area and also reduce the baggy look of the lower eyelids. The surgeon can use a CO2 laser to address issues with the upper and/or lower eyelids but there are some patients who are not sure about having a surgical procedure to rejuvenate the look of the eyelids. For those patients, here is a look at some of the most popular nonsurgical methods of rejuvenating the look of the eyes.

Nonsurgical Eye Rejuvenation Methods Examined

The rejuvenation of the eyes can be accomplished in a quick and easy manner with a specialized eyelash placement that delivers an instant “eye lift.” In a technique that is sometimes referred to as a “Forced Cat’s-Eye,” lash extensions are placed according to the natural shape of the eye to provide an eye lift in the areas of the face where the eyes have a look that is quite hooded in appearance. This technique lifts the ends of the eye in order to create a look that is almond-like in shape thanks to the lash extensions. A shorter length at the end of the eye is able to prevent the eye from dragging downwards while also delivering the desired curvature to the eye.

The use of eyedrops to open the eyes has been used in the medical industry for many years and some of these eyedrop options are finally starting to become available to members of the public who want to enjoy a temporary eye lift. It has been reported that certain topical eyedrop chemicals can cause an accessory muscle of the upper eyelid to constrict. In turn, this lifts the upper eyelid to open the eye and give a more alert look to the eyes. This treatment option has been compared to Afrin which is a nasal spray that works using a vasoconstriction effect. The medical professional will make sure the formulation of the eyedrops uses the necessary concentration to maximize the rejuvenation effect for several hours without causing any unwanted side effects.

Botox BrowliftIf a patient is currently needing to use their hand to pull the eyelid upwards, they might be an ideal candidate for a “Botox Browlift” AKA having a neurotoxin injected into the targeted area. Some of the neurotoxin options that can be used to rejuvenate the look of the eyes includes Dysport and Botox. Instead of lasting for several hours like the eyedrop option described above, a “Botox Browlift” can last anywhere from three to five months which makes it a good option for someone who has a full schedule of meetings or events in the coming months. The injection is made directly between the eyebrows in order to relax the muscles underneath the skin. Then, the upper forehead muscles will pull the brows in an upwards motion which gives the skin a smooth look and also provides the desired lift to eyes that are droopy or tired in appearance.

The sensation of having dry eyes on a consistent basis can be irritating on a daily basis. Plus, the consistent rubbing of the area can pull at the delicate skin that is located around the eyes. This can be caused by a condition known as dry eye disease (DED) which is a disease of the tears and ocular surface of the patient. It has been estimated that 40-million people in the United States either suffer from the disease, or they are predisposed to the disease, thanks to the aging process, cataract surgery or beauty treatments around the eyes such as eyelash serums or extensions. In order to reduce the discomfort from dye eyes as well as treat the skin that is located around the eyes, some doctors recommend Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy. Doctors have discovered a clear association between dry eye disease and inflammatory skin diseases that happen within a close proximity to the eyelids (including conditions such as facial skin rosacea). Studies have shown that IPL therapy can provide a reduction in the symptoms of DED because IPL sends energy to blood vessels that work to release mediators in the skin located around the eyes. As a result of the IPL treatment, there is less inflammation and redness in the area of the skin around the eyelids.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about these nonsurgical treatment options should schedule a consultation appointment with a doctor who is experienced in addressing issues with the eyes that can result in a tired and older look on an ongoing basis.

- MA


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