Dr. Amiya Prasad Offers Non-Surgical Eye Lift
options for the following cases
Hollowing in the upper or lower eyelids may develop as a result of aging or from a poorly executed previous eye lift surgery. The fatty deposits around our eyes tends to deplete as we age, exposing more of the bony under structure of the eyes and giving it a wan look. In other cases, overly zealous cosmetic surgeries may result in the removal of too much orbital fat, which also contributes to tired and hollow-looking eyes.
Dermal fillers are a good non-surgical eye lift option for patients who would like a quick fix for their hollow eyes. These fillers come in a wide variety of consistencies and are directly injected into the skin using a fine needle. Some brands that Dr. Prasad uses include Juvederm®, Restylane®, Captique®, and Radiesse®.
Another non-surgical eye lift option would be to undergo a fat transfer, wherein the patient’s own fat is treated and then injected into the problem area. It must noted, however, that fat transfers are more effective in areas where the skin is thicker, such as the cheek. It is not optimal for areas where skin is thin, such as the area under the eyes.
This 38-year old woman was very distressed that her under eye area looked very hollow. She realized that this was a trait that ran in her family and she wanted to have her eyes look better. Dr. Prasad performed a non-surgical eye lift by the precise placement of Juvederm in the area of the lower eyelid/cheek junction and tear trough. Procedures such as this are growing in popularity thanks to modern fillers, however it is very important to understand that precision and protection of the eye are extremely important.
When people smile, they often develop deep wrinkles underneath the lashes of the lower lid and on the corners of their eyes (crow’s feet), which can detract from a refreshed appearance of the eyes. These wrinkles are caused by the thickening of the muscle from constant repetition of movement, such as smiling. Botox and laser therapy are non-surgical eye lift options that can help smooth out these lines by paralyzing a few fibers of this thickened muscle to lend a more relaxed and rejuvenated glow to the face.
Fine lines can be found under the eyelids and are an example of static wrinkles that develop as a result of aging, sun exposure, smoking, excessive eye-rubbing or stress. Due to the delicate nature of these fine lines, non-surgical eye lift options such as laser therapy and chemical peels are usually the best way to go. Oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Amiya Prasad particularly favors the state-of-the-art microfractional CO2 laser which is gentler on the skin and also allows for faster healing times.
Non-Surgical Skin Tightening
Periorbital rhytids, or “crow’s feet” wrinkles, can be easily diminished in less than an hour, without surgery, without pain, and without downtime using the new Pellevé Skin Tightening & Wrinkle Reduction system. The Pellevé system makes use of advanced radiowave technology to heat the deepest layers of the skin and trigger the production of collagen. The procedure can be applied to the entire face, including the eye area, and neck.
Dr. Prasad has been using the Selphyl Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix [also known as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)] injections to enhance and restore the skin of the face and neck. Platelet Rich Plasma contains growth factors which stimulate your body to repair and restore tissues using your body’s own natural processes. Since Platelet rich plasma comes from the patient’s own blood cells, it is safe and non-allergenic method to injectable rejuvenation.
Before making a decision, consider having a personal evaluation with New York eyelid surgery specialist and Oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Amiya Prasad to determine what is the most appropriate procedure(s) for your specific case.