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Changing The Eyes to Change the Face

The eyes are one of the most expressive aspects of the human face. They’re responsible for sending a wide variety of signals: happiness, joy, sadness, frustration, and even fatigue. But as we age, the eyes can start sending some signals we don’t want them to. Hollowness around the bottoms of the eyes, or what is commonly called the tear trough, can begin to make us look sad and tired even when we aren’t. While some patients may undergo eyelid surgery in order to correct this issue, for many patients, there are non-surgical and non-invasive ways to mitigate hollow, dark circles under the eyes. At the Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, our eyelids experts, Dr. Rostami and Dr. Nazemzadeh offer this treatment using dermal fillers. Although a variety of dermal fillers exist, hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers are generally recommended for under the eyes.

Restylane, one of the most popular hyaluronic acid facial fillers, is also the ideal filler for treating the area under the eyes. The injections make the eyes look more vibrant and more youthful–and, of course, more rested. The results from these injections will last anywhere from a year to 18 months, and our Washington D.C. metropolitan area patients consistently rave about how quickly the procedures are accomplished, how little discomfort is felt, and how satisfying the results are. If you’re interested in what a non surgical eyelift procedure with Restylane can do for you, contact the eyelid surgery experts at the Sanctuary Cosmetic Center to schedule a confidential consultation at our northern Virginia office.

How Does a Non Surgical Eyelid Lift Work?

In order to understand how a non surgical eyelid lift works, it’s helpful to understand the cause of those dark circles under the eyes. Everyday, gravity exerts its force on your skin; it’s nothing you notice on a daily basis and other than a quick trip to the moon, there’s not much you can do about it. Over years and years, this stretches the skin and creates sagging and excess skin. And that excess skin can make it look as though there’s less volume to your face. The skin under your eyes begins to look hollow, sunken in, and tired.

A non surgical eyelid lift works by adding volume back beneath the skin. In most cases, surgeons use a product called a dermal filler to create this volume. Dermal fillers are a class of injectables that were originally designed to treat wrinkles and lines, but surgeons quickly saw their value in other areas of the face. At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, our skilled surgeons prefer the use of Restylane, a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler, for the treatment of the under eyes. It is the ideal filler for reducing tear trough, hollowness, and dark circles while adding volume back beneath the eyes. Once the volume is added, the results should be immediate and last for a year on average. This is accomplished with a few injections, minimal to no bruising or swelling, and no downtime, making non invasive eyelid lift procedures incredibly appealing.

Am I a Good Candidate for Non Surgical Eyelid Lift with Restylane?

Symptom-wise, candidates for non surgical eyelid lift procedures have much in common with candidates for the surgical version of the procedure. However, not everyone is a good candidate for surgery, and non surgical eyelid lift procedures make excellent results available to a broader spectrum of patients.

You might be a good candidate for a non surgical eyelid lift with Restylane if you have some of the following characteristics:

  • A hollow or “sunken-in” appearance below the eyes
  • A desire for a non-invasive solution
  • You are not a good candidate for surgical eyelid lift procedures
  • You have a preference for a non surgical solution
  • You want immediate results
  • You want results without the pain associated with recovery from surgery
  • You want reversible results
  • You have realistic expectations about what a non surgical eyelid lift can accomplish

The best way to tell whether you’re a good candidate for non surgical eyelid lift with Restylane is to consult with one of the surgeons at the Sanctuary Cosmetic Center. During your private consultation, we will discuss your desired results and the best way to achieve them.

How Does Restylane Work with a Non Surgical Eyelid Lift?

The non surgical eyelid lift procedure is itself relatively quick and straightforward. During your consultation, you will discuss your desired final outcome with one of our surgeons, who will then select the specific areas to be treated with injections of Restylane. Restylane is itself quite important in this process. It is a hyaluronic acid-based filler; hyaluronic acid is a substance found naturally in your body, meaning that the results of our procedure look and feel very natural. Additionally, the particles of Restylane are relatively small compared to other fillers; these fine particles make Restylane a perfect choice for the relatively sensitive area beneath the eyes.

Because Restylane is a hyaluronic acid-based filler, the results are both immediate and reversible. Patients will be able to immediately see the way that the volume is filled beneath the eyes. Likewise, if time passes and patients do not like the results (or want those results modified), the filler can be dissolved with successive injections. This makes Restylane an excellent option for patients who are looking for quick results that appear smooth, natural, and youthful.

Results and Recovery

Results from your eyelid lift with Restylane, as mentioned above, should be essentially instant in terms of noticing the new volume. (Please visit our photo gallery for results and before and after photos). However, there are several notes to make. First, there may be some redness and bruising associated with the injection sites. In most cases, any bruising will dissipate within a week, with redness disappearing a little more quickly. In most cases, patients are encouraged to avoid strenuous activity for a day or two while the filler “sets” in place. This will protect the results of your non surgical eyelid lift procedure.

The results themselves can be quite stunning. With the volume beneath the eyes filled, the eyes themselves will look more expressive. Most of our patients will no longer look tired or sad (except when they actually feel those emotions) and instead will look far more youthful, energized, and radiant. Adding volume beneath the eyes brings the look of the eyes–and therefore the face–into a much more aesthetically pleasing balance. This makes non surgical eyelid lift procedures with Restylane an incredibly attractive procedure for many patients. For many patients that are looking for a quick and subtle way to improve the appearance of their eyes, non surgical eyelid lift with Restylane is an excellent and attractive option.

If you want to know more about what eyelid lift with Restylane can do for you, contact the Sanctuary Cosmetic Center to schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our world renowned eyelid surgeons. With this injectable procedure, your transformation could be accomplished in as little as thirty minutes once you get started!

I have visited numerous facilities and doctors, and I have found the right one for me. I received eyelid surgery and brow lift by Dr. Rostami and the results are amazing and very natural looking. I am impressed with Dr. Rostami's surgical skill not to mention her warm personality. I have complete trust in her and look forward to my upcoming lower facelift.

Robin H.