It used to be that the only way to improve the appearance of the eye area was through surgery such as blepharoplasty. Now, there are also non-surgical options available. Dr. Flora Levin, an expert oculofacial plastic surgeon, offers non-surgical eyelid rejuvenation to her patients in Westport and beyond.
Other Non-Surgical Treatments of the Eye Area
Dermal fillers address hollowness but not wrinkles or skin texture. In fact, when injectors try to correct eyelid wrinkles with filler, they often run into trouble with results that don’t look good. That is because eyelid filler must be placed deep, under the skin and muscle, not just under the skin.
To improve fine lines and wrinkles, it's best to resort to neuromodulators, such as Botox and Dysport, as well as chemical peels, lasers, or microneedling.
Patients bothered by dark circles and crepey eyelid skin find that combination treatments give the best results. When considering both filler and skin-tightening treatment, Dr. Levin recommends skin-tightening to be done first, followed by filler because tougher skin quality will give better filler results. Unfortunately, one problem neither laser nor filler will help with is hyperpigmentation of the skin itself. If there is pigment in the skin, that is best addressed with topical bleaching treatments or creams.