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I feel like my eyes are showing signs of aging but I am not ready for surgery yet. What are some non-surgical treatments that will help me look better?

Posted December 13th, 2016

A: This is a great question. The eyes are often the first area of the face to show signs of aging, and sometimes patients want to look less tired but are not ready to take on surgery. So here are some non-surgical options to help you look your best.

  1. Botox for smile lines, frown lines and forehead wrinkles: Botox allows wrinkled skin to regenerate and also prevents further wrinkling. Botox can also be used, when strategically placed, to lift the eyebrows in a natural way, so that the skin on the upper eyelid appears less heavy.
  2. Laser Skin resurfacing: Winter is an excellent time for a laser resurfacing. The laser removes the top layer of damaged cells and allows for new start. It also stimulates deeper collagen to regenerate and tighten the skin. On eyelid skin, I sees particularly great results from laser resurfacing. The laser I like best for the eyelids is a combination of a fractionated CO2 laser followed by an erbium laser. Healing takes about five days, but it’s really a great solution for wrinkled and sun-damaged eyelid skin.
  3. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is another approach to rejuvenate the eyelid skin that is non surgical. I inject PRP into the eyelid skin using a device called the Aquagold fine touch delivery system. This device allows me to deliver PRP deep into the eyelid skin. This treatment stimulates the body’s own collagen to fill in lines and rejuvenate the skin. This is a nice option because there is no downtime. You can have the procedure and go right back to normal activities.
  4. Injectable fillers, such as Restylane, are a great option to fill in hollows around the eye area. This works best for contour issues on the lower lid. I also use filler to add volume to hollow upper lids.