Sometimes, a subtle change in your appearance is all that’s needed to reduce the signs of aging or even tiredness. This is especially true around the eyes. Even better, it is possible to truly refresh a person’s appearance without invasive surgery.
Los Angeles oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Ray Taban is a foremost expert on enhancing your eyes and appearance using the most advanced and minimally invasive options available. Choosing from among a variety of eyelid filler injections, Dr. Taban can expertly perform a non-surgical eyelift. The effects are subtle but the result is a bright, youthful, and healthy appearance.
What Can Make Your Appearance Aged or Tired-Looking?
Aging eyes can make your entire appearance look older and more tired. One major contributor is a loss of volume, which is due to a loss of fat in the skin.
Fat loss can make your eyes look hollow because the eyelid skin sags or becomes too loose. An under-eye area that looks hollow is often what we refer to as “bags” or “dark circles.” Fat loss can also cause the tear trough at the corner of the eye to look as if it’s changed contour.
For many people under the age of 50, however, the fat loss and loose skin are typically not excessive enough to warrant surgery. In many cases, the best solution is a non-invasive, non-surgical eyelift using injectable fillers.
How Can an Aged or Tired Appearance Be Corrected?
The dermal fillers administered by Dr. Taban are effective, long-lasting, and safe. Most are composed of hydrating hyaluronic acid (although ones made from polylactic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite are also used).
These substances are designed to restore facial volume and rejuvenate your appearance by “filling in” the empty or hollow skin. This helps lift the excess eyelid skin and improves the bags or circles in the under-eye area.
As a minimally invasive injectable treatment, patients can enjoy the following benefits:
- Natural-looking results
- Shorter procedure time
- Little or no downtime
What Fillers Does Dr. Taban Use?
Dr. Taban uses the following dermal fillers to expertly administer a non-surgical eyelift:
- Juvéderm Voluma
Although your results may vary, patients undergoing a non-surgical eyelift typically enjoy the following natural-looking results:
- Restored volume for sunken eyes
- Fewer facial folds and wrinkles
- Reduced under eye bags
- Improved tear trough contour
- Tighter, firmer skin around the eyes
How Long Do Results Typically Last?
For many patients, a first-time injection of hyaluronic acid gel can last as long as 2 years. With follow-up injections, the results can last even longer.
The effects are immediate and may continue improving over the next several months depending on the type of filler that is used. Learn more about injectable fillers at Wikipedia.org.
What Side Effects Are There?
The procedure is done in our office, where Dr. Taban administers the injections with an ultra-fine needle and expert technique. Many patients report feeling nothing more than a small pinch or stinging sensation. However, if you are averse to needles or simply want to minimize any discomfort, a numbing agent can be applied before the procedure.
Consequently, most patients go straight back to their day after a session, and recovery usually entails little or no pain. However, there could be swelling, bruising, and tenderness in the eye area for about a week.
To Learn More about How Fillers Can Subtly Enhance Your Eyes, Contact Dr. Taban
A non-surgical eyelift using dermal fillers could subtly enhance your eyes and noticeably refresh your appearance. To learn more, contact Dr. Taban and his staff at TabanMD to schedule a consultation. Contact us online or call our Beverly Hills or Santa Barbara locations.