Under eye treatments range from basic creams to lower blepharoplasty. The goal of these treatments is to reduce the appearance of puffy eyes, drooping eyelids and wrinkles. Depending on your personal needs, the type of treatment provided can vary. In this article, we’ll go over the different under eye treatments we offer in our practice, ranging from skin care products to facial plastic surgery.
Surgical and Non-Surgical Under Eye Treatments in Scottsdale
Eyelid Surgery/Lower Blepharoplasty
Known as a blepharoplasty, lower eyelid surgery is designed to remove bags under your eyes. As one of the most effective under eye treatments, this procedure focuses on removing the creases that form under the eyes. A facial plastic surgeon makes an incision just below your eye’s natural crease and removes excess fat and muscle in addition to saggy skin. After the tissue has been removed, the skin is stitched along the natural crease with dissolving stitches. This procedure can help remove excess skin and correct droopy and puffy eyes.
Botox and Dermal Fillers: A Temporary, Non-Surgical Under Eye Rejuvenation Procedure
If you want to remove wrinkles, dermal fillers like Radiesse Volumizing Filler can work to restore volume and reduce the signs of aging. Meanwhile, Botox is especially useful for crow’s feet and fine lines around the eyes. With these injectables, you can expect lower recovery times, fewer complications and shorter procedures. However, results are temporary, and repeated treatments are required to maintain results.
Aesthetic Treatments: Laser Skin Resurfacing & Microneedling
Laser treatments can help to improve the quality of the skin around the eyes. It takes roughly two to four laser treatments to reduce wrinkles, improve the appearance of the skin and smooth fine lines. For an alternative aesthetic treatment, you can also check out microneedling. This newer treatment option is minimally invasive, excellent at rejuvenating the skin, and requires no downtime. Tiny needles puncture the top portion of the skin, causing the body to react by creating additional elastin and collagen, the building blocks of smoother, more youthful skin.
Skin Care Products for Under Eye Treatments
For easy, at-home care, skin care products can help to improve the appearance of your eyes. Vitamin A is also known as retinol, and it is one of the few substances that can deeply penetrate the skin to boost collagen and elastin production. Most retinol products aren’t actually approved to be used close to the eyes. so you need to be careful! You shouldn’t be mixing your own products for this area- the skin is thin and sensitive with different absorbency rates. Vivier Platine does carry a retinol vitamin c and peptide cream that is FDA approved to be used under and in the orbital region. As an added measure, Jane Iredale Cosmetics can be used to cover up the signs of aging. They are based on safe, nourishing ingredients to provide your skin with the care it needs.
Looking for a Provider for Under Eye Treatments in Scottsdale?
Based in Scottsdale, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. David Hecht and our aesthetic medical staff have years of experience providing rejuvenating under eye treatments ranging from laser skin care to eyelid surgery / blepharoplasty. Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Hecht and our team today!