Are people always asking you if you are sleeping well because you have tired eyes? Unfortunately, the delicate skin around your eyes is often the first place to start showing signs of aging. The surface begins to become thin with each passing year. You start to develop dark circles, crows feet, and slight swelling under each eye. To compound problems, the region has very few oil or sweat glands so is even more prone towards lasting damage.
Non-Surgical Eyelid Procedure: Jett Plasma
Up until recently, if you want younger looking eyes you would have to undergo surgery but, nowadays, non-surgical eyelid procedures create a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance.
There are several options to rejuvenate your appearance:
- Jett Plasma (Non-Surgical Upper Blepharoplasty): A Jett Plasma lift, relies on an electric discharge known as plasma exerese technology. A Jett Plasma device creates an arc of plasma when it comes into contact with the skin’s treatment area. It relies on a high voltage that produces a low current. The plasma effectively restores the electric potential in the cell membranes. The cells are instantly rehydrated and take on a much firmer appearance. Skin is spurred to create more collagen for a firm, tighter surface. It lifts drooping upper eyelids and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the area.
- Microneedling and PRP: Crepey skin beneath your eyes not only makes you look older but it can also give you an exhausted appearance. Microneedling and platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) are both highly successful at smoothing and rejuvenating the skin.
- Dermal Fillers: Dermal fillers injected below the lower eyelids smooths skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
Traditional Blepharoplasty vs. Non-Traditional Blepharoplasty
Traditional surgical blepharoplasty carries risks such as scarring, infection, or anesthesia complications. With the surgical procedure an incision is made in the delicate skin of the eyelid. The incisions cause visible surgery scarring, infection, and anesthesia complications. Traditional blepharoplasty incision sites often develop uncomfortable scar tissue. There is also the risk of damage to the eye itself, a hematoma may develop, and drooping of the lower eyelid could occur.
A non-surgical eyelid procedure only causes occasional bruising around the eyes which resolves in a day or two.
Recovery Time From Eyelid Procedures
Recovery from non-surgical eyelid procedures is immediate. There is no pain and swelling is either non-existent or minimal. If swelling does occur, it lasts for only a day or two. However, traditional surgical blepharoplasty often has a recovery time of two weeks or more. Following the surgery, there is ordinarily significant pain, swelling, bruising, and eye irritation. You also cannot wear contact lenses until healed. Pain medication, eye ointments, eye drops, and cold compresses often must be used to relieve the discomfort and pain.
Please contact the medical professionals at the Laser Skin & Vein Clinic to book a consultation to discuss which eyelid procedures will give you the results you desire and reduce the appearance of tired eyes.