Eyelid surgery is a common procedure that is used as a part of a cosmetic facial treatment plan. When performed by a skilled, experienced oculoplastic surgeon, it can reduce saggy upper eyelids or minimize under-eye bags.
Whatever the case may be, eyelid surgery can be enhanced when performed in conjunction with non-surgical options that complement the surgery, including dermal fillers and other injectables. When you undergo rejuvenating eyelid procedures under the expert, highly-skilled hands of Los Angeles oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Mehryar “Ray” Taban, you can have both procedures performed at the same time at the same office.
You can feel comfortable knowing that procedures on such a delicate area of the body are being performed by a double board-certified oculoplastic surgeon with the skill, training, and experience to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Benefits of Injectables
Here’s a quick list of the benefits of upper eyelid and under-eye injections focused on rejuvenating your eyes and face:
- Minimally invasive
- Avoid/delay surgical procedures
- Don’t take much time
- Little to no downtime
- Resume your schedule almost immediately
By incorporating the natural-looking aesthetics that eyelid injectables can deliver into a facial eye rejuvenation plan that includes eyelid surgery, the enhancements can restore a vibrant, more youthful appearance that still looks natural.
Injectable Eyelid Filler Procedures
Dr. Taban offers a wide variety of the latest facial injectables available to help rejuvenate your appearance by restoring eyelid and eyebrow volume, erasing fine lines, and/or minimizing moderate to severe wrinkles.
Non-Surgical 3D Eyelift
As you age, the facial fat that helps give your face its attractive, youthful contour and volume begins to thin out, giving you a tired, more aged appearance. This can particularly affect the eyes in the following ways:
- Upper face wrinkles and folds
- Sunken eyes (hollow upper eyelids)
- Hollow under eyes (dark circles, tear trough deformity)
- Under eye bags
If you’re like many patients, surgery is not always necessary for these conditions, as surgically removing stretched skin might not the best solution. Instead, non-surgical procedures to restore volume and tighten the skin around the eyes can create the more youthful, natural-looking appearance you’ve been looking for in less time.
The eyelid injectables that Dr. Taban features at his practice include the following:
- Juvéderm Voluma
To reach the desired results that a non-surgical eyelid lift delivers, Dr. Taban often administers Restylane or Belotero to improve or eliminate under-eye bags and dark circles as well as fill in hollow upper eyelids. The procedure is quick and effective and the results can last as long as 2 years, in some cases.
Although results can vary, recovery is usually quick and virtually painless, though there might be swelling, bruising, and tenderness or soreness for 7-10 days after a procedure. Most patients can go back to their busy schedule within the same day.
Dr. Taban can also administer a “liquid facelift,” which entails many of the above injectables, as well as Sculptra and Radiesse, to correct other areas of the face, including:
- Nasolabial folds
Sculptra is formulated with poly-l-lactic acid, which is a biocompatible substance that stimulates collagen production in the skin, resulting in natural volume that lasts even after the injectable filler has been absorbed. Similarly, Radiesse helps plump the skin and stimulate collagen production for long-lasting results, but it is comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite.
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin Injectables
When addressing the signs of aging, there are two basic types of wrinkles:
Static – formed regardless of muscle activity and remain visible even when your face is at rest
Dynamic – formed from muscle activity when making facial expressions (which usually become static wrinkles)
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Vertical lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet
The effects start to show in 1-2 weeks and can last for the next 3-4 months, although your results may vary. Learn more about Botox at WebMD.com.
Fat Transfer Injections
Fat transfer injections (also called “lipo transfer”) into the eyelid and brow can enhance your eyes and face by restoring volume and youthful contour. The procedure involves harvesting fat from other parts of the body (belly, thighs, love handles, etc.) and injecting it into parts that have begun sagging or have lost volume.
- Under-eye tear troughs
- Nasolabial folds
You may experience post-procedure swelling, bruising, soreness, and/or tenderness for 7-10 days; the full effects can be seen after 2-3 months, although these results can vary.
These injectables add volume, minimize wrinkles, and restore a more youthful contour.
To Learn More about Eyelid Dermal Filler Injections, Contact Dr. Taban
If you’re looking for a temporary solution to facial wrinkles and volume loss, particularly around the eyes and eyelids, filler injectables may work for you. Contact Los Angeles oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Mehryar “Ray” Taban to discuss your aesthetic goals. Contact TabanMD online or call our Beverly Hills office at 877.958.9277 or our Santa Barbara office at 805.669.9101.
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