Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
1860 Town Center Drive
Reston, VA 20190
Give Your Eyes a Subtle Lift
Give Your Eyes aSubtle Lift
As most people age, the first area of the body to show the effects of aging usually is the face. Of all the areas of the face, the most common area to show the aging process is the eyes. Lower eyelids become dark and puffy, while upper eyelid skin begins to lag and fold over the eyes. Eyelids arent the only areas to show those effects – eyebrows also become heavy and droop over the field of vision.
For years, it was a common belief that in order to treat these effects of aging of the eyes, extensive eyelid surgery was the only choice one could make. This extensive surgery is a major decision for most to make, as it requires the skills of a specialized surgeon and has 1-2 weeks of downtime. Recently, however, there is a new procedure that has been made available that can treat the effects aging has on the eyes.
Eyes by ThermageTM is a non-invasive eye area cosmetic procedure that gives patients smoother, tighter skin around the eyes and eyelids, with decreased wrinkles, lines and hooding for a younger appearance. This procedure can treat this specific area without invasive surgery, injections, or downtime. It helps to improve a persons skin tone and texture, while effectively tightening and contouring skin for an overall younger appearance.
The benefits are what most people desire tighter, smoother skin; reduced hooding; easily applied make-up; no more tired-looking eyes; tauter, smoother contours; softened fine lines and crows feet; and no bruising, swelling or sutures.
The procedure uses a unique, deep-heating monopolar capacitive radiofrequency technology to stimulate and tighten existing collagen as well as activate new collagen growth. Only a single treatment is needed, and results are subtle and improve over time as new collagen forms.
Unpublished reports by experienced cosmetic physicians indicate that results last two or more years, primarily based on the patients health and natural aging process. The procedure has an impeccable safety record, with less than 1% of reported incidents of side effects. These side effects are most commonly swelling, redness, bumps or blisters, and subside within a few days or weeks. The cost varies depending on the total area being treated and is usually determined through a pre-procedure consultation. The cost is substantially less than having an extensive, invasive procedure.
If you are looking for a subtle, non-invasive way to younger looking eyes, then talk to your doctor about Eyes by Thermage it may just be the fast and easy “lift” youve been desiring.