How to Know When It’s Time for an Eye Lift

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As you age, you’ll begin to notice more signs of aging taking hold on your face. The more wrinkles, dark circles, and drooping brows that appear, the more you may begin to wonder when is the right time to consider an eye lift.

The answer is different for everyone, but with advances in cosmetic techniques, you can begin non-surgical eyelid rejuvenation early to maintain your youthful looks for longer. Many patients benefit from laser skin tightening, injectables and BOTOX® Cosmetic for years before they ever need to consider an eye lift.

When to have an eye liftChoosing the Madonna Eye Lift

However, as you age you can also turn to more advanced non-surgical options, such as the Madonna Lift, before committing to eyelid surgery. The Madonna Lift uses laser treatments to promote new collagen production, which allows your skin to naturally heal after a fractional laser removes damaged surface tissue. Indications that you are ready for a Madonna eye lift include:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Dark under-eye circles
  • Sagging brows
  • Loose eyelid skin

Depending on your unique circumstances, you may need 3 to 5 laser treatments, spaced 2 to 3 weeks apart in order to produce the best results for your appearance. You will begin to see your results after the first treatment, although multiple treatments may be needed to achieve your final desired results. The treatment itself only takes a few minutes with a fractional CO2 laser after the topical anesthesia takes effect.

Recovery from the Madonna eye lift is very quick since it is a non-invasive procedure. You can expect some redness, swelling, and tightness in the treatment area immediately following the procedure. However, these minimal side effects subside within a day or two.

Choosing Blepharoplasty

To reverse the advanced signs of aging, you may want to select blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery. Indications that you are ready for an eye lift include:

  • Excess fatty tissue in the eyelids
  • Puffy eyelids
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Obstructed vision
  • Dark circles or hollows underneath your eyes

Eyelid surgery can be performed on both eyelids at once and is the more invasive option that can involve removal of fatty tissue and repositioning of muscles within your eyelids. Surgery will require more downtime for recovery. You should plan for an initial one to two weeks away from work and other strenuous obligations. Then a few more weeks to return to your normal daily activities and begin to enjoy your final results.

Call JUVA Skin & Laser Center Today

The best way to fully explore your options for eye rejuvenation is to schedule a consultation. During your appointment, we can assess your unique needs and discuss your individual goals, as well as set realistic expectations for your results.

Our goal is to help you select the right procedure to achieve your goals so that you are more than satisfied with your more youthful appearance.

Are you ready to learn more about your options for eye rejuvenation? We are ready to answer your questions. Please call (212) 688-5882 today to schedule your consultation at JUVA Skin & Laser Center. We welcome patients living in NYC as well as those in surrounding New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and worldwide.