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Dermal Fillers Complement Eyelid Rejuvenation Procedures

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on November 12, 2008

eyes2Laser eyelid surgery and other eyelid rejuvenation methods are a popular procedure for those who want to modify the shape and contours of their eyes, or restore droopy eyelids and undereye bags to a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing state.

Eyelid surgery typically involves making a small incision on the upper or lower eyelid in order to extract excess fat from the skin tissues and manipulate the tissues to create a more pleasing shape. Now, researchers are saying that dermal fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse may be a valuable complement to surgery.

Dermal fillers work by smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines by inserting compounds directly under the skin.  These compounds are typically made with hyularonic acid, a substance that already exists in the body in very small amounts.  The skin tissues can readily adapt to the compounds so that the result is a smoother, sculpted appearance.

Many men and women that experience ‘hollowing of the eye and cheek areas are strong candidates for eyelid surgery, but can enjoy even more benefits of the procedure with a dermal filler add-on.   Most people who undergo eyelid rejuvenation do not have surgery to augment the cheeks at the same time.  This often results in a hollowed appearance that can make the eyelid surgery look unnatural and out of place. Dr. Gilbert Lee, a plastic surgeon in San Diego, CA explains that plumping up the areas around the eyes with dermal fillers is a simple and effective way to create a flawless look around the eyes and cheek area. (Source: Medical News Today)

BOTOX injections can also help tighten up the skin between the eyes and on the forehead, further enhancing the upper facial area to create a more youthful, ‘wide-awake’ look.

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