What is an Eyelid Lift?
An eyelid lift improves the appearance of the eye area. A surgical eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, will often remove loose skin and excess fat to achieve a lifted, more alert appearance. However, not everyone wants or needs a surgical eyelid lift to achieve results. Dr. Langdon offers a natural eyelid lift that injects fat into the peri-orbital (around the eye) area. This replaces lost volume and diminishes the appearance of undereye bags, sagging, and smoothes out wrinkles.
Dr. Langdon also offers a laser eyelid lift that tightens the eyelid skin. Patients see an improvement in drooping skin, wrinkles, and other signs of aging around the eye. This non-invasive option uses no injections or incisions, and it can achieve results comparable to blepharoplasty in some cases.
What Kind of Laser Can Be Used for an Eyelid Lift?
Patients often see the best results with an erbium:YAG laser. This type of laser removes superficial layers of skin while leaving deeper layers intact. The healthy remaining skin cells trigger a rapid healing process. As the skin heals, it also produces more collagen, a protein that gives the skin firmness and support. An erbium:YAG laser effectively initiates cell turnover and stimulates collagen production. Other types of lasers can also perform a laser eyelid lift, but Dr. Langdon most often uses an erbium:YAG laser.