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Top 4 Non-Surgical Ways to Address Droopy Eyelids

Does your mirror reveal tired-looking eyes?  Are you finding it harder to apply eye shadow on sagging lids? 

You’re not alone. Many are looking for subtle lift options to give their eyes and face a more youthful and open look.  People want non-invasive solutions that are fast-acting, effective, and natural-looking. No one wants to look like Mr. Spock.

In the past, you may have tried topical remedies such as cucumbers and tea bags and experienced minimal or quickly disappearing results. On the other hand, you may be wary of going under the knife for surgical removals and lifts. 

The good news is that non-surgical, eyelid-correcting treatment options have never been greater! Carving out a popular middle ground between ineffective topical treatments and full-blown surgery, non-surgical treatments are quickly becoming staples for eyelid correction.

Let’s chat about our top 4 non-surgical options that can make a huge difference in countering droopy eyelids. 

Note: if your eyelid skin is obstructing your vision, you might have a more serious underlying condition and the options below may not be the best for you. You will need to consult with an ophthalmologist or plastic surgeon to discuss your treatment options. 

4 Non-Surgical Ways to Counter Droopy Eyelids

1. BOTOX Injections

BOTOX injections are a very popular eyelid-lifting treatment, and for good reason! The treatment works to relax eye muscles that are actively pulling the brow down. It works by “freezing” muscle’s nerve receptors to minimize muscle pulling. 

When injected into the outer tip of the brow, Botox can slightly elevate the brows and open up the eyelid space. BOTOX results generally last for several months, and continued injections will prolong the desired look. 

Note: As with all of the options covered in this article, only trust an experienced injector — like the ones here at The G Spa — for your treatment. Improper BOTOX injections can result in heavier “hooded” brows or ptosis.  Under the care of an experienced injector, BOTOX injections can become a long-term solution.

2. Fillers

While BOTOX works by blocking muscle receptors, dermal fillers work by adding volume to lift the sagging eyelid. 

There are many different types of fillers, each with its own benefits, properties, and uses for different areas. 

For example, fillers can be injected into the fat pad under the brow to replace lost volume and give it a lift. Injections under the eyes can also reduce  “puffy” effects and restore a smoother look. Injections into the temples can counter the deterioration over time (often due to teeth clenching) that has pulled down the brows. 

Your provider can work with you to find the right filler for your needs and goals.

3. Plasma Pen

Not interested in injections? Avoid the serums and opt for a plasma pen to trigger a tightening and restorative response for your droopy eyelid problems.

The “pen” works by emitting high-energy plasma beams that create a thermal disruption in the tissue below the brow’s skin. In the healing process, the body reacts by producing collagen, hyaluronic acid, and other beneficial proteins. These natural “wonder workers” work overtime to tighten and rejuvenate the targeted areas without affecting neighboring areas. 

With one of the longer-lasting results of around 9 months, many are opting for a Plasma Pen treatment to help address their drooping eyelids.

4. Potenza RF Microneedling

Potenza combines two powerhouse treatments, traditional microneedling and focused RF (radiofrequency) energy. The addition of its innovative “Tiger Tip,” which allows us to treat more tissue at multiple depths, sets it apart from other treatments on the market. Potenza is one of a kind.

With Potenza, we can superficially target surface imperfections around the eyes such as fine lines and wrinkles. The deep heating with focused RF energy stimulates new collagen and elastin, renewing the eye’s structure, density, and pliability — helping to give you a nice lift!

Restore and Rejuvenate your Eyes and Brows

The eyes are the focal point of the face so eyelid dropping is often quickly noticed. While difficult to improve on your own, many of these minimally invasive, non-surgical routes can deliver lasting effects. 

Consult with your a medical aesthetics provider to determine the best treatment option for your needs and goals. Whether you’re seeking a subtle lift or a more dramatic improvement, non-surgical options can help address droopy eyelids to restore a more youthful and rejuvenated look.

Here at The G Spa, we are ready to help you take the first step and guide you on your aesthetic journey! Call us today at (805) 682-4772 to schedule your one-on-one consultation and learn what eyelid treatment best fits you.

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