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What alternatives are there for eyelid repair surgery?

Your surgeon will let you know what other alternatives besides surgery are available for you.

If you do not feel ready for an eyelid repair surgery, you have other options. Your surgeon will describe the alternative methods during your consultation. There are an increasing number of non-invasive, non-surgical methods that can be an alternative to eyelid repair surgery. However, the results of the following alternative methods will never be similar to the outcome of the surgical procedure.

Top Alternative Methods

  • Botox is a simple injectable treatment that aims to relax the muscles that cause the smile, worry, and frown lines. This method can function as a preventive measure as well, slowing down the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of the aging process on your face. The effects of Botox on the eyes are more subtle compared to the outcome of the eyelid surgery.
  • Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure using focused ultrasound to regenerate and stimulate your own collagen production resulting in firming and tightening of the desired area, including the chin, neck, and eyebrows. The effects are more subtle and milder than with surgery and last 1-2 years.
  • Skin resurfacing treatments including laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, intense pulsed light photo facial, micro-needling, microdermabrasion, and dermabrasion have increased popularity. These cutting-edge procedures can help soften fine wrinkles, lines, and folds around the eyes and help firm up loose skin.
  • Injectable dermal fillers use a variety of injectable fillers to create a more youthful appearance. Injectable dermal fillers have subtle results around the eyes, lift sagging brows and fill in lower eyelid hollows.

Whether you choose the eyelid surgery or any other alternative procedure, the first step is always to consult an experienced and trained doctor and discuss your specific wishes and needs.

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