As we mature, structural changes in the bone, fat and skin can lead to an excess of eyelid skin. At SkinBox, we have a number of options that reduce this unwanted skin to reveal a natural-looking, more youthful eye area. A blepharoplasty under local anaesthetic can quickly and simply remove the skin of the upper lid surgically; whilst a “Madonna Lift” uses CO2 laser as a non-invasive treatment for tightening the lower eyelid skin without surgery.
Ageing is a natural process
The natural process of ageing causes gradual structural changes in the bony skull, with shifts in the fat pads of the face, and loss of elasticity of the skin. For many of us, these slow changes lead to an excess of loose skin around the eye area.
When excess skin from above presses down on the upper eyelid, it can lead to a sensation of tiredness and can even impact upon our vision.
What are the options for eyelid rejuvenation?
At SkinBox we offer a number of different options to help address the signs of ageing around the eyes. Each patient is individual, and we frequently use a combination of these techniques to help achieve your desired result.
It is often possible to subtly lift the resting position of the eyebrows using strategically placed antiwrinkle injections. This is a quick, non-invasive way of achieving a temporary brow lift with no downtime.
Using dermal filler (injectable gel) to replace volume at the temple, forehead & bony ridge of the eye socket, we can return support to the eyebrow and eyelid skin that may have been lost with time. This leads to a natural-looking youthfulness with unaltered facial expressions.
Upper lid blepharoplasty
In many case, this is a minor surgical procedure and can be performed under local anaesthetic in our on-site procedural rooms. Small sutures are left in place for 7-10 days and you should expect some swelling and possible bruising after the procedure. LED light is used in the post-operative week to assist with healing. Depending upon your age, the results of an upper lid blepharoplasty tend to last 5-15 years. As with all medical procedures, there are some risks involved and not all patients will be suitable for this treatment.
Using a CO2 laser, we can shrink and tighten the thin skin around the eyes. This is particularly effective for lower eyelid skin. Results are long lasting but can require up to 2weeks of social downtime. This laser procedure is frequently combined with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to speed up the healing process and increase collagen production within the treated skin.
Plasma Eyelid Tightening
Not to be confused with PRP, this is an energy-based treatment that works in a similar way to a laser. It can be used to reduce the surface area of loose skin and induce a healing response that leads to thicker, more robust skin around the eyes. Results tend to be less impressive than with laser treatment.
Tap into our medical expertise
We understand that the world of aesthetics and cosmetic treatments can be intimidating, that’s why our cosmetic doctors and qualified dermal therapists are here.
To share our medical knowledge. To help you look and feel your best.
A consultation is always necessary to determine which rejuvenation techniques are the most appropriate for each individual patient. So, if you feel you could benefit from a fresher look around your eyes, come in and chat about your options with one of our experienced doctors.
Our doctors and dermal therapists provide an array of aesthetic, medical and dermal therapies.
But just as importantly, we listen, so we can provide the personalised advice, treatments and ongoing care you need to achieve the skin-health and aesthetic results you want. Subtly. Sensitively. Non-judgementally.