Surgical vs. Non-surgical Eyelid Rejuvenation
Year after year, blepharoplasty remains amongst the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. As technology and cosmetic procedures continue to advance, newer, more innovative and minimally-invasive eyelid rejuvenation techniques have become available. Surgery isn’t the only option!
For our patients who wish to avoid going ‘under the knife’ to achieve more youthful-appearing eyes, a popular alternative to eyelid surgery is plasma pen rejuvenation. The plasma pen is a non-surgical device that tightens and smooths your skin naturally! The procedure involves creating tiny, superficial injuries to the skin in order to stimulate new collagen growth. This new treatment is designed to improve the quality of your skin with a downtime of about 7-10 days, and we have found that patients REALLY love it for a subtle tightening around the eyes.
On the other hand, surgical blepharoplasty is ideal for those looking for immediate and dramatic results, and for those who don’t mind a little downtime. The procedure involves the removal of any excess skin or fatty tissue, and usually the more there is, the better candidate you are for eyelid surgery. So, how do the two procedures compare?
- Non-surgical/no anesthesia required
- Less downtime
- Fewer risks
- Dramatic, immediate results
- Addresses excess fat, in addition to the skin quality
- No maintenance
It’s important to be aware of your treatment options, and your provider should always review any risks with you beforehand. Our very own board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michelle Lee, helps each and every patient weigh out the pros and cons of any aesthetic procedure-in detail! We will provide you with a PERK treatment plan that is based on your own unique concerns and personal goals.