Sagging eyebrows and droopy eyelids are most frequently associated with the results of aging. Chronic ultraviolet (UV) exposures, loss of facial volume and textural changes of the skin are leading factors of aging. Thinning of the skin and loss of fat pads beneath the eyebrow further contribute to droopiness of eyebrows and eyelids. In the past, a surgical eyebrow lift and correction of eyelids was the standard approach for addressing aging eyes. Better understanding of the aging process and advances in cosmetic surgery allow us to replace surgical intervention with less invasive treatments.
Treatments for sagging eyebrows include use of skin tightening devices, facials fillers and fat transfer. The Viora Reaction™ is a non-invasive device combining the use of radiofrequency (RF) energy and vacuum therapy to provide treatments for skin tightening and facial contouring. RF energy heats the skin and stimulates collagen synthesis to strengthen existing collagen fibers for significant improvement in skin laxity, sagginess and texture. Treatment sessions can be 15-40 minutes and are safe, effective and have no adverse side effects. Recommended skin tightening treatments run between 3-5 sessions and cost between $150 to $400.
Because much of the cause of sagging eyebrows and eyelids is a loss of volume, restoring that volume with fillers can rejuvenate your facial appearance. Bellafill® is the perfect solution for patients seeking long-term correction and volume restoration. Bellafill® consists of hypoallergenic bovine collagen and polymethylmehacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. Since the PMMA microspheres in Bellafill® are not absorbed by the body, the results are permanent. The PMMAs in the skin act as biostimulants. As the bovine collagen is reabsorbed, your body makes its own collagen around the PMMA to restore the volume.
For best results, we typically suggest 2-4 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart. This layering technique allows the body to build its own collagen around the PMMA microspheres, resulting in a natural appearance. Bellafill® is injected under the skin using a micro-cannula rather than a needle, offering precise, less traumatic treatment. The cost for Bellafill® varies depending on the extent of treatment necessary to achieve optimum results.
Fat grafting is routinely used to restore facial volume, enhance brow bone definition and reverse orbital hollowing. Injecting fat into the proper areas will alleviate the appearance of sagging eyebrows, filling the lower eyelids to improve the dark shadows improves the total result. Fat and the stem cells that come along with them help to restore volume and stimulate changes in the surrounding tissues. The procedure is minimally-invasive, requires a short recovery time and can be performed as often as necessary without any risk of scarring. The procedure will take about 2 hours to complete and is performed under local anesthesia. Fat is harvested from the abdomen or outer hip areas through small puncture sites. Harvested fat is processed and injected into the desired site of improvement to restore facial volume and shape.
The cost for fat grafting varies depending on the extent of treatment necessary to achieve optimum results. For more information or to schedule your appointment please call (570) 354-0420.