Droopy eyelids are a telltale sign of aging, but that doesn’t mean you can’t maintain your youthful appearance. At MELORA Health & Enhancement in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, Richard Goldfarb, MD, offers eyelid lift treatments for patients hoping to freshen up their eyes. To find out if an eyelid lift is right for you, call MELORA Health & Enhancement or schedule an appointment online today.

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What is an eyelid lift?

An eyelid lift is a surgical procedure that lifts and tightens the skin around the eyes. The treatment aims to restore a youthful appearance to the face.

A traditional eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, involves removing sagging skin and fat from around the eyes through small incisions along the skin’s natural creases. While an upper blepharoplasty focuses on the upper lids, a lower blepharoplasty removes fat pads from the lower lids.

In the past, blepharoplasty was the only way to lift and tighten the skin around the eyes. Today, nonsurgical procedures, such as radiofrequency treatments and PDO thread lifts, can produce similar results without incisions or extensive downtime.

What can an eyelid lift treat?

Eyelid lift procedures are ideal for patients struggling with:

  • Droopy eyelids
  • Sagging fat pads underneath the eyes
  • Puffy eyelids
  • Sagging brow

At your initial consultation with MELORA Health & Enhancement, Dr. Goldfarb performs a comprehensive evaluation of your face to determine the proper treatment for you. A combination approach often works best to achieve visible, lasting results.

What are the best eyelid lift treatments?

While surgical eyelid lifts are the gold standard for rejuvenating the skin around the eyes, MELORA Health & Enhancement also offers several nonsurgical treatments, such as:

Miracu PDO threads

Miracu PDO threads use dissolvable sutures to temporarily lift the skin in the treatment area and stimulate new collagen. During this minimally invasive treatment, your doctor numbs your skin with a local anesthetic before injecting the threads into the brow area.

While you may experience instant results, your skin continues to lift and tighten over the coming months as new collagen fibers form.

Radiofrequency treatments

Radiofrequency (RF) devices emit energy waves that stimulate collagen production without damaging your skin’s surface layer. Results may appear in as little as 2-4 weeks and continue for 2-6 months.

How long does an eyelid lift take?

A surgical eyelid lift takes about two hours if you’re treating the upper and lower lids. If you choose a nonsurgical approach, you can typically leave MELORA Health & Enhancement within one hour or less. Miracu PDO threads and radiofrequency treatments require no downtime, so you can carry out your regular activities after leaving the office.

To find out if a surgical or nonsurgical eyelid lift is right for you, call MELORA Health & Enhancement or schedule an appointment online today.