What Is a Nonsurgical Eyelid Lift?

close up of brunette good looking African American woman looking at the camera with a nonsurgical eyelid lift A nonsurgical eyelid lift may be a perfect fit for you, especially if the word surgery scares you. Our eyes are one of the first places many of us show our age. From crow’s feet to sagging skin, several factors can make your eyes look older than you would like. Eyelid lifts can promote a youthful appearance, but you might not want to deal with the cost and recovery associated with surgical procedures.

If you want younger-looking eyes without downtime, a nonsurgical eyelid lift could be right for you. At Aglow Dermatology, Yale-educated dermatologist Dr. Dina Strachan uses a minimally invasive technique to rejuvenate your eyes and restore a bright, lifted look. 

What Happens to Your Eyelids as You Age?

As you age, your skin naturally loses collagen and elastin. These structural proteins promote firmness and elasticity, giving your skin a younger appearance. However, as levels of collagen and elastin decrease, your skin tends to wrinkle, thin, or sag. That includes the skin on your eyelids. 

Common cosmetic issues for aging eyes include:

  • Ptosis: Over time, the muscles that support your eyelids can lose their strength, causing the upper eyelid to droop over your eye.
  • Dermatochalasis: If you have saggy eyelids, excess skin, or bagginess, you might have this condition which typically affects both eyes. 
  • Under-eye bags or hollows: As your lower lids sag and your skin thins, you might notice more dramatic bags or a sunken appearance under your eyes.
  • Fine lines and wrinkles: As collagen production decreases, you’ll see more creases around your eyes.
Non surgical eye lift before and after
Results from an rf microneedling treatment only 3 weeks after 1 treatment

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Can Eyelids Be Lifted Without Surgery?

You don’t need an invasive procedure to refresh your eyes. At Aglow Dermatology, we use Cutera Secret™ RF to achieve lifted eyelids without surgery or downtime. This treatment combines microneedling and radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and cell regeneration.

Microneedling RF treatments are an excellent way to minimize some of the common signs of aging eyelids, including skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles. While laser therapy treatments carry the risk of pigmentation issues in patients of color, radiofrequency treatments can safely provide anti-aging benefits to all skin tones.

Schedule Your Nonsurgical Eyelid Lift in New York

NYC dermatologist Dr. Strachan loves helping her patients achieve vibrant, healthy skin. Her practice provides effective medical and cosmetic care for all skin types and tones. Dr. Strachan is frequently sought out for her expertise in dermatology treatments for skin of color. To find out how Aglow Dermatology can rejuvenate your eyes, call our New York City practice at 212-627-1004.

Learn more about dermatology with Dr. Strachan on our YouTube channel by clicking here.


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