The eyes are often one of the first places to show signs of aging, much to our chagrin. In particular, the area under the eyes can become hollow, with fine lines and dark circles that make us look much older and more tired than we feel. In the past, eye concerns were always addressed with surgical procedures to open up the eyes and produce a refreshed appearance. Today, patients can get the refreshed appearance they are looking for without incisions, anesthesia or downtime with a revolutionary procedure known as the lower-lid liquid lift.
What is a Liquid Lift?
A liquid lift is a procedure used to reverse signs of aging via a combination of injectable dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are formulations injected underneath the skin’s surface to support the underlying skin structure and address a variety of concerns. Michelle Giglio, PA-C offers a variety of formulations that allow her to customize each treatment to the unique needs and desired results of each patient.
Dermal fillers are an effective way to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, while restoring volume under the eyes. By strategically placing injections around the eye, Michelle Giglio, PA-C can fill in the tear trough area that tends to lose volume and become dark and hollow. The result is a refreshed, more youthful look and a visible reduction in eye puffiness or dark circles in just a few minutes of treatment time.
There are a number of different dermal fillers that might be used during a lower-lid liquid lift:
This hyaluronic acid-based filler is commonly used to treat contour deficiency and facial creases. It can be very effective in eliminating puffiness or bags under the eyes while accentuating the cheekbones. After full correction, Juvederm injections can last up to 2 years.
This smooth solution is often recommended for the tear trough area, due to its ability to fill in the delicate area under the eye without excessive lumpiness. Restylane also contains hyaluronic acid, with Restylane Silk often offering the smoothest results for lower eye treatments. Results typically last around six months before the next treatment is required.
Sculptra is a unique dermal filler since the results appear subtly over time. This collagen stimulator lasts up to 2 years and is highly effective in smoothing away lines from around the cheeks. Sculptra may be combined with other formulations to further enhance results.
Choosing a Provider
When you are seeking treatment for the thin, delicate skin under the eyes, an experienced provider is an absolute must. This area must be injected very carefully to avoid lumpy results or more serious complications. Injections need to be placed deeper beneath the skin’s surface to achieve the most natural results, with precise placement to avoid damaging blood vessels in the area.
Michelle Giglio, PA-C has had ample experience using dermal fillers in a variety of applications, including the lower-lid liquid lift. You can rest assured that when you choose Michelle, you will be in the best possible hands. To learn more, contact Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery today at770-667-3090.