Written by Dr. Julian De Silva
Blepharoplasty is a common cosmetic procedure that can rejuvenate your appearance. Some patients may be reluctant to undergo surgery, and there has been an evolution of technology termed Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty. This procedure utilises non-surgical techniques to tighten the skin around your eyelids, reducing overhang and droopiness. Dr. De Silva discusses patient’s expectations with this technique as it is limited in that it will tighten skin, however not improve other characteristics of eyelid ageing. Physicians or non-physicians that are not able to offer surgical alternatives may offer non-Surgical Blepharoplasty.
What are the advantages of a Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty?
The benefit of this technique is that it avoids surgery, no surgery is rapid recovery of the procedure and minimal risk of the procedure and quick recovery:
- The most benefit is for patients with relatively mild skin laxity without other signs of facial ageing
- The treatment is faster than surgery and can be completed in less than 30-minutes
- Relatively fast recovery with minor swelling and bruising that fades over 1-2 weeks
- Patient’s are able to resume most daily activities after 1-week, there is however some recovery from these non-surgical techniques