Looking tired all the time? Forget surgery — there is now a simple way to restore your youthful bright-eyed appearance with non-surgical eye lifts.
Eye contact is one of the most powerful ways to connect, wouldn’t you agree? They say that the eyes are the windows to our souls. We might feel young, rested, and energetic, but our aging eyes tell a different story. The excess skin that droops above and below our eyes as we lose natural skin laxity is called eyelid hooding and is what creates such a misleading picture of how we feel.
One morning, you look in the mirror and realize that the skin around your eyes is thin and crepey, the dark circles under your eyes make you look tired and worn down, and you just don’t look bright and shiny anymore. Maybe you didn’t get enough good sleep, and this problem will take care of itself. To your disappointment, days turn into months, and your seemingly aging eyes become the new normal in every mirror’s reflection. How can you fix this? Is there actually something you could do about it? What works and what does not?
This type of skin wrinkling and droopiness in the eyelid area happens naturally with age and can be affected by sun exposure, genetics and lifestyle choices such as smoking. The delicate skin of the eyelid area is more prone to laxity issues, which is why many develop dermatochalasis (eyelid hooding). Additionally, our heritage and genetics dictate the shape of our eyes, our skin type, and the skin quality of the eye area, so our eyes may tend to have a hooded lid irrespective of our age and lifestyle choices.
So many people wish for a pronounced eyelid crease to define their eyes, allowing them to open wider, appear brighter and look more refreshed. Eyelid hooding is typically a cosmetic issue that causes individuals to look aged and tired, but left untreated can ultimately impact one’s vision.
Hooded eyes feature a heavy brow bone with a deep-set crease. In hooded eyes, skin hangs down over the crease. As the upper eyelid sags, the eye itself looks smaller. This is why our eyebrows take on a sad, worried slant, and the eyes become smaller and pinched while the skin turns thin and crepey. You have hooded eyes if you cannot see the crease when your eyes are open.
Traditional eye lift surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is an invasive procedure requiring approximately six weeks of healing time, anesthesia, incisions and stitches to remove the excess skin from above and beneath the eyes. While this surgical option is the best choice for severe cases of hooded eyes, most mild to moderate cases can be treated with non-surgical eye lifts, allowing you to avoid many risks such as:
Luckily, many people can achieve beautiful, long-lasting results with a non-surgical option performed in minutes! This non-invasive treatment can take the place of a scary and expensive plastic surgery and in most cases is far more effective than everything you have tried before.
This treatment is Dr. Okwuje’s signature non-surgical eye lift procedure, called ReviyliftTM, and offered exclusively at RevitalizeMaui Aesthetic and Longevity Medicine. After getting an incredible amount of requests to find a non-surgical solution for hooded eyes from his aesthetic patients, he has refined this effective procedure to lift, open, tighten and brighten the eyes.
Customized to enhance each patient’s unique features and cosmetic preferences while respecting their inherent, unique beauty, this non-surgical eye lift treatment allows for precise, careful and artful restoration of the skin around the eyes. As one of the top cosmetic medical specialists in Hawaii, Doctor Okwuje, offers ReviyliftTM to give his patients’ eyes a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Our eyes are the first area of our body to start showing signs of aging due to stress and sun damage. Wrinkles, thinning and sagging skin are all signs of such wear and make a person look much older and tired than they really are.
Our non-surgical eye lift procedure, Reviylift™, will help you rejuvenate your eye area without going under the knife. It is designed to lift, tighten and brighten your eyes and broaden the upper face while diminishing sagging due to the loss of essential tissue, bone, fat and collagen as we age.
This technique for non-surgical eye lift utilizes a combination of Phenol-based medical-grade peel solution and expertly placed micro-punch incisions to treat the periocular region without the expense, risk and pain associated with a surgical option.
Other aesthetic modalities may be incorporated to dramatically improve the look and feel of the eye area: to smooth out lines, relax the muscles, and lift the eyebrows for a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. A combination of treatments has a more potent and longer-lasting effect.
These options include but are not limited to:
The non-surgical eye lift is generally extremely safe, well tolerated and offers minimal discomfort and downtime compared to other modalities.
The micro-punch incisions typically heal in less than a week after the non-surgical eye lift treatment. The slight burning sensation and discomfort in the area after the procedure is standard and may include peeling, redness, bruising, light scabbing, blistering, and crusting.
These side effects of the Reviylift™ non-surgical eye lift treatment usually subside within 7-10 days, when makeup can be applied to hide the erythema. Periorbital erythema (redness around the eyes) can last from 1 to 4 months.
Hypopigmentation is rare with our non-surgical eye lift procedure. Typical of deeper peels, temporary hyperpigmentation can occur in Fitzpatrick type III and IV patients and is mainly limited to the crow’s feet area. The hyperpigmentation most likely resolves over 1 to 2 months. Prescription hydroquinone can be used to aid the resolution.
A traditional eye lift may be a more permanent fix, but surgery can be intimidating with the costs, risks, and long recovery times involved. Take the next step towards achieving the eyes you’ve been dreaming of and schedule a private no, obligation consultation with Dr. Okwuje to discuss our non-surgical eye lift treatment.
During the non-surgical eye lift consultation, Dr. Okwuje will assess your goals and determine if a non-surgical eye lift is the best option. You will be fully aware of how the treatment works, the type of results to expect, and the possible side effects. Then, he will customize the treatment centered around your best possible outcome.