Although sometimes overshadowed by other facial features, the eyelid is a very important feature of the face. Not only does it serve a functional purpose to protect and moisten the eyes, but the eyelid also has the ability to accentuate and enhance the eyes themselves. Eyelids help convey emotion, beauty, and restfulness. Conversely, a drooping or loose eyelid can hide the true beauty of the eyes, can make a person feel more tired than usual, and affect social interactions.
Skin wrinkles, folds, and sagging are an inevitable part of the aging process. The pull of gravity contributes to the weakening of fibers and several areas of the face may suffer – especially the eyelids, which require constant energy to keep open. Fortunately, there are solutions to address loose skin of the eyelid. Many people are aware that surgery is used frequently to lift the skin, although when considering treatment of the eyelid, it is more difficult because of the extremely delicate nature of the general eye area. Regardless of logistics or budget, eyelid surgery is usually too risky and painful for many people to consider. Based in NY, Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank has the ultimate solution.
Ultherapy is a non-invasive, one-time treatment that is scientifically proven and FDA approved to tighten facial skin. No blades are necessary for the procedure, and it is perfectly safe for use, even on delicate eyelid skin. Ulthera uses ultrasound to vibrate and stimulate the skin, causing it to heat, contract, and tighten. When used around the eye, you will feel an instant opening of your eyes, and your muscles will become unburdened by the loose skin. Some discomfort may be felt during treatment, but this is generally well tolerated and anesthesia is not necessary.
The skin consists of the multi-layered epidermal layer, and the fatty dermis lying directly underneath. The dermis houses the majority of collagen production, which is responsible for skin elasticity. Ultherapy allows ultrasonic waves to penetrate through the epidermis without harming the surface, and target only the dermis to stimulate collagen synthesis. The results are both instantaneous and gradual, with the immediate results achieved through the heat and contractions, and the longer-term effects seen over the next few months as the body heals itself.
If you have been suffering from drooping eyelids for an extended period of time, then you may require eye drops after the procedure to allow your eyes to become re-accustomed to additional exposure. Patients of Dr. Frank's have routinely mentioned that their eyes are less tired than they were before receiving Ultherapy.
Dr. Frank specializes in non-surgical facial rejuvenation. For patients that are particularly sensitive to pain, Dr. Frank can prescribe oral medication that that can be safely ingested for the procedure. Soreness and slight bruising can occasionally occur, but it is typically non-detectable and heals rapidly. It is also possible to combine Ultherapy with filler injections to boost its performance and provide additional wrinkle reduction. Schedule a consultation at Dr. Frank's New York office today to find out if Ultherapy is right for you.
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