I’d like to get a lower eyelid lift but would definitely prefer something less invasive over surgery. Is it true that Restylane can be used for a non-surgical lower eyelid lift? How does this work and how long do results last?
Restylane can be used to improve the appearance of the lower eyelid in the right patient. Nearly everyone has some degree of a tear trough or orbital groove at the junction of the lower eyelid and cheek and will require filling of this groove to optimize their result. This can be done non-surgically with Restylane or surgically with a blepharoplasty or fat transfer. In some patients they also have a significant bag in the lower eyelid that would benefit surgical reduction. Ideal patients for Restylane are those that have an isolated orbital groove, patients with orbital fat bulging forward also can achieve some benefit from Restylane, but the result will not be as nice. Restylane will last around one year when injected into the lower eyelid.
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