Nonsurgical Lower Eye Lift
Nifty Eyelid Rejuvenation Technique with Little or No Downtime
Surgery is just one option for patients who desire a lower lid blepharoplasty. Robert A. Glasgold, MD, a facial plastic surgeon of the Glasgold Group for Plastic Surgery in Highland Park, specializes in a nonsurgical alternative. Women who can’t afford to take time from their busy lives to recover from eyelid surgery love it. “It’s great for patients who have a bulge of fat under the eyes and are concerned about dark circles, actually hollow areas, below the fat pads,” explains Dr. Glasgold. He skillfully positions two injections of a synthetic material under each eyelid. Within 15 minutes the procedure is complete and the patient can leave the office. “By filling in the hollow, the fat pad and the accompanying bulging seems to disappear,” he says. A topical numbing agent rather than an anesthetic is used, and because the filler material is manufactured from a mineral found in bone and teeth, there’s no need for allergy testing. Results can last up to a year and half.
The Glasgold Group was founded more than 30 years ago by Alvin I. Glasgold, MD, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. The third member of this family of facial plastic surgeons is Mark J. Glasgold, MD, who is board-certified.