Cosmetic procedures, such as blepharoplasty and Thermage, are used to firm upper eyelids. Blepharoplasty requires surgical removal of excess and sagging eyelid skin, as Olympic Dermatology explains. Thermage is a non-invasive treatment that uses heat to tighten the eyelid skin, notes Nashville Centre for Laser and Facial Surgery.
Blepharoplasty is used in patients that have sagging eyelid skin that causes a tired and hooded appearance. This procedure is used when eyelid skin is reducing the upper visual fields. The patient receives local anesthesia at the time of the procedure. After the excess skin has been surgically removed and heals over, a scar remains but is hidden in the eyelid crease. Blepharoplasty creates an eyelid that appears younger and natural.
Thermage is the only FDA-approved treatment used to tighten the skin of the eyelids. A Thermage treatment can tighten and smooth the skin by improving the skin?s collagen production. The treatment reduces the appearance of excess upper eyelid skin for 90 percent of patients, states Nashville Centre for Laser and Facial Surgery. An eyelid treated with Thermage lifts the skin and make the eyes appear less tired, states Total Dermatology. The treatment takes less than an hour to administer, and afterwards, a patient can immediately return to her normal activities.