This procedure is virtually painless. Contrary to what you might expect, the under eye area is not very sensitive. Also, all of the fillers we use contain lidocaine, which numbs the area. For those with a lower pain threshold, we can also apply topical numbing cream. After the injections, it is possible to experience minor bruising, mild swelling or redness, all of which should resolve within a few days. During the procedure, we ice the area prior to injection to decrease the risk of bruising.
In order to further minimize the possibility of bruising, we recommend avoiding blood thinners for a week prior to your appointment. Blood thinners include alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, vitamin E supplements, fish and flax seed oil supplements, ginko biloba and St. John’s Wort. It’s also a good idea to take arnica and bromelain tablets prior to and post procedure.
Results using hyaluronic acid fillers under the eyes are very smooth and last two to six years. This temporary method allows you to make adjustments as your face changes over time so that you will always have a natural look. An additional benefit of hyaluronic acid injectable fillers is that they are completely reversible with a simple enzyme injection if results are less than desirable or if an adjustment is needed.
Dr. Rivkin expects nothing less than flawless results from all of our signature non-surgical procedures. To that end, he recommends a touch up visit three weeks after your injection to check the results and adjust the filler, if necessary. During this visit, he may add to certain areas or even take some areas down slightly with the use of enzyme.
At RIVKIN Aesthetics, we believe in a holistic approach to beauty and defying age gracefully. The Non-surgical Blepharoplasty procedure has good synergy with other treatments. To bring more attention to the eye area, we often recommend Latisse to enhance eyelash growth. In addition, Fraxel and Ulthera treatments can help with overall skin tightening, texture and tone. To address unwanted “crepey” skin under the eye, a PRP treatment with microneedling can do wonders!
Dr. Rivkin’s patients know that they can get in touch with him at any time. He’s always in the office at RIVKIN Aesthetics, and is personally involved in every treatment. To learn more about Dr. Rivkin’s Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty techniques or to schedule a consultation, contact us online or by phone. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.